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Banned Book Club reads Fahrenheit 451

I got tricked into thinking it was a longer book; the 60th Anniversary Edition I snagged from the library is 2/3 story and 1/3 commentary and essays about the book and author, Ray Bradbury. Montag lives in a future where … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples — do you like fishing?

The question: You are on vacation and plan to fish. You will not fish again all year. Do you buy the licence? In terms of Saskatchewan, an annual fishing license costs $29.44 this year. Other Canadians can pay the same … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

But first, the adventures of 1minion: It was a hot day but I felt I could use a walk. I got off the bus downtown and, after catching up with the ladies at the library were I used to work, … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club – Catch-22

What’s the catch? For Captain John Yossarian and the rest of the characters in Joseph Heller’s classic novel it was Catch-22, a semi-unofficial rule best explained by the author. From chapter five: Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All … Continue reading

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The King James Bible turns 400 this year

I see a 340 year old bible was found in Wisconsin recently. Some might argue that a 340-year-old Bible wouldn’t have a significant difference from a Bible printed today. But Martin Luther was translating Latin into German. Neither language phrases … Continue reading

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Cracked offers up 6 hated great novels

I love Cracked. It’s a superb website for shit like this. Me being such a book nerd, of course I have to go through this list myself. These are all classic books that were not well received when first published. … Continue reading

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Novels drive social evolution

I’ll have to read the actual New Scientist article because this portion makes it sound intriguing. Gottschall and co-author Joseph Carroll at the University of Missouri, St Louis, study how Darwin’s theories of evolution apply to literature. Along with John … Continue reading

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