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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
Cusco, situated on a fault line, has it's share of earthquakes.
A good number of Inca built structures survive, and a good number of Spanish structures...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Running with Scissors
3.65
Read it because an old friend of mine thinks all men are gay, except the one she's with.
Unfortunately, I'm not the one she's with.
Which makes sense, s...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The News Economics for Industry, Government, Education
4.12
Of all the depth and knowledge in this book, the main point I walked away with is that you don't have to screw or stab someone else to get ahead. Work...more
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Nov 04, 2008
 
Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White
4.39
Yes its a comic but the art has a 80's punk flyer look and the characters are deep and meaningful. One of the few where the book and the movie are bot...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
3.69
I live for flawed heros with a penchant for naked aggression, not hyped movies with directors that grab a paycheck and nakedly crap out a totally flaw...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
The most human character in this book is Templeton the Rat - quite a few self serving "what will you do for me if I do something for you" type people...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder
3.91
Great book. Lets you chuck a bit at folks you may classify in the meathead/self absorbed category. But not to their face, because they'll remove yours...more
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Nov 06, 2008
 
Summon Monsters? Open The Door? Heal? Or Die?
4.53
Alright alright...it's mainly pictures and descriptions on how a team of artists came up with the look Murakami wanted but I'm a fan.
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Superflat
4.21
Alright alright...it's mainly pictures and descriptions on how a team of artists came up with the look Murakami wanted but I'm a fan.
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Nov 03, 2008
 
L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
4.20
Black Dahlia is my favorite James Ellroy but this one chimes with the movie so well I get giddy and hand out extra stars...
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The Cold Six Thousand (Underworld USA, #2)
3.97
The rapid fire short sentences bite at first, then encourage you to eschew sleeping and read the rest of the book
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.96
Required Chicago reading, unless you've been a tour guide at Frank Lloyd Wrights Oak Park estate.
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Nov 03, 2008
 
High Fidelity
3.95
I've taken the moniker "fukwit" from this book and applied it to many a deserving asshat.
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Nov 03, 2008
 
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
3.82
ON the plane? F**k you! I'm getting IN the plane!
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
3.74
Not a fan of reality tv, but dug the jabs...
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Walden
3.77
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Nov 03, 2008
 
L.A. Noir
3.86
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Tao Te Ching
4.31
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
3.72
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Nov 03, 2008
 
A Loyal Character Dancer (Inspector Chen Cao #2)
3.77
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Nov 06, 2008
 
The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)
3.83
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The World at Night (Night Soldiers, #4)
4.08
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Dan Rooney: My 75 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL
4.12
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.63
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The Portable Nietzsche
4.17
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The I Ching or Book of Changes
4.14
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Nov 03, 2008
 
The Portable Beat Reader
4.14
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Tropic of Cancer
3.72
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Nov 05, 2008
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
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Nov 03, 2008
 
When Red Is Black (Inspector Chen Cao #3)
3.68
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Nov 06, 2008
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