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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
A Dirty Job

jennnington, March 2, 2007

Ever since Fluke made such a big, ahem, splash, I've been enjoying Christopher Moore. So when Dirty Job came out, I wasn't surprised that I liked it. What did surprise me is that, as funny as his other works have been, this was the funniest. I laughed out loud at least every other page, which is not something I normally do. Combine that with some intense musings on the nature of the soul, transmigration, and death, and you get not only to laugh, but to think about what you're laughing at as well.
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Devil's Picnic (05 Edition) by Taras Grescoe
Devil's Picnic (05 Edition)

jennnington, January 19, 2007

I picked up this book thinking it would be entertaining, since it combined two of my favorite book topics -- food and travel. It turned out to be much more than merely entertaining. Grescoe not only is an excellent foodwriter and observant traveler, but goes to great lengths in researching the history, culture, and setting of each food and locale. On top of all of that, his musings on the War on Drugs are well thought-out, balanced, and ultimately convincing. A book that will not only keep you laughing, but will keep you thinking.
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A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire
A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire

jennnington, December 13, 2006

I haven't even finished reading it. What kind of review can someone who hasn't finished reading a book write?

This kind. This book is the latest I've discovered in a series of absolutely fascinating non-fiction offerings that have made history not only accessible, but entertaining! Karl Shaw's Royal Babylon, Andrew Blechman's Pigeons, Mark Kurlansky's Salt -- they all use the same basic concept with stunning results. Take something we take for granted, and then tell us why.

One chapter into A Perfect Red, and I'm hooked.
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