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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill
read in February, 2015
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Having watched a few marriages of close friends implode because the guy couldn't keep his dick from wandering around town, this book offers a brilliant flash of insight into the world of the betrayed. A quick read that is often laugh-out-loud funny ( ...more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
read in December, 2014
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Egads.

"Chilling." "Prophetic." "A vivid, roaring dissent." These are some of the jacket blurbs and they fit. I might add "Imminently plausible."

The Circle, being a fictitious corporate entity comprised of the present-day equivalent of Google, Faceb
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A Bigger Prize by Margaret Heffernan
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There's a saying to goes something like this: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

That pretty well sums up the book. There is certainly a time and place for individual initiative and effort, but if that's your only pl
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
read in February, 2015
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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Dog Stars
by Peter Heller
read in September, 2014
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Not as compelling as Cormac McCarthy's The Road but as far as dystopian fiction goes, it was a good read. Sympathetic characters but no (or very little) character development. But I guess that's sometimes how life goes...
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Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein
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A book full of musings on getting old, run through the filter of various philosophers/philosophies. Ehn. None of it really applied to me.
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Essentialism by Greg McKeown
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Certainly worth reading and kicking the ideas around. The basic premise is this: do less but do it better, pick a focus and devote your energy to that, and get good at saying "no." Once you have those three mindsets firmly in place, you can save your ...more
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Conversation by Theodore Zeldin
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A British philosopher looks at the demise of conversation and the implications for society at large.

The most ominous result is that no one talks to strangers and we confine our conversations almost exclusively to those who are like-minded. This crea
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