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Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

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Finished: Exorcist: The Beginning by Steven Piziks



Started: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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Ben Bova, The Multiple Man.

This was in the used book section of a military surplus store. Remember all those books that got sent to soldiers in Iraq for Desert Storm? Military surplus. The topical politics from 1976 are completely dated, but the story is still fun.


Chris Hedges, The Empire of Illusion.

Awful book. I couldn't finish it. It's like a bad blog where the author thinks that if he asserts something, it's so obvious that he doesn't need to support his assertions. The actual thesis is never stated, let alone argued. It's all anecdote and unfocused outrage. There are many, many paragraphs that are well-written, and they are always extended quotes of someone else's work, copied from the internet.

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The Night Circus.
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Although still 3/4 of the way through the last book I started, I recently succumbed to the lure of the hardback edition of Jim Butcher's "Ghost Story".
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Finished:
Adam Langer's The Thieves of Manhattan (2010)

Possibly one of the most fun books I've read this year. It's a con game-caper-satire hybrid (the NYC publishing world being the target of each).

Now reading:



Walter Van Tilburg Clark's The Ox-Bow Incident (1940)
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Just finished:

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Just finished:

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Just started reading Stephen King's Desperation:






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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Coherent and well-argued. Especially after that tripe by Chris Hedges.


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And finally:

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