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The Pine Barrens by John McPhee
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The Pine Barrens by John McPhee
"Every region has its weirdos. Upstate New York could be the setting for a remake of DELIVERANCE. But, as usual, New Jersey beats them all. THE PINE BARRENS by John McPhee notes the anomaly of a vast wilderness stuck between the megacities of the E..." Read more of this review »
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True Tales From Another Mexico by Sam Quinones
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A very fine resources for trying to understand the workings of Mexican society from the ground up. I just wish I could find a similar contemporary text. 20 years makes this a bit dated, but it's also weird to read about the beginnings of NAFTA (and t ...more
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The Undoing Project by Michael   Lewis
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The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
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Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson
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Bento's Sketchbook by John Berger
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Bento's Sketchbook by John Berger
"Did you know that Baruch Spinoza kept a sketchbook? That’s what John Berger says at the start of BENTO’S SKETCHBOOK, a rumination on where the impulse to draw may have come from. Spinoza’s sketchbook is lost to time, but Berger liberally shares hi..." Read more of this review »
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In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
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Steps by Jerzy Kosiński
"What a short vulgar book Jerzy Kosinski’s STEPS is, made up of brief vignettes that sort of connect in a non-narrative way to tell a story that doesn’t begin or end but stays in the middle where the action is. The action is almost universally perv..." Read more of this review »
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