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Amberly Amberly said: " My housemate worked with the author at Screw mag back in the day ... makes me yearn to be part of the veritable ol' boys club of yore, swilling, licking, young bloods and blondes, pile 'em on. "

 
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Amberly rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry
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Incredibly engrossing, well-written and a quick read. The case-studies are fascinating - the children taken out of WACO especially - but also the interplay of physiology and psychology as an explanation for destructive behaviors, such as cutting,
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Billed as a (more or less, I'm guessing less) true story, there are parts that I epically loved and even underlined - but overall about 300 pages too long. Some beautiful insights, imagery and turns-of-phrase downgraded by narcissistic tendencies and ...more
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New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures by Anonymous
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Read it a long time ago, when I was young and indoctrinated. Highlights include the father who sends his daughter outside to be raped to death by an angry mob instead of sending out the angel staying at his house, and a schizophrenic god who goes all ...more
Amberly rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Zoli by Colum McCann
Zoli
by Colum McCann (Goodreads Author)
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Only my second 'encounter' with Gypsies after the "pikey" Brad Pitt in Snatch, I was delighted by this thoroughly moving and incredibly interesting account of Zoli's life - full of anthropological detail and restrained emotion. Unusually-literate (fo ...more
Amberly rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Started out engaging, but by the end so Utterly Disappointing and Completely Lame. What a gyp. And why are so many modern protagonists young autistic boys? (Done WAY better in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime btw.)
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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
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Before reading this informative book, I was under the impression that I ate as healthy as any human could (save for people who grow and raise their own food.) Don't eat fast or processed foods, too many sweets, or anything with an everlasting shelf-l ...more
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The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
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What started out promising, ultimately felt so entirely fake. The kid speaks and acts like no 9-year-old I've ever met, the main character was dim and unlikable, although that may be the point, if there was one ... it was as if Nick had a wisp of an ...more
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
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Contrived and ham-fisted, obvious and manipulative, but interesting from a historical perspective (1970's Kabul before the Soviets, Taliban, etc.) - one of those cloying-but-addictively-so reads.
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