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"Spy-thriller on steroids. Reacher plus the world’s key spy agencies and their high tech gadgets try to prevent the world’s best snipers from picking off heads of state at a G8 meeting. You ask me, I prefer Reacher versus the world in the back end..." Read more of this review »
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Pornotopia by Beatriz Preciado
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All Art is Propaganda by George Orwell
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Personal by Lee Child
Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
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read in October, 2014
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Another extremely well crafted episode in the Jack Reacher series. A bit of a change from the US-based thrillers; the settings and scenes in Paris and greater London were terrific. Author Lee Child populates the story with a large cast of finely draw ...more
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Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years
by Tom Standage (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Required reading for anyone immersed in social media as a publisher, participant or a follower. Author Standage weaves the long tail of the story of mass and narrow communication for communities which is what modern social media is all about.
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Playboy by Hugh Hefner
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A fantastic collection of cartoons by some of the masters like Gahan Wilson and Shel Silverstein and long time contributors to Playboy like Eldon Dedini, Doug Sneyd and Erich Sokol. Some are a product of their times and mores others are truly timeles ...more
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen
In Paradise
by Peter Matthiessen
read in August, 2014
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I was drawn to this novel after reading about it but it just didn't pull me in. I felt detached from the characters. I read Matthiessen's Snow Leopard years ago and it was terrific. But this book, the last before his death, was not his best for me.
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