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Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Citizen Coke by Bartow J. Elmore
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Lots of data, ideas and facts tracing the history of coca cola and also a description of customs and events throughout 19th and 20th century. The author offers a wealth of data while it tries successfully to present a balanced view of this American i ...more
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The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let... by Amanda Palmer
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Amanda Palmer is a polarizing public figure and, much like Howard Stern in his heyday, people either love her or love to hate her. I've seen reviews that attacked her (ignoring the book), went into diatribes about what the book should have been (inst ...more
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My Life as a Foreign Country by Brian Turner
My Life as a Foreign Country
by Brian Turner
read in January, 2015
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Turner's memoir in narrative poetry nails a deep dive down into a somber topic: war. Turner's genius manifests in pitting his life against the dramatic scars of his service in the Army's Infantry. Turner talks so much about ghosts and dreams and the ...more
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The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis
The Zone of Interest
by Martin Amis
read in January, 2015
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This is the story of evil, seen largely from the eyes of that evil, caught in the midst of madness, with few glimpses of humanity -- love and revulsion. As a love story, if that's really what is intended, it's not all that gripping. As a well imagine ...more
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What To Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin
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An inspiring and quick read. If you are already leaning in the direction of how you can make a difference in your life and the lives of others, then this will nudge you along. It may encourage you to wave your arms and shout from the top of your desk ...more
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Hack Attack by Nick Davies
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Davies has written a book that is thoroughly depressing for all the right reasons. As he makes clear at the end of his story, although some of the personnel have changed, the power of the multinational Murdoch empire remains as strong as ever. Even s ...more
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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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There are books for which a review is almost superfluous: you can tell, just from the cover copy and an excerpt, how you're going to feel about them. Marlon James's new novel is such a case. An ambitious, epic, intense exploration of Jamaica's recent ...more
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This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
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‘This Changes Everything’ written by always interesting, and usually equally controversial author Naomi Klein is story which speaks of times ahead of us, seen through the consequences of unrestrained and only profit driven capitalism.

Though reader ma
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Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong
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This book addresses an assumption widely held in the West today, that religion is the cause much if not most of the strife in the world , and has indeed been so throughout history. I have tended to share that view. A quick survey of history, from the ...more
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One Day by David Nicholls
One Day
by David Nicholls
read in January, 2015
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In someways this is a book about rather "obvious" or cliche characters.

Young girl/woman who is very smart, kind, loyal, funny and lovely to look at continually sabotages herself because she has so little self confidence. She especially doesn't believ
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