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The best thing I have read since Neuromancer:

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_Player_One

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Joseph John Campbell (1904-1987)

 
- was an American mythology professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion.
 
 
 

Joseph Campbell > Quotes :

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” 
 
- “All religions are true but none are literal.” 
― Joseph Campbell
 
“Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.” 
- “Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.” 
― Joseph CampbellThe Power of Myth
 
 

Edited by Hi-Finthen - 5/12/13 at 7:16am
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"Pound Foolish: Exposing The Dark Side Of The Personal Finance Industry" - Helaine Olen

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A great read.  One of the most important landscape architects in history.  Sounds boring until you get to the details of his life.  He designed Central Park and the Biltmore. He help to found the American Red Cross and had a significant impact on the design of the modern college quadrangle, beginning with Stanford University.  Designed the city park systems of Boston, NYC, Buffalo, and Louisville. Created the entrance to Yosemite Park.  His writings and travels through the American South in the era before the Civil War helped to confirm the North's sentiment against slavery. That just scratches the surface of his impact on this country.  He did not settle on a vocation until his mid-40's. He knew and influenced Emerson and Emerson impacted him as well

 

I feel a personal connection to this architect. I lived in Louisville about a 1/2 block from Cherokee Park.  The title of the book sums up his style: Dense forest that opens to clearings, dark and light, mixed with a profusion of botanical diversity. 

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Originally Posted by lm-mike View Post

I remember seeing this in a bookstore near my home, is it a good read?

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I remember seeing this in a bookstore near my home, is it a good read?

Currently reading it but by now it's not bad... easy reading and the story is becoming more interesting now smile.gif

 

I think it worth reading smile.gif

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Just started Dan Brown, Inferno!

 

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Cannot wait to start it!
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

I remember seeing this in a bookstore near my home, is it a good read?

Well, since i finished it I can say it's a good book maybe better for teens  but enjoyable even for adults. At the end the books tends to be a little hasty... :) 

 

While I'm waiting to go and watch the film I'm reading the book...

 

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A Memory of Light- Jordan
The Jericho Deception- Smalls
upcoming
The Eye of God- Rollins
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