1997


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
The Partner
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1)
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
The Deep End of the Ocean (Cappadora Family, #1)
She's Come Undone
Cold Mountain
Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3)
The Book of Ruth
Hornet's Nest (Andy Brazil, #1)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Rapture of Canaan
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor VingeRed Mars by Kim Stanley RobinsonSnow Crash by Neal StephensonThe Diamond Age by Neal StephensonThe Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Classic Science Fiction - 1990-1999
120 books — 55 voters
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Children's Fantasy of the 1990s
95 books — 6 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Subtle Knife by Philip PullmanElla Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Books of 1997
224 books — 115 voters

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyTime Between Us by Tamara Ireland StoneThe Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. DanforthTime After Time by Tamara Ireland StoneLooking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
YA set in the 1990s
44 books — 15 voters


James N. Powell
So that to give a commentary on the text, such as we are attempting here, is to reinforce the illusion that a present meaning exists–that a text can be presented. When I try to present a commentary (as I am doing here), I necessarily resist the suction of the play of meanings which attempts to suck any such attempt–which it produces–back into a void. If I try to explain the text, I forget that the production of my explanation is already related to its dissolution, its disappearance into a textua ...more
James N. Powell, Derrida for Beginners

Christopher Hitchens
Unless a reincarnationist is willing to say there was a 'first generation' of souls created with the first humans, he is exposed to absurdity by the recency of human life on the planet.
Christopher Hitchens

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