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Clif and 171 other people liked Sarah's review of Atonement:
Atonement by Ian McEwan
"It's like To Kill A Mockingbird. Only, instead of a flawed but relatable protagonist, we have a protagonist vilified beyond all reason. Instead of a persecuted minority, we have a horny young man. And instead of Atticus Finch, we have...Ian McEwan..." Read more of this review »
Clif rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement
by Ian McEwan
read in November, 2014
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Atonement starts out wonderfully, lovingly describing the life of a British family on an estate in 1935. I was swept into their lives in the hands of a master storyteller.

But then came part 2. Suddenly we are in a typical war scenario, struggling alo
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Angel of Death Row by Andrea Lyon
Angel of Death Row
by Andrea Lyon
read in November, 2014
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Two words come to mind with this book, ambition and justice.

I think we can all agree that ambition is a good thing, responsible for pushing the individual to achieve. Yet it can be good for oneself and bad for others. If I say I want to be the riches
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Europe, 1815-1914 by Gordon A. Craig
Europe, 1815-1914
by Gordon A. Craig
read in November, 2014
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This is a textbook, not a usual item for book lovers, but if you are as engrossed by history as I am, no details go unappreciated. So, with a warning that there is density between the two covers, I highly recommend Gordon Craig's work.

The 19th centur
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Return to Mt. Snagra by Tyan Wyss
"This is a lovely book which tells the story of an ordinary eleven-year-old girl called Mattie (not pretty, not ugly) and her one-handed friend Pete.

When they discover a box in an old tree which contains what appears to be a treasure map, they thin..." Read more of this review »
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
" thanks, Mikey. "
Clif rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
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The iPhone is a wondrous thing. People rave about it, but would anyone consider writing a poem about it? That's very unlikely. Poetry still exists, but it has been almost entirely subsumed into musical lyrics given to us by the relative few who write ...more
Clif and 3 other people liked Dhandayutha's review of On the Internet:
On the Internet by Hubert L. Dreyfus
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Primary criticism Dreyfus rise against Internet is about commitment.
Dreyfus raises four arguments.

1. Library vs Hyperlink
2. Distance Learning vs Real learning
3. Virtual presence as a Second life
4. Committed Individual vs Anonymous spectator. To s..." Read more of this review »
Clif made a comment on his review of Back to Blood
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
" I haven't read Hooking Up either, Cameron. "
Clif rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
Back to Blood
by Tom Wolfe
read in October, 2014
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Tom Wolfe's books are all about respect. Everyone wants it but all are very stingy in giving it unless they run into someone who is physically attractive or wealthy - and even in those cases the respect is only on the surface.

The power of beauty and
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