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Daniel’s Book Club

“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.” -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas This issue we’re going to talk about a kind of strange book, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Why do I call it a weird book? Well, it comes in eleven parts, each written in its own style,…

Dan’s Book Club

I forgot about George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984 until I saw the cover for the latest edition of it.           Yeah. Chilling.    I am going to recommend this book because I think it is more relevant than ever in recent years. When this book was first printed in 1948 Big Brother was…

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Dan’s Book Club

We’re all nerds here, and if there is anything nerds are good at it is asking good questions. What if? by Randall Munroe, author of the web comic XKCD, is filled with none of these. Have you ever asked yourself “what would happen if I threw a baseball at close to the speed of light?”…

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Dan’s Book Club

It is now the year 2019. Probably an unremarkable year in history overall, if statistics are to be believed. History is less about individual years and more about the defining characteristics of an era which humanity assigns to the past retroactively. So, this week I have a book about history. Wait don’t put down the…

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