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House of Leaves: A Novel
House of Leaves: A Novel
by Mark Z. Danielewski
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"Saints be praised, this is the best book of the new millennium. A veritable tour de force. Pynchon meets Stephen King meets Robert Hughes meets Borges meets Dante. Joycian. Jungian. Mythic. Any clich used by fawning literary critics applies. Yadda Yadda... (read more)

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A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry
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For a while it seemed that novels set in India were all the rage. My favorite is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. His massive tome ranges across the vast chasms of that giant subcontinent, all from the cramped apartment of Dina Dalal. Through her eyes,... (read more)

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Brothers K (92 Edition)
Brothers K (92 Edition)
by David James Duncan
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As a Northwesterner (or recovering Southerner) and a baseball fanatic, I highly recommend The Brothers K. From laugh out loud funny to tear in your eye sad, this book does everything you hope a novel will. It's a love letter to everything that's great... (read more)

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Black Swan Green (06 Edition)
Black Swan Green (06 Edition)
by David Mitchell
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From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy... (read more)

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Ball Four
Ball Four
by Jim Bouton
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Baseball Season is upon us. I-CHI-RO! I-CHI-RO! Youngsters, you really need to read Ball Four by Jim Bouton. A season in the bigs with the expansion Seattle Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers for those that don't know.) Joe Schultz, Sal "The Barber" Maglie and... (read more)

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
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"I urge everyone to read this book. The cover shows a picture of serenity, a scene from the beach of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The landscape is devoid of human beings and an empty chair sits on the sand. The title in red stands out starkly from this backdrop.... (read more)

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Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
by Daniel H. Wilson and Richard Horne
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If you are like me, the Roomba just does not cut it when what I expect is the domestic help of the robot maid featured on The Jetsons. In this highly entertaining look at futuristic inventions once envisioned, but never fully realized, Daniel Wilson... (read more)

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Breakpoint
Breakpoint
by Richard A Clarke
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An intriguing futuristic thriller from former presidential advisor and terrorist specialist Richard A. Clarke, Breakpoint centers on the vulnerability of the global computer networks. Clarke details the potential for real terror in this fast-paced work... (read more)

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Libra
Libra
by Don DeLillo
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The Kennedy assassination is front and center in Libra, Don DeLillo's fictionalized biography of Lee Harvey Oswald. There isn't a German loan word big enough to fully describe DeLillo's talent. Using basically the same cast of characters that James... (read more)

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Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
by Sheldon Rampton
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Trust Us, We're Experts! blows the lid off so-called "third party" experts, hirelings of the corporate elite's who do transnationals' bidding under the guise of independence. Every time you hear "W" say "I want to make policy based on 'sound science... (read more)

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American Tabloid
American Tabloid
by James Ellroy
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J. Edgar Hoover, the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa and dozens of I-talian "businessmen" do battle with "Martin Lucifer Coon," Jack and Bobby Kennedy, and other "Communists" in James Ellroy's latest tomes. Ellroy's tommy-gun prose and morally... (read more)

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A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry
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For a while it seemed that novels set in India were all the rage. My favorite is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. His massive tome ranges across the vast chasms of that giant subcontinent, all from the cramped apartment of Dina Dalal. Through her eyes,... (read more)

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The Devil and Sonny Liston
The Devil and Sonny Liston
by Nick Tosches
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I just finished rereading We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families because after reading Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning I thought that the atrocities committed in Rwanda might make more sense to me. There are eerie... (read more)

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Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
by Sheldon Rampton
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The Betrayal of Local 14: Paperworkers, Politics, and Permanent Replacements
The Betrayal of Local 14: Paperworkers, Politics, and Permanent Replacements
by Julius Getman
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