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Black Bazar by Alain Mabanckou
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What Is the What by Dave Eggers
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This was my first book by Dave Eggers, and may well be my last. The story of the protagonist is important & compelling, and full of danger, suspense, and tragedy; and yet for much of this book, I struggled to keep my attention fixed on the words. ...more
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What is the What by Dave Eggers
"It takes a certain and rare kind of writer to make a story about civil war, genocide, and a refugee crisis boring and unreadable; that writer, specifically, is Dave Eggers. It's not that I don't understand the purpose that this book serves - just..." Read more of this review »
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The Romans by R. H. Barrow
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Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham
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Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Say You're One of Them
by Uwem Akpan
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This cd actually only contains a few stories from what I gather is a longer collection, so my review has to be limited to what I've heard and is not the same as a review of the whole book would be. So with that disclaimer out of the way, I enjoyed th ...more
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The Modern Prince by Carnes Lord
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I'm not sure where to begin when it comes to my disappointment with this book, but I suppose the title would be a logical place to start:

Lord calls his book The Modern Prince because he ostensibly sees it as as using Machiavelli's classic as "a point
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Voyage a Rodrigues by Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
" Hey, thanks. I'm just sorry my review wasn't strongly worded enough to keep you from the book in the first place! "
The Modern Prince by Carnes Lord
"As someone with little familiarity with the history of political thought, I'm really enjoying this right-tilting introduction. That's probably why I'm enjoying this book so much. There's a lot of Aristotle and Marx going head to head with the occa..." Read more of this review »
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