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Alethea has commented on (11) products.

The Post-Birthday World (P.S.) by Lionel Shriver
The Post-Birthday World (P.S.)

Alethea, January 24, 2009

I'm a sucker for "alternate reality" stories (i.e., Gwyneth Paltrow's SLIDING DOORS), so this was right up my ally
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Big World, Small Screen: The Role of Television in American Society by Aletha C. Huston
Big World, Small Screen: The Role of Television in American Society

Alethea, January 4, 2009

This is a synthesis of research into TV's effects, written in the early 1990s. Very interesting, and the authors look at the good as well as the bad. It's amazing, though, how much the television landscape has changed. Still, though, it makes TV seem somewhat less scary to a parent of young children.
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March: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
March: A Novel

Alethea, December 28, 2008

I have just finished reading this for an upcoming book club meeting, and I think it's the best we've ever read. I have always been a big fan of LITTLE WOMEN, and this brought the adult characters to life in ways not possible in Alcott's original, as it was written for a younger audience.
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Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making & Unmaking by Todd Gitlin
Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making & Unmaking

Alethea, December 26, 2008

An analysis of the mass media's effect on the New Left in the mid- to late-1960s, this is enjoyable as an inside look at the origins and organization of the New Left and of the venerable media institutions (primarily the New York Times and CBS) of the time.
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Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Salt: A World History

Alethea, November 9, 2008

While at times this read almost like a recitation of facts about salt, in other parts of the book it was a fascinating look at how things as simple as salt make the world go 'round.
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