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"Really enjoying this, but it's hella cerebral and it takes a lot of effort to teach myself the foundational school he's constantly referencing." Jul 26, 2015 08:45PM

 
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"I've never been to Pyongyang and Mr. Abt has lived there for several years. His view of the DPRK is much rosier than that of 25,000 defectors. He blames the US resisting to sign a peace treaty with the DPRK for their suffering business, but doesn't acknowledge why the US would be hesitant. He praises the capitol's modernity but omits mentioning 200,000 innocent prisoners in death camps." Aug 25, 2014 10:46AM

 
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"An amusing little typo in the introduction: described North Korea as a "hedgehog" rather than a hegemony." Jul 28, 2014 07:57AM

 

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A Short Bier by Frank Kane
A Short Bier
by Frank Kane
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You know what you're getting with a book like this. It's a small Dell paperback that fits in your back pocket, it's not high literature. It's a hastily written detective adventure.

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Mekong Diaries by Sherry Buchanan
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Can't rate this highly enough. This tome encapsulates one of those episodes in humanity's beautiful and hideous saga, the story of Viet Cong artists trained to draw, sketch and paint, accompanying their armed brethren into battle with the Western imp ...more
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The Hundred Brothers by Donald Antrim
The Hundred Brothers
by Donald Antrim
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Antrim's The Hundred Brothers is a surreal short story of protracted length. It is a first-person narrative of a man with ninety-nine brothers, gathered in their Gormenghast-like mansion, for the span of early evening to early morning. In some ways i ...more
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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
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Excellent story. I didn't think I'd relate to it at all, but Flagg creates such vibrant, complex characters with strong voices, I was immediately swept up into the action. Her absurd humor is used lightly, like a wry twist to highlight the ridiculous ...more
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