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Dog Whistle Politics by Ian Haney López
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I'm very torn on this book. On one hand, I believe in the premise that the author puts forward - that racism is alive and well today, promoted by politics (whether through outright promotion for political gain or by ignoring its existence for politic ...more
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Losing the War by Lee Sandlin
Losing the War
by Lee Sandlin
read in March, 2016
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Simply amazing. I've never read anything about war (or history in general) that comes across as honest and thought out as this short treatise on WWII, or wars overall.

If you have any interest in WWII or any intellectual curiosity about war or the wa
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
read in March, 2016
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Just simply one of those classics that I had never gotten around to reading.

The language is beautiful in Hawthorne's most well known work. Not so cryptic in its old fashioned complexity as to be difficult.

the only reason I don't give this 5 stars i
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Stranger
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This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
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Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt
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Disappointed. I had high hopes for this book after reading the first few pages. Oswalt is very close to being the same age as I am and his references from childhood and adolescence had a bittersweet nostalgic tang for me. There are moments of true co ...more
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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen
read in February, 2016
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I've seen the movie several times and enjoyed it. The book is very different than the film, but both tell essentially the same story. Without a lot of the "dramatic" elements of the movie,m the book delves more into the inner thoughts of the author - ...more
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“Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”
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“Pretty, was she?"

"Pretty?" he echoed. "Mister, when I see my first lady angel, if God ever sees fit to show me one, it'll be her wings and not her face that'll make my mouth fall open. I've already seen the prettiest face that ever could be.”
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“Oh, a sleeping drunkard
Up in Central Park,
And a lion-hunter
In the jungle dark,
And a Chinese dentist,
And a British queen--
All fit together
In the same machine.
Nice, nice, very nice;
Nice, nice, very nice;
Nice, nice, very nice--
So many different people
In the same device.”
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“The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.”
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