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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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This works as both entertainment, memoir and history lesson on Iran and the United States during the 1970s and 80s. A unique tale and visually intriguing throughout. I read this very quickly (over a few days) before moving on to the sequel, which was ...more
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Zahra's Paradise by Amir
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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
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The United States is now shared by Nazi Germany and Japan after losing World War II twenty years earlier. Lots of things are different (slavery is legal again), but strangely, many things aren't. The people have moved on in odd ways, accepting the ne ...more
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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer (Goodreads Author)
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This was a very well-written book by a top-rate author, but the story lost a lot of luster for me after the initial mystery is somewhat solved. I actually found the author's own account of his "epiphany" climb much more interesting. I just didn't fin ...more
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Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
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See previous review for Persepolis 1...Same comments apply.
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Watchmen by Alan Moore
Watchmen
by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2009
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I am late to this treasure (about two decades late), but what an interesting story in an often overlooked genre...The characters are first-rate and the story will have you thinking beyond the ending. I wanted to read this before seeing the movie (whi ...more
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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First of all, I have never read the "mainstream version" that was toned down and cleaned up by publishers...This is the raw version, and well worth the time...Everything is here--the typos, misspelled words, characters real names (Jack and Neal, not ...more
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Down the Highway by Howard Sounes
Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan
by Howard Sounes (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2008
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Start with this biography if you are a Dylan fan or just a fan of music and history, period...A very honest look at an American icon, absent all the worship-writing that dominates Dylan-based works usually...Leaves you with the view of Dylan as a hum ...more
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road
by Richard Yates
read in January, 2009
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I loved this book more for the writing skill displayed than story, although that was excellent, also...The characters, while not loveable by any means, are real and demand your attention...Richard Yates seems underrated to me as an author of American ...more
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