The /r/books book club selection for April is The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
Simple Questions: April 21, 2018
Not too long ago, I finished Dreams From my Father by Barack Obama. I found it to be an incredibly powerful, humanizing portrait of our 44th president
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The illusion of time. Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.
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How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets: Sixteenth century scholars peeled away anatomical ignorance one layer at a time.
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The Overstory by Richard Powers seems to be another overlooked book by a massively underrated writer.
Sympathy for the Devil
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How do you "visualize" books that are more literary and focus on style/prose/thematic depth?
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Fierce Kingdom - phew
Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged on Friday that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked in advance and it pledged to redraw the ancient rules governing how it functions.
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14 PmMe_Your_Perky_Nips I understand that she wants people to learn from her experience but she hasn't even begun to heal from this. Her thoughts on sexuality are so fucked up from the BS justification her parents gave her for the constant rape of herself and other children. She needs some serious help and publishing this book seems extremely exploitative.
15 Audacious531 It's horrible that she was abused, but it really doesn't make her statements about LGBT stuff any less ridiculously false.
18 H0agh >This, of course, is not allowed to be discussed in the age of the Gaystappo, which must be praised at all times. But do we not owe it to the children raised in these environments to hear their experiences? Does the #MeToo craze include the children of gays who did not have idyllic experiences? >"What sets gay culture apart from straight culture is the belief that early sex is good and beneficial, and the sure knowledge (don't think for a second that they DONT KNOW) that the only way to produce another homosexual is to provide a boy with sexual experiences BEFORE he can be 'ruined' by attraction to a girl," she writes. Not to detract from her experiences which no doubt were horrible, but what the....?
3 Hippaforalkus4strat Everything about these events is fucked up six ways to Sunday.
6 baron7755 Hard to blame her for her views, look at who her father is! She must have suffered horribly.
9 Consummate_Vees As serious as this is, publishing with the known bigots of Castalia House is unfortunate.
2 Arcadialynn I've started and deleted my thoughts a dozen times because I'm having a hard time putting together a coherent response to this article. I don't want to believe that MZB could have done these things, but at the same time, as a childhood abuse survivor, I well know how adults can turn a blind eye to what is happening right in front of them. She clearly needs to go to therapy to work out so many of the issues that she mentions in the article. I'm sickened and angry for her. Her views on the LGBTQ community are heartbreaking because she seems to truly believe them. Childhood abuse is a terrible, awful thing.