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"After years of this poor battered volume bouncing around in backpacks, being read in such intermittent fits and starts that I can barely remember if there is any general arc to its argument, I am entering a semester that promises numerous, regular bus rides every week. I might just finally knock it out.

I can't honestly say this book is thrilling or that I'm ever anxious to get back to it. But it sticks with me."
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Empires of the Si...

Robin Tell-Drake Robin Tell-Drake said: " Well, I've read the preface, and it's clear the author is a bit of a prat. I've seen a few reviews around that warned of this. I'm reading it on a Kindle, which is a bit of an experiment--this is a hand-me-down first edition Kindle with a bum scroll ...more "

 
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Robin Tell-Drake Robin Tell-Drake said: " Bit disconcerted to discover that there are no chapters in this book. Intriguing though; my first Marquez. "

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Mar 23, 2010 03:01PM

 
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