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Mao: The Unknown Story
With this book, I learned to really hate the man. Time after time he has the chance to be a decent human being, and instead purposefully goes into fur ...more
May 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Anna Karenina
Great, though Part 8 goes on too long in the same way as the end of War and Peace. But its interesting because you see Tolstoy's personality come thro ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
The Broom of the System
DFW, another 100 pages in another book of yours and I'll have read all your fiction. And just like the rest, this one bears the imprint of your person ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jan 18, 2011
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
I gave this book as a gift having reading all the essays but the literary ones. I gave the book on the strength of the others--and in an attempt to br ...more
Jun 03, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
A lovely man, a bit more narrow in scope at times (the Youth section is firmly focused on validating rap, which no longer needs defending, I feel). Bu ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
I liked the art, though the post-modern schtick gets old before the end is reached.
May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-loving New York
Very lovely, lots of interesting, funny, profound pieces scattered on each page. Listened to the audio version and it was a lovely start and finish to ...more
Apr 29, 2012
May 07, 2012
À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (À la recherche du temps perdu, #2)
Proust is the master of defying your expectations. Review to come later.
May 09, 2013
May 18, 2010
A Tree Is Nice
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
In the Night Kitchen
May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
Dec 2012
Nov 24, 2012
The Obamas
Dec 05, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
The Hundred Dresses
May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
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