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Robert Robert said: " So far, this book is proving to be a fascinating investigation into fairy tales and child psychology. Jungian psychoanalysis seems to play a prominent role in the writer's analysis. And even though that writer, Bruno Bettelheim, is not without contro ...more "

 

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Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks
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This was a pleasant, easy read. The writing, at times, is slow, and some of the characterization is poor (I particularly dislike the novel's love interest), but it is still a fun, flighty fantasy.
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The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
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I have read this book twice now: The style of the writing allows for it to be picked up and set aside fairly easily, making it wonderful for those times when you either cannot read for very long, or do not have the motivation to read but a few paragr ...more
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The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim
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So far, this book is proving to be a fascinating investigation into fairy tales and child psychology. Jungian psychoanalysis seems to play a prominent role in the writer's analysis. And even though that writer, Bruno Bettelheim, is not without contro ...more
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“But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.”
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“There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
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I thought the conclusion was satisfactory and well-done, for the most part. It had some troublesome parts, and the characters still behave rather hormonally. And of course, I, like many others, found the epilogue chapter rather out of place. (I, agai ...more
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
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Not a bad read, but Harry & co. are still not acting their age. Or perhaps they are, and I was not acting mine back then.
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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Maybe it is because I never really had a rebellious, or angsty, or otherwise stereotypical adolescence (I was in college at 16, after all) that I don't really relate to these later Harry Potters -- but I just don't really relate to these later Harry ...more
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Walter Savage Landor
“No truer word, save God's, was ever spoken,
Than that the largest heart is soonest broken.”
Walter Savage Landor

Robert Ardrey
“But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.”
Robert Ardrey

Abraham Lincoln
“Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower when I thought a flower would grow.”
Abraham Lincoln

G.K. Chesterton
“There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”
G.K. Chesterton

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