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October 2013
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I happened upon Christer Isherwood's 1939 book, "Goodbye to Berlin" on the shelves of The Strand in New York City. George Orw...
Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood
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September 2013
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I found this to be a very worthwhile book to read because it really makes the reader think and question socioeconomic trends ...
The Death of the Liberal Class - Chris Hedges
August 2013
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I enjoyed the book from the first page to the last. It's a light read, part thriller, part art-world exposé, part historical ...
The Art Forger - B.A. Shapiro
reviewed: Chaos Theory
I'll deliver the good news first. After a not insignificant amount of patience and perseverance, I managed to read this book ...
Chaos Theory - Anuvab Pal
April 2013
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This was an entertaining, serious book of comparative philosophy that eloquently communicates its thesis about the history of...
Status Anxiety - Alain de Botton
November 2012
03
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I thought this was a beautiful book - masterfully crafted, sparsely written, artistic. What Arsand has done with very few wor...
Lovers - Daniel Arsand, Howard Curtis
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August 2012
24
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This book is tremendous. It will shake you and keep shaking you through the roller coaster ride that is the North Korean narr...
The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson
June 2012
05
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Okay book but 90% of it is recycled material, so it doesn't contain much that's fresh or new.
Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success - Ken Segall
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April 2012
08
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This book is absolutely brilliant. Dalrymple takes a socio-cultural and anthological look at some very diverse and non-mainst...
Nine Lives - William Dalrymple
March 2012
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I agree with the majority of readers that the book can be a bit of a discouragement during the first 100 or so pages. But as ...
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
March 2012
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February 2012
24
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For those of us that live outside of India and take trips there, it is easy for us to wax eloquent about how much "fun" India...
The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India - Siddhartha Deb
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February 2012
15
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I normally write my own book reviews, but this one review was so spot on, and it reflected my own thoughts so closely, that I...
The Stranger's Child - Alan Hollinghurst
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February 2012
03
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This is an entirely worthwhile book to read because the central premise of it is so right and so powerful. However, as anothe...
Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything - F.S. Michaels
December 2011
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This book took me a while to get into, but oh what a book! Rahul Bhattacharya has done a beautiful job chronicling his (purp...
The Sly Company of People Who Care - Rahul Bhattacharya
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November 2011
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October 2011
21
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This was a very quick read, and I generally enjoyed the book. It captures, in quite a real sense, the existential crisis of t...
By Nightfall - Michael Cunningham
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