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The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
The Old Gringo
by Carlos Fuentes
read in May, 2000
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Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
Girl in a Band
by Kim Gordon
read in January, 2016
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I should state I am not a big fan of Sonic Youth: I never really got them. Reading this book, I was reminded of that statement during most of the latter half of the book.

There is a rawness, an unpleasantness to the book. It's very much a stereotypic
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Direction & Quality of Light by Neil van Niekerk
"Quite a good book, learned a few tricks from it but it mainly focuses on natural light and speedlights, no studio flash. Also the method used to present the ideas is by examples of author's shootings of various models in various conditions. Someti..." Read more of this review »
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Direction & Quality of Light by Neil van Niekerk
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Overall basic lighting book. Some very practical tips and some ... Not so much. There are aspects of his style that didn't speak to me so that could be why I didn't come away wowed from this book.
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Hadoop in Action by Chuck Lam
Hadoop in Action
by Chuck Lam
read in January, 2014
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The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
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A fitting ending to discworld. Goodbye sir Pratchett
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Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard P. Rumelt
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First 2/3rds of the book tied a lot of ideas and actions together for me. The latter 1/3rd was good but not as good. Interestingly, it was very clear the book was written by a former engineer.
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Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
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Terrible book: basically a marketing message for their class with little meat and lofty promises (to fulfill the promises, just take our classes!). General common sense communications points that are better presented elsewhere: from cognitive behavio ...more
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