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Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR
4.08
So far so good. It is a real interesting history on the south of the US and how many illegal activities lent themselves to start Racing and NASCAR. La ...more
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Mar 08, 2009
 
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
3.97
I added both editions, oops.
any way. This has been touted as the book to read on the bipolar-manic-depressive/ cyclothymia spectrum of mental illness
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Mar 19, 2011
 
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps
4.14
awesoem collection of very fast paced and fun Crime and Noir stories (which are all crime based of course.)
this is classic stuff real great when Ameri
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Sep 25, 2009
 
The Tin Drum (The Danzig Trilogy, #1)
3.95
This biograph style story is at first odd, and troublesome to read. Only due to the cumbersome writing-maybe translation, and the far back history for ...more
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May 15, 2011
 
Savage Night
3.86
This is a great work by Thompson here.This is a really fast and fun read. Who is Carl in the story ? this is the crux fro everyone, this man's trouble ...more
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Sep 04, 2011
 
The Tortilla Curtain
3.64
A bit black and white.
In fact you can't even like any of the characters, unless you identify with any of them. The Author does write a bit heavy-fiste
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Apr 14, 2011
 
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
4.15
I love Edward Gorey like so many do. This book a collection of interviews is great.
problem is it is often repetitive and while shedding a lot of light
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Apr 28, 2011
 
Cusp
3.34
although quickly paced and such an epic theme, it sort of falls flat with a mix of characters you don't seem to care much for and a sci-fi nature that ...more
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Sep 11, 2009
 
The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #3)
4.07
More madness! a lady with a soft spot for cats, gets into compromising and odd situations as she only wants to help. but murder and bodies follow her ...more
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Aug 09, 2011
 
Board Track Guts Gold & Glory
4.50
as the few books around dealing with the History of AutoRacing in the early years 1912-1931 (i think those are the years.) this is actually a good rea ...more
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Jan 18, 2009
 
Alex Zanardi: My Story
4.14
One of the best if unlucky racecar drivers ever- he is still at it without legs! he wins in almost everything he drove, and he still does, he is an in ...more
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Jan 30, 2008
 
The Strange Case of Edward Gorey
3.73
What a book.
a must for Gorey fans and devotees. The profile of E.Gorey is done in such a marvelous and intimate way in this book, that all the intervi
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May 15, 2011
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
3.97
Seriously
Atwood is an absolute gem and marvel at her craft. This story hold you in an uneasy grasp flashing back and forward between a bleak and lonel
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Jul 20, 2011
 
Playback
3.75
This is another lightning fast read and absorbing one by Chandler.
A few kinks in the writing show up in what must be the last book written, a few clue
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Jun 15, 2011
 
The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1)
3.98
this is a nice intrigued murder, and spies type book. it is nicely researched, and has some good interesting characters but there seems to be a lot of ...more
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Oct 19, 2010
 
Umbrella Mike: The True Story of the Chicago Gangster Behind the Indy 500
3.18
A good read-
it is part of the ongoing love i have for this early era of racing- and it spans a long time too apparently. when every year would bring-
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Nov 25, 2009
 
Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages
3.64
i normally really like words, where they come from how they end up in our language and theories as to what is correct and not and why.
but this basic A
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Apr 07, 2010
 
Language and Problems of Knowledge: The Managua Lectures
3.95
Although Chomsky is a genius and specialized in a smaller branch of science concerning language...and the problems therein, man does he really get int ...more
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Jan 18, 2009
 
The Race (Isaac Bell, #4)
3.91
A slow start to what turns out to be a fun read. Although I never care much for infallible almost perfect looking heroes- well this is still true. Isa ...more
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Nov 16, 2011
 
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Eden Moore, #1)
3.69
good stuff from Priest again!
it has not only intrigued me into the Southern history of the USA, but showed me the creeptastic nature of that voodoo ju
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Sep 19, 2010
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.98
The book puts you instantly off kilter and keeps you mired in a bizarre world of a mad theocratic government. How this came to be and what events foll ...more
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Jul 04, 2011
 
Dirt Track Auto Racing, 1919-1941: A Pictorial History
3.67
This is a cool book. again relating to the history of auto racing but cooler than you'd think.in the earlier part of the 20th Cen. when all race cars ...more
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Jan 18, 2009
 
The High Window
4.06
Classic and told in a way only Chandler can.
This is all so believable and so engrossing in the descriptions. Since i have moved to Southern California
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Aug 19, 2010
 
Day by Day Armageddon (Day by Day Armageddon,#1)
4.03
what a page turner.
like Brooks' World War Z, this is a more intimate account of what happened in a zombie outbreak and a collapse of the world.
very te
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Oct 19, 2009
 
Fast Women: The Legandary Ladies of Racing
3.55
this is a good read.
a quick overview and a small history of the women who in the face of all opposition decided to race automobiles against the boys m
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Jun 21, 2010
 
Wooden Rails & Rooster Tails : An auto racing anthology
4.00
love the first person stories of these old-timers, it could make good material for movies and nostalgic stories from grand pa type afternoons.
Some are
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Nov 25, 2009
 
The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe, #5)
4.02
Another Chandler masterpiece.
an absolutely convoluted mystery- though slightly less than others, with the dame, the body, and the blackmail set up but
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Dec 19, 2010
 
The Simple Art Of Murder
4.13
Raymond chandler as you know is a master of the detective crime novel. This collection of shorts is no exception. However it is the collection nature ...more
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Sep 16, 2010
 
The Last Man
3.28
A bit of a mirror to the Shelley/ Percy, Lord Byron group- this is an agonizing tale of the coming apocalypse for a few privileged and selfless few. T ...more
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Dec 04, 2010
 
The Mechanic's Tale: Life in the Pit-Lanes of Formula One
4.04
I can't believe how good this was.
a regular bloke just working on cars gets into Formula 1 and well this is his story.
so many nuggets- there is a Tao
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Jun 21, 2010
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