Reviews by wfzimmerman
MARCHING ORDERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR II
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The author makes a puzzling choice and tells this otherwise interesting story entirely in the present tense. An odd choice, since history occurs entirely in the present tense. I am unable to get past the stylistic tic and shelve the book prematurely.
Inspired to re-read this because I'm talking about a project with David Brin. Good stuff for Uplift fans. What's bugging me about the Uplift books is simple: is the series finished or not?
I AM A STRANGE LOOP, Douglas R. Hofstadter.
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If you liked GODEL, ESCHER, BACH, you must read page 229, where Hofstadter discusses the sudden death of his wife, Carol, who was 43.
YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK!
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Unfortunately, heavily tilted towards new age gurus and the books that impressed them. Reads like a history of the self-help genre rather than a list of valuable books. Try something like MOrtimer Adler's 100 GREAT BOOKS if you're looking for real quality.
FOOLED AGAIN by Mark Crispin MIller
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For election junkies and Democratic whiners. Get ready for more of the same in 2009 as the 2008 election promises to be equally contested.