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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Clark, August 29, 2014

This book deserves to be a nominee for any award that you can think of. It is not only unique and thought-provoking but well-written as well. I am not going to summarize the plot for you. That just takes away from the experience of reading this book. I really cannot think of any other books that compare to this one. This book is one of my all-time favorites and is a must read for anyone who likes to question the meaning of life. I can't wait to read whatever Joshua Ferris comes up with next.
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The Stolen Ones by Richard Montanari
The Stolen Ones

Clark, March 27, 2014

This book was excellent. The Stolen Ones is so dark and dreary with numerous twists and turns that you won't see coming. Richard Montanari reminds me of Thomas Harris(Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal). For those of you familiar with those works, you really should do yourself a favor and read this book. Richard Montanari is a real literary talent. I promise you will enjoy it.
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Clark, March 8, 2013

I am surprised at how little I really knew about President Jefferson before reading this book. It is clear that Mr. Meacham did an extraordinary amount of research for this book. The book seemed to flow fairly well with the occasional tedious/boring parts. I think that is a given though when reading biographies and about history. I think that Mr. Meacham writes very well overall. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in American history, politics, and biographies. President Jefferson "came to life" for me and that is all I can ask for when reading a biography. Overall, a great book about a great president. It is a must-read.
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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy

Clark, October 22, 2012

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this book. I wasn't sure that J.K. Rowling could write a story for adults that would be worth reading. I am glad to say that I was wrong. It is a powerful story that will stay with you long after you read it. It is obvious that J.K. Rowling really knew what she was writing about.

It is not a book for children and it was never marketed for children. It is for adults. Don't bother reading if you expect this book to be similar to the Harry Potter series. Do read this book if you enjoy reading works from authors who are truly talented and on top of their game. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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Clark, June 13, 2012

I find it hard to believe that this book is 566 pages. It felt like 100 pages. I haven't read a book this fast in a long time. Scott Sigler really paces his story well. He doesn't give it all away up front. Sigler practically keeps the reader turning the pages even though something scary, suspenseful and/or gory awaits. Many times I found myself thinking that "no, Sigler won't do that or go there" but yes, he does. He really doesn't hold anything back and I really appreciate that. Scott Sigler is an awesome writer and Nocturnal is proof of that greatness. Can you really go wrong with a character named Pookie? I didn't think so.
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