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memories of the ’80s – Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

A first novel that brought a new player to the legal thriller category of book publishing: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Turow is a lawyer and worked in the legal system, based in Chicago and in the district attorney’s office … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Scruples by Judith Krantz

Using the old adage of an ugly duckling becoming a princess, Judith Krantz penned a fave mass market book of 1978: Scruples. A magazine journalist for several years, Krantz decided to try her hand at a novel, finishing this first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

In the mid 1980s, the publishing world fixated on an author’s first novel, a tale of a young man’s coming of age in the midst of the 1980s: Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis. The author, aged 21 at … Continue reading

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