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American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
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really liked it

This is not the kind of book I would have ever picked up on my own. I usually don't read nonfiction (at least not as often as I read fiction.) and I hadn't heard of The Silk Road, and this is not a topic that would have fascinated me enough for me to pick it up naturally. (Even the cover didn't call to me.)


A colleague at work recommended it as a book he loved so I checked it out of the library and once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. It was compulsively readable and an absolutely fascinating story. Even more fascinating that he had no computer background and didn't really scale his life up at all as he accumulated piles of money. Quite a character.

I am glad I read it and will be thinking about this story for a while.

PS: This is why I ask everyone their favorite books. I've found so many gems this way. If you read this, I'd love to know your favorite book, too!

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Reading Progress

March 22, 2019 – Started Reading
March 22, 2019 – Shelved
March 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Gypsy (new) - added it

Gypsy Two more recent favourites: The Choke by Sofie Laguna and also by her The Eye of the Sheep. Discovered her last year and really love the ways she writes and the raw/realness of her stories and characters.

Jackie French's Matilda Saga books: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1008...

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

And if you like Police Procedural type crime novels then I think Tana French is pretty exceptional.

I am loving your reviews here. Thank you.

Karen thank you!! I will add these to my TBR! I love finding new-to-me books/authors. and thank you for your kind words :)

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