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Northwind

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I just finished listening to Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger. It's about a family in 1961 from the eyes of a 13 year old boy. The events of the summer shape him and his family profoundly. He weaves the stories of the characters and the town beautifully and leaves much to reflect upon. The boy is the son of a Methodist preacher which adds to the reflection. It had a powerful ending.
 

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Recently read David Badachie's No Man's Land ... a grand fiction on a superman raging within the composition of the psyche that is excluded to space-time fiction.

The deep hole of the mine'd domain is difficult to get into without a fall ... resembling Joseph's Well giving access to AEgyptian imagination. Once into it you could be hooked on understanding alien's tuff!

Anyone see the article on the great Blue Hole in the tropics? That Virgin Millionaire is said to find disappointment at the bottom 've it! Keep it a mystery is the rule ... ordinary people shouldn't know ... why powers despite literary powers. Some world powers don;t even have an inclination to read superficially ... thus fasci ... the sense of buttoning up certain aspects of humanity!

Silence my old friend makes this odd negative racket in my head ... compared to motivism ... could that be an outside thought just shimmering there in the darkness of soul?

Gott love odd essays and allegorical literature ... common essays! Let us rite the wrong ... On People ... a lengthy essays to say least!

I would label the collection: Gospel of the 3rd Millennium! Could crowd out the Caduceus as a false duality! Very snaky ...
 

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Was starting to read Jade City by Fonda Lee and may try to continue with the ebook from the library.
Did in fact carry on with this though still not done. It's a terrific novel. Lots of plotting and intrigue, action scenes are brief, fast-paced and bloody. The real appeal though is the Kaul family, three blood siblings and an adopted fourth, who are battling to save both their clan and their society when a rival starts a ruthless play for power. They aren't classically heroic and can be pretty ruthless and deadly themselves, but are also quite well-rounded, interesting people. Reviews I have seen of book 2 make it sound like she's kept the quality up, too.
 

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Did in fact carry on with this though still not done. It's a terrific novel. Lots of plotting and intrigue, action scenes are brief, fast-paced and bloody. The real appeal though is the Kaul family, three blood siblings and an adopted fourth, who are battling to save both their clan and their society when a rival starts a ruthless play for power. They aren't classically heroic and can be pretty ruthless and deadly themselves, but are also quite well-rounded, interesting people. Reviews I have seen of book 2 make it sound like she's kept the quality up, too.
Some old sage said that power corrupts ... the kind of nonsense from some sources will bring you to your knees in a rage of giggles!
 

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I just found out that there are 3 more books with Lisbeth Salander in them (The girl with the dragon tatoo). I have read the 6th book, and am now 1/2 way through the 4th. Fascinating reads. The 6th talks about climbing Everest and the 4th has a boy with autism in it. Both these things really drew me in and it is so interesting to read a book set in Sweden.
 

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Just read a book by Muriel Barbery The Elegance of Hedgehogs ... it was profoundly dark with weird humour ...

You might convert it into Dickensian ST. Urchins ... a prickly topic ... in neither subject or objective form thus 3rd person!
 

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Did anyone watch the Giller Prize show on CBC last night? I loved learning about all those books. I smiled the whole hour of watching it!!!
I'm currently reading a very disturbing book called "American War"....about a futuristic U.S. where there is a second Civil war. I hope to finish it soon and get back to some more fluffy reading!
 

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Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth

Any divide between revelation and rationality, religion and logic has to be irrational. If religion and rationality cannot proceed hand in hand, there has to be something deeply wrong with either of the two. Does revelation play any vital role in human affairs?

All major issues which intrigue the modern mind are attempted to be incorporated in this fascinatingly comprehensive statute. Whatever the intellectual or educational background of the reader, this book is bound to offer something of interest. It examines a very diverse and wide range of subjects including the concept of revelation in different religions, history of philosophy, cosmology, extraterrestrial life, the future of life on earth, natural selection and its role in evolution. It also elaborately discusses the advent of the Messiah, or other universal reformers, awaited by different religions. Likewise, many other topical issues which have been agitating the human mind since time immemorial are also incorporated.

The main emphasis is on the ability of the Quran to correctly discuss all important events of the past, present and future from the beginning of the universe to its ultimate end. Aided by strong incontrovertible logic and scientific evidence, the Quran does not shy away from presenting itself to the merciless scrutiny of rationality.

Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth
by Mirza Tahir Ahmad

 

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Is Revelation revealing of grand chaos theory and the disturbance of God (love, dynamic impulse, etc.)?

Some say it is apocalyptic as a great explosion of awareness! Thus it goes ...
 

