Thread: Book Thread!
07-03-2008, 02:07 PM
I received a book about Nelle Harper Lee for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is called Mockingbird.
.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
07-13-2008, 10:31 AM
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- Hartford, CT USA
Girding myself this morning to begin Michael Reynolds' four volume biography of Hemingway: The Paris Years, The Homecoming, The 1930s, and The Final Years. Unlike my attitude towards Fitzgerald, I've always found Hemingway's life more readable than his works, excepting The Sun Also Rises, which may be the best novel of the 20th century. I find it interesting that, while Hemingway died in 1961, the author partitions his life into three volumes covering the period 1920-1939 and one covering the remaining 20+ years!
07-13-2008, 07:51 PM
I am currently reading several books but the main ones are "The Philosopher's Handbook" edited by Stanley Rosen and "The Mind of God" by Paul Davies. "The Philosopher's Handbook" is a collection of writings from various philosophers throught history and is a very good book for anyone who wants to be exposed to a lot of different philosophical points of view in a short period of time. "The Mind of God" concerns itself with a scientific/philosophic look at the evidence for the existence of a Creator.“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
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