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58. Shadow of the Hegemon; 59. Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling...

Shadow of the Hegemon
by Orson Scott Card

Started: May 13, 2011
Finished: May 15, 2011

I really enjoyed this book, the second in the Ender's Shadow sub-series. It was action packed, I cared about the characters, the story was interesting. Really my only gripe is the politics got a bit overly complicated for about thirty or forty pages toward the end. I'm looking forward to reading the next book. 365 pages. Grade: A-
***
Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors
by George Schire

Started: May 13. 2011
Finished: May 15, 2011

Poorly written local history. The hundreds of vintage photos reproduced in this book get an A, the fairly interesting little text sidebars that appear on many of the pages deserve a B, but the main writing in this book was horrendous. I wanted to hear some behind-the-scenes interesting stories about the early days of professional wrestling, but all this book had to was offer was page after page of mind-numbingly dull recitations of match results. 244 pages. Grade: C-
***
Total # of books read in 2011: 59
Total # of pages read in 2011: 15,306
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