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text 2018-04-22 08:26
Reading progress update: I've read 89 out of 416 pages.
Democracy: A Life - Paul Anthony Cartledge

I am juts not feeling this book right now. It received a ton of praise when it was first published last year and it's all well deserved, but it contains everything that turns me off about ancient history: meticulous parsing of sources, entire paragraphs about the meaning of words, and detailing of arguments by different scholars without definite resolution. It's finally getting to the good stuff, but if I wasn't reading this for a podcast I would DNF it for a time when I was more motivated to read it.

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text 2018-04-21 02:38
Reading progress update: I've read 122 out of 269 pages.
Trial and Error (Arcturus Crime Classics) - Anthony Berkeley

wickedly entertaining, like a good Hitchcock film, where someone thinks he can get away with something because he has the "perfect" plan. I think perfect plans enjoy going bad.

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text 2018-04-20 15:00
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 269 pages.
Trial and Error (Arcturus Crime Classics) - Anthony Berkeley

Mr. Todhunter--with only a few months to live--considers political assassination as the best way to benefit humanity before he dies. but first he has to visit Mr. A. W. Furze, to help get his thoughts clear on this matter...

 

interesting start. Berkeley's style--to which I've had limited exposure so far--is unique, and I could see it being repellent to some, but I like it. meanwhile...I guess in a way this is a form of old-school vigilante tale, but the vigilante will only be around long enough to claim one victim (presumably).

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text 2018-04-20 03:45
Reading progress update: I've read 6 out of 269 pages.
Trial and Error (Arcturus Crime Classics) - Anthony Berkeley

this sounds like a frickin' blast--terminally ill man decides to find someone he judges to be a human being unworthy to live, murders him, sees someone else charged with the crime, and works to establish that the cops have got the wrong man. I've read and enjoyed one other novel by Berkeley--that would be Before the Fact, which he wrote as Francis Iles. I wonder if this one can be even half as good, but the plot synopsis suggests there's a chance.

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quote 2018-04-19 15:32
"And you're going to keep it! You're not going to help anyone!" "There's nothing anyone can do."
Crocodile Tears - Anthony Horowitz

"What's happening" You may ask. So Alex got captured by Mr. McCain. Since McCain thinks he will kill Alex he tells him his entire plan, he plans on starting a plague in Kenya and Uganda. McCain owns a charity called "First Aid" and if there is a disaster he keeps alot of the money from the donations. When McCain says "There is nothing anyone can do" he mocks Alex and tries to show him how helpless he is.

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