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Natbas rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Russian Interpreter by Michael Frayn
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The most interesting part of this story is the love that is carried through an interpreter, who himself seems to be in love. It makes for odd reading.

The girl character comes off as a make-believe character; the conversation between the two men are e
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Natbas is on page 20 of 208 of Maps of My Life: "I discovered that Niagara Falls is much less impressive in the rain, especially heavy rain: it's just another downpour"
Maps of My Life by Guy Browning
Maps of My Life
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Made to Stick by Chip Heath
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There are two parts to ideas- the part where you tell something, and the part that sticks in their head: now, if you are telling someone something, it means you want to get the idea across- how do you do it?
This is where this book comes in.

I hope the
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The Story of Philosophy by Bryan Magee
The Story of Philosophy
by Bryan Magee
read in May, 2009
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[image] The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy by Bryan Magee


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Starting from Socrates, and going on to Plato, Aristotle and so on upto Wittgenstein, this book of conversations covers the mainstream of Western Philoso
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The Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen
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Unknown Quantity by John Derbyshire
Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by John Derbyshire
recommended for: people interested in ideas
read in November, 2008
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I am reading a book on Maths, I am about to finish it, and in this book, I found a superb passage:

"I remain completely confident that the labor I have expended on the science presented here and which

hasd emanded a significant part of my life as well
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Ian McMillan by Ian McMillan
Ian McMillan: Selected Poems
by Ian McMillan
recommended for: People who don't demand straightforward poetry, but would risk ambiguity
read in October, 2008
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I did not understand the poetry of Ian McMillan, but his lines stick in the mind. They are memorable. They look jumbled up,

images with words, but there is some order to it, which I could not fathom.

Here are some lines I found exceptionally good:

"A d
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Niels Bohr
“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”
Niels Bohr

Neil Armstrong
“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
Neil Armstrong

Iris Murdoch
“Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.”
Iris Murdoch

Arthur Stanley Eddington
“We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.”
Arthur Stanley Eddington

Bill Bryson
“Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

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