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Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
"Other than the grand jury outcome, this book frustrated me because of how tedious the author was in recounting every.single.detail. She also went into side stories (to give background to the characters?) that seemed to lead nowhere, and then sudde..." Read more of this review »
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
"I received an advanced copy of this book and was excited to read it. I've read several other books about Hurricane Katrina and the horrific aftermath and wanted to see what this book could add to the picture.

When I first picked it up, I was very..." Read more of this review »
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
"*I will be analyzing the content of the book. NOT the events depicted therein.*

I've heard/read a lot of positive reviews for Five Days at Memorial and I'm noticing some commonalities. They tend to praise "the story" of the book. They cite the auth..." Read more of this review »
Jim Labelle and 15 other people liked Holly's review of I Am Charlotte Simmons:
I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
"I came to I Am Charlotte Simmons with trepidation. I had read the reviews that likened Wolfe to a voyeur and questioned his motivation in spending years "observing" typical college students fifty years his junior. It seemed creepy. But when I saw..." Read more of this review »
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The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey
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The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
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Longitude by Dava Sobel
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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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Texasville by Larry McMurtry
Texasville
by Larry McMurtry
read in June, 2010
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Sequel to "The Last Picture Show" which I enjoyed more. Texasville is very funny but it went on a little too long and some of the situations were too far-fetched for me. I guess I'm just an old grump. The author worked harder on "TLPS" and turned out ...more
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Stupid to the Last Drop by William Marsden
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This is a truly stunning condemnation of Alberta's energy policies and the exploitation of this precious resource. It is mainly about the tar sands but covers other matters associated with the oil and gas industry and how it affects the ecosystem, th ...more
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