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reviewed Animal Farm. July 25, 2003
Animal Farm (1st U.S. edition)
"Animal Farm" is so short, so easy to read, and is so famous and influential, that the question is: Why would you NOT read it? If you are new to Orwell, then this is the perfect place to start. It displays, …
reviewed Genesis (book). December 10, 2009
Beckett's Genesis
Anaximander, with the help of a tutor, has been studying in order to take the four-hour exam she must pass in order to become a member of The Academy. This book is mostly a transcript to her oral exam …
reviewed Animal Farm. March 14, 2006
Animal Farm (1st U.S. edition)
It wasn't my first stay on the farm. I'd read Orwell as a girl, one with ethnic roots reaching back to the Baltic States (Latvia) then occupied by the Soviet Union, and so having grown up on stories of …
reviewed Animal Farm. October 14, 2005
Animal Farm (1st U.S. edition)
A generation ago, the sight of the cover of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" was common in junior high school hallways, along with "Lord Of The Flies," "A Separate Peace," and "Catcher In The Rye." Re-reading …
reviewed Genesis (book). May 03, 2009
Beckett's Genesis
Genesis is an amazing and original book, I've never read anything like it before, granted I'm new to the dystopian genre. The book really challenges a lot of ideas that we never even think about because …
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posted a Quick Tip about Brave New World (book). January 12, 2011
Brave New World
Reread this when my kids had to read it in school and remember why I liked it so much.
posted a Quick Tip about Brave New World (book). November 06, 2010
Brave New World
This is far from my favorite dystopian novel but it does have a lot of great elements in it.
posted a Quick Tip about Brave New World (book). August 26, 2010
Brave New World
It is undeniably prophetic how closely Huxley comes to extrapolating trends that reach into today's post-modern world.
posted a Quick Tip about Brave New World (book). August 09, 2010
Brave New World
Plausible, creepily plausible. But I buy most of Huxley's philosophy wholesale.
posted a Quick Tip about Brave New World (book). August 08, 2010
Brave New World
Frightening, sickening, and yet ever-so-real. It's like our world right now! ACK!
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created a list. September 25, 2010
Banned Books Week is the only national celebration around the freedom to read, observed in 2010 from September 25 through October 2. Why do people challenge …
The Catcher in the Rye To Kill a Mockingbird (book) Lolita (book) Lord of the Flies Little House On The Prairie
created a list. August 04, 2010
A Tale of Two Cities The Lord of the Rings (novel) On the Origin of Species Forward the Foundation The Summons
created a list. June 28, 2010
These are all books I've read at least three times. All for different reasons. Some for the familiarity, and others to find something new. But I love …
House of Leaves The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott Ender's Game Brave New World (book) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book)
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