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"Slow churning, but each word is expertly chosen so it doesn't feel like a slog." Jun 30, 2014 05:47PM

 

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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
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Root Shock by Mindy Fullilove
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The Urban Renewal movement of the middle of the 20th century sought to bulldoze blighted neighborhoods in the name of progress. Its residents were to be housed in dense skyscrapers with great communal lawns to serve as gathering spaces. The towers we...more
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
" I started reading this because there was an oblique reference to it in a video game called Kentucky Route Zero that you should all be playing. (KR0 uses the form of a videogame to tell a narrative story that is nuanced and magical and has renewed... " Read more of this review »
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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly (Goodreads Author)
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Show, don't tell. This book spends a loooooot of time on scenic exposition that, to me, it loses all subtlety. To be fair, I don't think this book was written for me; it might be good for a kid with sensibilities that are dark but fall short of gothi...more
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Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
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I really want to rate this book 3 stars, but it was a lot of fun to read. It's not the best writing and the amount of detail is cumbersome at times, but it moves briskly. The plot is instantly intriguing: Eddie Chapman, a small-time crook, is jailed...more
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The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Quiet American
by Graham Greene
read in May, 2014
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This is a morality play of sorts; Pyle is the idealistic American, ready to save the Vietnamese from evil, awful communism, whereas Fowler (the narrator) is a fat British journalist, numb with opium and blithely accepting the fruits of colonialism (n...more
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"No worries, I just thought that my review was harsh (but not too unfair; tone counts). This is the type of thing I'll re-read in five years and think...more "
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Whole by T. Colin Campbell
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I wanted to like this book. Much of what I've read related to nutrition suggests that a diet based on a complex mixture of whole foods and plants is the best way to eat, and I was excited to read research to supports that conclusion.

Unfortunately, I...more
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Drown by Junot Díaz
Drown
by Junot Díaz
read in May, 2014
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Heartbreak hangs over each of Junot Diaz's stories, like a B-roll monster movie.

Damn it man, don't cheat on your wife!

Oh please oh please don't punch that guy, you'll lose your job an-oh god oh god you just punched that guy run dude

You don't sound h...more
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
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