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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 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -  Arthur Conan Doyle I just can't remember my reaction after reading the complete collection years ago, so the low score is coloured by lack of a strong memory, coupled with the really hilarious stories of Doyle -- who was a medical doctor by training -- and his gullibility when it came to the Victorian craze of following spirit-readings with ectoplasm-spewing mediums.

There is a story that Houdini -- whom Doyle broke with when Doyle's wife claimed to channel Houdini's mother without speaking the requisite Hungarian -- that Houdini was sitting in the back of a taxi with Doyle and played the "where's my thumb?" child's game to Doyle's utter amazement.