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Steven L. Peck

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Average rating: 4.11 · 1,153 ratings · 335 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
A Short Stay in Hell
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The Scholar of Moab
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The Rifts of Rime (Quickene...
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The Gift of the King's Jewler
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Incorrect Astronomy
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Bhagavad Gita by Simon Brodbeck
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A powerful scripture. Full of light and wisdom. I was struck by how relevant I found it. How moving it was. And how it filled me with a hunger to delve deeper into spiritual things. It's given me much to think about. I particularly liked the introduc ...more
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Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
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Having just finished this book I feel like I've lived another life. I've had the chance to live as a late medieval Norwegian woman. It's hard not to feel like I've gotten to know someone deeply. For me the first book in the trilogy was the more inter ...more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Just finished Kazuo Ishiguro's novel 'The Buried Giant.' One of the most astonishingly original and powerful novels I've read in many year. It is written in a style that seems formal and simplistic like a fairytale told to children, but underlying th ...more
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Thinking with Whitehead by Isabelle Stengers
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A difficult but rewarding read. Made me rethink much about how I view, philosophy and theology. A very careful walk with Whitehead's major books but a with a refusal to grant him ultimate authority even of his own work. A creative and insightful work ...more
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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
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A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
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A fabulous read. Certainly a bit dated, however for a nice overview of the main threads in philosophy up to Hegel and a smattering after, this was delightful. Russell takes great care in embedding philosophical movements in their historical context w ...more
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Way Below the Angels by Craig Harline
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This was absolutely one of my favorite books this year. I think that Harline captures better than any writer I've come across the universal experience (or at least that of MY experience) of heading into life full of expectations that we will be the h ...more
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
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The central thread of the book takes up very little space, and at times I wanted it to move faster along that thread than it did. However, the book is so wise, so gorgeously written, so full of great ideas, that the slow unfolding did not get in the ...more
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Stoner by John Williams
Stoner
by John Williams
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The simplicity that grounds this magnificent novel masks the depth and complexity that runs throughout the narrative. In so many ways much of this novel struck far too close to home as it describes the life of a teacher lost and unsure how to navigat ...more
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“It seemed funny that one day I would go to bed in her arms and the next not feel anything, like a switch had gone off. But no, that wasn’t honest either. This had been building for a long time. Our silences were getting longer. Our arguments more frequent. How do you stay with someone when there are no dreams to build? No purpose to accomplish? No meaning? No meaning —that was the monster that drove us away from one another in the end. Always.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

“The days passed in a dream. I pictured our reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I’d almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope’s finest expression. In hope’s loss, however, is the greatest despair.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

“Strange, how a moment of existence can cut so deeply into our being that while ages pass unnoticed, a brief love can structure and define the very topology of our consciousness ever after.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

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Therese Whoo hoo! You got your author page up, so I can finally become your fan - formally speaking! :)


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