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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

The Sot-Weed Factor

The Sot-Weed Factor - John Barth I honestly don't know if this is the Barth I've read. I just feel like they'd all be very much the same. I read one of the major Barth books in my 20s and was bored by how lazy it was. Nothing so enamored with narrative technicalities should be called surreal, nor did it have any source of parody or satire. It struck me as something a young man could write easily, without the tedious attention to surreal artifice.