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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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Comic Book Character
Comic Book Character

Guy Fandango, August 29, 2006

Mini Review of Comic Book Character by David Zimmerman

If it were on Tv it would be on: Sci-Fi (oh wait it already is)

Summary: Not as cornball as a current Sci-Fi reality show, Comic Book Characters exposes the hero deep within us all. The only thing Zimmerman (if that is his real name) does not reveal is the secret of making a really nifty fortress of fortitude. But I have a feeling it would be a square or cube about 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. It will have a high tech security system to ensure nothing impure will ever enter it. It will also block out anyone who is shameful or deceitful. To get in you have to hame your name on the guest book. Superman should take some tips. First Zod, then Lex Luthor infiltrate the arctic fortress.
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Cell: A Novel by Stephen King
Cell: A Novel

Guy Fandango, August 26, 2006

Mini Review of: Cell: A Novel by Stephen King

If it were on tv it would be on: TNT

Summary: A shorter updated version of The Stand. This felt like it was lacking something. King pushes the characters from incident to incident and relies on his well-worn toolbox of devices to create suspense and sympathy. A good, quick summer read.
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The Prestige by Christopher Priest
The Prestige

Guy Fandango, August 26, 2006

Mini-review of: The Prestige by Christopher Priest.

If it were on tv it would be on: Sci-Fi

Summary: Amadeus for magicians. Two rivals struggle for prominence as the master of their art. One must work hard to perfect his technique, while the other has an innate ability.

Similar to: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Foucault's Pendulum

Guy Fandango, June 9, 2006

If you liked that "code" book that everyone is reading, I guarantee that you'll enjoy Foucault's Pendulum. Secret societies meeting in ancient churches, hidden codes, this book has it all. While Umberto Eco's writing style is more demanding than the breezy light narrative popular among most summer reading picks, if you take the time to engage this challenging narrative you will be rewarded with a breathtaking adventure that leaves you wondering if you are paranoid enough.
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