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Rosey of Robbinsdale

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Books add thoughts to an already cluttered mind and still I add to the mess. If I go completely insane, I want to be the smartest nut in the can.

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Borne (2017, MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 4 stars

In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a woman named Rachel, who makes her …

A little over the top but decent humanity

2 stars

This one was over the top strange. I was ready to give up within the first 15 pages but kept coming back to read a page or two before I returned it to the library. I don't know what happened but I finished it. Same with Annihilation in that curiosity got me.

Deals with what it means to be human, or a person, a good person, not a bad person.

Too bleak. Too dark. Too unbelievable.

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (2011) 4 stars

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work …

Review of 'The Swerve: How the World Became Modern' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

At worst, this is a good introduction to ancient western philosophy, enough to stir interest in some of those old Greek and Roman stories you've managed to catch here and there.

Middle ground for why you might read this is simply for love of history.

I loved it for the above two reasons and because I am a little bit of a book snob, much like the main character, Poggio -a Humanist of the fifteenth century, was. Loved the hunt, the repercussions, the drama with religion and how, compared to when "On The Nature Of Things" was written, the theory of atoms in the mainstream seem to be so very recent.

Not a good choice if this is the first book you've read in years.