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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
I started reading on a Friday night and could not put it down until on reaching page 274 I simply couldn't keep my eyes open.

This is a shocking, damni
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
American Journeys
I should say up front that I am an Australian who has not visited the US at the time of writing so my comments on this book are just that, my take on ...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
I can't speak to the veracity of this account, but it appears well-researched, and it is a scorcher.

It takes a novel-style approach, moving between th
Dec 2010
Jan 01, 2011
Here I Stand: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love, and Equality
An interesting look at an American Episcopalian bishop's life, the US wing of Anglicanism. I have heard John Shelby Spong speaking and he is charasmat ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
The Party Thieves: The Real Story of the 2010 Election
This doesn't offer a smorgasboard of new insights, but there are a few, and it is a solid revision of the events leading up to the 2010 election. The ...more
Nov 2010
Jan 01, 2011
Flash House
India is wonderfully realised in this historical thriller and social commentary.

A difficult book in some ways - grim and confronting in its picure of
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
The Return of the Native
I think, finally, I am adult enough for Hardy. I read Tess and The Mayor of Casterbridge when I was a teenager and though I recall some vivid moments ...more
May 2011
May 22, 2011
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
If I was rating on the quality of the writing alone then this would only get one star. Meyer's style is awkward: characters are painfully two dimensio ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 20, 2008
Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear
Love it ... juicy, gruesome and macabre history of "premature burial" (I know!) with a sense of humour.

I was amused, disgusted and chilled by turns. T
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Aug 09, 2007
The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
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Jan 01, 2011
Anna Karenina
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Aug 16, 2010