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Raiders! by Alan Eisenstock
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Been a long time since I was compelled to read anything nonstop. Over the course of 7 years, a group of kids in Mississippi made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is the story of that film, as told by its star and director. I wa...more
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The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
The Little Friend
by Donna Tartt
read in May, 2012
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Gee, I got bogged down right in the same place I did last time I tried to read this. UPDATE: third time's the charm. The middle third, seemingly a collection of descriptions of annual incomes, makes this a slog.
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The CEO of the Sofa by P.J. O'Rourke
The CEO of the Sofa
by P.J. O'Rourke
recommended for: someone with wobbly furniture in need of a shim
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Three chapters and DONE.

Man, PJ O'Rourke used to be somebody. His work at National Lampoon was great, and the "High School Yearbook Parody" he helmed there is a high point in American humor. As a proto-neocon pundit, even when he was completely disa...more
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Religious Literacy by Stephen R. Prothero
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This is probably great in print, but it doesn't work as an audio book. The book's final third -- a glossary of terms Prothero deems important for religious literacy -- is really something you want on paper, to refer back to. Also, Prothero reads this...more
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To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
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Very engaging Victorian time-travel. Silly without falling into Adams/Pratchett absurdity (and I like them, don't get me wrong).
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