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Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais
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Elvis Cole was instrumental in clearing Lionel Bird after he was accused of brutally murdering a young woman. Three years later Bird apparently commits suicide and leaves behind a photo album that indicates that not only did he kill the woman that Co ...more
Kemper and 15 other people liked Jason's review of One Hundred Years of Solitude:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
"I stalled so hard on this book. Mostly because it’s terrible, but also because my life is insane right now and I’m finding it hard to concentrate on anything.

(But mostly because it’s terrible.)

I think people love this book because of the way it ma..." Read more of this review »
The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall
"This is an excellent analysis of twelve shows that ushered in the new golden age of television that we are currently enjoying.

I've been reading Alan Sepinwall's columns for several years and was thrilled he'd written a book about some of my favor..." Read more of this review »
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The Sleeper Omnibus by Ed Brubaker
" Mohammed wrote: "Criminal series was the heist, noir comics of my dreams, that genre so well done in comics form. That series made them huge in my eye ...more"
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
" Mike wrote: "Always interesting to see what reviews pop back up in the feed. This one's been on my shelves forever. I've looked at it longingly many a ...more"
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The Sleeper Omnibus by Ed Brubaker
The Sleeper Omnibus
by Ed Brubaker
read in January, 2015
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Holden Carver must not have read Vonnegut’s Mother Night because then he would have known he should be very careful about who he pretended to be…

Holden was recruited by Internal Operations spymaster John Lynch to infiltrate a dangerous terrorist grou
Kemper made a comment on his review of The Killer Inside Me
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
" Howard wrote: "Great review of a great book by a great writer. Did I mention that I liked the book?"

Thanks! I keep meaning to read a bio on Thompson b
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
" Trudi wrote: "I'll never tell.

That means no. Damn, Nathan Fillion is even one of your people, and you treat him like that?
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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
by James S.A. Corey (Goodreads Author)
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I got nobody to blame but myself for this….

I’ve had a long-standing policy that I will not read an unfinished sci-fi/fantasy series because I spent over a decade waiting for a certain master of horror to get off his ass and finish what he started. Pl
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Douglas Adams
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

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

Stephen King
“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”
Stephen King, Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

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

Raymond Chandler
“From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.”
Raymond Chandler, The High Window

2014 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2013 Kemper Awards (Select)
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2012 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2011 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2010 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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Description: My favorite books and other assorted crap from 2010.
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2013 Reading Challenge
Kemper has completed his goal of reading 108 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
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