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Gary Ganong made a comment on his review of The Descendants
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"This is the story of a dysfunctional Hawaiian family, in which the parents interact only late at night or at parties. The mother raises two daughters...more "
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"Sounds like an interesting book. "
Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski
" Very interesting account of a college student who lived as a homeless person in six American cities for five months. This books is a quick read that doesn't come off as a guilt trip or lecture but more of a cultural immersion experience. Through Y... " Read more of this review »
A Geek in Japan by Hector  Garcia
" A Geek in Japan is a great, cursory cultural guide to the country. It's not going to be of any use to a traveler, but it is interesting. "
Gary Ganong rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
The Post-American World
by Fareed Zakaria
recommended for: Mike Blackledge, Jeffrey Ganong
read in June, 2012
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This book is somewhat dated but does an excellent job of describing the changes to world economics in recent years. The book emphasizes American strengths and weaknesses. The author reminds us that America can still be a great country. The US economy...more
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"Niki wrote: "The text of your comment looks like this: "Literature should address...more." That sounds like the essence of you review!"

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Gary Ganong rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
by Stieg Larsson
recommended to Gary Ganong by: Richard Jonassen
recommended for: fantasy lovers
read in May, 2012
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This book seems to have been written to become a movie. There is no beautiful descriptive writing. The characters are all exaggerations of real people. The main protagonists are superheroes, which reduces the book to fantasy. Literature should addres...more
Gary Ganong rated a book 5 of 5 stars
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
by Cormac McCarthy
recommended to Gary Ganong by: Mike Blackledge
recommended for: Jeff Ganong, Matthew Walton
read in May, 2012
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This is a story which grows in strength as it unfolds. It is based on the author's apparent love of horses and the desert. The protagonist, John Grady Cole, loves horses, ranching and ordinary people. His vices are cigarettes, liqor and pretty girls....more
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"Today Berlin is such a city with wonderful museums, restaurants and social events. "
Gary Ganong rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Home
by Marilynne Robinson
recommended for: Christina, Jeff, Mike
read in April, 2012
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This is a wonderful novel about the prodigal son parable told with many of the same characters as "Gilead" but focused on the Boughton family, rather than the Ames family of "Gilead". Rev. Boughton had eight children, but his prodigal son was his pri...more
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69595 Last Thursday Book Club — 4 members — last activity May 10, 2012 05:53AM
Founded in April 1993 by the semi-literate descendant of Russian, Norwegian, and Italian immigrants, LTBC is a collection of mildly mature males meeti...more
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