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The Notebook,’” by Nicholas Sparks. It’s about how this man and woman meet, and their relationship together. It’s a very romantic book. It makes me cry every time.”

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“The last really excellent book I read was ‘Ballad of the Whiskey Robber,’ by Julian Rubinstein. It’s about a Hungarian criminal who becomes a folk hero. It’s a hilarious example of the ridiculous state of affairs in Hungary at the time.”

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“Right now I’m reading ‘The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things,’ by J. T. Leroy. It’s a story about an abused child who is put into foster care for a while, but is then returned to an abusive mother.”

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“I’m reading ‘Social Intelligence,’ by Daniel Goleman. It’s basically about man is a very social creature.”

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The Singularity is Near,’ by Ray Kurzweil. It’s about technological advancement in our future and the exponential nature of technology.”


ms_canada 10 years, 3 months ago

In The Company Of The Courtesan by Sarah Dunant. When I began the book last week, I thought, *oh goody, a nice history book set in the 16th century. Well, history it is but history of what is really just a high class whore. Her faithful dwarf, Bucino, tells the story of their survival of the rout of Rome and the loss of all their wealth as they flee the destruction. They flee to Venice where they set up shop again and regain their wealthy clientele. I know that these things went on and that there actually were such courtesans in that day. But is the detail necessary? I would not recommend this book to anyone who would shy away from pornography as I feel it borders on that scene. I am broad minded and take it with a grain of salt.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 3 months ago

MSC, sometimes those ladies played political roles in history, too.

now reading "the Coup" by Updike, takes place in the '70s in an imaginary african country formed post-colonial and first person the man who tries to rule it as a benevolent dictator during its five-year drought. very nicely written indeed!

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