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Description: Fascinating reading - Davies is brilliant at explaining complex ideas. Some of the conclusions...


2007-01-02

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Description: Pleasant and reasonably amusing send-up of a New Yorker's reinvention of herself in the...


2007-01-02

 


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Description: Completely addictive and pretty powerful. Has inspired me to seek out her other books


2006-12-20


 


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Description: Dense story of multicultural/multi-generational family in France. Wonderful once I settled...


2006-12-19

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Description: Well written travelogue of a ridiculous journey. A walk between Herat and Kabul a few months...


2006-12-15

 


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Description: Vaguely amusing, but not particularly memorable


2006-12-11


 


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Description: Funny and scathing look at high finance. Bears a huge debt to Catch 22.


2006-12-06

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Description: Fascinating and well structured - Pollan does a pretty good job of tackling his four meals...


2006-12-06

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Description: Enjoyable but slightly scattershot.


2006-12-04


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Description: Bizarre and intriguing.


2006-11-27

 


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Description: Paul Auster finally goes too far into meta-fiction for me. The book refers to his previous...


2006-11-27

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Description: Rereading - enjoyable, but not as funny as I remembered.


2006-11-14


 


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Description: Funny and readable, but a bit directionless towards the end.


2006-11-13

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Description: Empty, shallow, dated.


2006-11-10

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Description: Ambitious biography of B. S. Johnson. Brilliantly written, if perhaps overlong.


2006-11-10

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Description: Enjoyable summary of 'new journalims', but it sometimes seems like the author is stretching...


2006-11-10

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Description: Engrossing tale of adolescence - the self-conciousness, obsession with social-hierarchy and...


2006-10-25


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Description: Entertaining enough - despite the big themes tackled, it still seemed a bit lightweight


2006-10-20

 


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Description: Thougthful and depressing analysis of politics in the US.


2006-10-18

 


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Description: Interesting if slightly repetitive. Provided a few things to keep in mind when presenting...


2006-10-16


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Description: Wonderful - a great idea, well researched and presented. You have to keep reminding yourself...


2006-10-16

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Description: Funny and sad - faded a bit towards the end, but still one of the better novels I've read...


2006-10-16

 


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Description: Visceral account of the coal miner's strike in the UK in '84 -spellbinding at times...


2006-10-02


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Description: Fascinating.


2006-09-29

 


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Description: An examination of the 'McDonaldsization' of the night time economy. Not entirely relevant...


2006-09-29

 


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Description: Another good book about alcohol and British night-life. Focuses on the role of bouncers in...


2006-09-27


 


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Description: Crazy, hyper gulf war novel - it felt like it was trying to be a modern day Catch-22 and was...


2006-09-27

 


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Description: Exhaustively detailed, aggravating exploration of 'hip' through the ages.


2006-09-25

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Description: Brief and entertaining, a good stop gap while waiting for his next novel


2006-09-20



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