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Louise rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson
The Curse of Lono
by Hunter S. Thompson
read in July, 2014
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I don't know why I have been in Hawaii this long without reading this. It was time to pick it up.

It has all the hallmarks of a Hunter Thompson work.... energy, macho, drugs & alcohol, fast cars, loose talk and some politically uncorrect nouns and...more
"She is the daughter of a wealthy US philanthropist and a British aristocratic mother. They traveled at lot. Iris married an Italian, ran an estate in...more "
Louise rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Leopardi by Iris Origo
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I've been reading about marketing in the digital age and brain research, so it was time to step back into the early 19th century... and a step back in time this is! As I read this book, I wondered how probable such a life would be today.

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The Rise of the Network Society by Manuel Castells
" The Rise of the Network Society is the first part of a three-volume work on sociology. It was first published in the late 1990s, and the second edition was published in 2010. Within those past twenty years, these books have become some of the most... " Read more of this review »
Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
" 3.5 stars -- but a positive 3.5. This is an interesting book, and Jake's an intersting guy. He takes some flack for having dolled up his prose a little (fair enough), and he's definitely a self-absorbed kinda guy (as he's the first to admit). But... " Read more of this review »
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
" Though it's the story of a journey, not an in-depth current affairs tome, I found this very informative about countries I knew very little about. Passing mentions of historical events have gotten me curious to track down more information elsewhere... " Read more of this review »
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The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
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The first half of the book discusses earlier revolutions in communication. The changes from stone tablets to scrolls to pages and books were necessary steps in human development. We forget that there were skeptics at the introduction of each. Socrate...more
"I appreciated "Burr" much more in the second read. This was after having read Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" and Nancy Isenberg's "The Fallen Founder"...more "
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Buyographics by Matt Carmichael
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Author Matt Carmichael shows how "big data" is culled from different sources and analyzed to describe consumers and then develop both targeted content and targeted distribution to reach those consumers. The book's data is surprisingly up to date for...more
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