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"The reason I haven't is that I know it's part of a trilogy...and I usually don't read many series as there are so many other things to read. But I thi...more "
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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
The Flamethrowers
by Rachel Kushner
read in August, 2014
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Rachel Kushner's much lauded novel has a bunch of subject matter I'm into connected to the 1970s--NYC, artists, radical politics--and while yes, the writing is so good at times I was a bit awestruck and envious, there is a certain amount of coldness,...more
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The Canyon by Jack Schaefer
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"So many books I've come across the past few years really need to be edited--would have added to this one's emotional impact greatly. "
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CCCP by Frédéric Chaubin
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Huge collections of photographs by Chaubin of numerous buildings across the former Soviet Union with an emphasis on concrete. I happen to really like brutalist architecture and this book not only has that, it has some out there, futuristic, sci-fi lo...more
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Carsick by John Waters
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This is a review of the audiobook, which is energetically read by John Waters, as he gets into his fictional and non-fictional takes of his recent hitchhiking trip across America at age 66. The first two parts of the book are fiction and broken into...more
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Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
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I was hoping this would a little better as it tells the story of the fight to the death in videogame culture between Sega and Nintendo in the 1990s. This concentrates on the behind the scenes business strategies much more than the games themselves, a...more
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Monsters by Rich Cohen
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This one took me back to 1985 when I fell in love with the motley group of personalities that made up the Chicago Bears. Although a die hard Pittsburgh Steeler fan, I always loved watching running back Walter Payton and watched a lot of Bears games j...more
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The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead
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This might be an unpopular opinion [all the accolades and awards it is getting puts me on a limb with my opinion] but the only reason I got through this annoying book by Colson Whitehead was that it was short. I have attempted to read Whitehead befor...more
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Showtime by Jeff Pearlman
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Growing up, I couldn't stand the "showtime" Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s. Hated em. Now that I live in L.A., my dislike for the Lakers has increased tenfold as I am bombarded by the spoiled purple and gold wearing fans all over the city. But, my d...more
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