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Reviews by Mike Quinlan

A Sportsman's Sketches, vol 1

by Ivan S. Turgenev

Very finely written stories by a young Turgenev. Highly descriptive, often quite moving, and many subtly powerful, there's humor in here too. Some if his best writing.

Reviewed on 2011.12.17

Tao Te King (Dao 'h Ching)

by Lao Tzu

There are many, many translations of this work, Legge's being one of the earliest, if not the earliest, and he misses quite a few points along the way. However, this is a good place to start even if Lao Tzu is a bit more mysterious and unfathomable than usual!

Reviewed on 2011.05.02

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Matthew Bayan is the only person in the world to die and be brought back to life 72 times. He is best known for his book, Eat Fat Be Healthy that describes this experience. Bayan however also had a very adventurous childhood and felt inspired to write down some of those memories after a high school reunion. This formed the backdrop for his coming-of-age mystery, The Firecracker King. As our Author of the Day, Bayan tells us all about it.
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