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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations

Below are a few books recommended by your colleagues. Enjoy!

"Life" by Keith Richards
I recently finished listening to the audiobook Life by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
If you ever wanted to know what it is like to go from a wimpy low-class British kid to one of rock n' roll's most revered guitarist and celebrated debauchers, then this is the book for you. Also, the audio book is narrated by Johnny Depp and Keith himself, which was pretty cool.
Thomas Burns, faculty, Communications Division

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"Twelve Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup
This book was recommendation to me by a student: The story is based on his own experiences of being kidnapped from the New York area and sold into slavery. He eventually escapes and becomes an anti-slavery activist. So interesting that it is impossible to put down. The film adaptation will be released next year starring Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti. Always read the book before the movie :)
Ahad Hayaud-Din, faculty, Social Science Division

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"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
This is a true crime story that evolves throughout the book in such a way that the reader becomes involved in the story. The reader becomes invested in the events to the extent that we become part of the community that needs justice.
Scott Sires, faculty and coordinator, Geospatial Technology