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Oscar Wilde by Juliey Gardiner
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I have always loved anything about Oscar Wilde including a gay Bar named for him in a small twon in Italy I visited in 1998
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The Arabian Nights by Anonymous
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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Brokeback Mountain
by Annie Proulx
recommended for: The bi-curious and anyone who loves a romance under challenging situations
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Though rare, it seems not at all impossible for two straight men to love one another in a sexual way and to derive a fulfilling relationship from it
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Contact by Carl Sagan
Contact
by Carl Sagan
recommended for: Film buffs who may like the book version better
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The film version of this book was great, but not as great as the book itself which goes into the "virtues" of atheism. Jody Foster's portrayal of the atheistic scientist in the film is better fleshed out in the book. Her victimization at the hands of ...more
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Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan
recommended for: Sagan fans, viewers of the Cosmos TV series, non-theists
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It’s wonderful to be free of religion. Nevertheless, it’s so ingrained I must admit it took more than a decade to deprogram religion out of my brain. Although most religionists seem to understand the concept of future eternity without end, they still ...more
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
by Carl Sagan
recommended for: freethinkers, agnostics, atheists, anyone troubled by religion or challenged by liberating ideas
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Carl Sagan forever lays to rest any doubts I had that Christianity and all religions in general are frauds, fakes, and myths. The need to grovel before imaginary gods and the need to have some of those gods encourage the sacrifice of godsons, first s ...more
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
by John Berendt
recommended for: Persons captivated by southern settings
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The old cliche that a picture is worth 10,000 words is somewhat modified here. John Berendt's writing is so pictorial in scope that he has the ability to use very few words to draw mental pictures of evocative and provocative scenes.
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Green Man by William   Anderson
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