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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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