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We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001
3.73
liked it
I'm glad books like this exist, that trace the otherwise lost history of punk rock through the 1990s, and Eric Davidson writes with the same verve and ...more
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Sep 30, 2012
 
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today
4.06
really liked it
Fantastic overview and critical analysis of US Army generalship from WWII until today. Each chapter spotlights a different general, with the core them ...more
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Nov 18, 2012
 
Every Shallow Cut
3.95
it was amazing
A brilliant, dark gem of a story. Tom Pic is one of the best noir and dark lit writers out there, and I've enjoyed his work since reading THE NIGHT CL ...more
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Oct 17, 2012
 
The Broken Sword
3.86
really liked it
By Crom, this was epic. Released the same year as Lord of the RIngs, also rooted in Norse myth, Anderson's nihilistic, violent tale of a changeling an ...more
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Dec 18, 2012
 
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
4.09
really liked it
First class book, only upstaged by THE GAMBLE. If you need to read two books that cover the water front of the Iraq War, from strategy, media coverage ...more
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Jun 26, 2012
 
All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky
3.83
really liked it
Great YA novel, and great introduction to Lansdale's voice, style and subject matter for the YA audience: gritty adventure full of great dialog, high ...more
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Oct 06, 2012
 
A Feast of Snakes
4.02
really liked it
Brutal, honest, and powerful. Few folks know the ugly side of people like Harry Crews and this short novel (170) squeezed every inch of humanity to th ...more
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Jun 26, 2012
 
The Rules of '48
3.81
it was amazing
Cady is best known for his short stuff, but was also a great novelist. A fictionalized memoir of the post war world in Kentucky. Rich details and char ...more
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May 12, 2012
 
Ghosts of Yesterday
3.89
really liked it
A great introduction to an amazing short story writer. "The Time that Time Forgot", which ends the book, is amazing. If you like Jeffrey Ford or Steve ...more
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May 12, 2012
 
An Artist of the Floating World
3.72
really liked it
Beautiful and poignant novel set in post war Japan, dealing with the divide in the family regarding Japanese nationalism, art, and culture. Sad and wo ...more
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Dec 18, 2012
 
Deadfall Hotel
3.20
it was amazing
An absolute gem of a novel. Charming and terrifying and crafted with an expert hand at quiet and fantastical horror. Loved it.

JSR
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Aug 17, 2012
 
Wise Children
3.94
really liked it
Beautiful, funny, bawdy and smart. Will miss hanging out with this wild family of entertainers.
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Sep 20, 2012
 
Steppenwolf
4.11
really liked it
A personal fave.
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May 12, 2012
 
Generation Loss (Cass Neary, #1)
3.80
really liked it
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Sep 30, 2012
 
Neuromancer
3.88
it was amazing
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Aug 29, 2011
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games
3.88
it was amazing
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May 31, 2012
 
The Harmony Society
4.31
it was amazing
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May 12, 2012
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.08
really liked it
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Foundation (Foundation #1)
4.12
it was amazing
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Counter-Guerrilla Operations
3.62
it was amazing
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Oct 01, 2012
 
In Cold Blood
4.05
it was amazing
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Aug 29, 2011
 
We
3.95
it was amazing
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May 12, 2012
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.73
liked it
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
really liked it
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Keepers
3.57
really liked it
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May 12, 2012
 
In the Midnight Museum
4.07
it was amazing
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May 12, 2012
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Brave New World
3.97
it was amazing
None
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.97
it was amazing
None
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Aug 29, 2011
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