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The Thief – A Review

The Thief
The end of the year was a very “Cormac McCarthy” time for me. I read through both The Road and No Country for Old Men in addition to catching the divisive
The Counselor in theaters. So when I stumbled upon The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura and read a review comparing it to McCarthy’s works, I was intrigued. Although I didn’t know whether it would be derivative or fresh, I decided to pull the trigger and take a chance on a book I knew nothing about.
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Interesting Layouts from House of Leaves

House of Leaves
The other day we were discussing the interesting text layouts in Mark Z. Danielewski’s bestselling book House of Leaves. The book (in a very general sense) deals with a labyrinth and at certain points the formatting reflects that. We didn’t find many good photographs of the text online, so we brought the book in and took our own. Check them out below the fold.
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Snow Crash – A Review

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The border between kitschy science fiction and well-written literature is a difficult line to traverse. Some, such as Vonnegut, have done it throughout the years memorably and with precision. At the recommendation of a family member, I recently read through Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash,” a book that manages its subject matter effortlessly while presenting a thrilling and thought provoking story to the reader.
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Fooled by Randomness – A Review

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Over Thanksgiving break, I finished reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and in Life. While the book uses the financial world as the basis for its illuminating look into the world of luck and our perceptions of it, the lessons it imparts are valuable for evaluating our own experiences with chance and volatility in every day life.
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Advertising Resources In Print

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The advertising industry is one that doesn’t have set paths in order to accomplish specific goals. Consequently, campaigns and projects require both creative and critical thought to be successful. We’ve compiled this list of relevant books that we think are good starting points for anyone looking to learn more about the industry, the art of advertising, and the thought process and methods behind the marketing of major products and services.
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National Novel Writing Month

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National Novel Writing Month (or for debatably short, NaNoWriMo) is a program run by a nonprofit called the Office of Letters and Light. The premise is the promotion of “thirty days and nights of literary abandon,” encouraging writers to write a novel over the course of November by engaging in an online community of other authors.
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