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Book Review: Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson

Journalists have book deals. They write for papers and magazines and when a certain quota of not-too disposable articles are written they are collected and sold as a book for a new and separate audience. That is what this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson

I was going to introduce this as Ronson’s first book and my third (of his), but a cursory look at his Wikipedia entry tells me that that is in fact not the case. I hate to start a review with … Continue reading

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Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

After reading The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson jumped up on my reading list. He had been drunkenly thrown at me some Christmas party 2 or 3 years ago (It was either the one where I was asked how … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Elephant in the Room by Jon Ronson

Perhaps an overly timely piece, Jon Ronson’s The Elephant in the Room dives into a political microcosm that is, I say perhaps when what I mean is hopefully, entirely alien to most of us. Yes, it is the Trump campaign, … Continue reading

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Book Review: People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry

This is a book that is less concerned with the plot than it is its characters. I like this. The plot will move when it’s ready. It has to, especially in non-fiction, but characters take time, require an understanding and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiroshima by John Hersey

This is an excellent book to start with if you are curious about the bombing of Hiroshima and have little historical context for it. As it stands though the book falls a bit flat on a historical narrative and instead … Continue reading

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