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Fri, Oct. 30th, 2015, 09:48 pm
Jackal: Secret Wars of Carlos the Jackal

John Follain – Jackal: Secret Wars of Carlos the Jackal

Life of a wannabe revolutionary and womanizerCollapse )

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Fri, Oct. 30th, 2015, 09:41 pm
Driving Mr Albert

Michael Paterniti - Driving Mr Albert

Michael Paterniti is American journalist.
He had to get a road book - using the plane would have been too fastCollapse )

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Fri, Oct. 30th, 2015, 09:39 pm
Virtual History

Niall Ferguson - Virtual History

Niall Ferguson is an American historian.

These are not stories placed in worlds of alternate history but scholarly essays about possibilities.

Counterfactuals of more serious kindCollapse )

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Fri, Oct. 30th, 2015, 09:37 pm
Skink - No Surrender

Carl Hiaasen- Skink - No Surrender

Skink saves the girlCollapse )

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Fri, Oct. 30th, 2015, 09:29 pm
Hippopotamus

Stephen Fry- Hippopotamus

Pretensions of divine healingCollapse )

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Mon, May. 4th, 2015, 10:14 pm
The Plague

Albert Camus- The Plague

As it happens, I respect Albert Camus more than his countryman Sartre. So I have tried to read more of his novels. They are not light reading at all - and subject matter of The Plague is actually even more serious than the disease the story seems to describe.

Insidious analogy of maladyCollapse )

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Mon, May. 4th, 2015, 10:12 pm
Crime

Ferdinand von Schirach - Crime


Ferdinand von schirach is a German criminal lawyer. In this book he writes about some of the cases he has been dealing with.

Guilt may be tricky businessCollapse )

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Mon, May. 4th, 2015, 10:07 pm
The Road to Ruin

Donald E. Westlake - The Road to Ruin

Both author and characters seem tiredCollapse )

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Mon, May. 4th, 2015, 10:06 pm
Bad Monkey

Carl Hiaasen - Bad Monkey

Andrew Yancy is a down-on-his luck policeman who is demoted to a restaurant inspector for sodomising the husband of his mistress with a vacuum cleaner. His predecessor died of food poisoning. He is horny, prone to get stoned and wants his old job back.

Yes, he is the good guy of this story.

Jaunt to the Bahamas and backCollapse )

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Mon, May. 4th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Cod

Mark Kurlansky - Cod

Cod to eat and overfishCollapse )

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