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Channing has commented on (6) products.

The Lacuna (P.S.) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna (P.S.)

Channing, September 18, 2010

This is a brilliant, moving perspective, by Kingsolver, or a pivotal period in history expressed in the lives of her characters. She invites us to stretch our perceptions and reconsider the unfolding of events including the histories of Mexico, the Soviet Union and the United States during the life of Harrison Shephard, her fictional witness and reporter. I was enthralled. The book is unforgettable and transformational for the reader.
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The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind
The Law of Nines

Channing, November 6, 2009

Fans of Terry Goodkind will find that The Law of Nines has the same magic that pulls us in so that we live in anticipation of the books that are sure to follow. The book is set in the present, on the one hand, with a twist that connects to Goodkind's previous works. It would appear that the work of Goodkind's heroes is never done and, even if the characters are different, the connection to the past is, finally, made abundantly clear. With luck, The Law of Nines could be the first of another engaging series. One can only hope.
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True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy
True Compass: A Memoir

Channing, October 7, 2009

Ted Kennedy's memoir is very readable and filled with anecdotes that are especially meaningful for those us who were living during many of the events he reports. I have always admired Ted Kennedy. It is reassuring to read of his family which, like the Roosevelts, had financial means and extraordinary privilege and yet were dedicated to public service and, especially, seeking justice and opportunity for all Americans so that everyone could have an opportunity to live the American dream. Kennedy's humanity comes through in the book. Slipped neatly in one sentence is a statement about how JFK would have handled the Vietnam conflict if he had lived.
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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Channing, December 8, 2008

Highly recommended. Presents background and rules for participating in the digital economy. This is the book that is constantly cited as a defining work on the subject.
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The Overlook: A Harry Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly
The Overlook: A Harry Bosch Novel

Channing, February 13, 2008

The rebellious and outrageous Harry Bosch is at it again, this time trailing radioactive substances that could be used in a terrorist attack. He finds himself working with FBI Agent Rachael Walling, with all of the old conflicts resurfacing. And it appears that everyone who should be helping him is getting in his way. This is a must read for those following Bosch's career.
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