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Arian rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings
by Mark Twain
recommended for: thinkin' folk
read in July, 1996
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This is a collection of stuff that went unpublished during Twain's life. Overall it merits about 3 stars, but is worth the price for the main work, which is easily 5 stars.

Basically, the premise is this: Satan is banished from Heaven for 1 Celestial...more
Arian rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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Basically poop in book form. It makes you read it quickly, and that's for the best.
Arian rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Bluebeard
by Kurt Vonnegut
recommended for: People who don't hate good books
read in June, 1994
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One thing I've discovered is that people tend to have different favorites of Vonnegut's work. Many prefer Slaughter House Five, some love Breakfast of Champions, and my sister's favorite is Galapagos.

The only person I've ever met whose favorite Vonn...more
Arian rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
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The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea
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Reality is What You Can Get Away with by Robert Anton Wilson
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"Oh come on, the power of Cruise compels you! "
Arian rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Foucault's Pendulum
by Umberto Eco
recommended for: People who like the thinking
read in September, 1995
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It's been said before, but this is The Da Vinci Code for people who like to think.

Basically. But not so much. Sure, it's about ancient conspiracies and the occult and etc etc etc, but you're not going to find out that Jesus had a wife. OMG I JUST SP...more
Arian rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Milagro Beanfield War by John     Nichols
The Milagro Beanfield War
by John Nichols
recommended for: Anyone, damnit.
read in June, 1997
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This is my favorite damn book of all time ever. If you don't like it, I'm liable to punch you in the genitals.

Ostensibly, the book is about a water-rights squabble in a small town in New Mexico. But the book is so much more: the differences between t...more
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