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All Books Authors A through M
Current Bookshelf: 2019 Books
Current Bookshelf: 2019 Books
2018 Bookshelf
2018 Bookshelf
This web page lists all books appearing on the pages of Executive Times and at http://bkrev.blogspot.com from April 1999 through
December 2018 for authors last names from N through Z. For the pending list (The Shelf of Possibility) and reviews by Steve Hopkins in
2019, visit http://www.hopkinsandcompany.com/2019books.html. You can click on the title of a rated book to jump to the detailed
book review. Click on the picture of any jacket cover to jump to amazon.com where you can purchase a copy of any book on this shelf.
You can jump to an issue of Executive Times by hitting the date in the “Issue Date” column. When you hit a broken link, send an e-mail
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Key to Ratings 1999-2012
Key to Ratings: 2013 and
after
Outstanding book-read it
now
*****
I love it
Highly recommended
****
I like it
Recommended
***
It’s OK
Mildly recommended
**
I don’t like it
Read if your interest is
strong
*
I hate it
Do Not Read: Take a Pass
DNR
All Books 1999-2018 Authors N through Z
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Author(s)
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Unstoppable:
The Emerging
Left-Right
Alliance to
Dismantle the
Corporate State
Nader, Ralph
Shelf of Ennui 2014.
Wise Men
Nadler, Stuart
4/12/13
Legacy. Stuart Nadler’s debut novel, Wise Men,
has four ingredients that combine to make a tasty
dish of fiction: love, money, race and identity. Set in
the mid-20
th
century, love happens in unexpected
places, money arrives in a large amount quickly,
and things happen that lead to betrayal, a need for
forgiveness, and satisfactory resolution. The key
father-son relationship produces a legacy that has
consequences. Nadler’s prose is finely crafted, the
characters are well drawn, and the story
entertaining.
The End of
Power: From
Boardrooms to
Battlefields and
Churches to
Naim, Moises
Shelf of Ennui 2015.
States, Why
Being In Charge
Isn’t What It
Used to Be
Between Father
and Son: Family
Letters
Naipaul, V. S.
Paul Theroux and others have called Naipaul the
finest living writer in the English language. Here’s a
chance to read some early letters and glimpse at his
relationship with his father, also a writer.
Magic Seeds
Naipaul, V.S.
June 05
Identity. Character from earlier novel reprised to
join communist revolutionaries in India, become
arrested and jailed, and return to England, still
searching for who he is and his place in the world.
Mind Set!
Naisbitt, John
Mar 07
Surprises. Interspersed among the pages of things
already known are one or more surprises for
readers that may have a profound impact. Read and
be surprised by that discovery.
The Thief
Nakamura,
Fuminori
10/25/13
Pickpocket. I was intrigued by Fuminori
Nakamura’s novel, The Thief. Translated from
Japanese, the novel presents an image of
contemporary society from the perspective of a
pickpocket. I kept thinking about skill as I enjoyed
the ease with which the thief carries out his work.
When a crime goes awry, we are led to see the
consequences of an unexamined life. If your
preference in fiction tends toward the psychological
and thought-provoking, consider reading this
novel.