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Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Trieste by Daša Drndić
Trieste
by Daša Drndić
read in April, 2014
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Dasa Drndic is a Croatian novelist using an interesting combination of history and fiction to tell an unforgettable story that is often ignored in stories of WWII. The Lebensborn Project was designed by Himmler to increase the Aryan gene pool by stea...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Tinkers
by Paul Harding
read in April, 2014
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This is a beautiful book. I thought Harding did a masterful job of weaving the past and the present into a single man's life as he faced the end of his days. What the author does here is incredible because he takes such a huge expanse of time, rushes...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Voyage by Murray Bail
The Voyage
by Murray Bail
read in April, 2014
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I wanted to like this novel. I persisted with it till the end. But... a brave attempt to suggest stream of consciousness point of view simply irritated. Bail uses punctuation choices, sentence length and a fluid sense of time and place to create his...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
Red Hook Road
by Ayelet Waldman (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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There is no doubt that Ayelet Waldman's RED HOOK ROAD is a meticulously written book. The story encompasses the lives of two families, the Copaken's and the Tetherly's, after the tragic death of a young bride and groom on their wedding day, and while...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The K Street Gang by Matthew Continetti
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"The K Street Gang" is the sordid tale of how some Republican leaders were involved to varying degrees in the Abramoff scandal.
It all started in the early Nineties with Tom Delay gaining more power.

In the words of Tom Delay quoted in the book -"We sa...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turb... by Rob Delaney
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So I had these thoughts and feelings about Rob Delaney while reading this book: I liked him, I thought he was a jerk, I wanted to give him a hug, I wanted to punch him, I wanted to hang out and have a drink with him, I wanted to make sure he never dr...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Social Physics by Alex Pentland
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Whether you are in marketing, human resources, social welfare or general data mining, if you have any appetite at all for the latest trends in collecting and analyzing social behavioral data you need to know Pentland's work (and, in fact, probably al...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
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Anytime you read anything on Israel, it’s important to know the perspective of the author. The introduction is helpfully candid as the author gives a short bio and lets us know he writes for the leading liberal paper, but has sparred with the right &...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates
Carthage
by Joyce Carol Oates
read in March, 2014
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Joyce Carol Oates is an amazingly prolific author, yet she manages to produce excellent novels such as this one, which explores issues relating simultaneously to the inner psychology of flawed characters, and also to current events such as distant wa...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
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The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tapinar offers the reader a truly fascinating and engaging narrative set in post-Ottoman Turkey. Ably translated into English by Ender Gurol, The Time Regulation Institute deals with the juxtaposition of o...more
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