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A graduate student of biological anthropology. My favorite writers are Peter Straub, Alice Hoffmann, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and E.O. Wilson (to name a few).

reviewed They Lie, We Lie. July 03, 2010
They Lie, We Lie is a deconstructionist interlude in Peter Metcalf’s research and analysis of the Berawan of Borneo. Metcalf combines many theoretical paradigms in his interpretations, nearly all …
Sherpas Through Their Rituals
This book is a revision of Ortner’s doctoral thesis, which creates an interesting combination of extensive, descriptive ethnographic examples and deeply thought out theoretical perspectives and …
Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace
Dorinne Kondo’s Crafting Selves is a look at the multiple dynamics and complexities of the creation, use, and maintenance of power relations through the creation of identity. Kondo presents these …
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posted a Quick Tip about Charles Darwin. July 03, 2010
Charles Darwin
Darwin was brilliant . . . many of his discounted ideas are coming back to haunt his critics. Truly one of the best scientists ever.
posted a Quick Tip about The Great And Secret Show. July 03, 2010
The Great And Secret Show
Clive Barker's imagination takes us to an entirely new dimension of reality. His visual descriptions and creations are amazing, the best I've ever read.
posted a Quick Tip about Desperation. July 03, 2010
Desperation Stephen King
good suspense
posted a Quick Tip about Ghost Story (book). July 03, 2010
Ghost Story
Peter Straub is the best fantasy/horror writer ever!
posted a Quick Tip about Tuck Everlasting. July 03, 2010
tuck everlasting
a great book for older children - a forerunner to many of the immortality books
posted a Quick Tip about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. July 03, 2010
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
better than the movie . . . I LOVED all of these books as a child!
posted a Quick Tip about Many Waters. July 03, 2010
Many Waters
a good complement to the Wrinkle in Time series
posted a Quick Tip about The Descent a novel by Jeff Long. July 03, 2010
The Descent a novel by Jeff Long
very very cool, especially if you know a bit about human evolution
posted a Quick Tip about Hominids: a book. July 03, 2010
Hominids a novel by Robert J. Sawyer
one of the more interesting sci-fi books I've read
posted a Quick Tip about Darwin's Radio. July 03, 2010
Book Cover
a quick read and good story, but characters not too original
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July 09, 2010
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