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A Story as Sharp ...
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Gwilym Gwilym said: "so far, incredible. I have to wonder about the 'methodology' sometimes, but whatever he does, Bringhurst is magic. Also my favourite Canadian poet. "

 
Science in Action...
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Gwilym Gwilym said: "wasn't sure what I'd think about this one, and still not very sure. He's a talented writer, but it seems a bit 'discursive' at times. Perhaps a little bit dated now? But more up to date than Kuhn and Popper I'd say. "

 
The Loser
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Gwilym Gwilym said: "Midway through, I don't know if it's just the translation, but this one can be a bit annoying. I like that it's about Glenn Gould (sort of), and that it's written in one unbroken paragraph, but it's quite opaque. "

 

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Gwilym made a comment on Abby’s review of This Way Out
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"I saw him read last week in Drawn and Quarterly and then bought his new book. I predict he'll be one of Canada's new "Canadian Poets" (times x). Beaut...more "
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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
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Getting back into Murakami is like getting back into chocolate. A long rich wonderful affair awaits, each time I finish one book I just pick up another and keep going. A walk in an alpine meadow, with the occasional brief icy hail shower, followed by...more
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A Story as Sharp as a Knife by Robert Bringhurst
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so far, incredible. I have to wonder about the 'methodology' sometimes, but whatever he does, Bringhurst is magic. Also my favourite Canadian poet.
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
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In this book I learned that crisis drives scientific revolution, but that most of the time normal science takes place. It also clarified for me that fact that Newton was wrong, Einstein was right, and there is no compatibility between these two theor...more
Gwilym made a comment on Dan’s review of The Last Crossing
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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What I learned from this book is that romantic people come in all shapes and sizes and ethnicities. I love Oscar Wao, and will never forget him and his brief tragic life. I also learned a lot about the Domincan Republic. I identified with Oscar and h...more
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"I have this one, and remember it being a favourite of mine when I lived in Victoria. There was one about snowflakes being like galaxies I think.
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Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
Shadow Country
by Peter Matthiessen
read in December, 2008
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God damn this is a great book. First part of the book is told from the perspective of Watson's neighbours, and it's really hard to keep track of it all. Part two gets a little easier, with mostly one perspective, that of Watson's son Lucius (Luke), a...more
Gwilym made a comment on Dan’s review of Pale Fire
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"I remember this being one of my all time favourite reads like 15 years ago. It's also one that I think stands the test of time. I do love Nabokov and...more "
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