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Dear me at 15: "Moab is My Washpot" by Stephen Fry
Dear me at 15,1. The girl you've been obsessing over is a trollop - move on;2. Pull your trousers up...
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9/11: "Jingo" by Terry Pratchett
Back in the day, I randomly grabbed a copy of one of Pratchett's books as I bulked up my reading lis...
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Hysterical Melodrama: "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett (Translator), Alan Myers (Translator), Joseph Frank (Introduction), Anna Brailovsky (Translator)
I'd like to suggest that reading choice, at all ages, resembles a vortex. One's favourite books and ...
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I killed Fiver: “Watership Down” by Richard Adams
“Watership Down”. 30+ years later I still sometimes get nightmares. "There's a dog loose in the wood...
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Baggy Literature: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
There's nothing wrong with a bit of baggy. And certainly there's little or nothing 19th century with...
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Future Technologies: "Burning Chrome" by William Gibson
Hippies have known about these dangerous technologies for a long time, and the state cracks down har...
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Techno-Dystopia: "Idoru" by William Gibson
I think it's very telling - and promising, that this guy who thinks he can predict an apocalyptic fu...
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Gibsonesque State: "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by William Gibson
Is there a Monalisa Overdrive future in the works? That's not to say that there aren't plenty of SF ...
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Fallacious Reasoning: "The God Delusion" By Richard Dawkins
“Science can chip away at agnosticism, in a way that Huxley bent over backwards to deny for the spec...
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We Are Silent Killers: "Lullaby Town" by Robert Crais
Lullaby Town, a dark drive down somerockspotted track. We are silent. Killers.With gloves from the f...
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