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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid A Memoir Bill Bryson Book

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

Best comedy book I have read....

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Going to Meet the Man James Baldwin Book

Going to Meet the Man

Powerful stories of hopelesness...

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The Shape of Snakes Minette Walters Book

The Shape of Snakes

I don't usually read mysteries, and this book reminded me why. Very readable but I felt unfulfilled at the end....

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The Exorcist William Peter Blatty Book

The Exorcist

Once again I was afraid of what's under the bed....

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A Monk Swimming Malachy McCourt Book

A Monk Swimming

Malachy riding on his brother's fame. An entertaining read....

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Tis Frank McCourt Book

'Tis

A continuation of Angela's Ashes...

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Angelas Ashes Frank McCourt Book

Angela's Ashes

The depths of poverty, seemingly without despair....

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Notes from a Big Country Bill Bryson Book

Notes from a Big Country

America this time...

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Made in America An Informal History of the English Language in the United States Bill Bryson Book

Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Anyone who quotes Yosemite Sam has to be on the right track...

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In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson Book

In a Sunburned Country

Australia this time...

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The Edible Woman Margaret Atwood Book

The Edible Woman

My first Atwood read, and last for quite a long time....

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Alias Grace A Novel Margaret Atwood Book

Alias Grace: A Novel

I found it lying around the house. Good read....

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The Handmaids Tale Margaret Atwood Book

The Handmaid's Tale

Decent read. I think it stands out because Atwood doesn't usually write in this genre...

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A Midnight Carol A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas Patricia K Davis Book

A Midnight Carol: A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas

A heart warming tale. Pick it up for the holidays....

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Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Jared M Diamond Book

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

A highly informative page turner...

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Sand Dance By Camel Across Arabias Great Southern Desert Bruce Kirkby Book

Sand Dance: By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert

Retracing Thesiger's journey across the Rub' al Khali, Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter....

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Arabian Sands Wilfred Thesiger Book

Arabian Sands

Thesiger is a post WW2 Lawrence of Arabia....

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom T E Lawrence Book

Seven Pillars of Wisdom:

The book that started it all...

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A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry Book

A Fine Balance

A brilliantly written and truly depressing book....

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The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature The Collected Writings of Neal Pollack Neal Pollack Book

The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature: The Collected Writings of Neal Pollack

I couldn't get going on this book until I realized it is humor. Hilarious....

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What Went Wrong The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East Bernard Lewis Book

What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East

If you did NOT onlyb1 book about the middle east, this would be it....

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A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole Book

A Confederacy of Dunces

He reminds me of me....

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The Selfish Gene 30th Anniversary Edition with a new Introduction by the Author Richard Dawkins Book

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition--with a new Introduction by the Author

Egad, what a plod. The only thing saving it from a 1 is the vignettes of clever experiment....

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The War of the World Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West Niall Ferguson Book

The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

A good read. Niall Ferguson is new to me. He also has interesting documentaries on YouTube...

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Unraveling Piltdown The Science Fraud of the Century and Its Solution Evangelist John Walsh Book

Unraveling Piltdown: The Science Fraud of the Century and Its Solution

Just for the record, this is what a science fraud looks like....

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The Great War for Civilisation The Conquest of the Middle East Robert Fisk Book

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

Written in the wordy and unedited style that characterized Fisk's newspaper writing, This book is seriously depressing. Best keep your Prozac at hand....

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark Haddon Book

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

If you attend the play, be sure to sit in a seat that is a prime number....

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Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong James W Loewen Book

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

If you read only one history book in your lifetime, this should be it....

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Class A Guide Through the American Status System Paul Fussell Book

Class: A Guide Through the American Status System

It's OK. The book is written by an American....

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Dungeon Fire and Sword The Knights Templar in the Crusades John J Robinson Book

Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

This guy makes a dry subject read like a Dan Brown novel...

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Almost Like a Whale Steve Jones Book

Almost Like a Whale

Where is the evidence?...

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops George Carlin Book

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

KSA coffee table book....

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Lost Child of Philomena Lee Martin Sixsmith Book

Lost Child of Philomena Lee

The movie promoters have taken a book - more about the son - and turned it around and made the movie more about the mother. Not that I would not recom...

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In My Skin A Memoir of Addiction Kate Holden Book

In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction

When I picked this book up to read, I had no idea what I was going to find. The author invites you into her life to explain, but not apologise for, he...

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1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Charles C Mann Book

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

I had to get it immediately after reading 1491...

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The Map That Changed the World William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology Simon Winchester Book

The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

I'd give it a higher rating, but not that many people are interested in geology...

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The War Lovers Roosevelt Lodge Hearst and the Rush to Empire 1898 Evan Thomas Book

The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

Newspapers can start fires and then fan the flames....

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The Arabs A History Eugene Rogan Book

The Arabs: A History

If you read only 1 book about the Arabs, this is the 1....

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The Mother Tongue English And How It Got That Way Bill Bryson Book

The Mother Tongue - English And How It Got That Way

If you like words, you'll love this book...

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