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The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1)
4.11
"You're a sleazy defense lawyer with two ex-wifes and an eight-year-old daughter and we all love you."

That's not writing, it's a regurgitating a clich
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Jan 2008
Jan 20, 2008
 
The Big Sleep
4.05
Reading this again because it's Chandler, which means it's better than good. Like Shakespeare, he perfected a genre and nobody's gotten it right since ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2007
 
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
4.21
Books about design need to pass one critical test. They must be well-designed, and this book is. Among the bits of knowledge Krug sprinkles, good web ...more
not set
Dec 15, 2010
 
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
4.04
Spoilers ahead, but don't worry the key to the book isn't the plot line, which is actually good, but it's only a component of Jose Saramago's discours ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 23, 2007
 
The Postman Always Rings Twice
3.81
He's no Ray Chandler, but who is? In this novella the characters are thinly, but fully sketched. But the characters don't matter, it's plot, the overw ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 30, 2007
 
The Theory of Poker
4.02
There is a reason every other poker book eventually says, read The Theory of Poker. If you are just learning the game and are going to read one book o ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 02, 2007
 
The Shipping News
3.79
I read this book when it first came out and was memorized Proulx's ability to transport the reader to a remote fishing village dominated by winter wea ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 25, 2007
 
How to Read Hands at No-Limit Hold'em
4.25
This book is written for the $1 - $2 and $2 - $5 no limit players who understand the math behind poker but long to improve their hand reading skills. ...more
not set
May 10, 2012
 
The Deadfall Project
3.57
The best thing you can say about an espionage thriller is to wonder aloud who would play the main character in the movie version of the novel. If you ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7)
3.86
I cannot say that I disliked the book, but I'm not sure that I need to read another Cussler story. He's a good writer, in that action and adventure so ...more
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
Winning Low-Limit Hold'em
3.72
It's limit hold 'em, a very different game than no limit, which is the only reason that I didn't rate it higher. I needed to get that in upfront.

That
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not set
Mar 03, 2011
 
Maybe It Should Have Been a Three Iron: My Year as Caddie for the World's 438th Best Golfer
3.59
Lawrence Donegan, a Brit reporter for the Guardian, spent a year caddying for the world's 438th best player. Donegan was a lousy caddy for a journeyma ...more
Sep 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.68
In a wonderfully compact novella, Julian Barnes manages to offer big and new insights into the themes of the lost loves of youth and whether it's bett ...more
Sep 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
What the Customer Wants You to Know: How Everybody Needs to Think Differently About Sales
3.74
At first blush, there is a lot to like about “What the Customer Wants You to Know” by noted business consultant Ram Charan. In Charan’s typically easy ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2011
 
Spin Selling: Situation Problem Implication Need-payoff
3.87
The first thing you have to realize about “SPIN Selling” by Neil Rackham is that it’s a book for selling to large accounts, written before anybody els ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2011
 
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
4.10
If you ask 10 people to recommend five books on leadership, one of John Maxwell’s books will be on every list. Of those books, most people cite “The 2 ...more
Apr 20, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Caddie Confidential: Inside Stories From the Caddies of the PGA Tour
2.50
While I'm glad that I read the book, it's probably twice as long as it needs to be, and it is a very short book. Most of the stories repeat themselves ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
 
Arguably: Selected Essays
4.19
Well, it’s a big book that looks nice on your coffee table and if nothing else it’s a conversation starter. But that’s the best part of the book. Hitc ...more
not set
May 10, 2012
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
It might have been a Tony Gilroy interview in The New Yorker where I first heard the thought that we, as mega consumers of television, books and movie ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
The Devil and Miss Prym
3.59
I wound up reading this because his better known book, the Alchemist, wasn't available at my local library and I wanted to see what all of the fuss wa ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2007
 
Killer Poker Hold'em Handbook: Hold 'Em Handbook, a Workbook for Winners
4.00
If you are an intermediate poker player, you don't another book on starting hands, implied odds or the four types of players. You can read Harrington, ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
 
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
4.02
There was a time when we spied on the Soviets, they spied on us and the writers who wrote spy fiction liked it that way. In the height of the Cold War ...more
not set
Sep 22, 2011
 
The Sisters Brothers
3.83
Kind of a mix of Clint Eastwood's movie Unforgiven and something from Cormac McCarthy. Patrick DeWitt uses the old west as a back drop for a narrative ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2012
 
Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold'em
3.11
This is a basic primer to the game and as such it's excellent. A novice could read this book cover to cover, play in a home game and not lose too much ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2011
 
The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding
3.17
Don't bother. Written in 2000, this book was just flat out wrong about how companies would brand themselves on the Internet. For example, early on the ...more
not set
Jan 31, 2008
 
Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania
3.98
If you like 'Bama football and RVs, this will be the perfect book for you. If you live in the northeast and don't understand the rest of the country's ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 16, 2007
 
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.93
The constant refrain in America life is that one should never discuss politics or religion, yet these two social constructions govern how human beings ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
The Poker Mindset
3.93
Early in the book, Ian says that if you need to learn about pot odds and when to bluff, this isn't the first book you should read, but if you want to ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 01, 2008
 
No Country for Old Men
4.10
After watching the movie, I needed to read the book and wasn't displease with my choice. The movie clings heavily to the book, which is easy enough to ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
4.00
A solid and well crafted book on what it take to make great companies. And great people.

Speaking of people, "Getting the right people on the bus and
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Jan 31, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
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