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Adam Snider rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
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It's not often that I recommend nonfiction books to my friends based on the fiction they are currently reading - usually it is the other way around. But at the height of the popularity of GRR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books (and the HBO spin-of...more
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The Rise of American Democracy by Sean Wilentz
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2012
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There's kind of a spate of MMO-centric near-future science fiction right now, isn't there? Ken McLeod's The Restoration Game, Neal Stephenson's Reamde and Charles Stross' Halting State are probably the best of the bunch, and Ready Player One definite...more
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God's Funeral by A.N. Wilson
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The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
by Patrick Rothfuss (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
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This book really, really ticked me off.

I almost went back and re-wrote my review of The Name of the Wind before uploading it (I tend to write these things in Word and then upload them all at once), I was so ticked, but it must be noted that my irrita...more
Adam Snider rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
by Patrick Rothfuss (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2012
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This is a book I wanted to hate.

I've read it through twice now, and come grudgingly to the conclusion that it is one of the best fantasy novels presently on the market, and that Rothfuss deserves mention in the same breath as Abercrombie, Lynch, and...more
Adam Snider rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Nixonland by Rick Perlstein
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This book was recommended to me on the strength of my love of great biographies, and in particular of biographies in which the life of the subject is used as a window onto a particular time and place. A friend to whom I'd raved one too many times abo...more
Adam Snider rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan
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Stieg Larsson by Jan-Erik Pettersson
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This book could almost have been written by Stieg Larsson himself, in that it shares many of the quirks of the latter's novels - a tendency to wander off topic for extended periods, an intense moral underpinning, and a deep need to explore where rema...more
Adam Snider rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Confidence Men by Ron Suskind
Confidence Men
by Ron Suskind
read in January, 2012
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This is both the first book I've read on the Obama presidency, and the first book I've read by Ron Suskind, and it has left me feeling slightly ambiguous about both. Confidence Men isn't just a book about the Obama phenomenon - it jumps repeatedly ba...more
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