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Gilbert Gilbert said: " Naomi Klein has such a sharp intellect. Disaster capitalism is alive and well and has forced our word into the current economic crises. I read in the paper the other day that b
Bush has given the 700 Billion to the same greed mongers that created the
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Nature Girl
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Gilbert Gilbert said: " Carl Hiassen is a wild and crazy guy.His books are over the edge eco-terrorist stuff. His characters are all screwballs but folks you would like to party with! In this one Honey is off her meds and reacts to the poor behavior if a telephone solicitor ...more "


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Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
" This is a great read. I particularly liked the chapter "the wilderness of childhood". I copied it and gave it to a number of my staff members. It gene ...more "
Ramona The Pest by Beverly Cleary
" Tris: When I first stated reading I read all her stuff. All the books about Henry Huggins were my favorite. "
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Stupid White Men by Michael Moore
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Written in 2001~~"The government has been seized by a ne'er do well rich boy and his elderly henchmen".
It turns out Moore is not only satiracal but prophetic.
A great read with lots of poignant black humour.
Gilbert made a comment on Damon’s review of Close Range
Close Range by Annie Proulx
" Damon wrote: "yeah i've been going back to it now and again; the nice thing about short stories...She's an excellent short story writer...definitely w ...more "
To Live's to Fly by John Kruth
" Hey Damon: Can I borrow this when you are done? You know I have the tribute cd to Townes with all the greats snging his stuff. "
E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
" I have read a number of her books.They are good beach reads~plot driven and can hold your interest. If this is the beginning of your venture into crim ...more "
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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Tasha got this for me for Xmas. There is so much packed into this surreal novel including lots of Japanese history.Dream and reality blend with characters bizarre and most likable.It is a strangely compelling read. Thanks to Damon and David for this ...more
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The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
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I finished this book in Tobago-the very heart of the slave trade. I enjoyed the book for it's historical significance but it is flawed at the end.
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Soucouyant by David Chariandy
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This is a book written by a prof at SFU. His parents were from Trinidad and lived in Ontario. I particlarly enjoyed reading this in Tobago. It provided a flavour and pespective I couldn't have had otherwise.
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Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
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Thanks to Sandy and Erin for recommending this book. Joseph Boyden has such a clear,resonant voice I feel like I could sit on his porch and drink beer and rye whiskey and listen to his stories!
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