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Game Change by John Heilemann
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Mar 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, politics, ownebook
Read from March 01 to 05, 2010 , read count: 1

A very interesting read -- lots of detail, and a page turner, despite knowing how it all turns out. My only real gripe is that the author seemed to have a severe case of thesaurus envy -- or was it vocabulary insecurity -- and tended to reach for a thesaurus whenever possible. The result was sometimes obscure words that captured the meaning less well than more common ones, and came across to me as rather pretentious.

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message 1: by G. Branden (new)

G. Branden Remind me never to let you read anything I write.

Er, I mean:

Admonish me to abjure you from perusing my lucubrations.

John It's all coming back now... and for some reason that reminded me of your fabled discussions with S. L. :-)

message 3: by G. Branden (new)

G. Branden With vorlon?

Those were fabled?


John Nono, I was thinking of a certain French person... A different S. L... ;-)

message 5: by G. Branden (last edited Mar 09, 2010 10:55PM) (new)

G. Branden Ohhhh YEAH.

Hadn't thought about those throwdowns in a WHILE.

Let me just say that initials weren't the best way to get his identity ACROSS.

And if even that hint is too subtle there is always the angle that I once compared him to a SUPERVILLAIN.

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