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Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles)

satin worship, July 11, 2013

My 2nd favorite Vampire Chronicles book, behind Blood and Gold. This story follows Lestat as he is guided by a demon through the passage of time, the development of Heaven, Earth, and Hell, and to the modern age. It was the beginning of Anne Rice's exploration of more religious themes, however the book has plenty of darkness and sex to satisfy long time Vampire Chronicles readers. It's a beautifully written book that combines anthropology, religious evolution, and vampires in a way that makes it all make sense. Like all Anne Rice books, I find they are so engrossing that once I start I simply cannot put it down.
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Vampire Chronicles #2: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
Vampire Chronicles #2: The Vampire Lestat

satin worship, July 11, 2013

Very well could be considered a mondern-day classic. Anne Rice has a gift with words which allows you to immerse yourself in the characters and the world they inhabit. Even though the book is set in the 1980's, re-reading this recently I found that it had aged very well. The Vampire Lestat is a continuation of the character we first met in Interview with a Vampire, only focusing more on the troublesome and sexy antics of the rebellious vampire who seems intent on creating as much mayhem as possible. If you are a fan of more recent vampire tales you owe it to yourself to give this a read. It's witty, sexy, and charming in a way that the original Dracula stories weren't, but still holds to the core of the vampire mythos.
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The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
The One Minute Manager

satin worship, March 28, 2011

I read this book for a project at work. Personally, I thought it made a few good points on how to increase the effectiveness of the little time you have to manage your workforce. The book itself is short enough you could read it in an evening or over a few lunch breaks. However, I did not like how the book buries the information amid stories and role playing scenarios.
If you have trouble reading business books because you find non-fiction dry or difficult to absorb, try this book (and series). If you, like me, like facts and data presented at the forefront, with anecdotes as backup, you may not find this book enjoyable.
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Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
Another Roadside Attraction

satin worship, September 25, 2008

I just finished this book, and I have to say Tom Robbins delivered another excellent read. It was a little less cohesive and scintillating than the other works by him I've read.
The story follows Amanda, a very interesting character, as well as a few other characters that are caught up in the world with her. The first half of the story is about Amanda's overly colorful world and the cast of characters in it (and one really huge hot dog). The second half deals with the question: What would you do if you had the corpse of a very powerful figure in your pantry?
It makes some very poignant statements about the world, that are just as true today as they were when he wrote the book.
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The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany by Adriano Sack
The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany

satin worship, September 25, 2008

After seeing this listed on Powell's website, I had to order it. It's very small and cute, and full of interesting facts. Some are funny, some are weird. I've had it in my house only a day and already four of my friends have sat down and read the entire thing, they love it!

Now I just have to memorize some of the facts so I can impress people at parties.
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