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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
3.65
This book was endlessly fascinating, and really meticulously researched (almost 100 pages of notes). I hope everyone who has read this book walks away...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
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An Edible History of Humanity
3.57
This book is a great way to look at a variety of historical developments. It examines the origins of agriculture, and the positive and negative effect...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
22
Cannery Row
3.98
Various thoughts about this book:
1) I love how Steinbeck can describe environments. Considering how he dabbled in marine biology, it makes sense how v...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
19
The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA
4.24
This is an exceptional sports book, even though it is less ballyhooed than Bill Simmons's The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy....more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
4.04
This is definitely one of my favorite books. A huge portion of this is that I have been fortunate, due to the interests of my family and friends, to h...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
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The High Window
4.05
Of the Raymond Chandler books I have read so far (the others being The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely), I enjoyed this one the most. Part of this i...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
 
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Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time
3.42
This book is perfect for reading on a plane, which I did. JEt lag really brings home the issues of time and transportation. It's odd for me to realize...more
Nov 29, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
 
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The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice
3.60
This book was really fun. Much of the reason is that food is very interesting to me. While food at its core is just chemical energy to sustain life, i...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
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Planetary, Vol. 2: The Fourth Man
4.39
This series has become incredibly strong. The mysteries surrounding the Planetary organization, its members, and its financier, come to the forefront....more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
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True Grit
4.11
This book was a joy to read. Despite the sordid plot line, of a woman recounting her time as a teenager where she hired a man to hunt down her father'...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
 
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The Goon, Volume 1: Nothin' but Misery
4.15
First book to a series which I am sure to devour incredibly quickly. The art is wonderful and it reminds me of a hybrid of pulp novel covers, Gorillaz...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
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Bossypants
3.92
This book is hilarious, particularly the second half. The first half is mostly the childhood of Tina Fey, which is entertaining enough, but the second...more
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
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It's A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
4.75
I am amazed how solid this collection is. More remarkable is how much my own thinking about the world was either directly influenced by Calvin and Hob...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
 
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Drive
3.49
This book is a real fast read. There is a fair amount of action, but it is also punctuated by funny insights and some beautiful passages and vignettes...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
This book was a very interesting read. Nothing of its content really shocked or amazed me (I think I had heard/read/known about much of it before), bu...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
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FreeDarko Presents: The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac: Styles, Stats, and Stars in Today's Game
4.28
This is the greatest writing on sports, perhaps short of Terry Pluto, Chuck Klosterman, or Hunter S Thompson. The writing is clever and insightful, al...more
Nov 2008
Apr 20, 2009
 
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All My Friends Are Dead
4.25
This book is one of the best ways to spend five minutes. Great pictures and a wonderfully morbid humor. It's definitely worth the tiny amount of time...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
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The Lorax
4.35
Great book by Dr. Seuss. It's quite a cautionary tale of environmental destruction, and very didactic, with those wonderfully weird illustrations.
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
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The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars
4.33
Rereading these...

This is the best volume I have read so far the second time around. While there are some zombies, the humans and their problems, prej...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
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The Old Man and the Sea
3.63
This book is a classic and I'm glad I finally reread it. There is something so heroic about struggling in utter futility. It's also nice to have lines...more
Feb 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
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The Walking Dead, Vol. 04: The Heart's Desire
4.27
This one is very tense. Very few zombies, but lots of stuff happening between all of the characters. Very intense exciting stuff.
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
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No Country for Old Men
4.09
This book makes me want to see Big Bend National Park. I love McCarthy's writing style. Lyrical yet laconic.
Nov 2008
Apr 15, 2009
 
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Sometimes a Great Notion
4.23
This book was a strange reading experience. I worked slowly on the first half, over the course of months, but as the plot built up, through Kesey's pe...more
Feb 2008
Sep 26, 2008
 
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Winesburg, Ohio
3.82
This is a great collection of character studies. The intertwining events in the lives of all the characters is well executed, and so many of the manne...more
Oct 2008
Apr 20, 2009
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