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Animal Farm
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"Lots of twists till now. It smelled something fishy in chapter 2 only, when pigs showed a glimpse of dominance. But then war with humans and role of Snowball there made it feel like Animal Farm is going good.

The heated debates between Snowball and Napolean has been depicted from quite early on. Amidst all this, I forgot what Napolean did quite early! As of now, it seems like physical power is all that matters!"
Oct 16, 2016 09:27AM

 
The Little Schemer
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"As I somehow made my way through the chapter "Lambda the Ultimate", I guess it's time to give the book some rest.

This book is really awesome in explaining recursion, but somehow lambdas and collections didn't make much sense to me.

And although I somehow completed the chapter, and even started the next one, I didn't feel a good sense of understanding of the matter.

I will be jumping back to this book soon!"
Jun 22, 2016 04:25AM

 
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John Green
“Cover me!' Augustus said as he jumped out from behind the wall and raced toward the school. Isaac fumbled for his controller and then
started firing while the bullets rained down on Augustus, who was shot once and then twice but still ran, Augustus shouting,'YOU CAN’T KILL MAX MAYHEM!' and with a final flurry of button combinations, he dove onto the grenade, which detonated beneath him. His dismembered body exploded like a geyser and the screen went red. A throaty voice said, 'MISSION FAILURE,' but Augustus seemed to think otherwise as he smiled at his remnants on the screen. He reached into his pocket, pulled out a cigarette, and shoved it between his teeth.
'Saved the kids' he said.
'Temporarily' I pointed out.
'All salvation is temporary' Augustus shot back. 'I bought them a minute. Maybe that’s the minute that buys them an hour, which is the hour that buys them a year. No one’s gonna buy them forever, Hazel Grace, but my life bought them a minute. And that’s not nothing.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“And I think missing you hurts the most when something funny happens. Because in that one moment I find myself laughing, and within the next second I want to tell or text you what happened. And then it hits me again, every single time, that you aren’t there anymore. That I lost that one thing that mattered to me.”
Elisabeth Van den Abeele

John Green
“Augustus Waters was sitting on the front step as we pulled into the driveway. He was holding a bouquet of bright orange tulips just beginning to bloom.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

John Green
“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.
"Augustus," I said.

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Franco Santoro
“Aloneness and all-oneness is our authentic nature. We are always alone and all-one. We came into this planet alone and all-one. We will leave alone and all-one. And also during our whole staying in this world, no matter how we engage in relationships, we continue to be alone and all-one, though we may forget about it or pretend it is not the case.

True love has nothing to do with the idea that someone is the other half of my soul and that I need him or her in order to be whole and feel complete. Only when we can be alone and all-one with someone there is true love, regardless of whether that someone is still with us or not.

And yet... I miss you...”
Franco Santoro

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