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Scaramouche

Scaramouche - Rafael Sabatini Good swashbuckler, translation was a little flat.

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy - Andrew Zimbalist A little dry; extensive evidence of what a lying sack Bud Selig is.

Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists

Imperial Economic Policy, 1917-1939: Studies in Expansion and Protection - Ian M. Drummond Very McSweeney's.

How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes

How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes - Will Cuppy, JACKS, P.G. Wodehouse Ancient humor.

Masterpiece Comics

Masterpiece Comics - Robert Sikoryak Cute.

Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy - John Julius Norwich A bit too headlong at times, perhaps unavoidably.

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories - Some odd choices here.

The Spriggan Mirrror (Ethshar)

The Spriggan Mirrror (Ethshar) - Lawrence Watt-Evans Some of the life seems to have gone out of this series. Also probably could have used an editor at a major publisher for some polishing.

The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000, 2nd Edition (The Making of Europe)

The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph & Diversity 200-1000 - Peter R.L. Brown Interesting topic, fairly dry presentation.

Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel

Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel - Tim Butcher,  Xiaolu Guo,  Joanne Harris,  Kathy Lette,  Deborah Moggach,  Marie Phillips,  Subhadra Belbase,  Irvine Welsh A little slight, but fun.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke, Portia Rosenberg Fantastic.

Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation - Sarah Vowell Vowell finds herself a lot more hilarious than I do.

The Leftovers

The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta Not sure I found the way people's grief played out very plausible.

The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats - Jon Ronson Disturbing.

Making Money (Discworld Novels)

Making Money (Discworld, #36) - Terry Pratchett I really feel like Vetinari's depiction is getting off model.

Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire - Peter Hopkirk Fascinating, but really yoked two totally separate subjects into one book.