Monthly Archives: December 2012

Book Review: Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Mental Illness

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I read about The Stones, Janis, NY punk underground and all the drug problems… you think at some point people would say “Heroin, it not really a good idea to start.” I am glad she found her way, but the whole bad trip could have been prevented.

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Book Review: The Atrocity Exhibition

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I can’t decide between three or four stars. Completely random paragraphs…sexuality or cars and more importantly car crashes; JFK, Marilyn, Madame Chiang, and somehow ending plastic surgery. No, none of that is a spoiler. There is no plot, climax, or conclusion…just a tangled journey you get lost in.

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Book Review: The Myth of a Christian Nation

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I was waiting on Boyd to back track on his position, but he never did. He uses the Bible, quotes attributed to Jesus and the apostles, to make his points on nonviolence, silencing the “take America back” argument, Christians wanting political power, and what to do with the “evils” of homosexual marriage and other social issues.

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Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

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The Nadsat about did me in and was the reason this book dragged on for two months of reading. The language became tiresome rather quickly.

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Book Review: The Demon

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Wow… I was totally taken in and enjoyed the ride. The best Selby i have read so far.

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Book Review: From Russia with Love

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The book makes the movie seem campy. No witty James Bond, but serious spy business. The story is a bit dated; there is no longer a Soviet Union, but those old enough to remember the Cold War and the spy novels of that time will appreciate this book.

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Book Review: Swamplandia

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I can’t remember the last time I read a 300 page novel on one sitting

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