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Call for the Dead by John le Carré
" I feel lucky to have most of his work ahead of me! "
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Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
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Amazing book that touches on so many themes, both universal and related to its time and place (South Africa just after WWII)–exploitation, systemic oppression, fear of the Other, forgiveness, generosity, and how our children can break our hearts and ...more
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Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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The continuing history of Mars, as experienced by the remaining "first hundred" settlers (now well above 100 thanks to life-extending treatments) and some of their progeny. A fascinating look at how things could develop in the course of human coloniz ...more
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The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré
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Call for the Dead by John le Carré
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When I read The Spy Who Came In from the Cold a few years ago, it knocked my socks off and it's stayed with me ever since. Spymaster George Smiley was a supporting character in that story, so I thought it was about time to give some Smiley-centered s ...more
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Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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The continuing history of Mars, as experienced by the remaining "first hundred" settlers (now well above 100 thanks to life-extending treatments) and some of their progeny. A fascinating look at how things could develop in the course of human coloniz ...more
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Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
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3.5 stars. It was fun to read, but I felt like I needed a shower afterwards. If you're terrified of what this crew is capable of doing in the White House, don't look here for comfort or reassurance.
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Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Story of the "first hundred" settlers on Mars–how they clash and cooperate among themselves in building a colony amid harsh conditions, and how their relationships with Mars, Earth, and each other change over time. The story explores fascinating issu ...more
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A Bachelor Establishment by Jodi Taylor
A Bachelor Establishment
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I'm not a fan of the romance genre (other than Georgette Heyer's work, which is a thing apart), but I usually read a few of them a year to just splash through that corner of the pool. I liked this author's time-travel series, and this title was a rec ...more
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Mark Twain
“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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“How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.”
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“So many books, so little time.”
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Laurie R. King
“I was fifteen when I first met Sherlock Holmes, fifteen years old with my nose in a book as I walked the Sussex Downs, and nearly stepped on him. In my defense I must say it was an engrossing book, and it was very rare to come across another person in that particular part of the world in that war year of 1915.”
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