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Estado y revolución by Vladimir Lenin
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Read this book when I was a kid, but decided to dive back in this Halloween and it was SUCH a good choice. This book is unquestionably one of the best-ever uses of the epistolary format; I love how the story being split into diary entries, memos, and ...more
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The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
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A fitting end to one of my favorite fantasy series ever. It felt like every subsequent Earthsea book sought to challenge and undermine the assumptions of its predecessors, and this one was no different - completing the critique sown in the previous t ...more
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The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
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Finally finished the trilogy! Over the course of these books I've so fallen in love with Jemisin's writing and ideas, which seem to embody every fantasy trope while I've ever loved while also injecting some new fresh energy into the genre, that I'm e ...more
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The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Another fun book expanding one of the great "Lost Tales" from the early days of Middle-Earth. I think this one is a better fit for well-read Tolkien nerds ("Beren and Luthien," from last year, would make a better starting point, as would "The Silmari ...more
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The War Nerd Iliad by John  Dolan
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For some reason I've been really bad about reading books this year. Not sure why, but this is the first book I've finished in about three months. It was a great way to break my fast, though. I first read The Iliad when I was a kid, but the complex 'e ...more
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The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
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In this chaotic and energizing political-cultural moment we find ourselves in, I've been trying to do a lot more reading of political theory and history in order to better understand what the hell's happening around me. Lately, I've been particularly ...more
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Neil Gaiman
“I think maybe Hell is a place. But you don't have to stay anywhere forever.”
Neil Gaiman, Season of Mists

Stephen King
“You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box abd cover it with wet weeds to die?

Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity. Viewed at their actual size, the distances between these atoms might become league, gulfs, aeons. The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons. One may step down further to subatomic particles. And then to what? Tachyons? Nothing? Of course not. Everything in the universe denies nothing; to suggest an ending is the one absurdity.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Timothy Leary
“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…”
Timothy Leary

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For all those planning to read Infinite Jest this summer starting June 21. Support, encouragement and gentle pushes welcome.
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