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FDBluth’s #CBR4 Review #7: Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem

Mystery is a curious concept in the context of storytelling; its presence intrigues the audience, urging further exploration and commitment, while a sword of Damocles looms over, ready to fall at the slightest of mishandle. 498 more words

3 Stars - A Good Book

FDBluth’s #CBR4 Review #6: Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

We live in two worlds: the objective and the subjective. No matter who we are, where we are, we always find ourselves, ensnared in our own fantasies, whether it be the dreams of a better future, the nightmares of the past, or just the simply incomprehensible daydreams of the subconscious. 514 more words

3 Stars - A Good Book

FDBluth’s #CBR4 Review #5:Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World’s Greatest Chocolate Makers by Deborah Cadbury

Chocolate has an absolutely incredible history, when one thinks about it: starting from a novel bounty from the New World in the 1500s, it is now one of the most widely consumed food in the world, a ubiquitous luxury, as paradoxical as that phrase may be. 974 more words

4 Stars - A Great Book

FDBluth's #CBR4 Review #4: The Sandman VIII: Worlds' End by Neil Gaiman

There are writers in the world that can never be mistaken for others. Whether it’s the wide-eyed, bewildered wonder of Sagan, the breathless, unendurable litany of Saramago, the seething, contempt of Rand, or the natural, flowing tone of Salinger, there exists a set of writers of all kind who is incomparable to any other. 445 more words

5 Stars - A Favorite

FDBluth’s #CBR4 Review #3: Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

The Internet is, for lack of a better word, weird. No, wait, there’s a better word to describe it: eclectic. Its tastes are eclectic, ranging from non-ironic appreciation of small, winged equines to the ironic appreciation of pederastic ursines (or at least, I hope they’re all ironic). 701 more words

5 Stars - A Favorite

FDBluth's #CBR4 Review #2: How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle by Gideon Rose

Wars are a quite paradoxical concept. It is a litany of violence and base ruthlessness, unbecoming of civilized societies, yet we try so hard to dress it up as one. 685 more words

2 Stars - An Ok Book

FDBluth’s #CBR4 Review #1: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Where does one start with a review of a 47 year-old book, written by an author who left an indelible mark on American culture? One cannot approach it lightly, lest one seem foolish to literary veterans. 668 more words

4 Stars - A Great Book