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Master of all trades and jack of none. Published author (novels, collections, screenplays, articles, etc.), actor/improvist, director, trainer/coach, certified mediator, and reader of Tarot. Since I couldn't decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, I decided to do everything and never grow up! Let's just hope that you don't think my … more

The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
My first exposure to David Gerrold was on the original Star Trek series; he's the guy who wrote "The Trouble With Tribbles." The first of his novels that I read was When H.A.R.L.I.E. Was …
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
H. G. Wells was a crusader of his time, with a leaning toward socialism and social equality. With this tidbit of information, it's interesting to see how The Time Machine was both a hope of utopia …
reviewed Animal Farm. July 02, 2010
Animal Farm (1st U.S. edition)
For those who may not know the plot of this famous tale, let me abbreviate it to a shocking degree. Orwell presents us with thinking, talking (to each other) animals on a farm who, roused by the vision …
reviewed Siddhartha (novel). July 01, 2010
Don't expect to get much out of reading this book unless you take it slowly and seriously. It is a short book, all in all, and it's densely packed with allegory and spiritual transition. Like …
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posted a Quick Tip about The Big Sleep. July 30, 2010
The Big Sleep
One of the greatest of the "gumshoe" detective stories of the 30s.
posted a Quick Tip about The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower. July 30, 2010
The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower
Good, but so relentlessly apocalyptic as to make it difficult to wade through. A well-told tale of far too much of the end of the universe.
posted a Quick Tip about Ghost Story (book). July 30, 2010
Ghost Story
Alas, the film didn't do it justice. This book will suck you in, just trying to make sense of they creepy, incredible sequence of events. Pay close attention to those two sentences at the very beginning, …
posted a Quick Tip about Night Shift. July 30, 2010
Night Shift by Stephen King
Some of King's better short stories in this one! Includes "Jerusalem's Lot," the original short that became "Salem's Lot." (I don't have a copy with me, so I hope I remembered that correctly!)
posted a Quick Tip about Pet Sematary (book). July 30, 2010
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Good, solid King tale. Sometimes more gross than creepy, but overall good.
posted a Quick Tip about The 13th Warrior (book). July 30, 2010
The 13th Warrior by Michael Crichton
Written like a "discovered manuscript," providing an exceptional ethnography of the time. Crichton re-tells "Beowulf" through the eyes of someone more like us westerners. Excellent storytelling.
posted a Quick Tip about The Four Agreements. July 04, 2010
A fascinating philosophical treatise on a very simple way to live one's life. This is a book to be read and re-read, and discussed with others as each finds how his/her own life might change with the …
posted a Quick Tip about Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluct.... July 04, 2010
Easily absorbed wisdom of the ages, told in an amusing, mentally stimulating tale of a reluctant, modern-day messiah... just like any of us. Be sure to make note of the sayings in "The Messiah's Handbook" …
posted a Quick Tip about Darwin's Radio. July 04, 2010
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A human upgrade! Imagine jumping ahead in evolution by several degrees, in a single generation. Reactions to those who have somehow "caught" the upgrade range from curiosity to damnation and murder. A …
posted a Quick Tip about The Handmaid's Tale. July 04, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
Complex, painful -- took me three tries to get through to the end. I cringe at the thought of how much of this fictional future is already here, and how much more could take place. A dystopian view of …
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July 02, 2010
Hi Tristan!
As the founder of Cafe Libri, let me welcome you to the community! Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Your Quick Tip and Review contributions are great, and I hope you contribute even more QTs, lists, or reviews as you get comfortable with the site. I'm especially loving your QT's because they are so detailed! Great job on writing them up!. Check out the founder's message at the bottom of the community homepage as well as the links section (located bottom right) for more information about Cafe Libri.

Also, feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews. Don't feel shy about rating or commenting on them either. The writers really appreciate the feedback! Let me know if you have any questions!

I hope you have tons of fun here! 
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