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The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literary • nonfiction
You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 14, 2013 tagged nonfiction
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. Book 1) by Eoin Colfer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 7, 2013 tagged historical fiction • science fiction • thriller
A Victorian-era boy travels to the future, pursued by his would-be mentor, who wants to turn him into a killer.
The Iron Bridge by Anton Piatigorsky (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 31, 2013 tagged coming of age • historical fiction • short stories
Six short stories that imagine the teen years of men who became bloodthirsty dictators.
The Railway Man A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness by Eric Lomax (2008)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 31, 2013 tagged biography • history
POW Neil Lomax helped construct the Burma-Siam railway. 30 years later he meets a soldier who tortured him.
Shot All to Hell Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 24, 2013 tagged history
The James Gang was well-disciplined and ruthless, but their planning finally failed them in Northfield, MN.
Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Paul A. Offit (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 24, 2013 tagged science
An unapologetic look at alternative medicine from a scientific point of view.
Good Riddance An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 17, 2013 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cynthia Copeland shares the self-doubt, anguish and fears from her unexpected divorce and its aftermath.
Hot Chicks with Douchebags by Jay Louis (2008)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 10, 2013 tagged coffee table book • humor • nonfiction
What is it about ‘roided out, chemically tanned jerks wearing bling that attracts hot women?
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 10, 2013 tagged humor • romance
Lottie thought her boyfriend was going to pop the question. She even bought him a ring. She was wrong.
The Recruit (Cherub #1) by Robert Muchamore (2010)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 26, 2013 tagged thriller
A hoodlum-in-training wakes up at a posh school where he’s offered a chance to become a young spy for MI-5.
Kobe Bryant The Game of His Life by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, Jennifer Stevens (2004)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 5, 2013 tagged nonfiction
After basketball star Kobe Bryant was accused of raping a concierge, she was savaged in the media and at trial.
I Invented the Modern Age The Rise of Henry Ford by Richard Snow (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 5, 2013 tagged biography
Henry Ford, a mechanical whiz who invented the assembly line, was also strange, cruel, bigoted, and poor at business.
Bad Boys, Bad Men Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy) by Donald W. Black (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 29, 2013 tagged nonfiction
An in-depth examination of Antisocial Personality Disorder, which cannot be effectively treated.
I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 29, 2013 tagged biography • humor
Jonathan Goldstein, star of the NPR radio show Wiretap, documents the year between his 39th and 40th birthdays.
The Art of Wallace and Gromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit by Andy Lane, Paul Simpson (2005)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 22, 2013 tagged art • coffee table book • nonfiction
A behind-the-scenes look at the art and making of The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Relentless From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover, Kobe Bryant, Shari Wenk (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 22, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Tim Grover trains pro athletes to excel, and believes his philosophy is applicable to any endeavor.
Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 15, 2013 tagged mystery • paranormal
Daisy Goodnight talks to spirits to help the FBI solve a murder and a mob boss find his missing daughter.
A Grand Complication The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch by Stacy Perman (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 8, 2013 tagged history
Two prominent, rich men in the early 1900s competed to have the most complicated mechanical watch.
Bomb The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 1, 2013 tagged history
A detailed, readable account of the race to build the first atomic bomb.
Unknown Pleasures Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 22, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
The story of the influential band Joy Division, from its early days to lead singer Ian Curtis’s suicide.
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 8, 2013 tagged historical fiction
Arn made a living on the streets of his Cambodian village. Then the brutal Khmer Rouge turned his life upside-down.
The Great Pearl Heist London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace by Molly Caldwell Crosby (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 8, 2013 tagged history • mystery
The world’s greatest thief tries to fence a fifty-pearl necklace before Scotland Yard can bring him to justice.
The Richest Woman in America Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 1, 2013 tagged biography
The eccentric “Witch of Wall Street” made a fortune in stocks while living a bizarrely frugal existance.
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 1, 2013 tagged fantasy
An assassin is sent to kill Ananna after she balks at marriage. She saves his life and he is cursed to protect her.
How the SEC Became Goliath The Making of College Football's Most Dominant Conference by Ray Glier (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 18, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Gods of Mischief My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang by George Rowe (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 18, 2013 tagged nonfiction