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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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This is a beautiful little book which tells the tale of a spiritual quest at the time when the Buddha was alive in India. Hesse captures the essence of the Buddhist teaching while giving a more existential take on Siddhartha's life journey. His first ...more
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Machine Learning by Hugh Howey
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I grew up reading science fiction as a staple. Some of my favorite movies such as Blade Runner, Contact and Avatar create worlds of make believe that stimulate the moral and ethical issues involved in both artificial intelligence and the fantasy of o ...more
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The Whales Know by Pina Cacucci
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This a beautiful book to look at and read. It is in contrast to most current bindings in that it is small, red with an attached bookmark. I read it in a day and for me it was hard to put down. Cacucci is an Italian and this is a well written translat ...more
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All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
All the Dirty Parts
by Daniel Handler (Goodreads Author)
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This book was written in 2017 and is very timely with the sea change that has occurred with the "me too" movement. The style for most of the book is a series of sexual encounters with a high school male who aggressively dominates his partners. He has ...more
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News of the World by Paulette Jiles
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles (Goodreads Author)
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The late 19th century was a time of change. The war between the states had forever divided our nation and the trickle down in the Texas territory was not a good thing. The old saw that when guns are outlawed only the outlaws will have guns was in ful ...more
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Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace
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Actually, the book probably deserves a 3.5. There is a protagonist that is thirty something, but has never really scored. He works in a cubicle job, has few/no friends and had a father that disappeared early on in his childhood. He is victimized by h ...more
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X by Sue Grafton
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I had already picked this book by Grafton the week before her untimely death. Knowing that there would be no more of this genre was a bit sad. She spins a good tale and more importantly has a very good sense of true character that speaks to a philoso ...more
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The Late Show by Michael Connelly
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Connelly did a good job of portraying a dedicated woman detective working the night shift because of a sexual harassment issue with a former superior. I was very impressed with his fleshing out of the character as a SUP paddling dog lover with strong ...more
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What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
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This book is a compilation of articles written by Gladwell for the New Yorker. My favorite piece was the title of the book, which covered "the Dog Whisperer" on Caesar Millan. The insights of how human body posture, breathing and subtle facial cues c ...more
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