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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

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Modal Logic by Patrick Blackburn
Modal Logic

Moosie, March 15, 2013

This is definitely a graduate level book on Modal Logic. It covers the subject from basic principles to topics way beyond me. That being said, I have managed to teach myself quite a bit about first order modal logic and am learning about higher order modal logic all from this book. I have read a couple of others, suggested by this one, and none cover the subject as well or as straight forward as Blackburn.

Very difficult to read on your own, but well written and authoritative. It would be worth the money for the bibliography of sources. Many of the chapters suggest source work that is helpful in understanding the material and the history of how, and why, the subject developed. I have gone through many papers and other books on Modal Logic, and this is the best.
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Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings by Henry N Beard
Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Moosie, March 15, 2013

If you loved the Lord of the Rings, you MUST read this book. If you hated the Lord of the Rings, you must read this book. It follows the Ballantine editions of the Lord of the Rings from a sixty's point of view. Poor Frito must follow the plans of Goodgulf the grey to take the magic ring (which turns the finger green and causes constipation) past the nine Nozdruls to destroy it and save everyone. He's aided by Spam, Pepsi, Stomper, Gimlet, and Legolamb. I especially like Tim Benzidrino, but what can I say?

If you have a good grasp of the American culture and a somewhat questionable sense of humor, you'll enjoy most of this book. Of course the rest of it will offend you to some extent, but it is one heck of a read. Best ever on a 345hp supercharged Smith-Corona typewriter!

Loved it the first time. Loved it the tenth time. Hmmm...Where did I put that thing.

Seriously fun.

Moosie
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