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(The Atlantic)   The best books members of The Atlantic read this year. Apparently, one of them just got around to reading Harry Potter. Wait until they find out about Snape and Dumbledore   (theatlantic.com ) divider line
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2013-12-10 05:36:57 PM  
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Sybarite: It's always hard to pick a best, but a friend loaned me Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan over the holidays last year, and when I picked it up in January I couldn't put it down. It was probably the best example of the genre I've read since David Simon.


Just picked it up for $0.13 on Amazon. I'll vouch for anything by Tim Cahill, particularly Road Fever (though haven't yet read the one listed in TFA).
2013-12-10 01:48:07 PM  
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Sybarite: It's always hard to pick a best, but a friend loaned me Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan over the holidays last year, and when I picked it up in January I couldn't put it down. It was probably the best example of the genre I've read since David Simon.


CSB:  My sister-in-law used to work with Jake Adelstein's father.

I've heard some interviews with Jake Adelstein about the book on NPR and other places, it sounds like a really interesting read.  I might have to put it on my Christmas list.
2013-12-10 12:53:22 PM  
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I'm going to have to read Addiction by Design, the one about slot machines.

"Her work shows that "what people want" out of a slot machine is not the payout, but the experience of receiving feedback. Players call the altered mental state that the slot machines induce The Zone, where everything but the machine disappears. And companies have gotten much, much better that delivering people there faster and holding them there longer."

Now I'm wondering if ADHD people are underrepresented among gambling addicts. I think it might partially explain why slot machines don't hook me.
2013-12-10 11:26:59 AM  
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Apparently subby hasn;t gotten around to reading comprehension yet (and modmitters can;t be bothered to read what they green either):

So this year, when I revisited Harry's first year at Hogwarts

Reading is so HARD.
 
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