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The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
" Ah--typo--the author died this past July. It was his only novel. "
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The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
The Wandering Falcon
by Jamil Ahmad
read in November, 2012
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Like many great novels, The Wandering Falcon is as much a story of a people as it is a story of a person.

I’ve always wondered about the tribal regions at the borders of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. What is it that makes governance so complicated
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The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord
by Cornelia Funke (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2007
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Book of the Year Awards... Really? Is it unsympathetic of me to think that this book is... childish? How reductive should authors of children's lit be?

I've been working with a young student this summer, and The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke, is a big
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The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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I didn’t remember The Hobbit being so directed towards children. That’s probably because I last experienced it as a child. I listened to it then on audiobook, and I only had vague recollections of it: the battle with Smaug, flashes of dragon scales a ...more
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Tinkers by Paul Harding
" Thanks for the post, Amy. I may well give that a try.

Good idea with Mark Brown--if you introduce children to modernism at a young age, maybe they'll
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge series, #1)
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2010
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I thought The Pillars of the Earth was going to be a long, technical novel that I’d have to muscle through--it’s almost 1000 pages long, it’s set in the 1100s, and the cover is decorated with a diagrammatic sketch of a church. These are not the typic ...more
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The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
" Mason wrote: "when did this book take place?"

Good question, Mason. Based on references to airplanes and such, it seems to be set broadly in the presen
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Point Omega by Don DeLillo
Point Omega
by Don DeLillo
read in February, 2010
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Hyper-abstract intellectualization. Overly-ruminative prose peppered with mysterious and incomplete sentences. Pages of characters projecting thoughts onto others. Ugh.

I get what DeLillo is going for in Point Omega: the environments that we create an
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
read in December, 2009
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When he left the Navy, Norton Juster began writing a non-fiction book about urban planning. As an outlet from the grueling work, though, he spent his free time concocting the imaginative scenes that later became The Phantom Tollbooth. One publisher’s ...more
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