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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Ghostwritten
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization

The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization - Daniel Pinkwater The Neddiad really lives up to the awesome cover art that drew Max (age 7) and I to the book in the first place. It starts off thoughtful and interesting; a kid in 1940's America with a quirky family doing all-American things. It quickly gets strange. Very, very strange. I really liked how despite the weirdness and among all the ghosts, aliens, shamans and legends the story keeps its reflective charm. The ending is abrupt but it's a fun book and we're looking forward to The Yggyssey.