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  • #103936
    Tom Over
    Tom Over
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    Some long-term CU threads

    #103937

    Mister Shifter
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    TomOver said:
    Some long-term CU threads

    Tom,

    You of all people on here should read the short story I posted above, as it draws a lot of parallels to many of the things you post about (love and peace amongst humankind and global implications related to it, etc).

    Take 20 minutes and read it.

    #103938
    Tom Over
    Tom Over
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    Mister Shifter said:
    Tom,

    You of all people on here should read the short story I posted above, as it draws a lot of parallels to many of the things you post about (love and peace amongst humankind and global implications related to it, etc).

    Take 20 minutes and read it.

    It took more than 20 mins for me. You must read fast.

    Well, anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by your suggestion, bracing myself for a hostile comment about how I need to stay out of this conversation or learn to stay on topic. So, thanks.

    Instead of posting rambling comments in need of revision, I’ll just put a link to notes[/url] I wrote after reading The End of the Whole Mess.

    #103939
    Tom Over
    Tom Over
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    We can separate the gross error of Darwin’s racism in The Descent of Man from his contribution to evolutionary biology.

    Darwin’s racism doesn’t score one for religion by invalidating evolutionary science. Instead, it reminds us to not hero-worship extraordinary individuals, and to not take a religious approach to science; that is, no scientist and no theory is infallible.

    #103940
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    I picked up the final book of the Wicked series the other day, Out of OZ. Can’t wait to read it! I’m sure it will take me forever though.

    #103941
    hugh59
    hugh59
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    Suez to Singapore by Cecil B. Brown – published in 1942.

    Suez to Singapore – Amazon

    #103942

    melikecheese
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    I just finished Escape From Camp 14. Its a story of a man who was born in a North Korean slave labor camp and managed to escape. It was really interesting. I kept being a bit amazed that this was a real place. I still think NK modeled itself after 1984.

    http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Camp-14-Remarkable-Odyssey/dp/0143122916

    #103943
    Not that Tom
    Not that Tom
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    I just finished Brilliance by Marcus Sakey. Great suspense book — page turner — I’d recommend.

    #103944
    derm
    derm
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    Steven King has a sequel to The Shining out right now called Doctor Sleep. Pretty good, vintage King. Have not really read much of his stuff in about fifteen years as I did not like the Dark Tower stuff, but this is good stuff.

    #103945
    rus
    rus
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    derm said:
    Steven King has a sequel to The Shining out right now called Doctor Sleep. Pretty good, vintage King. Have not really read much of his stuff in about fifteen years as I did not like the Dark Tower stuff, but this is good stuff.

    Heard good things, but really hard to like the guy again after the past few years.

    #103946
    Jeff Regensburger
    Jeff Regensburger
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    Recently finished:


    RIYL: “The Hunger Games”, “The Knife of Never Letting Go”, female protagonists, brutal dystopian futures


    I promised myself I’d read more popular fiction this year. I’d heard good things about the new Turow book, so I decided I’d give it a try. Given that cliches abound in the world of legal/procedural thrillers I have to admit “Identical” was pretty refreshing. 4 Stars on GoodReads.


    Sometimes you’re smarter than the book, and sometimes the book is smarter than you. This one had it’s charms, but I was nagged by how much of the author’s expansive knowledge was wasted on me. I read every word, but felt like I only got half the book. Still, 4 stars for the mind expanding properties and the plucky teen protagonist.

    #103947

    Angs
    Member

    Having finally got round to starting the Russian Greats … I can confirm that they are as good as you have heard.

    Dickens withthout the waffle, George Eliot without the tedious philosophizing, Brönte without the ‘Dear Reader …’

    #103948
    Not that Tom
    Not that Tom
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    Just finished Swamplandia! — great book from the perspective of a 13-year-old girl growing up in the Everglades

    Now I’m into Thirteen Moons — about a boy who grows up at a trade outpost on the border between the Cherokee Nation in the appalachians and the European-Americans from the east as they push further west.

    #913966
    Jeff Regensburger
    Jeff Regensburger
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    Four-star family drama that flits between solid and the surreal.

    Review here: http://www.worthingtonlibraries.org/borrow/recommendations/staff-picks/jeff-r/sea-creatures

    #915351

    GreatOutdoors
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    I’m currently reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. True to the title, it is a bloody, bloody story, set in the Mexico-U.S. territory border areas around 1840 or so. It’s very good so far, as far as I can stomach it.

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