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The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
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Entertaining, especially if you like trivia. Basically, a guy is reading an entire encyclopedia and wants to tell you about it. The book is full of strange and arcane facts from history, the sciences, etc., woven into a narrative of the author's real ...more
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Different Seasons by Stephen King
Different Seasons
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
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My favorite King book.



You've probably seen at least one of the movies that was adapted from the stories here. Stand By Me is the film version of the story The Body. The Shawshank Redemption is the film version of the story Rita Hayworth and the Shaws
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
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Creepy/spooky/fun - one of my childhood favorites. Imagine Shel Silverstein and Roald Dahl teaming up for a Halloween special. Caution: Parental discretion advised - parts of this book, especially some of the images, will be scary for young kids.
The Entitled by Frank Deford
"I couldn't bear to be away from baseball, so I picked up this novel by the great sportswriter Deford. The dust jacket proclaimed it to be "a novel of modern baseball," and that's about right. There's a megastar and his manager and each of them has..." Read more of this review »
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The Entitled by Frank Deford
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The Entitled is the fictional story of a young star baseball player accused of rape, viewed from the perspective of his manager. This won't be of interest to most people, but it's an easy read if you enjoy sports fiction.
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“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
Epicurus
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The Fourth Hand by John Irving
The Fourth Hand
by John Irving (Goodreads Author)
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Irving almost always includes some kind of circus motif, and his characters frequently suffer some form of dismemberment. Both themes are present here. But you can't just keep throwing those kinds of ideas in a hat and expect to pull out cute bunnies ...more
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Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille
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The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago
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Epicurus
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
Epicurus

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