May. 4th, 2015

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Well, that was interesting...


I write like
Kurt Vonnegut

I Write Like. Analyze your writing!


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Peter Watson & Cecilia Todechini - The Medici Conspiracy
ISBN 978-1-58648-5

This book is a about a large antiquities smuggling ring that had worked for decades - and the fact that many museums and galleries know very well that they are buying stolen antiquities. But having a big collection is the priority, of course.

Theft and dublicity in the antiquities trade )
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Roger Atwood - Stealing History

Roger Atwood is an American journalist who specializes in culture and archaeology. Or, in the case of this book, looting and reselling stolen archaeological treasures. The book opens with a chapter where ordinary Iraqis begin to loot the graves only the Saddam's men have been able to loot so far.

Well, this is what the yell of Indiana Jones about museums is all about )

Bad Monkey

May. 4th, 2015 10:06 pm
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Carl Hiaasen - Bad Monkey

Andrew Yancy is a down-on-his luck policeman who is demoted to a restaurant inspector for sodomising the husband of his mistress with a vacuum cleaner. His predecessor died of food poisoning. He is horny, prone to get stoned and wants his old job back.

Yes, he is the good guy of this story.

Jaunt to the Bahamas and back )

Crime

May. 4th, 2015 10:12 pm
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Ferdinand von Schirach - Crime


Ferdinand von schirach is a German criminal lawyer. In this book he writes about some of the cases he has been dealing with.

Guilt may be tricky business )

The Plague

May. 4th, 2015 10:14 pm
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Albert Camus- The Plague

As it happens, I respect Albert Camus more than his countryman Sartre. So I have tried to read more of his novels. They are not light reading at all - and subject matter of The Plague is actually even more serious than the disease the story seems to describe.

Insidious analogy of malady )

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