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text 2018-12-18 09:42
Reading progress update: I've read 254 out of 304 pages.
The Sellout: A Novel - Paul Beatty

This book is so strange


Using a submissive to highlight the wrong of slavery. And use segregation to highlight the wrong of racism. 


The main character going through all that stuff just to get the lost home town back on the map. 


Seems random but thoughtful. Make me think about more about the mind of those who are oppressed yet not able to escape this prejudices even when racism is clearly labelled and exposed. 

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review 2018-11-09 19:10
Web London is working out who kill his team
Last Man Standing - David Baldacci

Web is HRT, hostage rescue team. His team was setup and were killed. 


That lead him to find help with a friend and a psychiatrist.


The plot twit is good. And it is interesting on finding out who is really the bad guys. 


There are few key players. 


One group is the HRT and FBI who supposed to be the good guys. 


One group is the drug lord Big F. He got a son who is at the scene of the setup and now missing. 


One group is the one behind the setup. 


One group is a cult called Free Society. Who has killed a school boy years ago. 


All the players are in and Web has no friend with exception Romano and Claire. 


Billy and Gwen were the parents of the dead boy and they were under threat too. A few persons who were involved are now dead. 


Enjoyable read.  

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text 2018-11-09 05:56
Reading progress update: I've read 445 out of 656 pages.
Last Man Standing - David Baldacci

The story started with Web froze and his team got killed.


Now Web was an outcast and he wanted to know who killed his team.


More people get killed and now they think either related to drug lord or a cult. 


The clue is there and we discovered clue as Web discovered them himself. 


Romano and Cove and one psychiatrist Claire is still on his side. 

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review 2018-08-16 10:49
Finding Jack
Never Say Die (Alex Rider) - Anthony Horowitz

Finding Nemo Alex Rider version. 


With more actions. 


I thought this is the last book. So happy that new one is coming soon.


Alex Rider lost Jack in the last adventure. Now he thought he got some vague hints that Jack might still be alive. And it is all a cruel trick on him to let him feel the pain of losing the only adult that care for him constantly.


Good that his Sabrina's father took him in.


But Alex Rider wouldn't let go of even a small chance that Jack is still alive and he could find her again.


Sometimes we read YA because it reminds us of how life look like when we are still young, and the world is both scary and exciting at the same time.


I wanted to read book that has less cynicism that reflect the cruel human made reality that we are living in now. 


And YA has an additional advantage of usually not ended too badly for the main characters. 


Anthony is a good writing for adding humors into the story. And the character building for Alex has done pretty well. Although the villains are usually too forthcoming with their evil plan, that reminds us of most of the animations on TV. iit is not really that distracting. 


Action adventure teenage spy stuff is pretty addictive if it is done correctly. 


Highly recommended this for a summer read. 

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text 2018-08-14 09:30
Reading progress update: I've read 204 out of 384 pages.
Never Say Die (Alex Rider) - Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider is kind of going on a wide goose chase. 


There is very little clue or indication that Jack is still alive. 


Yet he runaway from his new home and tried to find Jack.


Of course he is lucky enough to run into the key person that just stole some military equipment. 

And of course he got away only to walk into another dangerous place again. 

I like the teenager action of the book. Like he would sneak into a dangerous place, got hungry and take the risk to steal food from the kitchen. Or he would talk back at the adults who just kidnapped him. Like this type of show of characters. 

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