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    Ongoing reading as referential points, which I will probably continue with for a long time to come, if not the rest of my life {whichever comes first }:

    Miles Hoffman--The NPR Classical Music Companion
    Ted Libbey--The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music
    Jan Swafford--The Vintage Guide To Classical Music
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    Come Down, Cat! - Sonya Hartnett ... a fabulous book.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Started on some old Len Leighton novels. Probably best known for his spy thrillers he also wrote some marvellous books about the second world war, BOMBER being one of the foremost.

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    Everything is under control...... Words worth considering. Just starting to read 'Freedom' by Daniel Suarez. Just finished 'Daemon' - a somewhat frightening novel based on what could be a computer future - or even present. These novels make 'Brave New World' and '1984' look like ancient history. They make terrific reading even for the computer expert. ATB!

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    Marcel Proust--Swann's Way
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    Hey there Buchpteclare - long time no see, really nice to see your post. Who is the author of Daemon? I'm not googling this as I find human interaction (even by typing into a blog site) a fine endeavour ... David
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Hey there Buchpteclare - long time no see, really nice to see your post. Who is the author of Daemon? I'm not googling this as I find human interaction (even by typing into a blog site) a fine endeavour ... David
    Daniel Suarez is the author. This guy knows computers! ATB!

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    Felix J. Palma--The Map of Time
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    The Father Christmas Letters by Tolkien

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    I have a tablet full of prose articles I've written
    in either fanfiction, or about things I like.
    I don't mind proof reading this either about the
    game characters and pokemon. My pick is about
    Palkia and Dialga.
    judy jennings

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    A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Solzhenitsyn

    If ever I start to feel hard done by, this brings me round

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky--Crime And Punishment
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    Jeffery Deaver - The Burning Wire. Story based around forensic science and its use to sole a crime. Quite a good storyline, but I felt that there was insufficient development of the characters, and excessive use of slang, not just in the dialog which is understandable but also in the bulk of the text.
    Not sure if I would read any other books by him

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    E.L. Doctorow--The Book of Daniel
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    Thomas Mann--Death in Venice and Other Stories
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