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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
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Sparse. Sparse in word, in conversation, in length. This collection of very short stores portrays a set of sparse lives, birthed by sparse language. In the grains of words, the reader can find a random gem of a sentence which is what gains Carver cri...more
Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor
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Chancellor explores bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90's. As I read this post great recession, I can see the looming derivatives bubble coming. I cannot help but wonder if anyone on Wall Street or in the banking business has ever read...more
A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
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This was selected from a recommendation of ten books every millennial should read on investing and speculation. After covering the recommendations, I would put it about number three. Malkiel delivers a text book for understanding financial markets th...more
All That Is by James Salter
All That Is
by James Salter
read in September, 2014
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The life and loves of Phil Bowman. Following Phil from WWII to the 80's was an interesting journey. Salter demonstrates amazing phrasing, revealing much with sparse language in an indirect manner. A master writer, of course, with unique style.
Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt
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If I could be any musician (and if I had any musical talent at all) I would be Linda Ronstadt's guitarist. (Anyone else remember the movie FM?) Since sitting in my college dorm listening to my best friend's LP while staring at the cover of Simple Dre...more
Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
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John C. Bogle's proof case for the Vanguard style of mutual fund management. The book is well written and manages to stay interesting despite the fact that Bogle belabors the point, hammering home the core principles from every conceivable angle. Why...more
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Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
by Herman Melville
read in August, 2014
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Dense Victoria prose and the plodding plot mask the value of this book to the modern reader. However, to get an broad and deep education, one does need to reach this book.
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Uncaged by John Sandford
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The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow
The Kings of Cool
by Don Winslow
read in January, 2013
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