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After Dark by Haruki Murakami
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A hard-boiled foray into the darker side of Tokyo life, it felt like familiar territory. Sparse prose and compact, it is "After Hours" set in Kabukicho. This is Haruki Murakami at his most spartan and it reads like Dashiell Hammet.
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After Dark by Haruki Murakami
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A hard-boiled foray into the darker side of Tokyo life, it felt like familiar territory. Sparse prose and compact, it is "After Hours" set in Kabukicho. This is Haruki Murakami at his most spartan and it reads like Dashiell Hammet.
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Pay the Devil in Bitcoin by Jake Adelstein
"A good first read on Bitcoin. The first part of the book gives a nontechnical introduction to Bitcoin while the second recounts the saga of Mt. Gox, the now extinct Bitcoin exchange that was once the largest in the world and that imploded when hac..." Read more of this review »
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“Overcome anger with peace. Overcome evil with good. Overcome greed with generosity. Overcome liars with truth.”
Juan Mascaró, Buddhist Scriptures

Ray Bradbury
“If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
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“The people believed that kotodama—the soul or spirit of language—resided in every word;”
Jake Adelstein, Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

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