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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Karen Kay, October 22, 2014

This was a fascinating read. Erik Larson has an amazing gift of storytelling. This compelling historical nonfiction reads better than many crime fiction novels. I found myself unable to put it down, fully committed to discovering the unbelievable horrors that once occurred behind the scenes of the 1893 World's Fair.
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Karen Kay, October 22, 2014

This was a fascinating read. Erik Larson has an amazing gift of storytelling. This compelling historical nonfiction reads better than many crime fiction novels. I found myself unable to put it down, fully committed to discovering the unbelievable horrors that once occurred behind the scenes of the 1893 World's Fair.
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Karen Kay, August 28, 2013

This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time. A thoughtful balance of humor and wit, sobering realism, and provocative social commentary presented by two seemingly different, yet philosophically similar perspectives of a 54 year old widowed concierge and a 12 year old daughter of a well-to-do family who live in same the building. This book's well written, highly intelligent prose follows a leisurely pace with a gentle charm that engages the heart along with the mind.
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