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Red Summer by Bill Carter
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May 21, 12

bookshelves: library-books, nonfiction
Recommended to Ellen by: Rick Emerson
Read from March 28 to June 04, 2011, read count: 1

Okay, it took me an absurdly long time to read, (in my defense, I got distracted by A Song of Ice and Fire,) but I did really enjoy this. I don't read enough nonfiction, which is kind of silly, because most of the time I do enjoy it a lot. I picked it up after hearing about it on the Rick Emerson show - given that in the past, I've picked up World War Z, Youth in Revolt, and Under the Banner of Heaven for the same reasons, I didn't think he'd steer me wrong - and my interest is extra piqued by dating a boy who is from Alaska and visiting Juneau twice in the last year.

The book was engaging, the people interesting, and the descriptions vivid. I never, ever want to fish commercially! Carter made it very clear that it is brutal, though, in its own way, exhilarating. I would absolutely recommend picking it up.
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04/15/2011 page 139
54.0% "The lure of the copy of Clash of Kings Dan gave me was too great, so this is on short hiatus."
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Bill Carter Rick Emerson is the best! I hope you've read his book too ;-)


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