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Blue Rage, Black Redemption by Stanley Tookie Williams
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A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
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Each chapter more or less summarizes Russell's interpretation of the philosopher(s) in question, and then offers his critique of their thinking. The critiques are fun, especially when he really hates a philosophy, he just shreds it. For me, there wer...more
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Black Hole by Charles Burns
Black Hole
by Charles Burns
read in July, 2014
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Adolescence is a disease that changes your body, your mind, and ultimately forces you to live as an outcast. Sex, drugs and alcohol are but momentary comforts that barely make a dent in the pain. It's a wonder anyone survives it, whatever decade. If...more
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The Doctors by Craig Cabell
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I expected this to be sort of silly but fun, I didn't expect a collection of short biographies of these actors to be intellectually stimulating or emotionally moving but I did think it would be, you know, fun, and bring up warm childhood memories of...more
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A History Maker by Alasdair Gray
A History Maker
by Alasdair Gray
read in June, 2014
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Two things give this science fiction a Scottish accent: (1) set in one of those places one normally doesn't think of as forward-looking, progressive or otherwise futuristic, in this case Ettrick Forest and (2) it is actually written with more than a...more
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A Drink with Shane MacGowan by Shane MacGowan
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The title is misleading, because it is impossible to have just one drink with Shane MacGowan, unless he's already had so many that after the one drink with you, he lays into you for no reason and chases you all the way back to the farm he describes a...more
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Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
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"The Dying Earth" is wonderful, some of the best fantasy ever written. The other 3 books in this volume are not even close, although fun. I forged on, through the misogyny and the Hobbesian world-view, mainly because of Jack Vance's voice and humour....more
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The History of the Runestaff by Michael Moorcock
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Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams by C.L. Moore
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“I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.”
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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