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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States by Arthur B. Laffer
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I'd like to give this book 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the data analysis. It's written in that "10 Habits" chatty style, but that doesn't fit with a bunch of regression analysis. It should have had a glossary and one portion of notes should have been moved ...more
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The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
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World Crisis 1911-1918, Part 2, The by Winston S. Churchill
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Not nearly as good as volume one. I am left wondering how much criticism Churchill received upon this volume's publication, as the book comes across as whining. The book can be summed up in 4 lines:
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Michael Moorcock's Elric Vol. 2 by Julien Blondel
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Comics are a collaborative medium. While a great artist or great writer can elevate a whole work, a poor showing by any member of the team can degrade it. In this case the coloring is so bad it ruins the whole. Black on red, pale gray on white, black ...more
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Invincible, Vol. 19 by Robert Kirkman
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Great art, but a poor story.
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City of Bones by Michael Connelly
City of Bones
by Michael Connelly (Goodreads Author)
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It's an excellent novel, but not a great mystery. Even Connelly can't hit every pitch over the fence. The characterization of Edgar is excellent, much better than earlier books. There is a sub-plot that is just left sort of dangling.

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Destiny's Road by Larry Niven
Destiny's Road
by Larry Niven
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Confessions of an 84 Year Old Teenager by Thomas N. Shaw
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I really wanted to like this book, as I have tremendous respect for what Tom Shaw accomplished with Avalon Hill. Unfortunately it's not a good book. More that half of it is devoted to Tom's love of playing amateur baseball, which is not interesting t ...more
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Mindwise by Nicholas Epley
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I learned a lot from this book. I felt the opening and closing chapters were strong, with the middle a bit mushy. I wish every reporter who wants to write about race relations would read this book. There are a few places where the first-time writer s ...more
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