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Think For Yourself

Posted : 11 years ago on 1 December 2006 01:14 (A review of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything)

One thing people always get wrong is Correlation does not equal causation. This book takes this to heart and finds the real causes behind everything. A great read for anyone, but a superb read for the inquisitive mind. I am not big into non-fiction, but this is most definitely the kind of non-fiction book I buy.

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It's all about Kaufmen

Posted : 11 years ago on 1 December 2006 03:11 (A review of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

I liked some of Charlie Kaufman's other movies better. This one is good but Adaptation is a masterpiece. Watch Adaptation twice instead of this once.

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Great but long

Posted : 11 years ago on 1 December 2006 03:09 (A review of The Dispossessed)

This is a great sci-fi book by some people's definition. It offers real problems set in a scientifically different society, they only issue I have with Le Guin's writing is that they usually lack exciting action driven plots. I don't need the entire book to be like that but at least one chapter.

Still a must for any serious sci-fi reader.

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Best of the Series

Posted : 11 years ago on 30 November 2006 09:28 (A review of Dune)

This book is always the #1 on any Sci-fi list. It and Ender's Game are the 2 best sci-fi novels written to date. I find that the books that I reread over and over are those that create a universe between front and back cover. Dune is believable and such a great commentary on today's society. I can't believe Frank Herbert was such a visionary to have forseen our wars over oil.

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A great book, and a great reread

Posted : 11 years ago on 30 November 2006 09:26 (A review of In Conquest Born (Daw Book Collectors))

There are 2 kinds of books. Ones you read once, and ones you reread over and over. I found this as a paperback in some library sale and have read my copy to tatters. I must have been through it 5+ times. I tried some of her other stuff, most notable The Madness Season, but I felt that In Conquest Born spoiled me. It is beyond Space Opera, she creates a culture/society/universe that you can really get into.

I only wish I owned a hardcover copy.

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