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Gravity's Rainbow
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"Aesthetically brilliant. Beyond that, not sure." Sep 10, 2012 05:23PM

 
Ulysses
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"Difficult at times but just as rewarding; Joyce's mastery of language is often mind-boggling. However, I'll be darned if I know what ol' Odysseus has to do with it all." Feb 28, 2012 06:45PM

 
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"Still catching this one up to the others. The authors are occasionally maddening as only textbook authors can be but still lots of good information, especially as I can skip over sections. I had been sticking mainly to the narrative history sections and skipping the culture, but as I draw near the close of the 1800's, the two become more intertwined." May 22, 2011 01:18PM

 
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Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Gravity's Rainbow
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Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1 by Conor McCreery
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1: A Sea of Troubles
by Conor McCreery
recommended for: The recklessly curious
read in January, 2012
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“What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time,” proclaimed the back cover of the graphic novel, and that was enough for me, although perhaps I should have heeded the ironic warning implicit in those wor ...more
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
by Italo Calvino
recommended for: Readers who read
read in June, 2012
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If on a winter’s night a traveler seems an odd title for a book, so perhaps it’s not terribly surprising that it is not, in fact, the title of the book contained betwixt the covers on which those words are printed, but rather of the first of ten book ...more
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When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
When Christ and His Saints Slept (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1)
by Sharon Kay Penman (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Jonathan by: Jennifer Freitag
recommended for: History buffs
read in March, 2012
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It’s as epic as medieval history gets – a power struggle for the throne of England – yet despite its scope and length, When Christ and His Saints Slept remains surprisingly intimate. Sharon Kay Penman accomplishes this task by keeping the focus on th ...more
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The Mental Defective League by Peter Z. Cordovan
The Mental Defective League
by Peter Z. Cordovan
recommended to Jonathan by: Ed E.
recommended for: Any former teenagers
read in June, 2012
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Though the title page seems to think that this book is "a work of fiction," and that "any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental," I have it on good authority that this is really one of those "names have been changed ...more
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
" I suppose at the heart of Kuhn's thinking is the old Kantian dialectic of noumenal and phenomenal - if all of empirical study is simply the subjective ...more "
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The One That Got Away & More - Three Horror Stories by Will Kenyon
The One That Got Away & More - Three Horror Stories
by Will Kenyon (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: fans of Poe, Lovecraft, etc
read in December, 2011
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Will Kenyon knows a thing or two about monsters. As an avid board gamer he’s slain them by the hundreds; as the dungeon Overlord he’s employed them to slaughter many a would-be hero (your humble narrator not excepted). As a father of young children ...more
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The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer
The Iliad & The Odyssey
by Homer
recommended for: lovers of the classics
read in August, 2011
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The Big Book O' Homer!

That in itself should be enough of a selling point, but in case anyone remains unconvinced, a few notes on this edition: First of all, as with all the Barnes and Noble Big Book O's, the production is singularly impressive - gorg
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C.S. Lewis
“Materialism is in fact no protection. Those who seek it in that hope (they are not a negligible class) will be disappointed. The thing you fear is impossible. Well and good. Can you therefore cease to fear it? Not here and now. And what then? If you must see ghosts, it is better not to disbelieve in them.”
C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

Galileo Galilei
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina

Henry David Thoreau
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Mark Twain
“Be good and you will be lonesome.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Mark Helprin
“He knew very well that love could be like the most beautiful singing, that it could make death inconsequential, that it existed in forms so pure and strong that it was capable of reordering the universe. He knew this, and that he lacked it, and yet as he stood in the courtyard of the Palazzo Venezia, watching diplomats file quietly out the gate, he was content, for he suspected that to command the profoundest love might in the end be far less beautiful a thing than to suffer its absence.”
Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War

In Defense of Objective Truth (Religion & Spirituality)
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Description: In which I outline prerequisites for propositional communication, and apply the resulting logic to biblical Christianity, in an effort to establish a philosophical foundation of my <i>Weltanshauung</i>, and to provide a cogent defense of those foundational beliefs.
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