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The Mission Song
The Mission Song
by John le Carré
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.81
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good story, redeemed by its ending, July 30 2016
This review is from: The Mission Song (Paperback)
The Mission Song is not typical John Le Carre fare, and suffered a bit for its contrast to my expectation, rather than any failure on its own part. Without giving a spoiler, I'd say its a good tale which essentially becomes more, rather than less satisfying with its own moral ambiguity and murky ending. Worth a read - and a great summer diversion.


America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 17: Randal Telk and the 396 Steps to Sexual Bliss
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 17: Randal Telk and the 396 Steps to Sexual Bliss

1.0 out of 5 stars Author is a fraud, March 20 2016
Author is a fraud - never was a SEAL
Google Stolen Valor James Boedeker


Death Spiral Book 3: Debt of Honor
Death Spiral Book 3: Debt of Honor
by James Boedeker
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.99
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1.0 out of 5 stars Author is a Fraud - never was a SEAL, March 20 2016
Author is a fraud - never was a SEAL
Google Stolen Valor James Boedeker


Death Spiral Book 2: Jai Dee
Death Spiral Book 2: Jai Dee
by James Boedeker
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.17
2 used & new from CDN$ 14.17

1.0 out of 5 stars Author is a fraud, March 20 2016
Author is a fraud - never was a SEAL
Google Stolen Valor James Boedeker


Death Spiral (Volume 1) by Boedeker, James (2012) Paperback
Death Spiral (Volume 1) by Boedeker, James (2012) Paperback
by James Boedeker
Edition: Paperback
2 used & new from CDN$ 38.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fraud, March 20 2016
Author was never a SEAL - google Stolen Valor Stolen Valor


Death Spiral
Death Spiral
Price: CDN$ 2.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Fraud, March 20 2016
This review is from: Death Spiral (Kindle Edition)
Author never was a SEAL operator
Google James Boedeker Stolen Valor


The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
by Wladyslaw Szpilman
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Live the terrible adventure, and learn from it, so that we may all be better, March 19 2016
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As probably one of the few who has never seen the movie, I was a little embarassed to be so late to the party to read The Pianist. It's a remarkable book on its own - the tale is so profound, the characters so lifelike (which may seem foolish to say given that it is non- fiction, but that they are so relatable is key to the impact this book has on us). I really felt as though I lived the entire terrible adventure.

On a secondary note, this remarkable story is one of millions lost, and could have easily been lost to us. It's an incredible example of the need to remember and learn from our history, and to be as horrifically frank as possible in our recounting.


On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
by LT Col Dave Grossman com
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 29.12
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5.0 out of 5 stars Profound, Uncomfortable and Highly Practical, March 19 2016
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A lot of people would find this a difficult read, but I highly recommend it for all serious practitioners of martial arts in a real world context. Grossman leverages research and experience garnered from a full career, and has become a standard referenced in many other sources, including newer military training applications (see Marine Corps Hunter Program, etc.)

The most powerful endorsement I can make is that I have lent (and lost) this to three fellow martial artists - I may single-handedly keep the damned thing in print.


Dyna-Glo DGY784BDP Double Door Vertical Smoker-15,000 BTU Propane Gas
Dyna-Glo DGY784BDP Double Door Vertical Smoker-15,000 BTU Propane Gas
Price: CDN$ 265.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 232.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smoker, March 19 2016
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Yep - works really well. Needed a bead of fireproof silicone sealant on the door frame to ensure a proper smoke fit, which some users might find a hassle. I would strongly suggest if you are buying one, to purchase that at the same time (also available on Amazon).

This is not super high end, but it has a ton of space and does the trick. If you're an occasional user like me, you can't beat the price. Easy to assemble and has lasted over a year already with no issues at all.


The Beetle
The Beetle
by Richard Marsh
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 7.99
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old School Horror, March 19 2016
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This review is from: The Beetle (Paperback)
Old school horror - and thus largely psychological (think Poe). Interesting, and appreciate the shift in perspectives offered through the different characters, but found it almost excessively complex and suffering from a lack motivating force.

Worth it if you want an example from this era outside what might be considered more standard. Something like Frankenstein might be more accessible (and profound).


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