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Book notes: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

I find it harder to write reviews of fiction than of nonfiction. I think it’s because, once we get past the basic questions (Can this author write a decent sentence? Do they understand grammar? Is there an actual plot? Are the characters believable?) we get to subjective questions.

For example, I hated Moby Dick with all the whale-hunting passion of a true Ahab.

I never got through anything… Continue reading

Stop Yr Controlling, People!

Book notes: Controlling People by Patricia Evans

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This is an important book. Also, before you get the wrong idea, here’s the subtitle:
How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You

This book is not about how you can learn to control people. (That’s The Prince by Machiavelli.)

It’s about people who… Continue reading