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Daniel Villines Daniel Villines said: " 01 FEB 17: “The Seed of McCoy” ***
 
This is another refreshing story resulting from London’s South Pacific travels onboard The Snark.  It includes a fictional descendant of William McCoy and an initial setting alongside Pitcairn Island, both of which
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Society—civilized society, at least—is never very ready to believe anything to the detriment of those who are both rich and fascinating. It feels instinctively that manners are of more importance than morals, and, in its opinion, the highest respectability is of much less value than the possession of a good chef.
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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
"Not my favourite Hemingway, a little bit too slow.

But the topic of the Spanish Civil War makes it a good read, and the John Donne poem that gave the novel its title should be yelled, shouted, sung, recited, hummed and whispered by heart over and..." Read more of this review »
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Imagine finding Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton sitting in bar, nursing a couple of beers, and talking about old times. You notice them, they seem friendly, and you walk up and ask, “How did it all happen? What was it like?” This book is the story they ...more
Daniel Villines is 72% done with Moon Shot: "Distance measurements proved to be grossly misleading. The sun angle seemed to change and twist shapes into unrecognizable features. The crystal-clear sharpness of a world without atmosphere threw off the depth perception they had honed to such sharpness as pilots. Worst of all were the gullies that had never been predicted or shown up in photographs."
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“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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He rose and put the napkin on the table and took his hat up from the other chair and put it on. He said that he did indeed have a long journey. He said he did not know what the end of his journey would look like or whether he would know it when he got there and he asked her in Spanish to pray for him but she said she had already decided to do so before he even asked.
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