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The Housekeeper and the Professor
3.94
really liked it
The original Japanese title of Yoko Ogawa's 小川 洋子 novel The Housekeeper and the Professor is 博士の愛した数式 (hakase no ai shita suushiki), literally "The Pr ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
 
Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
4.05
really liked it
This story is all too familiar to any
parent who has had to deal with the
addiction problems of one's own child.
It is about the love that prevails in
...more
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
A Modern History of the Kurds
4.06
really liked it
The author David McDowall traces the roots of Kurdish nationalism from the collapse of the Kurdish emirates which were part of the Ottoman (Turkey and ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
End This Depression Now!
3.96
really liked it
The author Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winner in
Economics, a columnist for the New York Times, and
a professor at Princeton University. He has writte
...more
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
 
Breaking Into Japanese Literature: Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text
4.13
really liked it
Occasionally, we find books of selected literary works
with parallel bilingual texts with the translation of
the original text on the facing page. But
...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind
3.84
really liked it
Michael Axworthy’s Empire of the Mind: A History of Iran
gives readers a broad overview of Iranian history from the earliest
times to the present day.
...more
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
 
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
4.14
really liked it
The author Ha-Joon Chang, a leading economist
who specializes in developmental economics, has
chosen a interesting title for his book based
on the biblic
...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital
4.08
really liked it
One of the effects of the global economic crisis that began
in 2008 is a surge in sales of Karl Marx's Capital, a work
often regarded as outmoded and f
...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
 
Between Naturalism and Religion: Philosophical Essays
3.63
really liked it
In this collection of essays, Juergen Habermas sets
out to examine a proper relationship between between
"postmetaphysical thinking" within science an
...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality
3.83
really liked it
The author Andre Comte-Sponville makes a compelling case for spirituality outside the belief in a personal god. He rejects faith but not 'fidelity'. ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2011
 
Paradise Lost: Smyrna, 1922
4.15
really liked it
Smyrna was one of the Ottoman empire's great commercial center, a rich and cosmopolitan city, whose vast wealth had largely been created by the Levant ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
3.81
really liked it
Well over 100 million Americans are gamers. And the average child today will grow up spending more than ten thousand hours playing games before reachi ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2011
 
Truth and Justification
3.40
really liked it
Juergen Habermas developed his theory of communicative
action and rationality as a foundation for a critical
theory of society paving the way for a di
...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
4.01
really liked it
Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) by the French
economist Thomas Piketty has been widely read as soon
as a translation into English became av
...more
May 28, 2015
May 29, 2015
 
Zuleika Dobson
3.55
it was ok
Zuleika Dobson is the name of a stunningly attractive young woman, a femme fatale, who manages to enter a prestigious all-male domain of Oxford Unive ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2011
 
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
4.32
really liked it
This book is Bernie Sander's own personal account
of his campaign for the presidency of the
United States of America. When he began his
race, the politi
...more
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
 
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
4.16
really liked it
This book is a corroborative effort between Chris Hedges
and Joe Sacco, both experienced correspondents in war-zones.
Chris typically produces works of
...more
Jan 28, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
4.05
really liked it
The author Nicholas Ostler traces the spread of various
languages throughout the history. The rise and fall of
documented languages of the ancient worl
...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 17, 2014
 
Poems of Paul Celan
4.41
really liked it
This is a anthology of selected poems by Paul Celan, born as
Paul Antsche to a German-speaking Jewish family in Romania,
who became a major German lan
...more
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
 
The Japanese Have a Word for It
3.47
really liked it
This book contains over 200 short chapters on Japanese
words and expressions used to describe various aspects
of contemporary Japanese culture. The chap
...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
 
Beowulf
3.42
really liked it
There are over different sixty translations of the
Beowulf epic rendered into Modern English. They all
have their merits, but the late Irish poet Seam
...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
 
Where Mathematics Come From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being
3.99
really liked it
George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist, and Rafael E. Núñez, a published their work "Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathemati ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2012
 
The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 (New Approaches to European History)
3.68
really liked it
Modern Turkey tends to be overlooked in the discourse on events occurring in the world today, but it is only one of some 30 countries that were includ ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2012
 
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
3.97
really liked it
The author Ha-Joon Chang, an economics professor
at the University of Cambridge states: “My aim in
this book is to tell you some essential truths abou
...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
The Lathe of Heaven
4.09
really liked it
Ursula K Le Guin's novel The Lathe of Heaven (1971)
is a science fiction novel set in the near future of
Portland,Oregon where the main character Geo
...more
Nov 30, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
 
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
4.15
really liked it
The author, Chris Hedges, is a Pulitzer Prize journalist
with some fifteen years as a war correspondent. He draws
on his experiences reporting on the f
...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
The Sound of Waves
3.75
really liked it
The Sound of Waves 潮騒 by Yukio Mishima 三島 由紀夫
is very much a coming of age story about Shinji,
a young fisherman, who meets Hatsue, a pearl diver
on the
...more
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
 
Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
3.68
really liked it
The author Vali Nasr describes the Middle East as
a place where struggling and thriving economies
are being developed by new classes of business elite
...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
 
Turbulence
3.44
really liked it
Turbulence (浮躁 ) is the first novel by Jia Pingwa (贾平凹) to be translated into English. Several of his books have been translated into Japanese and Fr ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2011
 
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings
4.51
really liked it
Dick Davis has produced the most complete translation
of the Persian poet Ferdowsi's primary work The Shahnahmeh
(sometimes known as 'The Book of King
...more
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
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