Archive for Sunday, August 16, 2009


August 16, 2009


On the street

What are you reading?

‘UFOs and the National Security State’ by Richard M. Dolan. I’ve been thinking about this kind of stuff lately. … My dad says he saw one once.

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1. “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $25.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.

2. “The Defector,” by Daniel Silva (Putnam, $26.95). When a Russian defector disappears, Gabriel Allon is forced to track down a deadly arms dealer.

3. “Best Friends Forever,” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria, $26.99). Childhood friends, estranged in high school, reunite years later when the popular one needs the mousy one’s help.

4. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95). A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.

5. “Swimsuit,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $27.99). A former cop, now a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, investigates the disappearance of a supermodel from a Hawaii hotel.


1. “Culture of Corruption,” by Michelle Malkin (Regnery, $27.95). President Obama and his team of tax cheats, petty crooks, influence peddlers and Wall Street cronies.

2. “Liberty and Tyranny,” by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions, $25). A conservative manifesto from a talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation.

3 “Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $27.99). Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunity — from the author of “Blink.”

4. “Catastrophe,” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99). Stopping President Obama before he transforms America into a socialist state and destroys the health care system.

5. “Unmasked,” by Ian Halperin (Simon Spotlight Entertainment: $25). A look into the final years and days of Michael Jackson.


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