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Detroit: An Ameri...
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Tales of Two Citi...
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Michael Michael said: " This book is not terrible but it is annoying and frustrating for an urban junkie like me.

Conlin offers more of a literary analysis of the two cities, and, I'm sorry, I'm not going to go back to read Emile Zola to get the context of what he's saying.
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How Music Works
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Michael Michael said: " I am not enjoying this as much as Byrne's surprising first book, "The Bicycle Diaries." In a series of non-chronological essays, Byrne flops between somewhat narcissistic recaps of what made Talking Heads work and term-paper-y inquiries (complete wit ...more"

 

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Radical Cities by Justin McGuirk
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Detroit by Charlie LeDuff
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Sound Man by Glyn Johns
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The great producer/recording engineer Glyn Johns is no writer, but the book makes for genial company for those interested in the heyday of the rock era. Most famous for his work with the Stones, Johns worked with them all including the Beatles, Clapt ...more
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Di... by Jonas Jonasson
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Jonasson has a dry-ice sense of humor, but when the fog clears in this Scandinavian tale after about 100 pages, the story and writing become tedious.

Two stories alternate: one of a 100-year-old rascal who escapes from an senior home (and a Nurse Rat
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Michael recommended Station Eleven to Alison
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Imagine The Road with a back story of the characters involved and you have Station Eleven. It's also not quite as depressing as The Road. Apparently the post-apocalyptic years feature a terrible Mad Max early phase followed by a somewhat more stable, ...more
Michael voted for Station Eleven as Best Fiction in the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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On the Map by Simon Garfield
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As is often true when books delve deep into the past (and farther from reliable source material), Garfield's book starts a bit slowly and gain momentum as we get closer to the more documented, verifiable and tangible present. (That's a terribly long ...more
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The Keep by Jennifer Egan
The Keep
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Not as good as Goon Squad, but engaging and entertaining in a goth/creepy way. Worth reading if you are interested in watching the development of J. Egan.
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The Keep by Jennifer Egan
The Keep
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
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A decent warmup for Egan's excellent "Visit from the Goon Squad." It's kind of a Gothic post-modern novel as written by a jailbird for his creative writing class. The jailbird's story intertwines with the one he's written featuring Danny, a 30-someth ...more
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