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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day - Josip Novakovich Confirmed my suspicion that the characters were Eastern European puppets more than people when the main character, imprisoned because his friend made jokes at a parade, meets Tito and a brutally dictatorial Indira Ghandi (?) touring his prison. Given a chance to talk to Tito and even explain why he's there, he remains mum, then blurts out something like "it was only a joke". A man who can't learn basic self-preservation doesn't interest me, as he probably doesn't exist in the real world (for long) anyway.