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Bryon Medina rated a book 2 of 5 stars
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recommended for: those flailing in search of meaning.
read in December, 2007
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Bryon Medina Bryon Medina said: " I find myself skipping over the authors' comments and going straight for the quotes from the great prophets, saints and sages.
This book anthologizes peices of wisdom from different cultures. As a medium, I feel that this book would gone over bette...more
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Bryon Medina rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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I have never heard of author Erik Larson before, but with one book, he has become one of my favorite writers. As if his talent weren't enough to make this book a winner, the subject matter is enthralling. I can find no fault with this one...Five star...more
Bryon Medina rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa
The Real Frank Zappa Book
by Frank Zappa
read in January, 2010
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This book is what it was desighned to be: entertaining. Frank Zappa's wit shines through and you also get an element you might miss in his recorded music: a little hint of sentimentality. Zappa-isms abound in this book, and you really get a feel for...more
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Job by Robert A. Heinlein
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After reading the masterpiece that is Stranger in a Strange Land, this book felt relatively shallow, but at least it's silly and doesn't take itself that seriously.
I think this book takes too long in getting to the action, and I didn't think it wa...more
Bryon Medina rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
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The Te of piglet can be cute, but preachy, although some of my favorite parts where cute, my very favorites where preachy.
The narration isn't very smooth. The author will go on a rant about some ailment of society, and then he will be talking to P...more
Bryon Medina rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul
by Jane Roberts
recommended to Bryon Medina by: Ellie
recommended for: Heady types
read in January, 2009
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A friend of mine insisted that I need to read this book. I can, from time to time, carry on about certain things I read in some of Carlos Castaneda's books. In response to my carrying on, my friend Ellie said I should this book.
This book cannot tak...more
Bryon Medina rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
recommended for: anyone who actually thinks that all is fair in love and war.
read in June, 2008
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This is another entertaining book by Kurt Vonnegut. It has many of Vonneguts hallmarks, the first person omniscient narrative voice, new and clever descriptions of things we often take for granted, and the references to echolalia and Kilgore Trout....more
Bryon Medina rated a book 3 of 5 stars
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
recommended to Bryon Medina by: Aunt Lucy
recommended for: Y'all
read in May, 2003
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This book took me a long time to read. The language isn't hard to grasp, it's just pungent, dripping with detail and imagery. The flashbacks to the authors' childhood make you feel like you've lived through years of watching someone die of cancer.
H...more
Bryon Medina rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell
by Aldous Huxley
recommended for: ...the expierienced.
read in September, 1999
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These writings are the musings of Aldous Huxley, written as he started to take an interest in the psychedelic experience.
This book is of great historical significance, not only because it turned a lot of people on to turning on, but also because it...more
Bryon Medina rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Pocket Buddha Reader by Anne Bancroft
The Pocket Buddha Reader
by Anne Bancroft
recommended for: To all sentient beings
read in March, 1998
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The Pocket Buddha Reader draws from different texts, so some of the readings, and some are stories. All of the readings can be taken in one quick sitting.
The Buddha recommended that we put aside our desires for the things of this world and look wit...more
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