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Dune

I began reading Dune while in Belize.  It is an epic tale of a prescient son who would become leader of a foreign sand planet, Arrakis (or Dune, to outsiders.)
The characters and ideas presented in this book are very unique.  It covers off on the interesting side of interplanetary economics, biology and science.  It adds [...]

The Border Trilogy: Cormac McCarthy

A good friend had told me about Cormac McCarthy some years ago and it’s taken me a while to actually pick up any of his works.  After scanning Amazon, it seemed like The Border Trilogywas a good place to start.  Turns out that premonition was correct, it is quite good.
The first of three novels is [...]

Forgotten Things

Oh those forgotten things.
Forgotten and remembered today.
While up at the lake for Thanksgiving I forgot the McCarthy trilogy I’d been reading in Alexandria, Minnesota with about 50 pages left.  So that’s on hold.  I also forgot my extremely warm winter vest in Cloquet, Minnesota.
In the mean time I’ve started rereading a classic rendition of Walden, [...]

Wild Wild West

I’ve been reading Cormack McCarthy lately, and he’s a truly impressive writer.  And he’s writing about Texas/New Mexico after the turn of the 20th century.  It’s positively engrossing.
In addition to that, I picked up a video game called Red Dead Redemption, which is centered around the old West.  So it’s wild, wild west here as [...]

Lake Wobegone Days

It’d been a while since starting to read children’s books, so it was time to switch it up and read something out of the ordinary.  Being from central Minnesota and having heard so much about Garrison Keillor due to working in St. Paul, it was time to see what all the hype was about.
First seeing the [...]

Watership Down and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Another double book review. But first, an explanation of why.
Two weeks ago, Teresa and I took off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a family vacation with her parents and siblings.  The coast there is really something to see.  There are large spans of sand, roughly 100 yards, from the shore to large [...]

The Chronic, What? The Chronicles of Narnia

I hadn’t read C.S. Lewis since being very young.  We always had a few of the Chronicles of Narnia books in hardback floating around, but never the whole set.  So I saw the set a few months ago and decided to spring back into my childhood for about 800 pages.
I’m not religious, though I was [...]

Fire Your Stock Analyst! Book Review

During business school, I took a lot of time to learn about finance and started scratching the surface of economics in general.  I don’t know why it happens that way.  As you get older, the importance of economics and money just seem to become more important.  I never considered myself a “finance” type of person, [...]

Player Piano

After a month and a half of reading, I finished Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut.  It is a book about a future where everything is automated.  It doesn’t seem a dystopia, but it’s no utopia either.
The world has been engineered to optimize all different tasks humans take on.  In time, this automation has rendered many [...]

A Confederacy of Dunces

Twas a long time ago that I read a review of a book called A Confederacy of Dunces, it was about how Will Farrel was considering a movie remake of the book.  At the time, I knew nothing of the book and so read a quick review.  It was praised as one of the most [...]

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