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    Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder (translated to English by Paulette Møller.)
    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
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    Tim Flannery--The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
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    Christopher Hitchens Arguably
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    "The Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough - I'm on the final chapter and I'm so fascinated by that book. I've watched the movie, but the book is better, of course, fantastic.

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    Well unlike all of you grown ups, (I hope) I've been reading a great book called Fear, which is a series from the first book Gone. It's awesome. Kind of freaky but you get used to it.
    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will only give me a mental disorder.

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    Grown ups! You havn't been here long have you?

    Im reading Doris Piserchia A Billion Days of Earth. Its set in the future when Rats rule the earth....sort of!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfAlphaX View Post
    Well unlike all of you grown ups, (I hope) I've been reading a great book called Fear, which is a series from the first book Gone. It's awesome. Kind of freaky but you get used to it.
    I think the majority of the TC population are between the ages of 16 and 22
    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
    ~Hovhaness

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    Still War and Peace im afraid, quite near the end though and it get better every day.

    I think when im done Ill start reading the other translations.


    My holy trinity at the moment:





    "Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody." - Rousseau

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    A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    I will then read The Sign of Four by the same author.

    Another book I've been reading on and off: The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
    ~Hovhaness

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    Totem and Taboo by Freud and The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art by James Clifford.

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    I am just starting a book called, "Peace, They Say," by Jay Nordlinger, a history of the Nobel Peace prize and the famous and controversial recipients of it. Kind of hard to believe that the same prize has been given to such worthy recipients as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Lech Walesa, and Elie Wiesel, but then also to such unworthy, or unproven individuals as Barack Obama, Yasser Arafat.
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    The Marx and Engels is hard work, but it's worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    I will then read The Sign of Four by the same author.

    Another book I've been reading on and off: The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid.

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    Franz Kafka--The Trial
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    Quote Originally Posted by samurai View Post
    Franz Kafka--The Trial
    wonderful!, one of my favorites, so surreal at moments!

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