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Books Read 2012
List created by Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY on Jan 7, 2012
List Votes: 1 Books: 31 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Come Watson, the game's afoot!" And so begins another series of adventures of the brilliant, eccentric Sherlock Holmes, master of deductive reasoning, and his cohort Dr. Watson, as they solve another mystery in foggy Victorian London. Holmes, an obsessed genius who would...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist. With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick's searing metaphysical comedy of death and salvation is a tour de force of panoramic menace and unfettered slapstick, in which the departed give business advice, shop for their next incarnation, and run the continual risk of dying yet again.

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Man with the Getaway Face by Richard Stark
Master thief Parker comes to a plastic surgeon in Nebraska with a face that the Outfit--the New York syndicate--wants to decorate with a bullet. But nothing can keep Parker away from his old life of crime--and the major heist of an armored car somewhere in New Jersey. 

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millenium, Bk 3) by Stieg Larsson
Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care,...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book) by Jonathan Lethem
Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Yesterday's Spy by Len Deighton
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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
A Case of Exploding Mangoes (Vintage) by Mohammed Hanif
A first novel of the first order?provocative, exuberant, wickedly clever?that reimagines the conspiracies and coincidences leading to the mysterious 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan?s dictator General Zia ul-Haq. At the center is Ali Shigri: Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Dark Tunnel by Ross MacDonald
Dr. Robert Branch was a ...professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend was dead and Branch knew it couldn't have been suicide. He was certain the murder had been arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus....only no one would believe him...and the Nazis would have him...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park?Chuck Palahniuk?s finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.?Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Slouching Toward Fargo: : A Two-Year Saga Of Sinners And St. Paul Saints At The Botto...
In Slouching Toward Fargo, author Neal Karlen describes his two-year journey with the St. Paul Saints--the most audacious bushleague ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel. Coowned by comedian Bill Murray and run by Mike Veeck--son of the infamous sports promoter Bill...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
A Drink Before The War by Dennis Lehane
Private Investigators Kenzie and Gennaro are tasked to retrieve missing documents by a trio of politicians. The trail leads them into the midst of a gang war and reveals an act of child abuse. Kenzie struggles with memories of his own past while Gennaro deals with her abusive marriage

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
God Save the Child (Spenser, Bk 2) by Robert B. Parker
Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives. It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."?Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother,...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, Bk 3) by Dan Brown
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object -- artfully encoded with five symbols -- is discovered in the...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Killing Castro (Hard Case Crime) by Lawrence Block
BECAUSE IN 1961, NO ONE WOULD HAVE CALLED FIDEL CASTRO THE RETIRING TYPE There were five of them, each prepared to kill, each with his own reasons for accepting what might well be a suicide mission. The pay? $20,000 apiece. The mission? Find a way into Cuba and kill Castro. This...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Speaker for the Dead (Ender Wiggin Saga, Bk 2) by Orson Scott Card
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again,...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Last Call for Blackford Oakes (Blackford Oakes Novel) by William F. Buckley Jr.
Over twenty years ago William F. Buckley Jr. launched the dashing character of Blackford Oakes like a missile over the literary landscape. This newly minted CIA agent--brainy, bold, and complex--began his career by saving the queen of England and quickly took his place in the pantheon of master...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard
Legendary New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard returns with three of his favorite characters: Jack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from LaBrava, and Dawn Navarro from Riding the Rap. Jack Foley, the charming bank robber from Out of Sight, is serving a thirty-year sentence in a...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Heaven's Prisoners (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 2) by James Lee Burke
Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life -- and with her comes a netherworld...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
It Ain't over 'til It's over: The Baseball Prospectus Pennant Race Book by Baseball P...
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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (Harvest Book) by George Orwell
Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the “money world” of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The Long Lavender Look (Travis McGee, Bk 12) by John D. MacDonald
A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in ten feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Our Enemies and US: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political Science by Ido Or...
Ido Oren challenges American political science's definition of itself as an objective science attached to democracy. The material Oren unearthed in his research into the discipline's ideological nature may discomfit many: Woodrow Wilson's admiration of Prussia's efficient bureaucracy; the ...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia Stud...
Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate regimes from their main sources of power, these campaigns have produced...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Watchmen by Dave Gibbons & Alan Moore
A group of superheroes plagued by all too human failings fall from grace while the concept of the super hero is dissected and inverted as strangely realistic characters are stalked by an unknown assassin.

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz. One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart. Yet two years later, driven by...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond, Bk 4) by Ian Fleming
Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde, stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa to London to the United States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Agent 007 is in real...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
White Butterfly (Easy Rawlins, Bk 3) by Walter Mosley
It's 1956 and, times being what they are, no one in official Los Angeles pays much attention as a serial killer murders three black bar girls. But when a white stripper is similarly murdered - and when she turns out to be a UCLA coed, and the daughter of a politically powerful L.A. prosecutor -...  more

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Rodger P. (rapayn01) - Louisville, KY
Baseball Prospectus 2012 by Baseball Prospectus
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the businessThe essential guide to the 2012 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player?or both?you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2012 brings together an elite group...  more

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