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Certainly one of America’s prime humorists and writer of the bestseller ultimate Time examines his personal obsession with books
Joe Queenan grew to become a voracious reader as a way of break out from a joyless formative years in a Philadelphia housing undertaking. within the years because then he has committed himself to an collection of idiosyncratic interpreting demanding situations: spending a 12 months studying purely brief books, spending a 12 months analyzing books he regularly suspected he could hate, spending a yr interpreting books he picked together with his eyes closed.
In One for the Books, Queenan attempts to come back to phrases along with his personal eccentric studying style—how many extra books will he have time to learn in his lifetime? Why does he refuse to learn books hailed by means of reviewers as “astonishing”? Why does he refuse to lend out books? Will he ever purchase an ebook? Why does he habitually learn thirty to 40 books concurrently? Why are there such a lot of humans to whom the above questions don't even matter—and what do they learn? Acerbically humorous but passionate and oddly affectionate, One for the Books is a analyzing adventure that precise publication fans will locate unforgettable.
Addresses the everlasting questions that humanity has grappled with because the starting of time. what's sturdy? what's undesirable? Why is justice very important? Why is it higher to be sturdy and simply than it truly is to be undesirable and unjust? Examines the background of moral concept from Plato to Jean Paul Sartre.
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She stopped and opened several drawers looking for a pen and paper to jot down notes, only to find carefully folded kitchen towels, sterile utensils lined up in annoyingly neat rows. Even the odd utensils, a corkscrew and can opener, lay flat in their respective corners, not touching or overlapping. She picked up a shiny serving spoon and turned it in the wrong direction, making sure it crossed over several others. Satisfied, she closed the drawer and began pacing again. “It could be a copycat,” Cunningham said in a distracted tone.
He had gained bulk in his six years on death row, but he still possessed a boyishness. Suddenly, it struck Father Francis as sad that this boyish face would never wear wrinkles or laugh lines. Until Jeffreys looked up at him. Cold blue eyes held his. Ice-blue like glass—sharp glass—vacant and transparent. Yes, this was what evil looked like. The priest blinked and turned his head. “Tell me your sins,” Father Francis repeated, this time disappointed in the tremor in his voice. He couldn’t breathe.
He watched Weston twist in his chair to follow Lucy’s long legs down the hall. Maybe he should talk to her about the short skirts and stiletto heels now that they would be making the news. What a shame. She had lovely legs and a walk trained to show them off. “We’ve avoided the press all week,” Nick said, returning his gaze to Weston. ” “I agree. ” “Me? Why me? ” “That was when it was a kidnapping. Now it’s a homicide, Morrelli. ” Nick slumped back in his chair, leaning his head into the leather and swiveling from side to side.
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