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Things I have read that I would like to remember.

“The Life of David Gale” by Dewey Gram

Read on roadtrip in November 2008.  Purchased from used book store on University of Michigan Bookstore campus. This book is a giant waste of time.  I didn’t realize it was a book written after a movie was made with the … Continue reading

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“Tokyo Doesn’t Love Us Anymore” by Ray Loriga

Reread from September 2008 – October 2008. I read this back in March 2003 (see here) – but didn’t really remember the story.  So I thought I would reread it.  On a reread it was a decent story, nothing overwhelming … Continue reading

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“Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street” by Michael Lewis

Read from September – October 2008. This is my second Lewis book, though it is his first.  It is a great story of his first career as a stock broker in the 1980s.  It showcases some of the problems with … Continue reading

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“Unaccustomed Earth” by Jhumpa Lahiri

Listened to the audio book in August 2008.  On the way to Rhode Island to attend Adam’s wedding. This collection of short stories from Lahiri was not at the same quality as “The Namesake”.  Each short story does a great … Continue reading

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“Family Matters” by Rohinton Mistry

Read from July 2008 – August 2008. I followed up “A Fine Balance” with another Mistry novel.  This one does not span several years and keeps the story simply confined to one family.  But Mistry ,covers a lot of ground … Continue reading

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“A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry

Read from May 2008 – July 2008. This is an excellent novel by Mistry – my first of his books.  The characters and description of life in India is so perfectly captured that the book leaves the reader saddened when … Continue reading

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