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Tyler rated a book 4 of 5 stars
24 Hours by Greg Iles
24 Hours (Mississippi #2)
by Greg Iles
read in May, 2014
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The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber
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I really hope the hospital administrators who did not inform anyone about the nurse were fired. This book is way too long. The problem is painfully that the same thing happens at every hospital. He kill several patients, is fired for a non-reason, th...more
Tyler rated a book 3 of 5 stars
My Story by Elizabeth  Smart
My Story
by Elizabeth Smart
read in May, 2014
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Tyler rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Humor Code by Peter  McGraw
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3 things I take away from this book:
Patch Adams is a real person.
He's still alive.
He's apparently not an annoying bastard.
-- actually he seems downright heroic.

There are several factioids but those shocked me.
Want to experience insanity? google Laugh...more
Tyler rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Ha! by Scott Weems
Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why
by Scott Weems (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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Humor is hard to explain because you eventually have to explain how we understand anything in the world then separate out why some of that is funny. I'm reading it at the same time as The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny just b...more
Tyler rated a book 3 of 5 stars
War by Sebastian Junger
War
by Sebastian Junger (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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Very similar to Generation Kill. Kind of weird actually since they both seem to have such unique soldiers in their platoon. This book is shorter so you don't get too involved with any soldiers. It focuses on the War so it's hard to describe. The acti...more
Tyler rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Batman and Robin, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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Really liked Professor Pyg, that guy is so wonderfully nuts. His gang is freaky too. Although I liked the direction Red Hood took in here, especially trying to brand himself, it kind of got boring and too easy. I actually would've liked more Professo...more
Tyler rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Joker by Brian Azzarello
Joker
by Brian Azzarello
read in May, 2014
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This is the non-kid friendly, real as you can get Joker. You would not want to hang out with this guy. I definitely would not because he really doesn't like boring people. He is a demented thug who is unpredictable and intelligent, charming but downr...more
Tyler rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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This is the type of SF I love, man in trouble in space and using science to resolve the issue, preferable alone. I should love this book but yeah hate the journal format. It feels so anticlimactic when reading how he fixed some problem. There's reall...more
Tyler rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
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I personally had no specific reason to read this book, meaning I was not going on a happy-quest or something. The sub-title does speak to me.

The main thing to note is that despite the humorous title it is a deep book. It is humorous throughout but n...more
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Albert Einstein
“Honestly, I cannot understand what people mean when they talk about the freedom of the human will. I have a feeling, for instance, that I will something or other; but what relation this has with freedom I cannot understand at all. I feel that I will to light my pipe and I do it; but how can I connect this up with the idea of freedom? What is behind the act of willing to light the pipe? Another act of willing? Schopenhauer once said: Der Mensch kann was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will (Man can do what he will but he cannot will what he wills).”
Albert Einstein

Chuck Palahniuk
“You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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