A Review of Ho Chi Minh: A Life

Ho Chi Minh: A Life by William J. Duiker My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve always been fascinated by Ho Chi Minh, one of history’s most mysterious yet prominent figures. I’ve read what little there is on him over the years, and then finally came across this book, William Duiker’s Ho Chi Minh: A …

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A Review of VALIS

VALIS by Philip K. Dick My rating: 1 of 5 stars THIS ISN'T SCIENCE FICTION!!! THIS IS THEOLOGICAL CLAPTRAP DISGUISED AS SCIENCE FICTION AND IT SUCKS! This book is SO boring, I couldn't get past page 65. Don't get me wrong -- I love Philip K. Dick, particularly his works from the 1950s and 60s, …

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A Review of Voices From the Street

Voices From the Street by Philip K. Dick My rating: 2 of 5 stars For my review of Humpty Dumpty in Oakland, one of Dick's mainstream novels, I wrote "I feel like a total traitor, because I got through the first six chapters — to page 94 — and finally gave up. Philip K. Dick …

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A Review of The Mourning Handbook

The Mourning Handbook: The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping with All Aspects of Death and Dying by Helen Fitzgerald My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this book a couple of weeks ago because my father just died a few weeks ago. I got several grief recovery books and …

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