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  • Trick Mirror

    Trick Mirror

    Trick Mirror

    Jia Tolentino
    Literary Collections
    4.12 (52,234)

    Trick mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. this is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves around the self. in each essay, jia writes about the cultural prisms that have shaped her: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the american scammer as millennial hero; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the mandate that everything, including

    Kara Swisher

    I read Trick Mirror last year, but just listened to this superb book of essays by @jiatolentino as a contemplate my own and hearing her deliver these blue-flame insights, one after another, that are so exactly right on the internet landscape, inspires. Highly recommend.

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  • The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    Tim Powers
    Literary Collections
    3.92 (15,018)

    Brendan doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet william ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. but while attending a lecture given by samuel taylor coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in regency london, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by coleridge, doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious ashbless than he could ever have

    Kara Swisher

    I read over and over again, like three or four times a year. It's so beautifully constructed.

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  • Markings

    Markings

    Markings

    Dag Hammarskjold
    Statesmean
    4.16 (1,341)

    Kara Swisher

    It was just so mind blowing. I had never thought of these issues and it really impacted me.

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  • A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

    A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

    A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

    Ray Bradbury
    Fiction
    4.2 (6,505)

    A spaceship captain determined to gather a cupful of the sun. . .a nubile young witch who yearns to taste human love. . .an expedition that hunts dinosaurs across the fragile and dangerous chasm of time. . . these strange and wonderful tales of beauty and terror will transport you from the begininng of time to the outermost limits of the future. selected from his best-selling collections "the golden apples of the sun" and "r is for rocket," here are thirty-two superb stories from one of the master fantastics of

    Kara Swisher

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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