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The Bone People by Keri Hulme
"(Why won't goodreads accept this review? This is the 5th time I've tried to write it. With mounting frustration:)

I'm reading this book yet again, and as always I'm blown away by how beautiful, powerful and terrible (in the old-fashioned, true mean..." Read more of this review »
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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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A trip up Everest...The book everyone in the world has read...every bit as good as the jacket claims...riveting, could not put it down...fascinating, frightening. A great read.
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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One of the all-time heavyweights; hilarious, sinister, beautiful, amazing...a unique twist on the English Language, one of the true masterpieces of literature. As great as the movie. Don't die without reading this.
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The Night Is Large by Martin Gardner
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This fantastic book has been my companion for a long time, and I just re-read it. Gardner writes with great clarity about virtually every important subject in science and philosophy, and beyond. Symmetry, Relativity, God, Extra-terrestrials, the soul ...more
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The Emperor's New Mind Concerning Computers, Minds and the La... by Roger Penrose
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Another longtime companion of mine, this book is by turns brilliant and exasperating. It's a bulky layman's discourse on Artificial Intelligence, seeking the answer to the question "Can a computer ever possess true intelligence?" Its brilliance lies ...more
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Mona and Other Tales by Reinaldo Arenas
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Book of short stories, several of them are genius/masterpieces. "Alipio's Kingdom" is one of the best 5 short stories I have ever read. Magnificent stuff.
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Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas
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Arenas writes autobiographically about growing up in Cuba; the story is really 2 stories. On one hand it is an account of the cruel and suffocating regime of Castro and the repression that was pervasive, on the other hand it is an account of Arenas' ...more
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The Magus by John Fowles
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I was not fond of this interminable literary game which Fowles decided to foist upon us in the form of a novel; he puts together as many plot turns as possible in the hope that we will consider the nature of truth, and what aspects of our lives are f ...more
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Men of Maize by Miguel Ángel Asturias
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Impossible to enjoy, this Important novel of Guatemala never allows you a moment to relax: every sentence is crammed with references to Guatemalan myths, lifestyle, history, etc etc and in the course of it all, the writer forgets to offer a piece of ...more
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