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Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
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Mr. Schlosser needs an editor.
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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
High Fidelity
by Nick Hornby
read in September, 2014
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Fun, easy page turner. Book lead character (Rob) way more likable than Cusack in the movie. There are some very cringe-worthy relationship moments that are perfectly written as if it's real life. Turns out, there's a reason this book is so popular.
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Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
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The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
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Stoner by John Williams
Stoner
by John Williams
read in October, 2013
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Excellent. Outrageously intimate inner portrait of a man from teenage years to death. I can't add to what's already been said about this book. Don't bother reading this review, just read the book.
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The Awakening Land by Conrad Richter
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I quit in the middle of this book, which means I made it through 300 pages before giving up, so it's not terrible. Theoretically, I love this book. But Richter's pacing was just too slow. The idea of following an area and the characters over a lifesp ...more
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A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
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Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute
Trustee from the Toolroom
by Nevil Shute
read in July, 2013
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Total pop-fiction, and totally great. Fun, fast, and page-turning. The absolute best kind of summer read. This isn't a 5-star based on character development or deep, introspective lessons on the human condition, but it's one of the most fun books I'v ...more
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Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich
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Interesting background and inside story on the creation of the most unbelievable airplanes to every fly. Somehow, it was just not that exciting. I read this since it had the same co-author as "Yeager," and this seemed like a can't-miss subject, but i ...more
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