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Another Coulter Must-Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-15

If you disagree with Ann Coulter's prescription - that we have a 10-year immigration moratorium - I say: Fine, let's put it to a vote of the American people.
This is an eye-opening book about a subject whose parameters for public debate have been stringently limited for decades; yet immigration is the pivotal issue, the one on which all others will rise or fall.
If you don't mind America becoming just like California politically, but minus the great weather and beaches, then you will not be moved by the arguments and data in this book.
If on the other hand you believe that there should be limits on who and how many people we permit to become Americans and residents, limits that supersede the needs of business people, then you will find this book invaluable.

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Today's Literary Scene

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-15

St. Aubyn's caustic view of today's narcissistic literary scene is uproariously funny. The fictional Elysian Prize (substitute the Mann Booker) serves as his vehicle for collecting a dozen contemporary grotesques. He brings them together - the scheming judges, an aging relic of the Empire, and an assortment of glib, self-deluding writers and literary hangers-on - and lets them writhe and rationalize about their work and their lives for our amusement/edification. It's blather of a high order as St. Aubyn gives us the obsessive navel-gazing that passes for thought among the literati. Only the "Sonny" character clanged a false, forced tone.

Although I saw the ending coming a mile away, I was having too much fun laughing to mind.

Is Waterson dying?

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-08

I started listening to this audiobook having forgotten that Sam Waterson was the narrator, if I ever knew. Fifteen minutes into it I wondered who was the terminally-ill emphysemic Audible had recruited to ruin this download for me. I was shocked to read it was an actor, a well-known one at that.
Waterson is constantly running out of breath at the end of sentences. His tone lacks all nuance, let alone any emotion. It is dry, dull, gasping, wheezing, colorless and hard to hear.
Otherwise, Waterson is a fine choice.
Don't quit your day job, Sam.

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