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Quentin Hardy is the deputy technology editor for The New York Times. He is formerly an executive editor for Forbes Media.
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The Giant, O'Brien
A Novel
Hilary Mantel - 2007-06-12 (first published in 1998)
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Like Andrew Miller (Ingenious Pain, Casanova in Love) and Penelope Fitzgerald (The Blue Flower), Hilary Mantel turns to the 18th century in order to make a universal point. Her eighth novel, The Giant, O'Brien, takes place during that bifurcation of mind and spirit known as the Age of Reason. The year is 1782 and Charles O'Brien has fled Ireland, b...
Quentin Hardy
Aw crap. I have loved her books since "The Giant, O'Brien," which is hilarious and devastating. She leaves an exceptional body of work.      source
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The Book of Sand & Shakespeare's Memory
Jorge Luis Borges - 2007-12-18 (first published in 1975)
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The acclaimed translation of Borges's valedictory stories, in its first stand-alone edition Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of the twentieth century. Now Borges's remarkable last major story collection, The Book of Sand, is paired with a handful of writings from the very end of his life. Brilliantly translated...
Quentin Hardy
Reading "The Book of Sand" on what turns out to be Borges' 123rd birthday. When I first read it as a young man, it was impossible to understand how much it was an old man's book, and how very dark it is. He wore his courage so lightly.      source
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Bad Eminence
James Greer - 2022-07-05
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Meet Vanessa Salomon, a privileged and misanthropic French-American translator hailing from a wealthy Parisian family. Her twin sister is a famous movie star, which Vanessa resents deeply and daily. The only man Vanessa ever loved recently killed himself by jumping off the roof of her building. It’s a full life.Vanessa has just started working on a...
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This book is exhibiting intelligence!      source
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Evil Geniuses
The Unmaking of America
Kurt Andersen - 2020-08-11
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The bestselling author of  Fantasyland  tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.   “The one book...
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@ihorgowda @KBAndersen An excellent book.      source
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Escape from Camp 14
One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Blaine Harden - 2013-03-26 (first published in 2012)
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A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice a...
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@matvelloso It's an amazing book.      source
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Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov - 1989-04-23 (first published in 1962)
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In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue....
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@miahfost @page88 Pale Fire is an elusive meditation on the hope and terror of life after death, and a fuckin’ killer book. Done.      source
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The Last Fine Time
Verlyn Klinkenborg - 2004-04-01 (first published in 1991)
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By turns, an elegy, a celebration, and a social history, The Last Fine Time is a tour de force of lyrical style. Verlyn Klinkenborg chronicles the life of a family-owned restaurant in Buffalo, New York, from its days as a prewar Polish tavern to its reincarnation as George & Eddie's, a swank nightspot serving highballs and French-fried shrimp to a ...
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@Sulliview Such a good book.      source
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - 2021-02-09
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From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most ...
Quentin Hardy
I tore through @nicoleperlroth's brilliant and chilling book, you should preorder it and she should be proud.      source
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The Future Eaters
An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
Tim Flannery - 2002-10-16 (first published in 1994)
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In this illustrated ecological history, acclaimed scientist and historian Flannery follows the environment of the islands through the age of dinosaurs to the age of mammals and the arrival of humans, to the European colonizers and industrial society. Penetrating, gripping, and provocative, this book combines natural history, anthropology, and ecolo...
Quentin Hardy
@DGisSERIOUS He's never been to the museum at the Tar Pits: People crossed the Bering Strait in big numbers about 15,000 years ago, discovered a wonderland of meat, and ate most species into extinction. "The Future Eaters" is a wonderful book on the Aboriginal decimation of Australia.      source
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The Body of Il Duce
Mussolini's Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy
Sergio Luzzatto - 2006-05-02 (first published in 1998)
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A brilliant young historian follows the odyssey of Mussolini's body in an "ingenious" exploration of the legacy of Italian Fascism (The New Yorker)Bullet-ridden, spat on, strung up in a Milan square: this was the fate of Il Duce, as reviled in death as he was adored in life. With Italy's defeat in World War II, the cult of Benito Mussolini's physic...
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Good book.      source
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Chris Arnade - 2019-06-04
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Jesse James by T. J. Stiles