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    Just finished the Terminal Man, a true story about polonium poisoning that happen in England. Very intesting stuff and a bit scary. I guess the perps never thought it would be detected and it almost wasn't. Once authorities knew what to look for they went though the difficult task of tracing the movement--planes, hotels rooms, and restaurants. It almost certainly came from Russia and requires special equipment to spot since it's radiation is of a different sort than, for example Uranium.

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    You mean "The Terminal Spy". I bought that book a couple years ago but haven't read it yet. Glad to hear it's a good one.

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Long-Walk-Stephen-King/dp/0451196716/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271616394&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: The Long Walk (9780451196712): Stephen King, Richard Bachman: Books[/ame]

    Just blew through "The Long Walk" by Stephen King in about six hours today.

    The book tells a story about a race that is set up between 100 boys where they start from the US Canada border and then walk South. If they fall below 4 mph they're warned, if they get three warnings and then fall below 4 mph again they're shot. The race goes on until only one person is left and that one person wins "The Prize" where they're granted every wish they want for the rest of their lives.

    Book is primarily based on conversations between the people walking as they discuss their lives and why they're doing what they're doing.

    Overall I enjoyed it.

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    Finished THE LOST SYMBOL and Dan Brown proves himself an excellent researcher and an average writer . Connecting the FREEMASONS to Washington DC(at least the ''secret'' DC) is NOT hard and can be found on a million websites .
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    Rereading American Gods -excellent work .

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    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt
    After finishing this, it was very well-written. I didn't realize until afterwards that it was non-fiction, which makes it even better.


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    I am reading The Hours by Micheal Cunningham. It was the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner for ficiton. It is part of my lifelong quest to read every single Pulitzer Prize winning ficiton book. Most of them have been excellent - well written with good stories.

    However, I am not enjoying The Hours so far. It is one of the books that is well written without much seeming to happen.

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    Just finished "Columbine" by Dave Cullen. I actually kind of stumbled upon this book and picked it up kind of on a whim. I was in 6th grade when Columbine happened and thereby didn't really have a ton of recollection to draw upon when I was reading it.

    Cullen's work really impressed me. Unreal level of detail through out the book and he really did a good job of remaining detached from taking a preachy tone. His journalistic background really showed through. Kind of reminded me of some of David Simon's books.

    In terms of the book it brought out a lot of emotions, I went from being in awe of the level of detail that Cullen put into the work, to my skin literally crawling through out the descriptions of the massacre, to feeling literally sick to my stomach through out the descriptions of people missing out on the warning signs that Harris and Klebold left, the fact that the police didn't go in until 45 minutes after the attack had started, the misconceptions that were sent out through the media, the cover up by the Jefferson County Sheriff Department, and the attempts by various groups to exploit the tragedy for their own ends.

    Overall while its not the most pleasant subject matter to read about I'd highly recommend the book. Cullen did fantastic work.

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    Just finished "Columbine" by Dave Cullen. I actually kind of stumbled upon this book and picked it up kind of on a whim. I was in 6th grade when Columbine happened and thereby didn't really have a ton of recollection to draw upon when I was reading it.
    Dude, you are grinding through books like a freaking woodchipper. I thought I read books at a pretty good pace but you are putting me to shame.

    I just started reading "The Coming of the Third Reich" by Richard J. Evans, the first book of a trilogy about Nazi Germany. Given that the damn book is over 650 pages, it may be a while until I post another book review (unless I read another one at the same time).

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    I just started Open, the autobiography of Andre Agassi. I'm a little surprised at how good a read it is. I don't know how much of it is really him and how much is a ghost writer, but it's very interesting, funny, and not a little sarcastic.
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    Just ordered some works by Dyer -the guy who wrote HARVEST OF RAGE-he takes on the prison system next .
    also, if you can find a copy , buy Civil War II-it is out of print so the library does not have it .Excellent research and his conclusions are dead on .

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