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Review: Ferris’s Tools for Titans

Tools for Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers Tim Ferris I’ll confess to being a fairly regular listener to the Tim Ferris podcast. While Ferris can be annoying at times and the whole can … Continue reading

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Review: Simenon’s Pietr the Latvian

Pietr the Latvian Georges Simenon The first of the many, many Maigret novels. Many smart people love these novels, but I’m not yet convinced. The writing is strong, the characters compelling, and the plot serviceable, but there’s more than a … Continue reading

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Review – Card’s Enders Game

Enders Game Orson Scott Card Super genius boy in distant future is trained to play ever more complex war games until it is eventually revealed to him that (spoiler alert) oh shit, they weren’t games after all. A book about … Continue reading

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Melo’s Inferno

A kind of sensationalistic kind of interesting novel of Brazilian street kid who goes on to become a drug lord of his favela before losing it all to betrayal, hubris and paranoia. Not a particularly new take on the story … Continue reading

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Review: Labbe’s Loquela

Loquela Carlos Labbe Bolano-esque, but more formally experimental and less enjoyable (at least to this pleb). Like many such literary affairs, it’s plot, such as it is, centers on a love story. Of course, one of the lovers is a … Continue reading

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Sensory Deprivation Tanks, Talking Dolphins, and Aliens: Remembrances of reading John C. Lilly

The Scientists: A Novel Autobiography Simulations of God: Science of Belief Programming and Metaprogramming of the Human Biocomputer John C. Lilly Lilly was a well know and respected scientist who, like many in the late sixties, kinda start going off … Continue reading

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A Bit Dark, Kinda Cynical, But Still Pretty Woo-Woo: My Remembrances of Being a Young Dude Reading Too Much Robert Anton Wilson

Prometheus Rising Quantum Psychology Coincidence Cosmic Trigger Vol. 1 Cosmic Trigger Vol. II: Down to Earth Chaos and Beyond the Best of Trajectories Robert Anton Wilson It’s probably just best to come out and admit I’ve read pretty much everything … Continue reading

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