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Started out as a fun, light read ... dystopian novel with an Amazon-like store as the protagonist. But it just become more and more ridiculous and far-fetched. The plot wasn't cohesive. I read to the end hoping that it would somehow redeem itself ... ...more
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Picked this book up yesterday afternoon to read the book jacket, finished it this evening. It's smart, fast paced, and makes you philosophical about the choices we make.
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Randy Pausch
“There's a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It's not something you can give; it's something they have to build. Coach Graham worked in a no-coddling zone. Self-esteem? He knew there was really only one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can't do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.”
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Ann Patchett
“Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don't know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it's not. It's a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.”
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