RRS: Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is Book #608 on the 1001 Book List and #52 on the BBC Top 200 list.  This review was first published in April 2012. This novella was first published in 1937.  It is the story of two friends, George Milton and Lennie Small.  They are migrant farm workers, or bindlestiffs, going…

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RRS: A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces is Book #291 on the 1001 Book List and this review was first published in March 2012. This is the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner, sadly awarded twelve years after the author’s death.  Toole set his novel in 1960s New Orleans and the tone of the language and commentary reflect this. He…

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Mind control

I was doing my usual browsing of the interwebs a couple of days ago and came across this Tim Ferriss article about controlling your thoughts, especially negative ones, that made me stop and think. “Real Mind Control”.   What a great idea.  What an impossible dream.  What the hell, I’ll give it a try. So today…

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