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Tracker: A Fox Walker Novel
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"Each short story in this book is a stand-alone tale focusing on the main character and/or supporting characters from the Olden family, so it's great for someone with a busy schedule. But when the book is read in its entirety, the stories tell a hi..." Read more of this review »
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
" This reminds me that this IS a classic that I intend to add to my library. I remember reading it long, long ago. "
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
"The sentences, the sentences! The ending with Kurtz' intended makes no sense to me, and I need it explained - for this reason it fails at being truly great. Also, I'd like to know what's so great about Kurtz? Couldn't we be let in on that more? Mu..." Read more of this review »
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A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgård
“There is only one thing children find harder to hold back than tears, and that is joy.”
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Min kamp 1 by Karl Ove Knausgård
“As your perspective of the world increases not only is the pain it inflicts on you less but also its meaning. Understanding the world requires you to take a certain distance from it. Things that are too small to see with the naked eye, such as molecules and atoms, we magnify. Things that are too large, such as cloud formations, river deltas, constellations, we reduce. At length we bring it within the scope of our senses and we stabilize it with fixer. When it has been fixed we call it knowledge. Throughout our childhood and teenage years, we strive to attain the correct distance to objects and phenomena. We read, we learn, we experience, we make adjustments. Then one day we reach the point where all the necessary distances have been set, all the necessary systems have been put in place. That is when time begins to pick up speed. It no longer meets any obstacles, everything is set, time races through our lives, the days pass by in a flash and before we know that is happening we are for ...more Karl Ove Knausgård
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Karl Ove Knausgård
“There is only one thing children find harder to hold back than tears, and that is joy.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, A Time for Everything
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Abraham Lincoln
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Verghese
“Geography is destiny.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Karl Ove Knausgård
“As your perspective of the world increases not only is the pain it inflicts on you less but also its meaning. Understanding the world requires you to take a certain distance from it. Things that are too small to see with the naked eye, such as molecules and atoms, we magnify. Things that are too large, such as cloud formations, river deltas, constellations, we reduce. At length we bring it within the scope of our senses and we stabilize it with fixer. When it has been fixed we call it knowledge. Throughout our childhood and teenage years, we strive to attain the correct distance to objects and phenomena. We read, we learn, we experience, we make adjustments. Then one day we reach the point where all the necessary distances have been set, all the necessary systems have been put in place. That is when time begins to pick up speed. It no longer meets any obstacles, everything is set, time races through our lives, the days pass by in a flash and before we know that is happening we are fort, fifty, sixty... Meaning requires content, content requires time, time requires resistance. Knowledge is distance, knowledge is stasis and the enemy of meaning. My picture of my father on that evening in 1976 is, in other words, twofold: on the one hand I see him as I saw him at that time, through the eyes of an eight-year-old: unpredictable and frightening; on the other hand, I see him as a peer through whose life time is blowing and unremittingly sweeping large chunks of meaning along with it.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, Min kamp 1

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