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Percy Jackson & The Olympians

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Fun books. Out of these four, the first was the weakest. They definitely get better as they go along. (Yes, I know they're kid's books, but I'm still childish enough to enjoy them.) :D

Posted by Caine

5th Jan 2010, 20:50   comments (2)

Finch, by Jeff VanderMeer

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12th Dec 2009, 17:01   comments (3)

Genesis | Cruelty | Dread

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The Illustrated Book of Genesis by various authors and illustrations by Robert Crumb was terrific. The graphic format really brings out the contradictions, polytheism, immorality, the clash and unsuccessful meshing of matriarchy into patriarchy and the overall WTF value of Genesis.

Cruelty by Kathleen Taylor was a good and informative read. No clinical descriptions or anything of that nature, but an education in neuroscience; how our brains work in the matters of actions, emotions, beliefs etc., and how these can lead to cruelty, both callous and sadistic.

I'm about a quarter into Dread by Philip Alcabes, a book about how fear and fantasy fuel epidemics and our actions regarding them. Interesting so far, but the writing lacks cohesion to an extent.

Posted by Caine

What he's reading

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10th Oct 2009, 09:07   comments (0)

New Terry Pratchett

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9th Oct 2009, 21:03   comments (1)

the photographer

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"I take out one of my cameras. I choose a 20mm lens, a very wide angle, and shoot close to the ground.

To let people know where I died."

He didn't die on this trip but he took some great photos. Photography and graphic story telling. A stunning combo. I did not want to know anything more about Afghanistan, but this is a great read, a great story. I got it out from the library. I hope your library has it too.

only complaint is that the photos are too small.

Posted by swamprose

The Child Thief

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The Child Thief by Brom. A nicely twisted take on Peter Pan, partially set in New York. An enjoyable read. If you don't care for cussing, gory bits or sometimes unpleasant subjects, not the book for you.

Posted by Caine

Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth Century United States by Russ Castronovo

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26th Aug 2009, 04:20   comments (2)