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36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction (Vintage Contemporaries) by Rebecca Goldstein
36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction (Vintage Contemporaries)

uhenig, May 15, 2011

It tells you all about god and the theories of the existence of god, I highly recommend this book for philosophers, and this book is also very good for people that are interested in religions, it's a great fiction book.
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day

uhenig, May 10, 2011

Great and good book.
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day

uhenig, May 10, 2011

Outstanding book!
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The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3) by Jeff Kinney
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)

uhenig, May 9, 2011

This book shows that jeff Kenny mows a lot about how kids are in middle school, while saying exactly what a big brother would do to his little brother, for example, tease him, doesn't let him do something first, give him bad reputation, Embarrassing him by telling everyone in his school his embarrassing mistakes, and he also shows how someone in middle school whole react to all that.
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The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War by Alexander Waugh
The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War

uhenig, May 8, 2011

The Wittgenstein family story is a fascinating subject. The Wittgensteins were a highly assimilated Jewish-austrian family, whose at their hight at the turn of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century were the Rothschilds of the austro-Hungarian empire. The most famous member of that family is Ludwig Wittgenstein, widely regarded as the most important philosopher of the 20th century and this book will be of interest to people interested in the context in which Ludwig Wittgenstein grew up. however the main theme of the book is not Ludwig Wittgenstein, but the other members of the family and their story in the period of the the two world wars, in particular centering around Ludwig's brother, Paul Wittgenstein, a pianist that lost his right arm in the first world war and later struggled to lead a career as a one-handed piano virtuose. Especially interesting is the story of their dealing with the Nazi authorities after Austria's annexation, using their foreign held fortune to haggle for their reclassification from jewish to 'mixed race' - a decree that was finally signed by Hitler himself. Though I give the author 5 stars for choosing this fascinating subject, I give him 2 and a half stars only for the execution. The writing seems to be hurried and somewhat superficial. Focus and structure are somewhat lacking. In particular I find lacking in this book is the story of the Wittgenstein's father who was a self made billioner who seems to have used curtailing as his main tool of business. This in itself is a fascinating story that seems to be essential to understanding the Wittgensteins.
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