| Children, young
by Louis Sachar Ages 10 and older.
- "If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will
turn him into a good boy." This is the main philosophy at Camp Green Lake, where
Stanley Yelnats has been sent. Stanley has been accused for a crime he hasn't committed.
He has a choice to be sent to prison, or to Green Lake, a juvenile camp for boys.
("Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before.") He decides
that Camp Green Lake has to be better than jail. When he gets there he finds out he was
wrong. Every day for a year a half, Stanley has to dig a five feet wide and five feet deep
hole in Green Lake, a desert that once was the largest lake in Texas. Stanley
makes a friend, Zero (nicknamed thus because this is exactly what the world finds him to
be), with whom he eventually escapes the camp...
Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything by K. C. Cole
Home in the Universe: The Search
for Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Despite its overstated title
and chapter headings, this 600-page book
is extremely well written and clever in its use of the English language.
How to Build a Time Machine by P. C. W. Davies
The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology by Nick Cook
A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth
Dimension by Michio Kaku
This book is the best one
on the speculative idea that the number of spatial dimensions
of the universe might be more than three. It begins with
a nice metaphor about a fish in a shallow pond
that cannot imagine that there is a world beyond its murky waters.
Health, Mind & Body
to Be a GREAT LOVER by Lou Paget
Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Totally Explicit Techniques That Will Blow His Mind.
One of America's most popular sexperts (a woman) offers a fun, refreshingly modern,
totally explicit guide to mastering a man's body.
- Stephen King -
in Atlantis The 60's! King can scare like noone else scares. He can also touch
like noone else touches. In this book, he touches the hearts of those of us who lived
through the Sixties and its aftermath. Set in fictional Harwich and semifictional
in Atlantis weaves five Vietnam-haunted small-town New England stories into a
deeply moving overall vision. The five are: Low Men in Yellow Coats, set in 1960
and at about 250 pages the longest; Hearts in Atlantis, set in 1966; Blind
Willie, set in 1983; Why We're in Vietnam and Heavenly Shades of Night Are
Failing, both set in 1999.
- "We now know what Stephen King, the master
of horror, is afraid of. In Hearts in
Atlantis, King takes up the Vietnam War, and it scares him so bad he won't let his
hero act imprudently." (Caleb Crain, The New York Times Book Review)
the War and the Pope by
Ronald J. Rychlak, John O'Connor
- ... and still another book defending Pius XII. An extraordinary
answer to John Cornwell's accusation.
for the Bears The
exhilarating Russia novel by Anthony Burgess
Robert Hughes - The Shock of the New
Hughes' special brilliance is his ability to show the
revolution in art at the turn of the 20th century as reacting to the revolution in
technology and living standards and the rapid changes in every part of society - the
"shock" of this race to "newnesss" that really starting picking up
speed a hundred years ago.
and the ANTS by Rudy Rucker
Jerzy Rugby, programmer, is involved in the creation and design of a new robot for
massmarket. The product has to be alive, or better stated, A-life. In the process a
special kind of ant is created, a cyber-ant, one that lives only IN the computer, and it's
very very alive. You may be guessing the ants are troublesome and are going to get loose.
What you are not going to guess is the rest of the plot...
What happens when man creates an inorganic self-sustaining entity that has the ability
to evolve into a higher level of existence? What happens when the bugs come out to play? Rucker
has some interesting answers to the questions. Wacky and funny book.
of God: The Life of DIEGO MARADONA by Jimmy Burns
- Essays, Biographies
- Joseph Haydn
: An Essential Guide to His Life and Works
by Neil Wenborn
Classic FM Lifelines
- Voyage of the
Best album Genesis never made! Sounding like a lost Genesis
album that would fit quite nicely between Foxtrot and Selling England By The
Pound. Gushing with mellotrons, haunting Hackett guitar wailings,
and even featuring two other Genesis members (Collins and Rutherford), most of this stuff blows away anything on the
subsequent Genesis album A Trick Of The Tail.
Paul Haslinger - Score
This album juxtaposes traditional and electronic music in a conscous and meaningful way. Paul Haslinger, ex-member of Tangerine Dream, has
been building a catalog of cutting-edge music for the new millennium. Following on the
heels of his 1997 ethno-techno blowout, World Without
Rules, he steps into a space-age bachelor pad for Score.
Great jazz flavour and a dark textured sound.
- John Hiatt
- Riding with the King
Hot Rocks 1964-1971 by The Rolling Stones
Homage by The Blues Band
- John Lee Hooker - Very Best of Boom
- Live At The Fillmore
This two-disc release draws on four monumental sets that Jimi Hendrix
performed with the Band of Gypsys on December 31,1969 and
January 1, 1970.
- Blue Wonder Power
Husker Du - Candle Apple Grey
Penelope Houston - Tongue Penelope
Houston has stretched the boundaries of her musical mediums, releasing several
delicate-sounding acoustic solo albums that, despite their quiet demeanor, never obscured
her acerbic lyrics. With a new release, Tongue, the multi-hued vocalist has found
an interesting space midway between hervenomous punk past and more recent neo-folk
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