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Monsignor Quixote
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read in April, 2009
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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I just saw Sleepers again the other day, which was a movie that reminded me to buy this book a few years ago. What I remembered from that long-ago viewing was that, in the movie, the teacher hands the kid (Shakes) a copy of this book, and the thing i ...more
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Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
Monsignor Quixote
by Graham Greene
read in April, 2009
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The Stars Down to Earth and other Essays by Theodor W. Adorno
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Three essays on irrational thought in modern culture, in the context of astrology, occultism, and anti-Semitism. Adorno's thesis is essentially that our modern capitalist/consumerist society creates weak, dependent personality types that are easily s ...more
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Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Carry On, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3)
by P.G. Wodehouse
read in February, 2009
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A google search for "wodehouse jeeves" will probably tell you everything you need to know about the author and the series. Good harmless fun, just consistently hilarious throughout. This one consists of a series of isolated episodes rather than a sus ...more
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Descartes' Error by Antonio R. Damasio
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Insights from the author's investigation into the role of emotion in the reasoning process, with discussion of the specific brain regions responsible for emotion processing. The neuroanatomy is a bit dense, and the interesting parts tend to be the an ...more
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