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Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
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A fun read, but I can't give more than three stars to a tome without any original thought. Harris is witty however, every other line reads like a Facebook status update. I can't imagine this book changing anyone's mind though. If you are a theist and ...more
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Capirotada by Alberto Alvaro Ríos
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A quick and pleasant read, but very inconsistent. At times the author seems brilliant, using tales of his childhood to drive home political and social commentary. Other vignettes are just dull. A collection of memoirs, the author does repeat himself ...more
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Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
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A quick and fun read! Perhaps it would have read better during it's time. The fingerprinting courtroom drama seems very obvious for today's reader. Twain drove home his social commentary, yet managed to do it softly and with acidic humor. That was a ...more
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Three Plays by Eugène Ionesco
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My rating probably has to do with my personal preferences, rather than the literature. I am more of a Lower Depths kind of guy, rather than a Waiting For Godot to end person. Anyway, Amedee was certainly the best of the three in this collection. The ...more
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Tales of Badmen, Bad Women, and Bad Places by C.F. Eckhardt
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This is not a bad book, but it's certainly not a good one. It is an easy read, but is poorly researched and poorly written. I don't believe the author ever met a comma-splice he didn't like and he bends over backwards attempting to sound authenticall ...more
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Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
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Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
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Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
"The back cover blurb on this book contains a brief summary of the entire book, including what I would consider spoilers. Why the hell would they do that? So irritating...

Well written, but i'm hard pressed to remember any specific lines that blanke..." Read more of this review »
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Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill
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Just another one of O'Neil's mediocre early works. The story is pretty good, although I could have done without the over-the-top happy ending. It gets bogged down by the same problem that haunts much of O'Neill's work. His insistence on forcing the a ...more
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George Carlin
“I don't know how you feel, but I'm pretty sick of church people. You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them. If holy people are so interested in politics, government, and public policy, let them pay the price of admission like everybody else. The Catholic Church alone could wipe out the national debt if all you did was tax their real estate.”
George Carlin

Jon Stewart
“Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.”
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