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Fastolfe
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Here are my 2011 books.
My rating system works like this:

= the book is a turd, avoid at all costs
= not sure what to make of it
= okay book
= good book, recommended
= great book, highly recommended

= reading in progress

Click on the book's title in bold to be redirected to the relevant page on your favorite evil book distributor's site.
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#001 - - Isaac Asimov - Gold
338 pages
An excellent read and a page-turner, as always with anything Asimov. If you're an aspirant writer, the second half of the book will give you great advices to get your started - Jan 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0061054099


#002 - - Mark Twain - The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
110 pages
Great, deceptively simple stories; Mark Twain is the master of irony - Jan 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1438533827


#003 - - Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
143 pages
A fantastic book that chronicles the demotion of the purposeful hippie drug usage into senseless hard drug binging at the end of the sixties, and the death of the American dream. A unique story written in H.S. Thompson's inimitable gonzo style - Jan 2, 2011
ISBN: 978-0679785897


#004 - - Iain M. Banks - Transition
399 pages
A great novel, but harder to get into than most Iain M. Banks (SF) books. The several intertwined stories are a bit disconnected, and the various narrators aren't clearly identifiable, but all these sub-plots converge to create a great ending. In short, you'll have to work to enjoy the last 50 pages - Jan 4, 2011
ISBN: 978-0316071994


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