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Memories, Dreams, Reflections
If you read anything by Jung, read this book. This deals with his psychological theories in a much more personal way than his other work, and, as it i...more
Jan 2002
Mar 31, 2009
The Elephant Vanishes
Murakami manages to keep the mind riveted in ways that I don't even fully understand. If most of these stories were pitched to me as an editor, I'd th...more
Jan 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Norwegian Wood
The only thing more sad than this book are the people who gave it anything less than four stars. You must have rocks in your chest instead of meat and...more
Aug 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Wittgenstein's Vienna
It is somewhat of a surprise to me, but this may be one of my favorite works of philosophy. The reason why is simple: Wittgenstein's Vienna studies th...more
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May 24, 2013
The Grand Design
When I was a philosophy major undergrad, I wrote several essays, and ultimately my senior thesis, on a premise that is here much more elegantly presen...more
Aug 13, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Prometheus Rising
Though dated in several ways, this book nevertheless should be an absolute must-read for all people as they pass through their early 20s. It was a cen...more
Jan 2000
Aug 13, 2013
Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
This book looks like it's going to make a nice doorstop. It's thick as someone's arm and written about a subject that most people-- including managers...more
Jan 2006
Nov 11, 2010
The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself
I'd say this is one of the most useful guides on the subject I've encountered -- because it isn't a guide. With a few minor exceptions, it isn't some...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
Mescaline does something to your sense of scale. You can see your mental view expand from planets to solar systems to galaxies, and find it recapitula...more
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Sep 06, 2010
Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going
Marvin Harris argues with such an even-toned sense of consideration that he could probably make the outlandish seem plausible. However, that sort of r...more
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Kabuki Reflections
David Mack is one of the very few artist/authors that whenever I write about them it comes out almost fanboyish. The reason should be plain enough for...more
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Oct 12, 2013
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
The title and description made me somewhat wary -- but as someone with chronic pain and illness myself, I thought I'd give it a try. Happy I did. Over...more
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Oct 30, 2013
The Hope We Seek
It was an interesting coincidence that the publisher for "The Hope We Seek" offered an ARC right around the time when my general research was leading...more
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Mar 28, 2014
Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism
I find the lack of works cited somewhat problematic, but as all history of this sort is narrative anyhow (and narrative is functionally fictive), it's...more
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Jul 10, 2014
Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales (C.G. Jung Foundation Book)
A Jungian analysis of Fairy Tales. (Or is it the other way around?) Though many Jungian analyists have a "pat" method, von Franz recognizes that this...more
Dec 09, 2012
Jul 18, 2010
Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures
This book provides a great deal of compelling anthropological thought; it focuses on a systemic view of the ebbs and flows of culture, and has been qu...more
Dec 09, 2012
Jul 20, 2010
Comparative Mythology
This has been a very useful research companion for the Immanence of Myth, although the intention of our respective books is quite different, and as a...more
Dec 09, 2012
Aug 07, 2010
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
In a sense, this book is about running. In another sense, it's covertly about writing. (Especially novel writing, which is a beast I'm personally more...more
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Oct 10, 2013
Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK
An excellent analysis, not only re: Laibach but perhaps more importantly regarding the "hidden fascist" lurking within all cultures, and individuals.
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Sep 28, 2013
Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness
This is one of the many books I consumed when working on The Immanence of Myth. And it is quite simply the best book I've so far discovered for non-ma...more
Dec 09, 2012
Jul 27, 2011
The Dentsu Way: Secrets of Cross Switch Marketing from the World's Most Innovative Advertising Agency
Once you get through the incredibly long introduction about how great Dentsu is, how much of an industry leader Dentsu is, how long Dentsu has been ar...more
Dec 09, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly
A useful introduction to the subject matter. I can't say that after having read it I had some revolution of how I approach marketing my work--and mayb...more
Dec 09, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism

Though there are interesting fragments throughout on surrealism, myth, and consciousness, fragments is definitely the operative word. There doesn't fe...more
Jun 2009
Jun 01, 2009
Kafka on the Shore
Terrific work of magical realism. Yeah, yeah, I know. The cat. So troubling. And Murakami clearly has a thing about younger boys having sex with older...more
Dec 09, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
I Am a Strange Loop
This book provides a conversational, if somewhat rambling, perspective on the paradoxes posed by the recursive nature of consciousness. This makes it...more
Apr 2010
Jul 14, 2009
Lilith-The First Eve: Historical and Psychological Aspects of the Dark Feminine
A very thorough analysis of the Lilith mythic symbol. A must-read for anyone interested in the psychological or sociological interpretation of myth.

Mar 31, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning
Just a note to would-be readers: this title is no longer available.

For the reason why, see:
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Mar 20, 2009
The Immanence Of Myth
Will be released Aug 2011
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Feb 14, 2011
Confessions of a Mask
Jul 10, 2014
Nov 22, 2013
The Serpent and the Rainbow
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Aug 04, 2011
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