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Mike Jordan rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood
by Haruki Murakami
read in November, 2013
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My first and probably my last Murakami book. Yeah, that's about all I have to say.

Probably the most depressing book I've ever read.
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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
read in October, 2013
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I don't think Slaughterhouse Five is my kind of book. That said, I can see why people enjoy it, and why it's considered a classic. I suppose fatalism and absurdism are the main themes here, but it's the writing style that makes the book unique. In Vo...more
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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
" Why do I love this book? I love it because of the villains. Not just the obviously villainous Paul Lazzaro--although he's one of the great villains of modern fiction. During the hellishness of war all he can think about is his own petty need to av... " Read more of this review »
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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Deep in the Throat of Texas by James Mooneyham
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Stranger
by Albert Camus
read in September, 2013
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The Stranger feels like one of your summer reading assignments back in high school... until you get to the end and realize that rural America teachers would probably be fired for assigning a book like this to impressionable young students. I'm a fan....more
Mike Jordan rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Necessary Ends by James Mooneyham
Necessary Ends (The Shadowfast Supercar Driver Logs #2)
by James Mooneyham (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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I didn't enjoy this as much as I did the first book... but I did enjoy it. The chapters in Necessary Ends are much more loosely tied together, and it feels more like a collection of short stories than a cohesive narrative. There's nothing wrong with...more
Mike Jordan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Sirens by James Mooneyham
Sirens (The Shadowfast Supercar Driver Logs #1)
by James Mooneyham (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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What a surprise! The only reason I stumbled upon this book is because I was looking for Haynes manuals on Amazon for my 69 Mustang. How, then, could I resist reading a story about a tricked out 69 Mach 1 that tears across rural Tennessee in the early...more
Mike Jordan rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Les Misérables
by Victor Hugo
read in December, 2012
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Finished in time for the movie!

I read the Fahnestock/MacAfee translation and didn't have any serious issues with readability, although there are a lot of typos in the Kindle version. Hugo digresses on occasion, but there's nothing coma-inducing, unli...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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