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Andrew Peyrie
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The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
" Thanks for keeping me informed. Very complex issues to respond to briefly, so thanks for taking the effort to WRITE, a much more difficult effort than ...more"
Life by Keith Richards
" You listening to Keith listening to James Brown . . . a nice bio (review) within a review of a bio . . . the fetishes that we carrying around (jigglin ...more"
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
" OK, you've wetted my appetite, but jeez, Franzen does have "media issues" (as you well noted), which works out to not-exactly-a-recommendation - but . ...more"
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
" Really great review. I read this in the late 1980s, and am always impressed but how much I forget of what I read (!) In my memory Louisa is the centra ...more"
Life Among the Surrealists by Matthew Josephson
Life Among the Surrealists
by Matthew Josephson
read in September, 2010
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I think I have finally found a title that has been little reviewed on goodreads, if at all. Also I believe that the title is out of print, as I bought this second hand. Life Among the Surrealists began when I read an excerpt from it in an anthology o ...more
Reading in the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene
" Excellent synopsis, fascinating material "
Dragon Lady by Sterling Seagrave
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Given the thousands of years history of dynastic China, this is a good place to start - at the end. Seagrave is a historical revisionist as he proves that the "Dragon Lady" in question, Tz'u-Hsi, previously was burdened by a spurious, yet historicall ...more
A Country of Vast Designs by Robert W. Merry
"'A Country of Vast Designs' is the second entry in a project I have laid out for myself inspired by two well-received history books from 2009: Merry’s biography of James K. Polk and T.J. Stiles’s biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 'The First Tycoo..." Read more of this review »
The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle by W.K.C. Guthrie
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After having the Greco-Roman thing dully hammered, and thus rendered uninteresting, into my apathetic pre-pubescent skull, I am finally starting to catch on/catch up. I was attracted to this in a bookstore as hospital reading for yet another kidney s ...more
House of Meetings by Martin Amis
House of Meetings
by Martin Amis
read in December, 2009
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I class Amis as one of the best living authors. From my point of view a work of art should always be about more than its central subject matter, and Amis is the master of the unexpected and exciting digression. House of Meetings is ostensively about ...more
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