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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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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
Pirate Cinema

Portia, January 1, 2013

Great read and interesting thoughts on copyright/intellectual property. Adolescent adventures as they figure out who they are and where they are in the world. Well done.
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The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels) by Louise Penny
The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels)

Portia, January 20, 2012

Theis series of mysteries is delightful. Interesting, well drawn characters, complex moral dilemmas--and not everyone is perfect. They suck you in--you look up and are surprised not to be in Three Pines! I like this one in particular as it shows someone who wants to accept the obvious having to look deeper, and being changed by it.
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Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom: A Novel

Portia, January 1, 2011

Having lived in the Twin Cities, I feel like he is writing about people I know. Not always people I like, but ones I know. Great writing.
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

Portia, January 8, 2010

No comment, no context, no sociological musings: just the life of a family in their own words. THe most powerful book I have read in many years. For middle class person, this book gives us insight into a world we cannot imagine. And is a challenge to those of us who want to make the world more whole and more just. If we are to all work together to make the world better, we cannot just expect everyone to become like us. This book is a life-changing experience. And although non-fiction, a pleasure to read.
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