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The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 by Hergé
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late in life to be discovering tin tin. got the series, and they are wonderful. mostly.

"in the land of the soviets" is the weakest.these were originally done as a weekly serial in a newspaper, and the story structure reflects that. not much plot, and
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The Gun by C.J. Chivers
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monitoring tiny 3rd world nations for troubles was an expensive and timing consuming operation. the CIA figured an easier way to spot impending conflicts. they'd simply go to local markets and monitor the cost of an AK-47. if the gun cost a few goats ...more
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Stalin's Folly by Constantine Pleshakov
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the way he puts thought into the heads of the soviet officers makes me a little uncomfortable. i understand that he had access to the archives and many personal journals. but still awkward.
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Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia
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raymond chandler wrote something to the effect of, whenever he was stuck for an idea he'd have a man walk into the room with a gun. a great way to get out of corners and get the plot moving again.


whenever stuck larry correia has a cthulu crash throu
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The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Storyteller
by Mario Vargas Llosa
read in October, 2010
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purely by accident the nobel committee has awarded the prize to an author who actually deserves it.
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Count Belisarius by Robert Graves
Count Belisarius
by Robert Graves
read in October, 2010
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groan,

graves decided to tell the story in the voice of belisarius' mincing eunuch slave. imagine having perez hilton reading the script to road warrior and you'll have some understanding of why this book has been forgotten.
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The World Was Going Our Way by Christopher M. Andrew
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amazing how many of these things were known, or at least suspected at the time.

wish andrews were a better writer. every revelation has is presented in the same flat tone.
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Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman
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at what point does kinky become tedious?

about book three.

really got tired of listening to the characters discuss the proper ways of disciplining slave girls. wanted to grab them and say "pick up your damn swords, go outside, and kill a fucking monste
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