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Clif and 117 other people liked Hend's review of A Thousand Splendid Suns:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
"I have never cried while reading a book,like I Did while reading this one!

It is the story of poor, uneducated women who have to endure the hardships of life...
The horrors and terrors that a lot of women have gone through during certain period in..." Read more of this review »
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The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond
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Were you a visitor to Earth from outer space, you'd want a handbook about the dominant kind of life on the planet. The Third Chimpanzee would be perfect for you!

Jared Diamond has published several books, all of them a pleasure to read, but in this on
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God and the New Physics by Paul Charles William Davies
" The trouble is with the idea of debate between reason and faith. Science rests on facts that can be discussed because they are subject to proof while ...more "
God and the New Physics by Paul Charles William Davies
"This was a really great book for someone who is has ever asked questions like why are we here and how might science be able to explain or pose further questions about religion and its "truth". I really like how Paul Davies breaks things down and t..." Read more of this review »
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
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Imagine running through an orchard grabbing fruit as you go. After you finish, you look back and decide to take a very large bag and stroll slowly through again, carrying a ladder picking the best fruit you can find.

Darwin's Dangerous Idea is the fir
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The United States of Fear by Tom Engelhardt
The United States of Fear
by Tom Engelhardt
read in January, 2015
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The internet allows opinions to be freely expressed. It's to be expected that most opinions will be ill informed, often angry tirades that don't bear reading, products of ignorance rather than wisdom. Rarely, it's possible to find carefully considere ...more
The Unwinding by George Packer
"After hearing about this book on NPR's Morning Edition and Tom Ashbrook's On-Point, I decided it sounded like a book I needed to read. I tried to approach it with the caution that a possibly over-hyped new book about current events deserves. As I..." Read more of this review »
The Dream and the Tomb by Pierre Stephen Robert Payne
"Of all the accounts of the Crusades I've read, this one strikes the best balance between being comprehensive and being readable. Oldenbourg goes into more detail, Mackay's long chapter in Extraordinary Popular Delusions is written with more humour..." Read more of this review »
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
read in January, 2015
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Remember Linus in the Peanuts comic strip? He carried a blanket for security. The Rolling Stones sang "Gimme Shelter" and who doesn't have anxieties from time to time? The best way to raise a child is in a secure home where self-confidence is built i ...more
Leap of Faith by Queen Noor Al-Hussein
" A great alternative would have been for her to write the book about what she would have been/done had she not been chosen by a king for his wife. "
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