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The Message in the Bottle by Walker Percy
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Didn't finish this all the way but the library wanted it back. Percy's a clear and lucid writer (of course) on topics that can be difficult and dense. Worth it just to see how he handles the subject and makes a usually tedious academic topic interest ...more
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The Courage to Create by Rollo May
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A lovely book on creativity drawing on themes from existentialist psychology. A nice change of scenery from all the cog-sci and neuro-whatevers that are all the rage at the moment.
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Frank Herbert by William F. Touponce
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A bit of a disappointment honestly. There is some decent critical analysis of the themes in the books but the bulk of it read like an extended book summary.
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A bit of a disappointment honestly. There is some decent critical analysis of the themes in the books but the bulk of it read like an extended book summary.
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Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds
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Nice and short. Some interesting ideas about time and time travel. A bit bleak in the way that I don't care for bleak. Overall a solid Reynolds turnout.
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Nice and short. Some interesting ideas about time and time travel. A bit bleak in the way that I don't care for bleak. Overall a solid Reynolds turnout.
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The Sovereignty of Good by Iris Murdoch
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An underappreciated treasure. This book collects three of Iris Murdoch's essays on the foibles and failings of that beast that Elizabeth Anscombe once called "modern moral philosophy".

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