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Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman by James C Humes
Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman

Waney, December 31, 2012

If you are a fan of Churchill you’ll want to read or listen to this book. It would also be a great gift! I found it interesting as well as informative ��" both on a level that forced a “Wow!” out of me from time to time. Although I enjoyed listening to the book I would recommend also reading the print book. I had to stop and ‘rewind’ more than a few times to get the full gist of what had just been said. If I’d been reading the actual book there would have been a lot of highlighting involved.
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Waney, December 31, 2012

A WALK IN THE WOODS is a wonderful read; funny, honest, but quite long feeling, as it details the hundreds of miles explored. Bill and his hiking bud Steve are two daring and dedicated trekking comedians. After receiving my full dose of geography and botany info, along with the harsh realities of those who brave the "AT," I think I'll stick to my roundabout at home or a half day at Muir Woods again one day. For now I'm off to cuddle with my sachet.
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Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano
Woes of the True Policeman

Waney, December 31, 2012

Reading this made me feel a wave of sadness that this novel is to be Bolano's unfinished and last work to be published. Hyper, surreal and darkly comedic, the novel is a continuation of the adventures of Professor Amaltifano of Bolano's sprawling "2666", his daughter, Rosa who disappears in Book II of the latter work; the works of Archimboldi, who serves as the catalyst of "2666's" plot in motion as well as Amaltifano's former lovers; young and hypersexual students Castillo and Padilla who serve as metaphors of the young, virile and frustrated ignored artists whom Bolano always has sympatized with in all his works. By all accounts, its a fast paced read into the abyss; something that will continue to linger on in the reader's mind with penetrating insight towards the mind of a genius such as Bolano's.
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By Blood by Ellen Ullman
By Blood

Waney, December 31, 2012

Once the story got rolling, By Blood definitely kept me turning pages with the multi-layered mysteries and psychological suspense, and if the ending failed to fully satisfy, it should be said that stories like this one really do resist any kind of “end.” So even though it was more of a 3.5 for me, I’d still recommend By Blood to anyone looking for a compelling and thought-provoking literary thriller.
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Jack Reacher's Rules by Lee Child
Jack Reacher's Rules

Waney, December 31, 2012

This is a fun book and contains all the tips, tricks and codes that our hero lives by most of which can be found in all the novels. Still a good accompaniment and would recommend
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