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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
" Fabulous read, particularly interesting for me given my penchants, but couldn't finish; too gruesome, strangely enuf. "
The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
" the least jerky thing about you are tears, so praises to saroyan. i don't recall the story per se, but recommended it regardless because of rememberin ...more"
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The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
" question: "As to a trade of something for your time, what do you hope to gain from Sun that you have been unable to glean?"

answer: pleasure.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
" you know, brevity is the soul of wit, and wit creates a sense of brevity even in the extended. eva's commentary and synopsis (not that she would attem ...more"
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Jaroslav Pelikan
“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And, I suppose I should add, it is traditionalism that gives tradition such a bad name.”
Jaroslav Pelikan, The Vindication of Tradition: The 1983 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

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