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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:37:07

I just finished Slaughterhouse 5.  Won't know what I think about it until Foolz tells me! Nyaa

Ruining a future podcst, I think it would be a great video game. "The story is told in a nonlinear order, and events become clear through flashbacks (or time travel experiences) from the unreliable narrator. He describes the stories of Billy Pilgrim, who believes he was held in an alien zoo and has experienced time travel."

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:00:05

I can't comment on the book, but from my exposure to holocaust deniers and American military historians, the bombing of Dresden is a favourite subject of both: one inflating the death toll and expunging the existence of any military-related targets by referencing contemporary Nazi propaganda (a trend started by one of the OG holocaust deniers, David Irving), and the other references the actual death toll of a single attack in contract to the millions upon millions of civilians killed by the Nazis, and often brings up the book itself to complain about how it offends them.

But my sister says it's good, and I defer to her in such matters when I am ignorant, so you get a second-hand approval from me.

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The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst  
Are full of passionate intensity.
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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:10:29

I've read too many things to list since last time, so I'll just say I've been reading about Russia recently. Mostly the revolution(s) for now. I've just bought Anna Karenina so I'll get through that one in a few weeks or months, whenever I feel is right.

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