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Ken-ichi is on page 138 of 220 of Riddley Walker
Pretty good, a bit hard to follow what the heck is going on.
Sep 14, 2012 10:20AM 1 comment
Riddley Walker

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Hate to say it, but Amazon has Goodreads beat on this one: http://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ship...
Sep 11, 2012 02:20PM Add a comment

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Ken-ichi is on page 262 of 368 of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
Elisabeth returning to nazi Austria: superheroic. Can't believe this only gets one paragraph!
Sep 03, 2012 10:37AM Add a comment
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

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Ken-ichi is on page 235 of 368 of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
Enjoying more and more, maybe bc of the kids, maybe bc history is becoming more recognizable.
Sep 02, 2012 12:58PM Add a comment
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

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Ken-ichi is on page 198 of 557 of Life With Jeeves (Jeeves #6, 2, & 4)
Still fun, if a bit repetitive.
Aug 31, 2012 10:30PM Add a comment
Life With Jeeves (Jeeves #6, 2, & 4)

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Ken-ichi is on page 51 of 557 of Life With Jeeves (Jeeves #6, 2, & 4)
"Death, where is thy jolly old sting?"
Aug 19, 2012 11:22AM Add a comment
Life With Jeeves (Jeeves #6, 2, & 4)

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Ken-ichi is on page 273 of 608 of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
This book is still pissing me off, and yet I continue reading. Sigh.
Aug 14, 2012 11:40PM Add a comment
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Ken-ichi added a status update Jul 26, 2012 11:22AM 4 comments

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Ken-ichi is on page 67 of 608 of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
Long, Hollywood-esque piece of dialogue WITH NO CITATION. WTF, is this serious history or isn't it? How do I know whether to trust the author? Just cuz?
Jul 17, 2012 02:47PM Add a comment
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Ken-ichi is on page 48 of 225 of Tomato Red
Why was I wasting time with those other novels?! So good.
Jul 11, 2012 02:10PM Add a comment
Tomato Red

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Ken-ichi is on page 24 of 608 of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
So far interesting but un-cited and fairly polemical.
Jul 11, 2012 02:09PM Add a comment
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Ken-ichi is on page 84 of 310 of Chronopolis and Other Stories
Manhole 69, which was neither homoerotic NOR pornographic in nature, was the first story I actually enjoyed in this collection. Guess I'll keep reading.
Jul 08, 2012 11:54AM Add a comment
Chronopolis and Other Stories

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Ken-ichi is on page 225 of 400 of Swamplandia!
Pretty bored with this book, but I keep thinking it's just about to get interesting. Magical realist swamp + theme park wasteland isn't doing it for me.
Jun 29, 2012 12:25PM Add a comment
Swamplandia!

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Ken-ichi is on page 81 of 344 of Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Pretty awesome, though I feel like I'm in the intellectual equivalent of Fosty's porn awards men's room.
Jun 18, 2012 04:10PM Add a comment
Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

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Ken-ichi is on page 79 of 400 of Swamplandia!
Decent so far.
Jun 14, 2012 10:24PM Add a comment
Swamplandia!

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Ken-ichi is on page 289 of 480 of The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Cities as constant social elevators. Seems opposed to Berry's cyclic agrarian metaphor. Where do the new poor come from? Are the poor a resource the city refines?
Jun 03, 2012 12:18PM Add a comment
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Ken-ichi is on page 324 of 499 of The Diamond Age
With the right set of expectations, Neal Stephenson is amazing.
Jun 03, 2012 11:04AM Add a comment
The Diamond Age

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Literate friends: is there a name for a chapter title or subtitle that is an enumeration of things that happen in that chapter? Seems like a mostly 19th century convention, particularly common in travelogues, e.g. http://books.google.com/books?id=MDIL...
May 31, 2012 11:04PM Add a comment

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Ken-ichi is on page 130 of 499 of The Diamond Age
Great so far. Such a weird amalgam of worlds.
May 31, 2012 11:25AM Add a comment
The Diamond Age

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Ken-ichi is on page 71 of 237 of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
It's pretty discursive, American, perhaps even Californian in its advise, but occasionally hilarious.
Apr 24, 2012 11:27AM Add a comment
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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Ken-ichi is on page 51 of 246 of The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Kind of wish his chapters were as long as Jacobs'.
Mar 28, 2012 04:38PM Add a comment
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

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Ken-ichi is on page 114 of 480 of The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Still interesting, still no citations.
Mar 28, 2012 04:37PM Add a comment
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Ken-ichi is on page 460 of 616 of The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3
This entire tome is pretty much pure gold.
Mar 19, 2012 04:04PM Add a comment
The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3

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Ken-ichi is on page 27 of 246 of The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Rights vs. responsibilities is an interesting division.
Mar 19, 2012 04:04PM Add a comment
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

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Ken-ichi is on page 41 of 480 of The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Going slowly, lots to note. Occasionally hard to take her seriously without citations.
Mar 19, 2012 04:03PM Add a comment
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Ken-ichi is on page 25 of 480 of The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Caved and bought a new copy, after waiting on a library request for over a week and checking several used bookstores. My first experiment in book pairing begins.
Mar 16, 2012 06:30PM Add a comment
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Ken-ichi is on page 13 of 246 of The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Berry droppin' bombs: "...the basic cause of the energy crisis is not scarcity; it is moral ignorance and weakness of character. We don't know *how* to use energy, or what to use it *for*. And we cannot restrain ourselves."
Mar 14, 2012 07:33PM Add a comment
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

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