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Kemper and 22 other people liked Maciek's review of A Simple Plan:
A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith
" Reading this novel is like watching a trainwreck taking place: you know it's terrible, you know you shouldn't do it, but somehow you can't look away from it taking place; its as if your eyes have been glued to the train and carriages, losing touch... " Read more of this review »
Kemper and 20 other people liked Richard Vialet's review of A Simple Plan:
A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith
" I find it hilarious whenever I see negative reviews for this book and almost all the time, the reason for the negativity is that the reviewer thought that the main characters were stupid and made dumb decisions. If characters always made the right... " Read more of this review »
"Jason wrote: "Can you both read Mother Night, please? It's my favorite Vonnegut.

I love Mother Night. Picking a favorite Vonnegut would be like picking...more
Kemper and 4 other people liked Jason Koivu's review of Harpo's Horrible Secret:
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" Oh man, I need to know! "
Kemper and 4 other people liked Bill's review of Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2):
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
" It's been a few days since finishing this, and I'm sitting here trying to decide if this was a 2 or 3 star read. If it wasn't Stephen King, I would have no issue with going with 2 stars. We've been through a lot together, Uncle Stevie and I, and i... " Read more of this review »
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"Robert wrote: "It certainly seems that way. At least in my somewhat limited experience."

I haven't read a ton of Coben either, but both Six Years and T...more
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"This reminds me of how much I utterly despised this book. "
"Brandon wrote: "That's a pretty great plot for Bernie. I need to get on these earlier novels. Who knows why people in the movie industry keep mucking...more "
"Jeff wrote: "Kemper wrote: "Jeff wrote: "I realize he'd be crossing mediums, but he could take out Skye from Agents of SHIELD while he's on a fictiona...more "
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The Burglar in the Closet by Lawrence Block
The Burglar in the Closet
by Lawrence Block (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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This book inspired one of the greatest head-scratchers in the history of film adaptations when Hollywood decided that Burglar would feature Whoopi Goldberg playing a white male and Bobcat Goldthwait would be perfect as a lesbian dog groomer.

I got to...more
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Robert Penn Warren
“Just tell 'em you're gonna soak the fat boys and forget the rest of the tax stuff...Willie, make 'em cry, make 'em laugh, make 'em mad, even mad at you. Stir them up and they'll love it and come back for more, but, for heaven's sakes, don't try to improve their minds.”
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men
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Dorothy Parker
“What fresh hell is this?”
Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!
I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”
Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

Kurt Vonnegut
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

2013 Kemper Awards (Select)
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2012 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2011 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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Description: My round up of what I loved and hated in 2011.
2010 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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Description: My favorite books and other assorted crap from 2010.
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Running with Scissors is where like-minds want to discuss current events, share information, vent, console, learn, and laugh. If you want to discuss m...more
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We seek the Dark Tower, and will travel with Roland throughout the year, reading the Seven as well as Related Holy Texts.
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