Monthly Archive: April, 2011

Brothers in Arms: The Story of Al-Qa’ida and the Arab Jihadists by Camille Tawil

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“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.” Patton (1970),… Continue reading

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Expiration Date by Sherril Jaffe

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Following what is presumably a supernatural vision, Flora believes she will die.  What follows is Sherril Jaffe’s novel entitled Expiration Date.  Flora finds herself in the Heavenly Court where a verdict is passed. … Continue reading

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Reservoir Gods by Brian Knight @ Joe Bob Briggs

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Dworshak was a body of water created by the Clearwater River.  The dammed river created the reservoir that powers the town of Orofino while flooding a previously abandoned town and leaving behind tales… Continue reading

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The Lime Works by Thomas Bernhard @ Joe Bob Briggs

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Thomas Bernhard (1931–1989) was one of the twentieth century’s great prose stylists. He belongs to the trinity of novelists who died early, the other two being W.G. Sebald and Roberto Bolano.  All three… Continue reading

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Self-Referential 100th Post

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Nothing like an arbitrary milestone for the blogosphere. This is the 100th post of the Driftless Area Review.  It’s been a fun experience thus far.  I’ve met new people and started receiving free… Continue reading

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