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The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darnton
The Darwin Conspiracy
by John Darnton
read in June, 2010
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I finished reading it, right? That must stand for something. Overly long and ambling only because the author doesn't feel like getting to the point, maybe because he realized his point wasn't all that interesting.

All this book did was make me want t...more
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The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darnton
"At one point one of the characters says, "It's exasperating." If the characters find it exasperating, how do you think the reader feels? I have never read such pussyfooting around with so little result in my life.

There are two mysteries going on..." Read more of this review »
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Country Matters by Michael Korda
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I wish there was a zero-star option. I barely made it to page 80, telling myself that I needed to finish at least 25% before passing judgment. Like others have said, Korda simply comes off as a pompous jerk. He manages to be condescending to both the...more
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Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
Beasts of No Nation
by Uzodinma Iweala
read in May, 2010
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Endings (happy, sad, realistic) are one of the biggest challenges a writer faces with a novel, particularly when that novel is dealing with child soldiers in a civil war in Africa. So it's difficult to fault Iweala with his decision (would any ending...more
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Leo the African by Amin Maalouf
Leo the African
by Amin Maalouf
read in May, 2010
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Let's begin by admitting that I've never been a big fan of episodic novels. They tend to shoot for glory with these grand stories that stretch over decades, while often hitting on every year between the beginning and end, but they do so to the detrim...more
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Six Memos For The Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
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The Rock Snob's Dictionary by David Kamp
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