A Review of Hell’s Angels

Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson My rating: 2 of 5 stars I read this book was Hunter S. Thompson's first book and I think you can tell. No real sign of "gonzo" journalism here, other than traveling with the Hell's Angel's on runs for a year. It seems very much like straight journalism, like …

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A Review of The Day the Martians Came

The Day the Martians Came by Frederik Pohl My rating: 2 of 5 stars I like Frederik Pohl, on average, but this book is below average. It's not even much of an attempt at sci fi -- just loosely related to it. It starts out rather promisingly, with some crashed astronauts finding an underground Martian …

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A Review of John Lennon: The Life

John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Whew! I finally finished this 850 page beast of a book. There is so much there, it's so packed with information, that it's hard to recall everything one would want to include in a review. Philip Norman did an outstanding job of …

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America’s Baffling Historical Amnesia

America's Baffling Historical Amnesia: Suddenly President Bush's Approval Ratings Are the Same As Obama's | Alternet. Stunning. How can America forget the president who lied to get us into the Iraq war for dubious purposes? How can America forget about Hurricane Katrina? How can America forget about how the economy tanked under Bush? How can …

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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks – CNN.com

Senate rejects expanded gun background checks - CNN.com. It's ever so nice to know we have the NRA looking out for our rights to get slaughtered in cold blood by assault weapons. The next time there's a massacre, and there will be one, I'm writing every NRA official and congressman I can think of to …

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