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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents


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Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Child Buyer

The Child Buyer The Child Buyer by John Hersey


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this a long time ago...probably 30 years ago and thought it was one of my favorite books then. I've learned a lot more by then and I still think it is great, especially because I've run into a lot more politicians and bureaucrats since then. The plot centers on a stranger who comes to town and wants to buy an extremely intelligent boy because of his potential for his company. The scene is a Senate hearing in which some of the goofiest politicians attempt to decide if there is any wrong done. The people who come to testify are about the same. It reminds me a lot of Alice's tea party at the Mad Hatters. The dialog is wonderful!

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