Funny, Fun and Shocking

Book title: Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder - book cover picture

Andy Kessler is a worthy follow-up act to Michael Lewis, and his Wall Street Meat is as fun and enjoyable as Lewis's Liar's Poker. I read this book cover to cover and was chuckling with delight all the way through.It really brings us upclose and personal with the biggest rogues on Wall Street. The portraits of Jack Grubman and Mary Meeker are especially compelling. I highly recommend this book - easy to read, lucid and with a sense of bemusement only a true new yorker can have...shame we have to wait for his next book

EAN: 9780060592141
Pages: 224
Publisher: Collins
Andy Kessler

A Compelling Story

Book title: Travels With Charley: In Search of America
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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I first read this book when I was 12. At the time I thought it an entertaining book about a man I had never heard of an his journey across America. 4 years later I reread and rediscovered the book. The years have given me a new perspective on this book. Unlike Kerouc's solopsistic and dated "On the Road", Steinbeck writes with a genuine love of this country. He chronicles details with a writers flair but without the subtle arrogance of a book like "Making of the President, 1960". Steinbeck is distinguished in his eye for detail, he movingly tells of a small black girl being walked to school, her tiny, gloved, hand clutched inside that of a burly officer. Charley provides a light tone to the book amid telling commentary on the nature of America and such social trends as our migration to the suburbs. In summary, a compelling tale told in a loving fashion about idiosyncratic, genuinely decent people.

EAN: 9780140053203
Pages: 277
Publisher: Penguin Books
John Steinbeck

old master life drawings

Book title: Old Master Life Drawings : 44 Plates (Dover Art Library)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
Old Master Life Drawings : 44 Plates (Dover Art Library) - book cover picture

This book is an excellent and accessible resource for students. It has clear reproductions to analyze and draw from at a very low price. While, the entire genre of master drawings can scarcely be touched with only 44 plates, a nice selection of drawings has been chosen. I recommend it for anyone beginning their collection of fine art books, students, or someone who wants to give the subject a try without blowing a bundle on an art book. An excellent resource!

EAN: 9780486252339
Pages: 43
Publisher: Dover Publications

Fabulous, particularly on audiotape

Book title: Perfume : Complete and Unabridged
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Audio Cassette
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To hear Perfume narrated by Sean Barrett is a treat beyond the imaginable. While I can see that one who is reading this novel may become somewhat restless toward the end, the experience of listening to the unabridged cassette narrated by Mr. Barrett is unforgettable. The olfactory references are truly compelling as they roll off the tongue of the precise, meticulous narrator. This book, whether heard or read, is marvelous.

EAN: 9780140862911
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Patrick Suskind
Sean Barratt

Are markets rationale?

Book title: Devil Take The Hindmost : A History Of Financial Speculation
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
Devil Take The Hindmost : A History Of Financial Speculation - book cover picture

Best finance book that I have ever read. It walks through the history of speculation & the development of the different financial instruments (stocks, derivatives, etc..) Chancellor does a great job in both giving a historical perspective on the financial manias that have occurred and extrapolating out the common characteristics of what created the mania and deflated it. With a lot of evidence, he builds a very compelling case to question the commonly held belief that financial markets are both efficient and rational. Definitely worth a read.

EAN: 9780374138585
Pages: 386
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Edward Chancellor

True story of grisly murders in Brooklyn

Book title: Murder Machine: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Mafia
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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This book was a breezer. I read through this book in less than 2 weeks. It really sucks you in and makes you read more. The story and plots are real and that makes the book a lot better. The true story and the graphic way they explain the grisly murders catches your attention and makes you cringe. Just the way they killed people, it didn' t even bother them or make them feel sorry about what they had done. Truly, a great book for a mafia buff.

EAN: 9780451403872
Pages: 496
Publisher: Onyx Books
Gene Mustain

The Best Book Series Ever

Book title: On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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When people ask me my favourite books I have to Say The Little House Books. I am 18 yrs old but I will still curl up with a Little House book and sit their in one sitting reading it. I was 9 when I read On the Banks Of Plum Creek. I collected 9 of them. On the Banks of Plum Creek was the first I read. As soon as I read them I went to heaps of Bookstores to find the rest of them. This book was a delightful way to learn about the pioneer Life

EAN: 9780060264703
Pages: 352
Publisher: HarperCollins
Laura Ingalls Wilder

The best series of books I have ever read

Book title: Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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The way he makes the world and the people come to life it is just like watching a movie. I like how he vividly explains every thing in the whole book it gives a better picture. When I read it, it seemed like it would never end, he put a lot into it and it makes it seem like you are seeing Richards life go by one hour at a time! It is full of everything you could want in any book... It took a while to read this one but I read stone of tears a 9** page book in 5 days. They keep getting better and better.if you like these you should read Terry Brooks shannarah series

EAN: 9780312857059
Pages: 576
Publisher: Tor Books
Terry Goodkind

The BEST Book In The Entire Time Trilogy!

Book title: A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Yearling Books)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Yearling Books) - book cover picture

"A Swiftly Tilting Planet" is the best book! Charles Wallace and Meg, who is really just kything with Charles Wallace, rush against time to try and save the country from the nuclear bomb threats of Mad Dog Branzillo. With the help of his unicorn, Gaudior, Charles Wallace goes through the Might-Have-Beens to try and reset history and save the country. By the way, Meg Murry and Calvin O'Keefe, who we remember from "A Wrinkle In Time" are now married and expecting their first child. You should definitely read this book if you have any spare time at all!

EAN: 9780440401582
Pages: 304
Publisher: Yearling
Madeleine L'Engle


Book title: Dangerous Skies
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Audio Cassette
Dangerous Skies - book cover picture

The book is like a mystery. Buck and Tunes are best friends through out the story. In the book Tunes is blamed for a murder she didn't do. I think the book is boring in some parts. In other parts of the book it was excellent. The reason I gave this book five stars was the book was packed with action, betrayal,and emotion. I think the dialogue was a little boring but the rest was good. The bad guy in this story was Jumbo Rawlin. Jumbo Rawlin is a nasty character in the book. This book tells whats it's like to live near water.

EAN: 9780553478556
Publisher: Listening Library
Suzanne Fisher Staples

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