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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

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson Mr.Bryson changed the entire focus of my life with his Brief History of Everything, so it was thrilling to see this brilliant and comparatively new concept as a 1 euro paperback in the teaser box of a used book store.

As others have mentioned, it quickly became clear that the book was long on research and short on editing, but it was just as satisfying to sample as needed.

Perhaps it's the sheer number of pages he's written, but for the first time his neo-Irish Catholic habit of mixing explicit detail with ugly truths seemed a bit tiresome as a way to sustain tension in a topic that is customarily one's refuge from same.