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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Danny the Champion of the World
by Roald Dahl
read in February, 2015
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I picked up Danny, the Champion of the World on the recommendation of a respected friend, who said it was his favorite book as a child. Having never heard of it, and being on a Dahl-jag lately, I had to read it.

The story is of Danny, son of a gas-sta
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The BFG by Roald Dahl
The BFG
by Roald Dahl
read in February, 2015
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I fear I'm becoming a Dahlcoholic. I've seen Matilda on Broadway twice this year (also read the book for comparative notes), am in the middle of "Danny, Champion of the World," love "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach," an ...more
Doubt by Jennifer Michael Hecht
" Karen wrote: "Excellent review! Thanks. I now stand ready to thoroughly enjoy this one!"

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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
" There were moments I wanted to shelve it, Maurya. I probably should return and re-read it. I have put a lot more thought into the reality that humans ...more "
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Probability of God by Stephen Unwin
Probability of God
by Stephen Unwin
read in June, 2014
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When a friend asked me to read and review “The Probability of God,” because he knew my position on the topic (0.000000000001%), I thought I’d try to give the book a fair chance and an objective review. I give it 3 stars because it is clear, well writ ...more
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