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The Guide to the Future of Medicine by Bertalan Mesko
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An inspirational read as Mesko shows how technology will be used to extend and improve the quality of life. As he says himself, the people who will live healthy lives to age 150 have already been born. Mesko publishes a blog called "The Medical Futur ...more
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The Three Marriages by David Whyte
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Quite beautifully written exploration of the evolution from "work/life balance" to the synergies between family, vocation and self.

Whyte is a poet I first heard in the 90's bringing a love of literature to the world of business.

In The Three Marriages
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Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
Agent 6
by Tom Rob Smith
read in May, 2015
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I've enjoyed my journey through Leo's life - this third and final story continues his personal journey whilst introducing a new era in Soviet politics.
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The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
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Mixed reviews for this second book in the trilogy. I don't pretend to be a critic of writing or history. Just enjoyed the page-turning narrative for what it is, an adventure story set in Russia in the 50's, describing the horrors of the Gulag system, ...more
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Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
by Tom Rob Smith
read in April, 2015
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Outstanding - a real page turner that had me hooked all the way through. Not for the faint-hearted, a hard-hitting tale of the search for a serial killer in a Stalinist Russia that refuses to acknowledge the existence of such crimes. Set in the year ...more
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
recommended to Chris by: colin campbell, anneliese bradley
read in April, 2015
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My first introduction to the world of David Mitchell ensures that I will return to his other novels, not just to re-discover characters who (I read) weave in and out of most of them but to continue my enjoyment of his writing. A very clever and refre ...more
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
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Every now and then, along comes a book that you cannot put down, that makes you think, that horrifies you, that stops you in your tracks asking "how did the author know that I thought like that in the deepest tunnels of my own mind?"

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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Quite beautiful - a slow-moving but carefully crafted story of the 19th Century in America, Tahiti and Holland and a reminder of a time when the pace of things was very different from today.
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Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)
by Robin Hobb (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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It seems many of those reviewing this final part of the Farseer Trilogy were disappointed.

Not me.

I have worked my way through all three books since 1st January and have become absorbed in the characters and the plot.

There is no doubt that the "quest
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Bob Marley
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”
Bob Marley

James A. Michener
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both. ”
James A. Michener

Brian Andreas
“Living Memory
I carry you with me into the world,
into the smell of rain
& the words that dance between people
& for me, it will always be this way,
walking in the light,
remembering being alive together”
Brian Andreas

Leo Tolstoy
“It's too easy to criticize a man when he's out of favour, and to make him shoulder the blame for everybody else's mistakes.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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