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Books as Furniture

A record of where time has been lost, spent, or restructured. 

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Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
Robert Graysmith
Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud: Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services (Networking Technology)
Huseni Saboowala, Muhammad Abid, Sudhir Modali
Write Good or Die
Scott Nicholson
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Francine Prose

The Painted Bird (Playaway Adult Fiction)

The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosiński, Fred Berman Every few pages brings another basic question of life as observed through the eyes of a child rapidly gaining life experiences without enough life experiences to put them in perspective. Fundamental questions of purpose, existence, reason, are brought to the forefront with each new act of brutality. The simple, direct style adds to the impact of the story's events. Use of metaphor is expert and something I began to see as a treat with each new encounter. It is a book I plan to reread, but not too soon. The emotional cost of reading it, if you allow yourself to invest in it, is high. I approached it too lightly at first and felt myself cringing with the repeated acts of violence.