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Indefensible by Lee   Goodman
Indefensible
by Lee Goodman (Goodreads Author)
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The plot of Indefensible is a decent one and it moves along as a thriller should, but the writing in this book is really clunky, perhaps because of the first person narrative. Our hero, Nick Davis, is an aging player and lawyer who spends big chunks...more
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Cancer has been with us as long as there has been an us. We have studied it, theorized on it, treated it, cured it, and died from it - and, as we live longer, more and more people are living with (or dying from) it. Its history is intricately intertw...more
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Down the Shore by Stan Parish
Down the Shore: A Novel
by Stan Parish (Goodreads Author)
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I am a sucker for a book about youthful excess if it's written well. Down the Shore scratches that itch. The tale of Tom Alison, the scholarship student at a fancy boarding school, on probation for selling drugs, with a life and friends that intersec...more
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Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
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Ruth Reichl is one of my food heroes. Her writing on food, so crisp, so evocative; her tenure at the long-lamented Gourmet includes some of the finest food writing ever. She is a thoughtful writer whose sheer love of the joy of eating and of the worl...more
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Invisible City by Julia Dahl
Invisible City
by Julia Dahl (Goodreads Author)
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I really enjoyed this book - had a hard time putting it down. The pacing is pitch perfect, the characters interesting, and the story takes into unfamiliar worlds - top it off with topicality and voila! Entertainment!

Our intrepid heroine is Rebekah, a...more
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Long Knives by Charles  Rosenberg
Long Knives
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I read a lot and I read fast. These days I have a long commute home via CalTrain and BART - a wonderful thing because it gives me a big chunk of reading time, a terrible thing because it exacerbates my perpetual problem of reading faster than I revie...more
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The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White
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Anton Chekov is a favorite of mine whose gun is a valuable dramatic principle that resonates in good theatre, but in all other things as well. Chekov wrote:

Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that the...more
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The Vanishing by Wendy Webb
The Vanishing
by Wendy Webb (Goodreads Author)
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Suitably gothic, The Vanishing wasn't the book I wanted it to be. It had all the right shadings, set pieces, and plot devices - the isolated house, the mysterious family, the endangered heroine - but somehow it all felt a bit flat. The characterizati...more
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Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

William Shakespeare
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Winston S. Churchill
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston S. Churchill

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