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Dmitry Dmitry said: " The basic premise of this book is simple bordering on trivial. The economies of human societies come in two varieties: the inclusive ones (where a substantial fraction of the population takes active participation in the economic activity, including i ...more"

 
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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Shipping News
by Annie Proulx
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This is one of the best books I've read in quite some time. This is also a book which is very hard to write a review for. Well, let's begin with a fun fact: almost every chapter of the book is prefaced with an excerpt from the Ashley book of knots. T ...more
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Приключения человека в шляпе by Бабкин Ярослав Анатольевич
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Waverley by Walter Scott
“It will be just like Duncan Mac-Girdie's mare,' said Evan, 'if your ladyships please, he wanted to use her by degrees to live without meat, and just as he had put her on a straw a day the poor thing died!”
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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen by Paul Torday
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
by Paul Torday
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Good writing, enjoyable reading. The genre of an investigation report is sometimes stretched beyond the limits of the believable, and one of the characters, a cynical and stupid spin doctor, is quite grotesque, but other than that, I really enjoyed i ...more
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The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
The Prague Cemetery
by Umberto Eco
read in December, 2014
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This book is a study on the appearance of various fake antisemitic manuscripts in the late 19th century Europe, with a thing layer of a story of one of the counterfeiters spread over it. It was not as fun to read as some of the other Eco's books.
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The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
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“It will be just like Duncan Mac-Girdie's mare,' said Evan, 'if your ladyships please, he wanted to use her by degrees to live without meat, and just as he had put her on a straw a day the poor thing died!”
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“The year had begun with the first protests in Milan against the Austrians, where citizens had stopped smoking to damage the revenues of the imperial government (those Milanese comrades, who stood firm when soldiers and police provoked them by blowing clouds of sweet-scented cigar smoke at them, were seen by my Turin companions as heroes).”
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“A mystic is an hysteric who has met her confessor before her doctor.”
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