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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

The Ice-Shirt (Seven Dreams)

The Ice-Shirt - William T. Vollmann This book wasn't for me. From the opening pages, I found the author's use of language to be self-indulgent in an almost congratulating way. I'm far too old now to really enjoy the use of language towards it's own ends. In poetry, it's called "music". I require a meaning in addition. The concept of the work is fine. I'm not a huge fan of historic fiction, I'll admit, but I came in willing to enjoy it. I ended up skipping around a little and found deeper in the usage was better, a little more even, but I just found it too forced to enjoy it. Couldn't finish it.