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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
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This book was entertaining enough and a breeze to get through, but sometimes I couldn't even figure out what she was trying to say in a single paragraph. Some of the stories were neat, and I was left with a very pleasant impression of Debbie Reynolds ...more
Laura and 1 other person liked Michelle's review of The Road:
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
"I was so glad to finish this, I added a star out of relief."
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The Geography of Madness by Frank Bures
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The subject of this book is fascinating -- the way culture, maladies, the brain and the body are all intertwined. That one culture can have a syndrome of some sort that another culture has never heard of -- yet the syndrome's sufferers truly feel the ...more
The Geography of Madness by Frank Bures
"The subject matter of this book could not have been more fascinating to me, but the author would barely scratch the surface of the topic before moving on to something else. It's really frustrating. Fortunately, it's sourced well, so I can dig up a..." Read more of this review »
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The Geography of Madness by Frank Bures
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The subject of this book is fascinating -- the way culture, maladies, the brain and the body are all intertwined. That one culture can have a syndrome of some sort that another culture has never heard of -- yet the syndrome's sufferers truly feel the ...more
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
" But he's talking to the desert and the wind and sun and GOD. It's so deeeeeeeep. "
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
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I should have read this about 25 years ago and it might have been very meaningful. Has anyone written Fatima's story yet?
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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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I really liked this book -- I kept thinking of the characters (esp. teenage Ben) with concern, like he was real -- but would give it 3.5 stars because, in the end, I think the plot was overstuffed and the conclusion wrapped up almost too neatly.
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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
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Ronald Wright
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

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“The blue of distance comes with time, with the discovery of melancholy, of loss, the texture of longing, of the complexity of the terrain we traverse, and with the years of travel.”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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