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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
"Capitalism is exploitation."
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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I am still in trance after the psychedelic ride Mr. Murakami took me on. And I loved it so much that I did not want to read it too fast, although could not get enough of it. Just like a drug.
My first book written by Haruki Murakami and I am hooked.
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Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans
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Wow, what a book! Is humanity already there, is our society already so refined, so diabolically decadent? This book has resonated so strongly in my thoughts. I am afraid that we have reached this stage, we are fighting against nature, against our gra ...more
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White Lama by Douglas Veenhof
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I bought this book out of curiosity and I am happy I did. A commendable biographical book written by Buddhist practitioner and mountain guide Douglas Veenhof, the story of Theos Bernard enchanted me. The thorough research done by the author is obviou ...more
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Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System
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read in August, 2013
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A detailed, but easy to read book about chakras. I think it was the best explanation I have ever got upon this subject. It is easy to see the big pictures, loved the chakra stages that humanity goes through.... The yoga asanas and meditations are a b ...more
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Wisdom in the Body by Michael Kern
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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
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Soul Psychology by Joshua David Stone
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East, West by Salman Rushdie
East, West: Stories
by Salman Rushdie
read in August, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading Salman's Rushdie short stories about East and West, such a good representation of today's world, a love-hate affair between East and West - I loved the ending - no spoilers... I will let you discover it. Lots of humor and tra ...more
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“Reading is probably another way of being in a place.”
José Saramago, El hombre duplicado

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