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The Last Samurai by Helen De Witt: http://www.amazon.com/LAST-SAMURAI-Helen-Witt/dp/B0014JOL1A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367090045&sr=1-1&keywords=the+last+samurai+helen+dewitt

 

A cerebral, multi-lingual book with a large scope that defies convention and breaks the rules of writing. Highly recommended.

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book cover of  Separation of Power

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Heya,

 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The character known as the savage feels a bit unrealistic to me.

 

Very best,

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Heya,

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The character known as the savage feels a bit unrealistic to me.

Very best,
Huxley wrote his character to be a strong, jarring contrast to the social status quo. Have you finished yet?
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Huxley wrote his character to be a strong, jarring contrast to the social status quo. Have you finished yet?

 

 

I have. I just find it unbelievable that a person that has read only a few works by Shakespeare in his entire life can debate philosophy with the director. Especially considering that's his only form of education (apart from that manual). Imagine a child reading a science paper, how would the child know the relevant science he needs to comprehend the paper? While Shakespeare may not be so difficult when learnt in, say, a classroom, a child with no understanding of English apart from day to day speaking is not going to understand it.

 

Otherwise I actually quite enjoyed the book.

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I've read every Vince Flynn book with Mitch Rapp and love them all. Probably should read them in order. Great character, badass all the way.
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I'm reading:
Richards Bicycle book, by Richard Ballantine,
The Penguin Book of the bicycle by Roderick Watson and Martin Gray,
and Basic bicycle repair. from the editors of Bicycling magazine.

These are the books my father had when he was my age, and when he had a great interest in bikes and cycling.
I'm reading them as I enjoy cycling, and am currently giving an old road bike a new life as a singlespeed beater for my day to day needs.
Sadly he's lost most of his interest in bikes, he doesn't really like that I ride them, feels the roads are unsafe, and he feels I'm wasting my time on the current bike, spending more time on it than it's worth.  That's too bad though, won't stop me, and his interest is not totally gone, he has helped me, and explained things about bike maintenance to me, maybe one day I'll get him back on the saddle...
Wishful thinking perhaps..

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The Hit by David Baldacci
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I'm reading:
Richards Bicycle book, by Richard Ballantine,
The Penguin Book of the bicycle by Roderick Watson and Martin Gray,
and Basic bicycle repair. from the editors of Bicycling magazine.

These are the books my father had when he was my age, and when he had a great interest in bikes and cycling.
I'm reading them as I enjoy cycling, and am currently giving an old road bike a new life as a singlespeed beater for my day to day needs.
Sadly he's lost most of his interest in bikes, he doesn't really like that I ride them, feels the roads are unsafe, and he feels I'm wasting my time on the current bike, spending more time on it than it's worth.  That's too bad though, won't stop me, and his interest is not totally gone, he has helped me, and explained things about bike maintenance to me, maybe one day I'll get him back on the saddle...
Wishful thinking perhaps..


Excellent choices!

 

May I also recommend Bicycling Science by David Gordon Wilson. A fascinating account of the history and mechanics of the bicycle.

 

Greg Lemond's Complete Book Of Bicycling.

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I finished Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks. The book has aged remarkably well (it was published in 1987). Even though nearly a third of the book had little to do with the main plot, I found it an enjoyable read.

 

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I wasn't a huge fan of the ending though. I thought it was needlessly depressing.

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The Hit by David Baldacci..................halfway through it and intrigued where it's going.  Love books like this. 

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Poems by Mark Tardi

 

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Fascinating stuff

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