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“There’s a reason it’s the global top selling science fiction book of all time.” – NibblyPig
“I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series.” – Scarbrow
To be honest, while I liked this book, I found the jokes somewhat less funny than expected
“I’ve never felt so connected to a character within the first 50 pages as I did with Ender.” – endtype
One of those books you’ll either love or hate. It probably depends on how successful your grade-school social life was…
Isaac Asimov - 1942
“I was literally in awe at the way Asimov wrote… The entire thing was so extremely well thought-out and well-written.” – Scarbrow
Indian Philosophy is an Ocean.
To make this appear simple is a feat and Professor Hiriyanna achieves this.
He rightly observes that this book is an Introduction and one must read in detail.
However, one understands the basics of Indian Philosophy and its systems and characteristics.
This was a recommended text for Graduates in 1967( when I studied Philosophy).
I still read this Book often.
For those who want an introduction to Indian Philosophy.
The Book is without any bias or any philosophical leaning and reports texts as they are.
This book is more about the machinations of the Corporate which can even go to the extent of toppling a Government.
Forsyth makes this plausible and makes one wonder how many Governments have been formed thus!
It also deals with the morality of the issue of people Vs Corporate Greed, some times it may even benefit the people.
The detailed preparations Cat Shannon makes one believe that an operation planned well can never fail.
The processes of organising illegal Arms. the smuggling , all these have an authentic ring.
One also learns much about Arms bazaar.
As usual Forsyth’s prose in engaging and the narration is lucid and clear.
A good read for those who believe in authenticity and details and not cheap thrills.
- Forsyth – Shepherd (celclibrary.wordpress.com)
The secret role of the SAS in Iraq is revealed for the first time today by the Daily Mail.
As the first part of our adaptation of an explosive new book by BBC reporter Mark Urban shows, the SAS – sent to find non-existent WMDs – instead took inspiration from U.S. secret forces and set about tracking down Al Qaeda.
Their secret war sparked a furious row between Whitehall and the SAS’s commander – but their extraordinary bravery and daring resulted in the capture or death of almost 4,000 terrorists.
‘The SAS was tasked with what it called ‘man-hunting’ – finding and arresting the leading members of the toppled regime who had gone into hiding’
The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost. The world’s geniuses either kept their revelations to themselves and then died, or else they put it down on paper which has long since rotted or burned or been used to line some parakeet’s cage.
Obviously we’ll never know what great books have been lost to time, but we have clues on some of them, and what those clues tell us is mind-boggling, and a little bit depressing. If you could make a library out of just books that didn’t survive, you’d have a collection of some of the best freaking books ever written.One Book is Eve’s Gospel.