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Operation Jihadi Bride by John Carney
“The extra mile is a lot longer than the rest.”
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Cocaine Confidence by Clifford Thurlow
“Beyond a certain point we reach repetition and discover we are on the way back. Thus, life has no purpose beyond what it is at this moment.”
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Gigolo by Ben Foster
“We see on our death bed, not our whole life flashing before us – as with a drowning man – but an endless sequence of all the things we had wanted to do and had never done.”
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Operation Jihadi Bride by John Carney
"Operation Jihadi Bride is the gripping story of the rescue of young women who were tricked, sexually abused and enslaved by ISIS. After hearing the women’s terrifying stories, John Carney and his men decide to rescue them from that horrible ordeal..." Read more of this review »
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Turn Your Happiness ON by Norma Nikutowski
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It seems in the modern world much easier to be unhappy than happy. We have a lot to be unhappy about: global warming, overpopulation, wars, the plight of refugees, the homeless and hungry. Melancholia – the intellectual’s disease, they say, is like ...more
Operation Jihadi Bride by John Carney
"I found it very informative and easy to read. Just the right length."
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Knightly Virtue by Jason Bright
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I am not sure if Jason Bright, the author of Knightly Virtue: Living the Old Code in a Modern World, is himself a chivalrous sort of fellow, but I rather like to think he is.

Just as there are seven sins, there are seven knightly virtues: courage,
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Operation Jihadi Bride by John Carney
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Interesting account of previously unreported efforts of a team offering help to reduce jihadist brides and bringing hope to their families"
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Samadhi by Ivan Antić
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The author strongly associates our consciousness with existence, through ethics and self-awareness. He constantly emphasizes that consciousness is the basis of the very existence itself and that this is our consciousness. Moreover, he connects ...more
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Sour Blood by Elizabeth Hamilton-Smyth
Sour Blood
by Elizabeth Hamilton-Smyth (Goodreads Author)
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Please read the heading again. It contains a great deal of information. The scene is set somewhere between the doom-laded present and the mass unemployment, economic catastrophe of the near and unavoidable future, a sort of hell where everyone except ...more
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“When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world. I moved unconsciously, with heavy limbs, like a zombie from a horror film. I felt a pain so fierce and persistent deep inside me, I was tempted to take the chopping knife in the kitchen and cut the black thing out I would lie on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking about that knife and using all my limited powers of self-control to stop myself from going downstairs to get it.”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

“The more time you spend on your own, the more isolated you feel, and the more difficult it becomes to reconnect.”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice

“The return of the voices would end in a migraine that made my whole body throb. I could do nothing except lie in a blacked-out room waiting for the voices to get infected by the pains in my head and clear off.

Knowing I was different with my OCD, anorexia and the voices that no one else seemed to hear made me feel isolated, disconnected. I took everything too seriously. I analysed things to death. I turned every word, and the intonation of every word over in my mind trying to decide exactly what it meant, whether there was a subtext or an implied criticism. I tried to recall the expressions on people’s faces, how those expressions changed, what they meant, whether what they said and the look on their faces matched and were therefore genuine or whether it was a sham, the kind word touched by irony or sarcasm, the smile that means pity.
When people looked at me closely could they see the little girl in my head, being abused in those pornographic clips projected behind my eyes?
That is what I would often be thinking and such thoughts ate away at the façade of self-confidence I was constantly raising and repairing.

(describing dissociative identity disorder/mpd symptoms)”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

George Orwell
“They laid me down again while somebody fetched a stretcher. As soon as I knew that the bullet had gone clean through my neck I took it for granted that I was done for. I had never heard of a man or an animal getting a bullet through the middle of the neck and surviving it. The blood was dribbling out of the comer of my mouth. ‘The artery's gone,’ I thought. I wondered how long you last when your carotid artery is cut; not many minutes, presumably. Everything was very blurry. There must have been about two minutes during which I assumed that I was killed. And that too was interesting—I mean it is interesting to know what your thoughts would be at such a time. My first thought, conventionally enough, was for my wife. My second was a violent resentment at having to leave this world which, when all is said and done, suits me so well. I had time to feel this very vividly. The stupid mischance infuriated me. The meaninglessness of it! To be bumped off, not even in battle, but in this stale comer of the trenches, thanks to a moment's carelessness! I thought, too, of the man who had shot me—wondered what he was like, whether he was a Spaniard or a foreigner, whether he knew he had got me, and so forth. I could not feel any resentment against him. I reflected that as he was a Fascist I would have killed him if I could, but that if he had been taken prisoner and brought before me at this moment I would merely have congratulated him on his good shooting. It may be, though, that if you were really dying your thoughts would be quite different.”
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

George Orwell
“A fat man eating quails while children are begging for bread is a disgusting sight, but you are less likely to see it when you are within the sound of the guns.”
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

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