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The Last Unicorn
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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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The value of this book comes primarily in its ideas rather than its characters. Although I liked the method of weaving philosophical questioning and discovery with the novel, I really didn't like most of the characters. I was more interested in the b ...more
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Redwall by Brian Jacques
Redwall (Redwall, #1)
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
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I read this book as a young child, and though I've read it several times, a couple weeks ago the book called to me again. It was so satisfying to read again, and it even stood up to my developed taste. I usually refer to Star Wars as my formative eve ...more
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“As they came out from the shelter of the trees and the Great Meadows stretched out before them, Kit caught her breath. She had not expected anything like this. From that first moment, in a way she could never explain, the Meadows claimed her and made her their own. As far as she could see they stretched on either side, a great level sea of green, broken here and there by a solitary graceful elm. Was it the fields of sugar cane they brought to mind, or the endless reach of the ocean to meet the sky? Or was it simply the sense of freedom and space and light that spoke to her of home?”
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Shantaram
by Gregory David Roberts
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This book was a wonderful and engaging read. The writing is so incredibly lush that you're drawn into a world that's only just gone by. Although the protagonist of the novel is an admitted criminal (with victims, to boot), he never excuses his behavi ...more
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The Captive Press by Ted Galen Carpenter
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An interesting history of the relationship between the press and the government and military during wartime. Although protecting actual soldiers in active combat is a reasonable restriction on the First Amendment, Carpenter argues that the U.S. gover ...more
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“As they came out from the shelter of the trees and the Great Meadows stretched out before them, Kit caught her breath. She had not expected anything like this. From that first moment, in a way she could never explain, the Meadows claimed her and made her their own. As far as she could see they stretched on either side, a great level sea of green, broken here and there by a solitary graceful elm. Was it the fields of sugar cane they brought to mind, or the endless reach of the ocean to meet the sky? Or was it simply the sense of freedom and space and light that spoke to her of home?”
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