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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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    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862


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Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
Agnes and the Hitman

crankpot, January 18, 2010

I don't even like books that fall under the category of "chick-lit" but this was one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's an easy fun escapist jaunt. But fun doesn't even capture it. Laugh out loud on the bus funny covers it. Agnes is a cranky chef trying to cater a southern mob wedding [with more than the usual secrets], when someone tries to dognap her Rhett, and a hitman climbs in her bedroom window to protect her. Chaos runs rampant but instead of being confusing or disjointed you just keep laughing and turning the pages. This is what happens when a romance writer and a green beret write books together.
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