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Bruce rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
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I loved this book. Set it small southern town, it's about the redoubtable 13-yo Harriet who has grown up in the tragedy and mystery of who murdered her little brother, which she suddenly sets out to solve. It's about the heroic but slightly comical a...more
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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
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Maybe this is a great novel, but I think it is the most painful and depressing book I ever read.
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
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Enjoyable book about 67-year old man living alone and pondering long-ago events involving him and his father and his father's secret life, then only dimly perceived.
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A Time to Be Born by Dawn Powell
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Satire on New York ca. 1941 (which is a period you don't often see satirized), involving Midwestern transplants like Powell was herself. Sharp and funny, insight into a different time than now.
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
read in March, 2009
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Marvelous biography of a truly amazing person. Dense with intelligent detail and a pleasure to read at the same time.
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Justinian’s Flea by William Rosen
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This is an absorbing and multifaceted history of the age of Emperor Justinian which focuses attention on an epic event I didn't really even know about til I read this book : the Plague of Justinian -- the first outbreak of bubonic plague in Europe in...more
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Shakespeare by Another Name by Mark  Anderson
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I challenge you to read this book and retain a dismissive attitude towards its thesis -- that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, wrote the works of Shakespeare. No one or two or three telling facts or coincidences can carry much weight in an argument li...more
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2182 Kilohertz by David Masiel
2182 Kilohertz: A Novel
by David Masiel
read in September, 2008
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First novel about hard luck people working for Exxon in extreme Arctic conditions. Realism, adventure, and suspense.
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The Political Brain by Drew Westen
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I echo Robert Kuttner's and Bill Clinton's comments : This is the most illuminating book about American politics I've ever read. The author is a clinical and theoretical psychologist who also has an incredible intuitive understanding of politics and...more
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