Never let me go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

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0

This novel is chilling from beginning to end. The characters are headed twards a horrifying fate that they are "told and not told" about. Lovely and thought provoking.

The assassination of Richard Nixon

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4
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Make sure you've taken your Prozac before sitting down to watch Sean Penn demonstrate how far off course circumstance and mental health issues can lead an average joe. It's nearly too much to bear.

I [heart] Huckabees

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5
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Is everything connected or just a string of meaningless coincidences? Is this movie silly or serious? Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin give the comedic performances of their lives as existential detectives in this bizarre philosophical(?) comedy.

Medúlla

by Björk

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3
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Consisting entirely of vocal tracks with no musical instruments, this unique recording is hypnotic, strange and hauntingly beautiful. While this may not be everyone's cup of tea, Medulla merits a listen.

His Excellency : George Washington

by Joseph J Ellis

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Washington didn't chop down a cherry tree and didn't wear wooden dentures. Washington's feelings about slavery weren't driven by his moral standings, but more by politics. Learn about the influence Washington had over the political figures, how he came to power, and how his personal struggles shaped the decisions he...

Chocolate : a bittersweet saga of dark and light

by Mort Rosenblum

DPL Rating:
4

Mort takes the reader around the world from Oaxaca to the Ivory Coast to Hershey, PA, to explore the depths of chocolate. It's a fascinating look at the culinary, political, sociological, economic, historical and health issues surrounding the food of the gods. If you like chocolate at all, you'll be...

Control room

DPL Rating:
5

The other side of the War on Iraq...This documentary provides a glimpse into Al Jazeera, the Arab news agency, to see how the Arab (and much of the rest of the world) views America's foreign policy.

Anger : the seven deadly sins

by Robert A. F Thurman

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4
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This excellent readable little book, one of seven from Oxford University Press on the seven biggies, investigates the little good and the tremendous bad that comes from anger.

The city in mind : meditations on the urban condition

by James Howard Kunstler

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5

Our beloved author of The Geography of Nowhere and Home From Nowhere, casts his New Urbanist eye on major cities near and far. This civic planning classic-to-be examines the historical development of Atlanta, Berlin, Boston, Las Vegas, London, Mexico City, Paris and Rome. What makes a city great? What critical mistakes...

This blinding absence of light

by Tahar Ben Jelloun

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This is one man's tragic story of being locked in an underground prison in the desert of Morocco for twenty years. Based on facts and read against the background of today's headlines, it's a disturbing reflection of our tragic, current situation. Winner of the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award:...

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