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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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Bicycle: The History by David V. Herlihy
Bicycle: The History

Lars Adam Johnson, January 23, 2013

Anyone interested in the history and technology of the bicycle will find this beautifully illustrated and well researched tome to be a rewarding read. While providing an incredible treasure trove of information the author maintains a well paced and entertaining style of prose. This is the best general reference on bicycles that I have ever encountered and it refuses to stay on the shelf but constantly makes its way back to my bedstand and desk.
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Flying Scotsman: Cycling to Triumph Through My Darkest Hours by Graeme Obree
Flying Scotsman: Cycling to Triumph Through My Darkest Hours

Lars Adam Johnson, January 23, 2013

Given the ongoing turmoil in professional cycling, this true hero's story of railing against the establishment is a refreshing and thought provoking tale that shows that any great athlete can follow their own path and win against all odds. Graeme Obree overcame adversity from the very beginning and went on to set the World Hour Cycling Record twice without ever using performance enhancing drugs, although the cycling profession tried to force it upon him. It is an honest read written in his own word from which anyone suffering through turmoil can gather strength and hope.
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Railsea by China Mieville

Lars Adam Johnson, January 1, 2013

China Mieville's all ages sci-fi meditation on the 'Moby Dick' story serves as a great intro to the concepts of Melville's novel for younger readers (along with Jeff Smith's 'Bone'). It is also a great take for adults and welcomes all to a fully realized imaginary world.
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