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Michael C has commented on (10) products.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Michael C, May 26, 2015

Pshaw. Nobody is ever going to Mars, as any competent science writer would know. The reasons are cost and radiation exposure. Roach is merely an exploiter who has figured out a clever way to use sciency-sounding factoids to sell her tripe. This pathetic book should never have been published. It is a trick on the gullible child who still thinks like it's 1959 here on our troubled planet.
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Capital by John Lanchester
Capital

Michael C, March 12, 2015

Lanchester weaves enjoyable mysteries and writes with economy, wit, and cutting humor. Here, he turns his eye to a tale of class polarization. The characters are memorable Dickensian denizens of our heedless, make-it-or-break-it 21st century. Great fun and sharp insight on a serious topic.
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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

Michael C, March 11, 2015

This book is absolutely essential reading on one of the most important topics in our society and world. It speaks the truth about about addiction and the proper way to respond to it as individuals and citizens. The news is that just about everything you assume to be appropriate is wrong. If you care about human decency, get this book and read it well.
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Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media Election Complex Is Destroying America by John Nichols
Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media Election Complex Is Destroying America

Michael C, November 11, 2013

Chock full of amazing (if no longer surprising) facts about the triumph of money over politics in America. The authors explain that the 2012 election devoured over $10 billion. Lots of important side stories, too, about things like history and the decline of journalism. Read it and weep (or light a torch).
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William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Michael C, August 19, 2013

Is this a saber I see, handle toward my mind? Come, let me force thee!

A little bag of tricky treats! Good fun and a nice way to learn this classic verse form.
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