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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 English Neighbour

The English Neighbour - Mikhail Veshim This was a hot mess. I barely finished it, although there was a strange hour when it seemed like a work of genius compared to "Tortilla Flat". I will say this in its favour -- it was unfailing optimistic, that the actual characters tried to make actual jokes, without a condescending authorial voice doing all the heavy work of seeming humourous, and that it humanized apparent Bulgarian idiots (around Varna?) quite a bit more than Steinbeck did for his pseudo-Mexicans.