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Been reading a few stories from Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley. Don't know much about Hurley other than she's been writing s-f and fantasy since the late nineties but this is my first encounter with her work. I like what I've read so far.
 

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Earthquakes in Candyland by Jennifer Robin.

If you’re feeling jaded, read this book. Jennifer Robin’s writing burns like a gasoline fire on a river. You can’t look away if you want to. Earthquakes is a wild nonfiction ride of travelogue, memoir, research, and trenchant observation told first-person as Robin takes you with her everywhere: into punk clubs and the floors of stranger’s homes, into New Orleans graveyards and wanderings with trash-picking teens looking for pills, into her mind and into her underwear, and into other people’s stories.

First-person writing tends by nature to be self-absorbed, but Robin’s perspective is passionately tuned to the big picture. She delivers haunting, unsentimental oral histories of strangers who live on the edge—some only met for a few moments at a bus stop, others that she has spent hours or days or weeks with. She’ll show you galaxies in shattered glass. Poetic imagery and sensation and genius juxtapositions come fast and furious like a series of black belt kicks coming from all directions making you breathless with discomfort then slamming you with catharsis. Robin’s work will scour you, leave you raw with sensation and awareness and images yet also uplifted and inspired to live, to love, to pay attention
 

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Earthquakes in Candyland by Jennifer Robin.

If you’re feeling jaded, read this book. Jennifer Robin’s writing burns like a gasoline fire on a river. You can’t look away if you want to. Earthquakes is a wild nonfiction ride of travelogue, memoir, research, and trenchant observation told first-person as Robin takes you with her everywhere: into punk clubs and the floors of stranger’s homes, into New Orleans graveyards and wanderings with trash-picking teens looking for pills, into her mind and into her underwear, and into other people’s stories.

First-person writing tends by nature to be self-absorbed, but Robin’s perspective is passionately tuned to the big picture. She delivers haunting, unsentimental oral histories of strangers who live on the edge—some only met for a few moments at a bus stop, others that she has spent hours or days or weeks with. She’ll show you galaxies in shattered glass. Poetic imagery and sensation and genius juxtapositions come fast and furious like a series of black belt kicks coming from all directions making you breathless with discomfort then slamming you with catharsis. Robin’s work will scour you, leave you raw with sensation and awareness and images yet also uplifted and inspired to live, to love, to pay attention
Wow, good review and very descriptive! Welcome to Wondercafe2!
 

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Rachel -- Welcome, and I love the review. My fingers are itching to order the book on-line, but I am resisting!!! (I have a mountainous tbr pile that threatens avalanche if I don't get them read). I read several books that weren't great lately, so last night I picked up the next in the Louise Penny books that I am slowly making my way through. This one is Bury Your Dead. The beginning is powerful, and sure makes me want to keep reading. I know it will provide warmth, wonder, disturbance and a host of other real-life feelings, with some kind of resolution at the end. Just what I need right now.
 

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I am reading “ The stranger in the woods” by Michael Finkel. A real life story of a “ hermit” in Maine. At 20 yrs of age he disappears into the woods of Maine, setting up a camp, perfecting his abilities to walk without leaving traces, breaking into the seasonal cottages in the area for supplies, never getting caught until 27 yrs later. He hasn’t spoken to anybody in all those years, only met a hiker once to who he said “ hi”, never met anybody else.
He goes to jail for the break ins, where the author becomes aware of him and researches his story.
The book also provides some background knowledge of the history of “ hermits”.
 

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Her mits??????? Black Belt Kicks ... banned? Few understand such linguistics beyond the edge of their cognizance ... and some stick vere lei to the point ... tacked?

Some don't even know how to sail into the winds ... thus go not against the breezers ... a bit overboard for 'M ... milleniest? Hat aerie ...
 

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Mrs. Anteater...My sister-in-law told me about that book. Oh no...itchy fingers again. Indigo seems to be to easy to order from.
 

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I am reading “ The stranger in the woods” by Michael Finkel. A real life story of a “ hermit” in Maine. At 20 yrs of age he disappears into the woods of Maine, setting up a camp, perfecting his abilities to walk without leaving traces, breaking into the seasonal cottages in the area for supplies, never getting caught until 27 yrs later. He hasn’t spoken to anybody in all those years, only met a hiker once to who he said “ hi”, never met anybody else.
He goes to jail for the break ins, where the author becomes aware of him and researches his story.
The book also provides some background knowledge of the history of “ hermits”.
I read that book about a year ago. Fascinating.
 

Mrs.Anteater

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Mrs. Anteater...My sister-in-law told me about that book. Oh no...itchy fingers again. Indigo seems to be to easy to order from.
You could also save some money and borough your sisters book? Library?
I loaned this one from a colleague.
 
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