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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
Back to Blood

Corwin, January 1, 2013

I find Tom Wolfe spellbinding. I read The Right Stuff and each of his novels since then. Back to Blood does not disappoint. Gets off to a quick start, rapidly incorporates several threads into the story and pulls them together at the end. Not often I finish a 700 page book in a few days. I found Back to Blood moved faster as I read more. Found myself reading more and faster.

One interesting thing about Back to Blood - Wolfe closes the story shortly after the climax. No dithering around with inconsequential stuff at the end. Back to Blood is exhilarating.
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Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

Corwin, January 2, 2012

This book changed my life. After 30 years of controlling my weight via exercise (lots of intense aerobics; running, cylcing, etc.) I discovered that all I needed to do was cut back on carbohydrates. This was truly a revelation. I was not very fat - only about 10 or 15 pounds overweight; now the weight is trivial to control. I am healthier and have more energy.

I also watched the Gary Taubes video series recorded by Rivendell Bicycle Works. I heartily recommend this book over Taubes "Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It" if you like all the nitty gritty details like I do. If you just want to cut to the chase - read "Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It" instead.
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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Corwin, January 1, 2011

A great book! Michael Lewis goes into intricate detail about every aspect of the mortgage meltdown that spurred a financial crisis. This book is very accessible for the lay person - while at the same time satisfying for experienced and informed investors.
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