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Omensetter's Luck
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Trust: The Social...
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Against the Day
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Beyond Human Nature by Jesse J. Prinz
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Presented with a sort of pantomime nature vs nurture rhetorical style that all but overwhelms the occasional good and thoughtful explorations of, e.g., cross-cultural differences in thinking patterns.
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The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
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Some of the other reader reviews prove the book's point.
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The Cluetrain Manifesto by Rick Levine
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Simplistic, patronising, arrogant, snarky, dumb.
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The Freedom Principle by John Litweiler
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Exhilarating on free jazz, with a brief, withering interlude on jazz fusion. Be warned, though, Litweiler applies free jazz principles to syntax, grammar and punctuation throughout.
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Haunted Weather by David Toop
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No passion. Compare Alex Ross, Evan Eisenberg.
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The Recording Angel by Evan Eisenberg
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A curious sort of philosophy of recorded music. With words in it like 'anacolutha' and 'post-Zinzendorfian'.
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The Rest Is Noise by Alex  Ross
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As a wide-ranging and evocative and not-always-sticking-to-the-obvious summary of three quarters of a century of recent music that is nevertheless physical lift-upable, verging on perfect. If nothing else, worth it for Ross's facility with the tricky ...more
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Words Without Music by Philip Glass
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Long on autobiography, especially pre-New York, and short on musical analysis.
Full of curious lines like 'Living in Pittsburgh revealed almost nothing to me that I didn't already know from growing up in Baltimore.'
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Laurie Anderson by Laurie  Anderson
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100 Things You're Not Supposed to Know by Russ Kick
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