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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Didn't finish, too boring. I have a great deal of patience, but the combination of (a) a ridiculously hubristic thesis and (b) meandering style ... ma ...more
Mar 27, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
Cutting for Stone
Well written and interesting, but I think there is something fundamentally changed about my tastes these days: I have so little patience for sweeping ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
The opening chapter of Slaughterhouse Five is one of the best things I've ever read. And then this book got so boring so fast that I am seriously angr ...more
Nov 2012
Mar 15, 2010
Darkness in El Dorado
It feels like there's an interesting story hidden in this Amazonian thicket of a book but I'm not patient enough to find it. Somebody rewrite this as ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
The Perfect Man
Oct 2010
Jul 23, 2010
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857
not set
Jun 17, 2011
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