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Makers of Modern Architecture by Martin Filler
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Shock of Gray by Ted Fishman
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Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century by Tara Prescott
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Full disclosure...I think Neil Gaiman is one the 21st century's major literary talents. This collection of reviews and essays about his works is a great treat. My personal favorites are all well praised and reviewed from American Gods, to Anansi Boys ...more
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Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
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I've been to Rome and love the city as museum as well as the life in the streets. I enjoyed this book; it has all the wonder and weakness of a diary. Author Doerr clearly has a gift of expression but too much is waiting for the next gem of observatio ...more
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The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force, #6)
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read in July, 2015
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Another fine thriller by author Rollins with plenty of history, science and cliff hangers to spare. This is a fast, fun summer read. The men and women of sigma force battle the guild for possession of the doomsday key (whatever that is ). Familiar ch ...more
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The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye
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Returned to NYC circa 1840s in the third episode of author Faye's police procedural series featuring brothers Tim and Valentine. While parts of this tale were enjoyable, especially the plight of women in the sewing factories and Tammany Hall politics ...more
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Non-Obvious by Rohit Bhargava
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“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”
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