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“The Interview” Lost the Battle… But Hopefully It Has Not Lost the War

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“The Interview,” a comedy-action film about two journalists hired by the U.S. government to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has been the center...

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

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The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation can be read as a crash course in becoming liberated the Buddhist way. Don’t pick this book up if you want “familiar” therapy.

The Confessions

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This is a great read but bear in mind the fact that this is firstly a story of family and the influence of parenthood.

The Deep End of the Ocean

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Jacquelyn Mitchard’s The Deep End of the Ocean is a story about fearing the unknown. That fact alone makes this book very relatable as this is likely something with which every person struggles: the inability to predict the future...

The Mighty and the Almighty

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In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright works through different understandings of what it means to have faith and she provides explicit examples of faith in action, both good practices of faith and bad practices faith. Part One is entitled “God, Liberty, Country”, and these three terms comprise the basis of the entire book.

The Glass Bead Game

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Hermann Hesse picks on the reader in The Glass Bead Game. He finds himself writing of Magister Ludi Joseph Knecht, trying to translate to...

Jack London: A Life

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The book begins unusually for a biography: London is 40 and dying, plus we’re thrown into this story as if it is a work of fiction, in the present tense and following London through his routine. “Once a ‘blonde beast’ with the face and body of a ‘Greek god’, he is not yet forty but feels like an old man..

Demian

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Demian is a story about a different kind whose intellect is brighter and whose vision is uncanny...an intriguing novel by Herman Hesse.

Keith Richards: The Biography

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To say a person lived his own life is a statement far too general to be left all alone, yet the statement makes some sort of sense to us all. Keith Richards lives his own life. I personally interpret the statement to mean, “He lives impulsively, for better or for worse.”

K: A Biography of Kafka

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Something I find rather disturbing about Hayworth’s account of Kafka’s life is the reader never learns why Kafka has been given so much attention. I suppose he figures we’ll be our own judge of his writings, which I admire, but I’m still curious about the opinions of the more literary. So what is it about Kafka that interests?

Literary Review

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Siphowo Mahala kick starts Fairleigh Dickinson’s “Africa Calling Literary Review”. His story, entitled, “The Suit Continued”, details a troubled affair a man is having with a woman. The story is told from the cheating man’s perspective. He, like most cheating men, attempts to justify his actions in this story.

The Cave of John the Baptist

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In 328 pages, Shimon Gibson explains John the Baptist’s existence through finds at an archaeological site as well as through other “finds” contributed by people claiming to have a literal piece of John.

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