The war of Don Emmanuel's nether parts : a novel

by Louis De Bernières

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5
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This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. The story takes place in an unnamed Latin American country. Really it could be any number of countries and you'll see some similarities politically with our own country. While being genuinely hilarious, the book is also poignant and grim. It's...

And the ass saw the angel

by Nick Cave

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Like Nick Cave's music, this story is dark and wild. Anyone who is a fan of Nick Cave will love reading his beautiful prose.

It's a wonderful life

by Sparklehorse

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5

Mark Linkhous creates a stunning work on this third Sparklehorse release. The eerie lyricism of these fragile songs have an aching quality that stays with you long after the music ends. A highlight is the gorgeous duet with P.J. Harvey on "Eyepennies."

Andy Goldsworthy. Rivers and tides working with time

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5

You have never seen anything like this, or perhaps you have if you've ever noticed how beautiful the sky is through the pattern of the leaves or sat staring into a stream mesmerized by the mosaic of stones at the bottom. This documentary explores the interaction between art and nature...

The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II

by Iris Chang

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"In December 1937, Japanese troops entered the city of Nanking, China. In less than two months, they murdered more than 300,000 civilians and raped more than 80,000 women. Chang's book was the first nonfiction account of the event. Iris Chang wrote so eloquently of the most horrible aspect of our...

Yeah, I said it

by Wanda Sykes

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Oh, no you didn't just say that! You will say this to yourself more than once while reading this book. It is hilarious! She doesn't hold back on any issue which is a nice breath of fresh air in such times as these. She says the things that some people...

Danger stalks the land : Alaskan tales of death and survival

by Larry Kaniut

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Gripping true life (and death) adventures from the alluring land of Alaska that will keep you on the edge of your seat and safely curled up inside. Captivating tales of animal attacks, avalanches, aircraft disasters, fishing, hunting, and skiing accidents as well as reckless mountaineering makes Danger Stalks the Land...

Blinded by the right : the conscience of an ex-conservative

by David Brock

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"Blinded by the Right" is a heart-pounding thrill ride through the cynical underbelly of 90's Republicanism as seen through the eyes of an influential writer of articles and books, including "The Real Anita Hill," which attempted to discredit Anita Hill and neutralize her sexual harassment claims against Clarence Thomas, the...

Four arguments for the elimination of television

by Jerry Mander

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Though written in 1978, this indictment of Television is as spot-on today as it was 25 years ago. Mander, an ex-Madison Avenue advertising executive, exposes the hidden agendas and strategies employed by the corporations who control advertising in general and the television media specifically. He shows how television, while pretending...

Let's stop beating around the Bush : more political subversion

by Jim Hightower

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4

Another funny and insightful book from Hightower. The Bush-bashing genre produces much of the same but Hightower always has a different spin, a different angle. You'll learn a lot.

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