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More Books I Read in 2009

A. H. Lee
 
Skeptic
Skeptic
"Interesting biography of the famous American journalist. Mencken does not come across as a very nice man."
Sword of Honour
Sword of Honour
"Brilliant! Evelyn Waugh at his very best. Easily one of the best English novels of the past century."
The Gulag Archipelago [Abridged] (Harvill Press Editions)
The Gulag Archipelago [Abridged] (Harvill Press Editions)
"A very important and highly readable account of the Soviet penal system.  The Abridged version makes this classic more accessible."
The Death of Jean Moulin: Biography of a Ghost
The Death of Jean Moulin: Biography of a Ghost
"The biography of a great Frenchman. Also provides a detailed view of the French Resistance in general."
Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?
Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?
"Interesting.  The author makes his case well. He argues that Bin Laden died years ago. We shall see..."
The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By (Pocket Penguin Classics)
The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By (Pocket Penguin Classics)
"Great Georges Simenon thriller with an interesting insight into the human soul."
Clochemerle
Clochemerle
"Amusing French novel about a village community at war over the installation of a public toilet next to a church. Reveals the splits in pre-war French society between Republicans and devout Catholics."
The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Very fine work by Albert Camus. A unique short novel that addresses the absence of both remorse and emotion in the leading character."