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The City & the City by China Miéville
The City & the City
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2015
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Enjoyed everything about this book. This is how science/speculative fiction should be written! The speculative premise is utilized to make observation about the current state of things.
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The Betrothed by Walter Scott
The Betrothed
by Walter Scott
read in November, 2015
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I find Scott's steady prose and predictable plot development a great stress relievers.
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Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Nice prose, very honest. Liked the child psychology angle.
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Daniel M. Gilbert
“Perhaps the strangest thing about this illusion of control is not that it happens but that it seems to confer many of the psychological benefits of genuine control. In fact, the one group of people who seem generally immune to this illusion are the clinically depressed, who tend to estimate accurately the degree to which they can control events in most situation.”
Daniel M. Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel M. Gilbert
“As the philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote, "It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are a different opinion, it is because they know only their own side of the question.”
Daniel M. Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel M. Gilbert
“In short, if we adhere to the standard of perfection in all our endeavors, we are left with nothing but mathematics and the White Album.”
Daniel M. Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness

Orson Scott Card
“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Daniel M. Gilbert
“My friends tell me that I have a tendency to point out problems without offering solutions, but they never tell me what I should do about it.”
Daniel M. Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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