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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
5 of 5 stars
“…we in medicine inflict deep gouges at the end of people’s lives and the stand oblivious to the harm done.”
4 of 5 stars
I would likely give this 3.5 stars if the app allowed, but since not – I’ll afford it 4. It’s apparent that this is an earlier Tepper writing given that it’s rather klunky/clomp-clomp-clomp at times on some of the philos/moralizing. Howe…
The Westing Game
3 of 5 stars
Awesome fun quick read after the brick of a Lyndon B. Johnson doorstop I just finished!
Gun Machine
5 of 5 stars

Loved this book, loved the characters, couldn’t put it down – got up earlier than usual is morning to finish it. I want to work with fucked up people like Tallow, Scarly and Bat, which probably speaks to how fucked up I am. 🙂

The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court
4 of 5 stars

I want to give this 4-stars just for the last couple of page-turner chapters plus other chunks of totally nommable SCOTUS detailia, narrative and gossip that only Toobin can provide (like Toobin can provide). However, the bulk of…

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
5 of 5 stars

Well done analysis of the long arc and ins/outs of the current anti-vax snake-oil peddling. Even if you’re pro-science and think you already know everything you need to know about the current anti-vax craze – I highly recommend …

Alif the Unseen
4 of 5 stars
A fun read that I really enjoyed and found satisfying, even cried in a few spots (what – I get into stories and chars! :D). I much enjoyed the Middle Eastern/Islamic mythos & socio/cultural backdrop vs the usual Western angle on things. …
Blood Rites
5 of 5 stars
The Dresden Files series remains my all time favorite for its characters, scenarios, and all-around brain-candy recreational reading yumminess. I needed a softball read last week, so revisited this from a few years ago. Nom.
County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital
3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book, but gave it 3-stars for seeming rather light (although don’t mistake that for “fluffy”) in content, and a bit disjointed at points.That said, I much appreciated Ansell’s perspective and experience over the arc of …

Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA
5 of 5 stars

i found Superbug to be a hell of a good and utterly terrifying read. Reads not entirely unlike a Crichton or Grisham (for those of us who unabashedly like our guilty pleasures) but instead of pure fluff it’s packed with reference…

4 of 5 stars
A very different story from the Gone Away World (which is one of my top 5 fav books of all time) – but same brilliant use of delicious words, and so delightfully British. Great story – loved it.


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