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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Jill Levoy A captivating, depressing, challenging, frustrating, must read book about the state of modern policing in poor communities of color. If you’ve read this one, I’d really like to talk about … Continue reading
Seveneves: A Novel Neil Stephenson Neil Stephenson is among my favorite authors, and my number one go-to dude for popular fiction. His writing is clear, his characters well developed, and his research top of the line. He is one of … Continue reading
About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews Samuel Delany I am a huge fan of the writer Samuel Delany. A writer at the heart of what I think the best of “new wave” science fiction, Delany has gone … Continue reading
Ed note: this review was written for a now defunct livejournal sometime in 2007. Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, Vol. I: The Structure of Everyday Life (Civilization & Capitalism, 15th-18th Century) Volume I Fernand Braudel The Phoenix Press Reissue (563 … Continue reading
Ed note: this review was written in 2007 for a now defunct livejournal account, long before GoT was the phenomenon it is now. Funny to re-read such a flippant review of what has become a cultural phenomenon. A Game of … Continue reading
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner Dean Karnazes The book that spawned a thousand of ultra-runners, Dean Karnazes’s chronicle of his life from depressed businessman to Ultra running superstar is the ur-text of the modern ultra endurance memoir trade. … Continue reading