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My problem with contemporary…

…literature, I’ve today realized, is that it’s not vetted through the filter of time. There are so many contemporary books that just won’t matter 1, 5, 10, 50 years from now. When children of that generation want to read quality they’ll have a solid filtered selection of books to choose from, books that have stood [...]

12/15/08 / Found

9:42 PM Finished Take Back Your Life! Overall I found it to be very good – among the better time-management books I’ve read, and I think I know why. This book brings to life the principles it teaches by incorporating them into Outlook 2007, so that instead of leaving you to adapt the methodology to [...]

7/26/08 / Buddha

3:08 PM I finished Deepak Chopra’s Buddha.  My primary motivation for reading it was to compare it to Hesse’s Siddhartha – not to see if it’s better or worse, but to see whether the message it conveys is similar and whether it’s conveyed in a similar way. I enjoyed Buddha, but it is nowhere near [...]


4:35 PM While the website was down over the past couple of days, I began the book below, Gut Feelings, on our unconscious use of intuition. The book is highly interesting (mainly because of the subject matter itself) but I find it a bit verbose. Perhaps it’s tough to talk about such a sublime subject [...]

Kundera on the novel

From review of one of my favorite contemporary author’s new book: According to Milan Kundera’s similar literary theory of “the curtain,” we grow up with cultural preconceptions that “pre-interpret” the world and close off various aspects of experience. He writes that “a magic curtain, woven of legends, hung before the world. Cervantes sent Don Quixote [...]

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