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The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter
The Satyricon
by Petronius Arbiter
read in May, 2012
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I'm sure much is lost in translation. I would have given it one star except I liked the ending.
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
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I don't have the best memory for names, so I had trouble with the first half of this book. It jumps around a bit without clear transitions and no main character emerges until the midpoint of the story. That said, the plot is fantastic and the ending ...more
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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live by Douglas Adams
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Absurdist Fiction (Technically Absurdist Science Fiction). Shares the same spirit as Waiting for Godot or R & G are dead (a personal favorite) but in a futuristic setting. A bit of genius there in the writing, there's no doubt. Basically amounts ...more
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She by H. Rider Haggard
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Chauvinistic, racist, antisemitic, and imperialist, Haggard's apologists will point out he was merely expressing widely held views of the times in which he lived. I won't go that far, but if you wish to enjoy his well written, fast paced yet thoughtf ...more
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A Splendid Exchange by William J. Bernstein
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
read in March, 2012
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Much better than I expected. I was under the misconception that Dickens' books would be depressing. Now I realize he was a romantic who used dreary or turbulent backgrounds to accentuate the romance in his stories.

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx
read in February, 2012
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Flawed, propagandist, and dated. The bit about Wife-Swapping was downright creepy.
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The GM by Tom Callahan
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A little choppy but littered with cool tidbits.
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
read in February, 2012
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Towards the end I was reluctantly accepting the plot had turned love story, but was relieved when in the last chapter it returned to it's overarching theme, surviving. Say what you will about Scarlett (and Margaret Mitchell makes certain you have ple ...more
They Call Me Oil Can by Dennis Boyd
" Oil Can had an interesting pregame routine. "
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