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Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet
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Oh how bored I am so soon with this relationship and I haven't even got to the mermaids yet. The satire is in search of a subject, I can't figure out why she'd marry this guy in the first place, and the tone grates on this reader's mind. Maybe it get ...more
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Pay Any Price by James Risen
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Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
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How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer
How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky
by Lydia Netzer (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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First, I absolutely loved her first novel Shine Shine Shine. So it was I approached this with great enthusiasm, which was promptly deflated aand I put this down in dejection barely a few chapters in. The into was all at once cutesy and annoying. The ...more
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Dark. Sweet. by Linda Hogan
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Waht I know about poetry is about as long as this sentence. That said, I enjoyed a lot of this collection, especially the way the selections from earlier books showed how some themes repeated and evolved over time. The newest poems are not only beaut ...more
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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
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A difficult book to discuss without revealing too much of what does and does not happen...suffice it to say, this is a hero's quest, a traditional tale in an untraditional place. We follow Makina on her way to find her brother on the other side of th ...more
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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
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The Infernal by Mark Doten
The Infernal
by Mark Doten
read in May, 2015
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Supposedly a masterwork of deadly force, laying bare the twisted reasonings behind the War on Terror, but I didn't get far enough to see if that was true. You know, I'm a verse-chorus-verse kind of guy. Here's a story, a plot, characters, etc. Scan m ...more
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Does Altruism Exist? by David Sloan Wilson
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A dual purpose intent: to provide a beginning guide to the concept and to firmly establish multilevel evolution as the accepted way to discuss/study altruism.

While published as simple introduction, this is not a book for general readers. Some unders
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Moral Origins by Christopher Boehm
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Terry Pratchett
“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Terry Pratchett
“I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.”
Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

Norton Juster
“Let me try once more," Milo said in an effort to explain. "In other words--"
"You mean you have other words?" cried the bird happily. "Well, by all means, use them. You're certainly not doing very well with the ones you have now.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster
“There are other advantages," continued the child. "For instance, if one rat were cornered by nine cats, on the average, each cat would be ten percent rat and the rat would be ninety percent cat. If you happened to be a rat, you can see how much nicer it would make things.”
Norton Juster

Ryan's Best Read in 2014 (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:39PM
Description: A list of the Books I enjoyed most from last year. These are read in 2014 not necessarily published in that year.
Basalt: A Love Story (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 18, 2010 06:08PM
Description: Issue #29 of my zine, sans pictures.
Mishap #28 (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2010 06:26PM
Description: a joke and a book list from my new zine
Mishap #27 (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 26, 2009 01:16PM
Description: Special Book Issue wherein people talk about the books that changed their lives
Mishap #20 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 26, 2009 01:12PM
Description: personal/political zine with fiction
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