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Fool Moon
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by Jim Butcher (Goodreads Author)
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Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
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Very interesting, and seemingly a well balanced account of Feynman's life as well as bits of the lives of the other main figures in physics with whom he was associated. The only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars was the somewhat chaotic flow...more
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It doesn't matter what you read. What matters is you read. Whether it’s Tolstoy or Twilight, Kierkegaard or Betty and Veronica, keep reading, and don’t ever let somebody else—anybody—have a say about, or try to control, what you choose to learn from and/or escape into.Trent Zelazny
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A rare combination of fun (sometimes even laugh-out-loud stuff) and education. Definitely worth a look if you're a xkcd.com fan, though it seemed to be a bit short for the price being charged for the e-book.
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That’s what the gods are! An answer that will do! Because there’s food to be caught and babies to be born and life to be lived and so there is no time for big, complicated, and worrying answers! Please give us a simple answer, so that we don’t have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don’t fit the way we want the world to be.”
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