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Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
"My basic problem with this novel was that it read like bad historical fiction, set in the present day, with its forced supernumerary details of U2, ipods and nike sneakers. I did not find the teenage narrator to be very convincing -- it sounded ex..." Read more of this review »
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Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
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I loved Last Light of the Sun, A Song for Arbonne, and Tigana, but man, I really really really didn't like Ysabel. There are two main reasons why Ysabel is nowhere near as good as these other books.

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
"You have no idea how much it pains me to dislike a book that Oliver Sacks hails as brilliant, but dear god, I found this tepid, unproven, and faintly ridiculous in turn. Lehrer never actually proves his thesis - that artists of several kinds antic..." Read more of this review »
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Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
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I think that Lehrer's thesis is flawed. When he says that art is ahead of science, it doesn't really mean anything to me. Proust describes a connection between smell and memory before neuroscientists demonstrated that there was one, but that is not b ...more
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