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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
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Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
"The book has been given a unique framework based on video games. It is a story of a little boy 'Luka' who travels through the 'World of Magic' in a quest to retrieve the 'Fire of Life' to save his storyteller father Rashid Khalifa who is the creat..." Read more of this review »
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I'm not a fan of children's literature but I enjoyed Luka and the Fire of Life, from the master of magical realism Salman Rushdie. Luka's story is interesting and serves as a great introduction to many of the techniques of adult literature: irony, si ...more
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
" Libby wrote: "Yes, Yes it is a mindfuck, not just a banal, ho hum missionary position fuck or even an interesting menage a trois but a glorious debauc ...more "
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At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
"Quite possibly the funniest odd-ball novel this side of "Tristram Shandy," and like "Tristram Shandy" this book is not for everyone. The narrator of the book is trying to write a book about someone who is in turn trying to write a book, which crea..." Read more of this review »
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At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
"Because it’s confusing, I'll mention that Swim-Two-Birds is a place name, a place where a character stops briefly on a couple of occasions.

When it was published in 1939, this book got a lot of play for being what is now called a meta-novel. That..." Read more of this review »
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Two-thirds of the way through this book I started to hate it. I nearly put it down, and then found myself loving it. To be frank this book is a bit of a mindfuck. It possesses genius which impels me to go back and explore it again, but that will be a ...more
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The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation by Chögyam Trungpa
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David Hume
“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.”
David Hume

Albert Camus
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
Albert Camus

Leo Tolstoy
“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
Leo Tolstoy

David Hume
“Reading and sauntering and lounging and dosing, which I call thinking, is my supreme Happiness.”
David Hume

David Hume
“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”
David Hume, Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays

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