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Judging solely by its abnormally high price on Amazon.com, Ron Uselton's Lost Vegas must be a damn good read. After all, it's more expensive than Tolstoy's War and Peace, which boasts more than 1,400 pages (Lost Vegas comes in at a paltry 160). The story of the unlikely cast of characters that gather at a Las Vegas casino for a high stakes poker game, Vegas is also adorned with a cover that prominently features a dead guy with a revolver under a broken, man-sized Ace of Hearts (from a deck for giants, perhaps?). There are also some flames and some Vegas-type lights, all lovingly rendered in a style best described as "Adobe Photoshop Version 1.0." Then again, you can't judge a book by its cover, right? Arlington native Ron Uselton signs Lost Vegas 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 3909 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.Call 817-557-1171.
Sat., July 22, 2 p.m.
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