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Jrobertus Jrobertus said: " This little book has a clever premise. We see the Facebook pages and "walls" for literary figures. He modern electronic slant and quick jabs are often hilarious. The downside is you need to have read a lot of these books to get all the wit so I have ...more "

 
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This is Ms. Elliot’s first novel and it is a good one. The story begins a decade befor the present when six oxford students, friends and some lovers, spend a week at a French farmhouse owned by the parents of one of the students. A mysterious, but se ...more
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This novel preceded Green Sun by about eight years featuring the same protagonist, Hanson. He is a Vietnam Special Forces vet, working as a patrolman in the ghetto precinct of Portland. Frankly, I don’t think this early work is a patch on the later o ...more
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Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their li ...more
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Damasio is one of my favorite scientific thinkers and popularizers. This book is an extension of his earlier work, building a case for the role of biology in culture. Damasio has brilliantly described the role of basic biology in determining feelings ...more
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Maigret is having dinner with a physician friend when they are called to a murder on the street outside. A young man, Antoine Batille, has been stabbed in the back. He is carrying a tape recorder and it emerges that the wealthy scion of a perfume for ...more
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Thomson is a seasoned traveler and archeologist with a great deal of experience working in South America. He begins this book recounting a revisit to Llactapata, a shrine site near Machu Picchu. He described the e trek and the personality of his inte ...more
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The Lock at Charenton by Georges Simenon
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The translation I read was called Lock 1, but it is the same book. Maigret is called to the town when a local industrialist, and general douche-bag, Emile Ducrau, is stabbed and tossed in the canal. He doesn't die but offers a big reward to find the ...more
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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I read some Hardy in high school, Return of the Native I think, and my daughters are raving about him so I had a go at this classic. Hardy was also a poet and his descriptive writing is marvelous, a sort of verbal Cinemascope. He is also a keen psych ...more
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In this novel Maigret receives a letter that someone will be killed in the church of his home town and indeed, the countess of the estate for whom his late father worked dies at Mass. Simonen describes M’s emothions as he revisits the town of his you ...more
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