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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8500 on: December 08, 2017, 01:10:59 AM »

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8501 on: December 11, 2017, 12:59:07 AM »
A Guide to the Good Life (the Ancient Art of Stoic Joy)

- William B. Irvine

A very readable introduction to Stoic philosophy. Stoicism is a very practical, rational, suck-it-up philosophy of life and Irvine tries to show how it is still as relevant today as it ever was in times past. I'm not fully on-board with all of it, but then Stoicism expects critical thinking ☺️



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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8502 on: December 11, 2017, 07:17:17 AM »
Just ordered Wilkie Collins's "No Name". I can't wait to get my hands on it, The Moonstone was absolutely wonderful.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8503 on: December 11, 2017, 08:26:27 PM »
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8504 on: December 12, 2017, 05:02:52 PM »

In Butler’s post-apocalyptic future (c. 1983), a populist presidential candidate has the following slogan: “Make America Great Again.”

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8505 on: December 13, 2017, 02:20:00 AM »
Just ordered Wilkie Collins's "No Name". I can't wait to get my hands on it, The Moonstone was absolutely wonderful.
Check out "The woman in white". It is more romantic mystery than crime mystery, compared to the Moonstone and it lacks a narrator as entertaining as the Robinson-Crusoe-obsessed butler, but it is pretty good and has a remarkable villain character.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8506 on: December 13, 2017, 11:11:09 AM »
And has a remarkable villain character.


Yes, I've heard much positive about Count Fosco. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8507 on: December 13, 2017, 06:20:02 PM »
Gore Vidal - Virgin Islands

Very enjoyable essay collection with subjects ranging from American literary figures to presidents to policy at home and abroad. On the strength of this I would like to get my hands on the much larger (and indeed large in general) United States collection.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8508 on: December 14, 2017, 07:21:32 AM »
Check out "The woman in white". It is more romantic mystery than crime mystery, compared to the Moonstone and it lacks a narrator as entertaining as the Robinson-Crusoe-obsessed butler, but it is pretty good and has a remarkable villain character.

TWIW is incredibly readable. I read that and the Moonstone back to back one weekend.
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