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The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century
4.19
it was amazing
Genius.
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 08, 2012
 
Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality
3.78
it was amazing
This was a great book. This is the third book I've read about H.P. Blavatsky, and I'm currently also about a third of the way into 'Isis Unveiled', an ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller
3.73
really liked it
Well written, good information. Overall very good... could have had a little bit more, especially toward the end in proving how Tarbell's journalism e ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
4.25
"Generally speaking, the mystics do not seem to conceive of God as the absolute Being or absolute Becoming but as the union of both; much as the hidde ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2012
 
Beneath the Paving Stones: Situationists and the Beach, May 1968
4.07
My True Theory of Gaming

As I’m reading the first essay or pamphlet in this book, about the student riots in Paris ‘68, and also I’ve just gotten a res
...more
not set
Apr 05, 2012
 
Mysteries
4.08
really liked it
The always eclectic Colin Wilson puts together a ton of different strings of occult, paranormal and esoteric philosophy, happenings and beliefs in thi ...more
Feb 20, 2013
Nov 27, 2011
 
Millennium Rage
3.73
really liked it
A pretty good compendium of millennium issues, cults, anti-government groups, racist groups, all kinds of doomsday prophets, and any other group or is ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
Franz Kafka Parable and Paradox
4.33
really liked it
"It was Kafka's misfortune that he could only imagine the curse of existence."
- pg 62


"And like a patient in the beginning of psychoanalytical treatmen
...more
not set
Jul 02, 2011
 
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
4.10
it was amazing
This textbook in prosody, a style that fits perfectly the subject matter and content, still slows one down enough to make you feel like you're wading ...more
Dec 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2011
 
Foucault's Pendulum
3.89
really liked it
I think you have to read through this first and then go back and reread it to really appreciate it. I just finished my first read through and thought ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jul 02, 2011
 
The Egyptologist
3.27
really liked it
Great book. Great read. Exploring the ideas of truth, documentation, interpretation, self-creation, integrity, and legend and immortality through an e ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
Creative Mythology
4.29
it was amazing
Just started re-reading this one. I got about halfway through last time and found so much good stuff in it last time that I thought I'd see what I pic ...more
not set
Jan 13, 2012
 
The Death-Ray
3.84
really liked it
Don’t have much to say about this one. What can I do but appreciate Daniel Clowes? Reading and looking at his stories gives me access to the world of ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict
3.78
it was amazing
This is a textbook of information on the incident in Waco, with a surfeit of voices on the real issues that were involved and were sadly ignored. The ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
The Interpretation of Dreams
3.81
really liked it
A good book. I enjoyed especially the intricate logic used to justify his view of how dreams and the unconscious function. Some really ingenious theor ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
4.06
really liked it
Definitely a complex book. I haven’t read too much of his oeuvre, but a good chunk of what I have read is very dreamscape in nature. This one pretty m ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Bertrand Russel and A. N. Whitehead
4.00
really liked it
These guys are important for crossing a lot of different entry points in math, logic, philosophy, and computer science. This was a well written overvi ...more
not set
May 25, 2015
 
Software (Ware, #1)
3.76
liked it
Wasn't too impressed with this. Has a lot of great material to work with, but it's way too short. It's like all that cutting edge culture-tech that wa ...more
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
 
Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days (Ex Machina, #1)
3.92
really liked it
Interesting story so far. The writing and art is good, and for five issues (I think that's how many are in this collection) it has ranged suprisingly ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
Dada & Surrealism for Beginners
3.77
it was amazing
It's neat to think that all the stupid crap that people post on the internet like memes and pop culture characters in various off-canon wonderlands ca ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2014
 
The Torch-bearers
5.00
it was amazing
I'm reading the second book of this epic poem trilogy about the story of scientific discovery 'The Torch Bearers', volume two being 'Book of Earth'. I ...more
Jul 24, 2015
Jul 02, 2015
 
Psychology and the Occult
3.86
really liked it
Good start but the copy I read was short and I know there has got to be a lot more in Jung's writing about the paranormal. The most interesting part w ...more
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 27, 2011
 
Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul
3.83
really liked it
Really good book with an interesting format. The main portion of each chapter is poetic, lyrical, and features dreamlike sequences of Galileo as guide ...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
 
Modernism: The Lure of Heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond
3.81
really liked it
A good overview, with good critical sense, only complaint is it's not long enough, not in depth enough. I wanted more detail and more minor characters ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
This Side of Paradise
3.68
it was amazing
This is the book they hand you to read as you crest that last hill, charging to the place you settle down in called 'the future'. Modernism, you bet. ...more
Oct 26, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
 
Violence
3.90
really liked it
Sometimes doing nothing is the most violent thing to do.
- last sentence
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
 
Prisoners of Culture: Representing the Vietnam P.O.W
4.00
really liked it
Great book. Read if you're at all interested in P.O.W. stories, and the story of how their stories are told, why they're told, and who is co-opting th ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
 
Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism
3.96
really liked it
Well done, sir.
Mar 04, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
 
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
4.32
it was amazing
Just finished this. Great book. Does a great job in the first half of demonstrating the gestation of the bomb from the origins of quantum physics and ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Apr 23, 2012
 
The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity
3.88
The Christian Conversion,
Paganism's Suppression and Conversion by Christian Authorities
Why did the Church fight Paganism so vehemently?

I know the stor
...more
not set
Jan 06, 2013
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