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November 2014
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reviewed: Bleeding Kansas
I found the book realistic and compelling and I loved the characters. Pretty close to where I grew up and where I went to co...
Bleeding Kansas - Sara Paretsky
reviewed: Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
"Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple." Football coach Barry Switzer's remark c...
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty - Daniel Schulman
September 2014
19
reviewed: The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
I got this out of the library based on an LA Times review, I think, and expected a caper thriller about the CIA publishing an...
The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book - Peter Finn, Petra Couvee
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September 2014
04
reviewed: The Pope of Greenwich Village
I love this book. It reminded me of The Friends of Eddie Coyle, another favorite. Lots of low-life but lovable characters, ...
The Pope of Greenwich Village - Vincent Patrick
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August 2014
31
reviewed: Doctor Zhivago
One of the great books, I think. I'm not sure how I'd feel about it without having seen the movie, which is not only a wonde...
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak, Борис Пастернак
finished reading:
August 2014
05
reviewed: The Black Rose (Joe Dylan) (Volume 4)
More hard-hitting prose from James Newman, this time dividing the plot between Fun City and the UK, past and present, from se...
The Black Rose (Joe Dylan) (Volume 4) - James A. Newman
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June 2014
11
reviewed: The White Flamingo
The setting of this shocking mystery is Hell itself, ironically renamed "Fun City," somewhere in Thailand. Not for the squea...
The White Flamingo - James A. Newman
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May 2014
24
reviewed: The Mayor of MacDougal Street
A couple of things struck me while reading this. One, there needs to be some other media form for this kind of thing--READIN...
The Mayor of MacDougal Street - Dave Van Ronk, Elijah Wald
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May 2014
19
reviewed: Chasing the Golden Dragon
Cool adventure/crime novel set in the mean streets of Southeast Asia. Local color galore and tons of detail on how to launde...
Chasing the Golden Dragon - Warren Olson
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March 2014
13
reviewed: My Christian Penis
Imaginative. Something different. Not your usual talking penis story by a long shot. Highly recommend it--cracked me up.
My Christian Penis - R. Tyler
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