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Keith Schnell

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3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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Ender’s Game is one of the few Science Fiction novels out there, along with Starship Troopers and The Forever War, that has something meaningful to say about the nature of war and of military service. Like those novels, it has some weaknesses that pr ...more
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When the Lights Went Out by Andy Beckett
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When the Lights Went Out aims to be a comprehensive history of every aspect of British life in the 1970s, in just over 500 pages. This ambitious goal – conceived with the idea that many of the misconceptions surrounding the period stem from a misunde ...more
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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This fifth volume of the Harry Potter series is something of a break from the previous four, focusing more on the larger story-arc of the conflict against Lord Voldemort an the Death Eaters and somewhat less on the annual iteration of the Hogwarts-ce ...more
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The Indelible Alison Bechdel by Alison Bechdel
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I very much enjoyed Alison Bechdel's two autobiographical graphic novels, but had until recently not made much effort to get into Dykes to Watch Out For -- not so much because of lack of interest, but because the vast back catalog and story continuit ...more
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The Spanish Civil War by Helen Graham
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This was my first experience with Oxford University Press' Very Short Introduction series, of which, it turns out, there are hundreds. Before reading it, I was skeptical of anything promising to present an abbreviated version of a very complex subjec ...more
The Spanish Civil War by Helen Graham
"The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #123), Helen Graham

Amid the many catastrophes of the twentieth century, the Spanish Civil War continues to exert a particular fascination among history buffs and the lay-re..." Read more of this review »
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Chicago by Nelson Algren
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I recently re-read this, which only reinforced my opinion that Chicago: City on the Make is one of the finest works of prose poetry in English, and really demonstrates Nelson Algren at the height of his powers, both in terms of his mastery of composi ...more
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Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
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I bought Priestdaddy as a Christmas gift, and before I wrapped it I carefully opened it a crack and ended up reading the entire thing straight through, laughing out loud the whole time.

Priestdaddy is less a memoir than it is expert storytelling, wit
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Ivan's War by Catherine Merridale
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The Eastern Front of the Second World War -- certainly the decisive theatre of the European war -- is seldom covered in popular histories of the war that are published in the West, and is usually given a cursory treatment on the rare occasion that it ...more
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Wicked by Gregory Maguire
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Fantasy genre novels often fall into one of a number of predictable tropes, and Wicked is no different: the author’s world-building falls into the “call a rabbit a smeerp” trap so frequently that you start to lose track, which is only kept interestin ...more
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Nelson Algren
“Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”
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“You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.”
Nelson Algren, Nonconformity

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“The great trains howling from track to track all night. The taut and telegraphic murmur of ten thousand city wires, drawn most cruelly against a city sky. The rush of city waters, beneath the city streets. The passionate passing of the night's last El.”
Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning

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“...a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.”
Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

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“The Irish 'n Polacks always get along- didn't ya ever notice? Irish 'n Polacks live on p'tatoes 'n got it in for Hitler, that's why they get along so good; all over the world. Never heard of no war between Poland 'n Ireland, did you? No sir, that's cause we're all Cath'lics.”
Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning




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