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Count Like an Egyptian by David Reimer
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Four years ago I read Paul Johnson's "The Civilization of Ancient Egypt" which I totally loved and which made me love Egypt. Ancient Egyptians were impressive in so many ways (art, medicine, writing, organization, ...) but, according to Johnson, thei ...more
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Consciousness by Christof Koch
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Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible by Wayne A. Grudem
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A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin & Faith with On My Re... by John Rawls
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The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers
by Ian McEwan
read in January, 2015
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One star may be a bit too strong since the novel has its merits (for example, it can be easily read on one evening), but I do regret reading it which in the end is more important than anything else. Colin and Mary are improbable zombies, the story gi ...more
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Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Amsterdam
by Ian McEwan
read in December, 2014
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What a fine book. Not that it opens a whole new world but it is a pleasure to read and to ponder over. Everything fits beautifully, there is symmetry and order, like in a musical piece. For example, the story for the newspaper of one of the two prota ...more
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Social Evolution by Robert Trivers
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Paul Bowles
“She was saved from prettiness by the intensity of her gaze.”
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W. Somerset Maugham
“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”
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“Only a mediocre person is always at his best. ”
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Paul Bowles
“Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost.”
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John Nicholas Gray
“It is a strange fancy to suppose that science can bring reason to an irrational world, when all it can ever do is give another twist to a normal madness.”
John Nicholas Gray, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

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