Reading

Books: on balance, I'm for them. These are most of the ones I've read since 2007 or so. The star ratings correspond more closely to "how worth my time this felt" than "how good this is."
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December 31 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Stieg Larsson
Reg Keeland
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December 17 The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Stieg Larsson
Reg Keeland
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December 04 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Stieg Larsson
Reg Keeland
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November 17 Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
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November 05 Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Marc Weidenbaum
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November 05 All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
Cormac McCarthy
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October 15 Burning Daylight
Jack London
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October 15 No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy
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October 09 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Robert A. Heinlein


This novel is deeply racist, gleefully misogynist, and unpleasantly cynical. It's smug, didactic, and thinly plotted. There are a couple of neat concepts buried in here. But my oh my, there's a lot to put up with in exchange. Bleh!

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October 01 The Savage Detectives
Roberto Bolaño
Natasha Wimmer
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September 15 A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn
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September 08 RASL
Jeff Smith
Steve Hamaker
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August 18 1Q84
Haruki Murakami
Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
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July 07 True Grit
Charles Portis
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July 06 History of the State of Washington
Edmond S. Meany
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June 01 Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
Cormac McCarthy
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May 10 The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
Philip Pullman
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May 08 High Lonesome
Louis L'Amour
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May 08 The Quick and the Dead
Louis L'Amour
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May 01 The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
Philip Pullman
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April 15 The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Philip Pullman
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March 27 Nowhere Men, Vol. 1: Fates Worse Than Death
Eric Stephenson
Nate Bellegarde, Jordie Bellaire, Fonografiks
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March 22 Saga, Vol. 3
Brian K. Vaughan
Fiona Staples
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March 21 Saga, Vol. 2
Brian K. Vaughan
Fiona Staples
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March 20 Saga, Vol. 1
Brian K. Vaughan
Fiona Staples
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March 15 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard
Warren Ellis
Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos
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March 01 The Sea Wolf
Jack London
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February 18 The Road
Cormac McCarthy
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February 17 The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
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February 07 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami
Jay Rubin
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January 24 Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas
Brad Thomas Parsons
Ed Anderson
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January 21 The City & the City
China Miéville
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January 12 War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy
Henry Gifford, Aylmer Maude, Louise Maude
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January 12 Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Mark Twain
Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick
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April 01 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4: The New Scum
Warren Ellis
Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos, Keith Akin
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2014 total: 36