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Swamplandia!
3.21
really liked it
SWAMPLANDIA!
Karen Russell
315 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95

I have searched for writers, musicians and artists from Florida for the past year in an eff
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Jan 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields
3.63
really liked it
MURDER CITY
Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields
by Charles Bowden
352 pages. Nation Books. $27.50

Juárez is diseased. It doesn’t tak
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Jan 2010
Apr 25, 2011
 
The Barefoot Mailman
3.90
liked it
The Barefoot Mailman is a fun-if-simple look at South Florida before development and overpopulation turned it into whatever it is you think it is toda ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Jun 16, 2013
 
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
3.76
did not like it
A burden from the very beginning and a chore until the bitter end, "Chaos Monkeys" just plain sucks. Reading Martinez's turgid writing is, as Vonnegut ...more
not set
Mar 31, 2017
 
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison
3.24
it was ok
WHEN THAT ROUGH GOD GOES RIDING
Listening to Van Morrison
Greil Marcus
208 pages. PublicAffairs. $22.95

In an interview published in 1977 by the Paris Rev
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Jan 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
4.26
really liked it
Excellent book that makes its narrative aim to present Bush as underrated known early and often. Borders on hagiography at some points and reminded me ...more
Dec 23, 2015
Nov 22, 2015
 
Losing Mum and Pup
3.82
liked it
I'm not a conservative or a fan of either Christopher Buckley or his father, National Review founder William F. Buckley, but love and death don't have ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Mar 26, 2013
 
An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962
4.14
really liked it
An excellent account of an often-forgotten episode in the fight for Civil Rights.
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections on Sixty and Beyond
3.81
really liked it
Unexpectedly sublime.
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
 
Writing That Works
3.64
liked it
You already know all the techniques from this book; you've just forgotten them. "Writing That Works" is a brief reference book that helps tighten your ...more
Jan 2014
Mar 26, 2013
 
How to Win Friends & Influence People
4.13
really liked it
If it was good enough for Warren Buffett, it's good enough for me. This book has a lot of old-fashioned, simple maxims and techniques that it never hu ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
 
Cross Creek
4.05
liked it
She must have been a real nightmare of a neighbor.
Jul 18, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
 
The Best in Tent Camping: Florida: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best Tent Camping)
3.91
it was ok
Sort of poorly written. O.K. information.
Apr 09, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.81
liked it
I expect big things from this guy. Seems bright.
Aug 04, 2014
Apr 27, 2011
 
My Dark Places
3.89
really liked it
Good book. Breathless and odd.
Jun 28, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
3.98
liked it
Got it done.
Feb 16, 2014
Dec 09, 2013
 
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
4.15
really liked it
Horrifying
Nov 27, 2014
Dec 09, 2013
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
None
not set
Jun 03, 2017
 
The Elements of Style
4.19
liked it
None
Jan 15, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
Of Mice and Men
3.84
it was amazing
None
Jan 2004
Apr 25, 2011
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
really liked it
None
Jan 2010
Apr 25, 2011
 
Love Is a Mix Tape
3.83
it was ok
None
Jan 2006
Dec 15, 2011
 
The Everglades: River of Grass
4.15
liked it
None
Aug 25, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
 
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
4.11
None
May 20, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
 
For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women
4.11
liked it
None
not set
Oct 01, 2013
 
How Full Is Your Bucket?
3.85
it was amazing
None
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 24, 2016
 
Cash
4.08
liked it
None
Jan 2002
Dec 15, 2011
 
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
4.15
really liked it
None
Apr 06, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
 
Chronicles, Vol. 1
3.98
really liked it
None
Jan 2010
Apr 26, 2011
 
Roads: Driving America's Great Highways
3.45
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 03, 2015
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