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Tiloma Tiloma said: " I'm almost finished, but reading this book makes me think of my work, and related issues to research so I go off and read those things, and then I return to this book, and it is still compelling.

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Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer
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I'm almost finished, but reading this book makes me think of my work, and related issues to research so I go off and read those things, and then I return to this book, and it is still compelling.

He talks about how people dying of preventable diseases
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Mani by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this, but whatever hesitations I had were immediately dispelled as I started to delve into the book and his recounting of his experiences in the Mani. The towers in barren hillsides, the description ...more
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Roumeli by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
recommended to Tiloma by: jonathan selva
read in June, 2008
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Not as good as the Mani for me, but still so amazing and insightful. His capacity for noticing details and describing them vividly are amazing. He is also funny, insightful,sometimes dry, sometimes witty... just a good author and a good read.

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
by Kiran Desai
read in January, 1998
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Kiran Desai has now written a serious book that shows off her deep thinking and writing skills - the inheritance of loss.

whatever. she had me at Hullabaloo.

this book is funny. Hands down funny. And the mother in the book, reminds me of my mother on h
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Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
Collected Fictions
by Jorge Luis Borges
read in January, 1999
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I'm not usually a short story lover, but Borges writes little jewels in this book. I love the one about the Minotaur - its so poignant. I also love this tiny gem about Don Quixote. The man writes prose like poetry! each word chosen for its beauty alo ...more
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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
by Jorge Amado
read in January, 2000
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I love this book! I love the lack of boundaries between ghosts and the living, the natural and the supernatural. Jorge Amado is not troubled by those things, and the result is a book where a widow remarries and his haunted by her first husband, who s ...more
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Pushed by Jennifer Block
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care
by Jennifer Block
recommended for: anyone planning to one day become a parent
read in January, 2007
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This book is simply fantastic.
It is so well-written that is a easy-flowing read.
But the subject matter is horrifying and its actually a hard-hitting myth-busting expose book on the business of birth - how hospitals hare promoting c-sections solely b
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Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
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Since I like Joseph Campbell and the way he approaches myth and religion as history and the fundamental unifying theme between all the world's cultures, this book surprisingly tied in those themes in a fantasy book!

So its nothing sci-fi, but its a fa
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An Obvious Enchantment by Tucker Malarkey
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Resurrection by Tucker Malarkey
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