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The Mule on the Minaret by Alec Waugh
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Alec Waugh was the elder brother of the more popular and critically-acclaimed author, Evelyn Waugh. Although he was often overshadowed, he was also a popular writer in his own right, having written bestsellers such as Islands in the Sun.

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Payoff by Dan Ariely
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What keeps one going? What persuades us to wake up every morning, and do what we do?

Many people will perhaps reply, family. A few will reply money. In Ariely's studies, however, oftentimes money is not the answer. Motivation is a complex concept, bu
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The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry
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The Fire Next Time by James     Baldwin
" Jake wrote: "You do realize that this was written in the throes of the civil rights movement, don't you? How else could be it about anything other tha ...more "
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Know Your Own I.Q. by Hans Jürgen Eysenck
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I have taken a few IQ tests before, but I never had confidence in those. Most of those books I bought were published in the Philippines, and it was quite obvious that most of those had little quality control.

'Who cares about IQ, anyway?'

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Voss by Patrick White
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Whenever I search second-hand bookstores, and have enough time, I always do my best to scour every inch of the shop in order to find a treasure. Over the past few years, I have stumbled upon a few novels by White, usually either Riders in the Chariot ...more
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Voss by Patrick White
"In the end I actually began to despise this book. Overwrought and pretentious in my opinion. A simple story based on an explorer disappearing in outback Australia during colonial times I never felt that the simplicity of the story was saved by the..." Read more of this review »
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Whenever I search second-hand bookstores, and have enough time, I always do my best to scour every inch of the shop in order to find a treasure. Over the past few years, I have stumbled upon a few novels by White, usually either Riders in the Chariot ...more
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El Triunfo de la Cruz by Theodore Hittell
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It's a serviceable essay on how Juan Ugarte built the first ship for the transport of goods and people in California with his determination and patience.
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