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Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Benediction by Kent Haruf
Benediction (Plainsong, #3)
by Kent Haruf
read in June, 2015
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"Benediction" is a lovely story beautifully written. The theme is reminiscent of Marilynne Robinson. The Christian message transcends a niche and expands into something universal. Haruf creates an ideal template for living yet he shows the people who ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
How to Get into the Twin Palms by Karolina Waclawiak
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Overall, this novel appears to be well written but left the reader with some questions regarding the main characters behavior. The authors portrait of recent Russian immigrents was very interesting. And it did provided some explanation for the main c ...more
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Marketers Are From Mars, Consumers Are From New Jersey by Bob Hoffman
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Bob is a star in the advertising world. Too many don't like to hear what he has to say but he shares what many people express behind closed doors while keeping a happy face on stages or when dealing with clients. While the book are mostly reprints of ...more
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Paid Attention by Faris Yakob
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The one thing this book needs is a great editor. There's no doubt how smart and full of insights Faris is. And he starts out on a high note, explaining to the reader how media have multiplied, fragmented and taken the audience with them. But then he ...more
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The Happiness Industry by William Davies
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his is a remarkable tour through the painful evolution of behavioral economics, management consulting, advertising and psychiatry. It fills us with the realization that happiness has always been a factor (not necessarily respected, appreciated or und ...more
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Ronson knows how to immerse the reader in his narrative, how to make exposition of a topic a tangible and vivid experience. His tangential entry into the topic of psychopathy through the document come blog `Being or Nothingness' is perfect - the part ...more
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Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason
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Paul Mason turns in a good work here. Good. But not great.

Good because he offers compelling descriptions of the events of Arab Spring 2011. As a journalist, his recount of these incidents should be good.

But this is not a great work because of his ins
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Fallen by Annie Lobert
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This gripping autobiography tells the story of how a nice, educated, middle-class girl ended up in the sex trade – and how she found faith and escaped from that life. Annie Lobert, founder of Hookers for Jesus, tells her story with frankness and ener ...more
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The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
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I always feel bad when I disagree with those glowing reviews. But in this case, it's warranted.

This is a fine book, well worth reading. It just isn't that groundbreaking, or novel. It does not come close to paying off the elegant title.

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Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
read in May, 2015
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Although "Me Talk Pretty One Day" is an excellent collection of stories, it is not Sedaris's best work. However when it's "Holidays on Ice" you're comparing it to, how can it live up to expectation? Though it does have some truly hilarious stories, c ...more
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