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Cutting for Stone
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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I can't take anymore lugubriousness from Margret. Polemic / Propaganda.
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham   Verghese
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese (Goodreads Author)
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Wonderful Book although at the end we see the very self righteous Marion smoking cigarettes and jumping into bed with an known TB carrier, Just doesn't Come across as being reflective of the carefully developed persona of Marion.Just thought the ...more
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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
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Recently picked up two discards from the local library One "Stones from the river" by Ursala Hegi
and Bernard Schlink's novel.
Complete co-incidence both dealing with the moral and ethical landscape of Post war Germany.
Herr Schlink's novel is a
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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
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Picked this up as a discard from the local library. I was pleasantly surprised by this writer
although its not William Manchester "The Arms of Krupp" quality it certainly brought out the
feel of the era . I married into a German speaking Family. It
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Tin Man by Sarah Winman
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I enjoyed a similar childhood, Kicked out at 17 to work in an auto manufacturers paint shop.I spent hours painting animals with my beloved grandmother until she died from lung cancer.
This book is a shout out for love, and sensitivity, pass it on.
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
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Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs
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Well done Jane Jacobs . Perhaps you should read this book with the music of Carl Orff's
Carmina Burana in the back ground "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi. Heads up all you non Billionaire
People life is going to get interesting, like an intellectual
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The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough
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I thought it was an outstanding reminder of the hubris of men of power,an epic reminder
of the Poetry of adventure.I learned a lot of history and geography that i didn't know or had forgotten,
well done Mr. McCullough.
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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton (Goodreads Author)
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A book club selection, not really my taste. Crashing waves of flashback over great rocks of Boredom . Although the book was redeemed by the following simile : "Her lips were pursed tighter than a Dachshund's Arse."
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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay (Goodreads Author)
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Sophie's Choice, Sarah's Key
Where's the light ; der Mensch.
Where has god gone,
What is homo sapiens going to do
On this cool autumn afternoon.
We all pretend to know the answers. Life is depressing enough without another Holocaust Book.
Doesn't
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“In case you haven't noticed, as the result of a shamelessly rigged election in Florida, in which thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily disenfranchised, we now present ourselves to the rest of the world as proud, grinning, jut-jawed, pitiless war-lovers with appalling powerful weaponry - who stand unopposed.
In case you haven't noticed, we are now as feared and hated all over the world as the Nazi's once were.
And with good reason.
In case you haven't noticed, our unelected leaders have dehumanized millions and millions of human beings simply because of their religion and race. We wound 'em and kill 'em and torture 'em and imprison 'em all we want.
Piece of cake.
In case you haven't noticed, we also dehumanize our own soldiers, not because of their religion or race, but because of their low social class.
Send 'em anywhere. Make 'em do anything.
Piece of cake.
The O'Reilly Factor.
So I am a man without a country, except for the librarians and a Chicago paper called "In These Times."
Before we attacked Iraq, the majestic "New York Times" guaranteed there were weapons of destruction there.
Albert Einstein and Mark Twain gave up on the human race at the end of their lives, even though Twain hadn't even seen the First World War. War is now a form of TV entertainment, and what made the First World War so particularly entertaining were two American inventions, barbed wire and the machine gun.
Shrapnel was invented by an Englishman of the same name. Don't you wish you could have something named after you?
Like my distinct betters Einstein and Twain, I now give up on people too. I am a veteran of the Second World War and I have to say this is the not the first time I surrendered to a pitiless war machine.
My last words? "Life is no way to treat an animal, not even a mouse."
Napalm came from Harvard. Veritas!
Our president is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler.
What can be said to our young people, now that psychopathic personalities, which is to say persons without consciences, without senses of pity or shame, have taken all the money in the treasuries of our government and corporations and made it all their own?”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Albert Camus
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

Richard Dawkins
“Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off.

Note: Dawkins was quoting a former editor of New Scientist Magazine, who is as yet unidentified (possibly Jeremy Webb)”
Richard Dawkins

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Karl Marx got a bum rap. All he was trying to do was figure out how to take care of a whole lot of people. Of course, socialism is just “evil” now. It’s completely discredited, supposedly, by the collapse of the Soviet Union. I can’t help noticing that my grandchildren are heavily in hock to communist China now, which is evidently a whole lot better at business than we are. You talk about the collapse of communism or the Soviet Union. My goodness, this country collapsed in 1929. I mean it crashed, big time, and capitalism looked like a very poor idea.”
Kurt Vonnegut

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