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Putin Country by Anne Garrels
"Garrels briliantly and intrepidly holds up the fun-house mirror that is modern Russia. I got a little bit of bummer fatigue in the later chapters, but it is a really worthwhile book for understanding what is going on there and the depths to which..." Read more of this review »
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“The many mysteries boil down to three. There is the kind that can be solved: who planted the bomb? Will the travellers reach their destination? What is Mother's childhood secret? There is the supernatural: dark metaphysical forces, never to be fully exposed, yet hinting of themselves in a way that suggests the author could reveal more if he chose, and might do, in his next book. And there are the insoluble mysteries: what lies beyond life, what beauty is for, why the innocent suffer and the guilty prosper, what goes on in the heads of other people, why life keeps fucking us over just when we're doing all right -- these are the mysteries the books dealing with them can't solve, and it is for this reason that the best of these books are the ones we keep rereading.”
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“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”
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Norman Rush
“The main effort of arranging your life should be to progressively reduce the amount of time required to decently maintain yourself so that you can have all the time you want for reading.”
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