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"I got somewhat sidetracked by another book (or ten)." Jun 02, 2013 09:39PM

 
Finnegans Wake
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Stephen King On Writing by Stephen King
Stephen King On Writing
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I've avoided Stephen King's books because I've considered them fluffy airporters churned out so rapidly that they must be superficial, lacking the depth of more "legitimate" literature. Damn was I pretentious...

Understanding a bit of the process King...more
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Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick
Lies, Inc.
by Philip K. Dick
read in August, 2014
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Lies, Inc. is essentially the short story The Unteleported Man with an incoherently inconsistent acid trip narrative haphazardly tacked on in the very middle of the book. I understand an addendum that expands after the original story, that continues...more
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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A Short History of Nearly Everything was fantastic, and I love Bryson's jovial writing style, so I'm very surprised that I didn't like this book nearly as much as I expected.

Bryson tackles the Appalachian Trail with an impetuous, rotund, and seemingl...more
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Stephen King On Writing by Stephen King
Stephen King On Writing
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I've taken a special interest in Dawkins since The Selfish Gene, my all time favorite non-fiction book. In the realm of evolutionary biology Dawkins is lucid and persuasive, although sometimes he throws out unnecessary jabs at Creationists and the re...more
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Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
Hitch-22: A Memoir
by Christopher Hitchens
read in August, 2014
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Upon closing the final page of Hitch-22 my predominant reaction was, "That was a memoir?"

Early on Hitch-22 seems almost purely autobiographical; a chapter about his mother, Yvonne, followed by one depicting his father, frigidly referred to as The Co...more
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How We Think by John Dewey
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
read in July, 2014
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Sometimes it's the spot-on portrayal of a character that makes a narrative tedious.

Bateman, the antihero psycho of Ellis's most defining work, is painstakingly repetitive. Ever character, and every new instance of meeting them, is described by listin...more
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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