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Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment by Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich
The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

aunt dracula, December 15, 2008

very good, comprehensive coverage of the the current state of environmental issues. there is a good deal of overlap with other enviro books out there now, but very good for people new to the topic, and still worth checking out for people who are familiar with all the general info.
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Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn
Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

aunt dracula, October 22, 2008

This was an interesting, if somewhat scattered book. Quinn covers a lot of different topics, and makes some leaps of logic that are highly suspect. Nonetheless, he brings up some ideas that are definitely worth examination.
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You Can't Win by Jack Black
You Can't Win

aunt dracula, October 1, 2008

This book encapsulates a lot of what went into the yet-to-come Beat movement. Sort of explains what it meant at that time to opt-out of the expected lifestyle and join the groups of bums, grifters, and scam-artists. This is entertaining if you simply want to read a good caper, but also if you want to read about pre-Beat underground ideology.
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

aunt dracula, September 28, 2008

This book presents some compelling arguments for changing the way we typically think about large-impact events. N.N. Taleb explains how certain ways of characterizing events may lead to flawed conclusions. If you can get past Taleb's sometimes overwhelming arrogance, this book has a lot to offer.
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The Safety of Objects by A M Homes
The Safety of Objects

aunt dracula, September 28, 2008

These stories are dark, and all the more disturbing because the characters are not absurd parodies. If you enjoy the work of Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Palindromes), this is a must-read. The characters are too close to being real people for you to condemn, but their actions may make you cringe more than once.
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