Category Archives: Killer Reads

Childhood Stories Used To Be A Whole Lot Grimmer

Today is the birthday of Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers Grimm. He was born in Hanau, Germany in 1786. The Grimm Brothers are known for their collection of folk stories, known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

My favorite piece on this subject this week is here. Looking back, I recall a few odd moments of individual efforts to limit access to books. These efforts fell far short of anything remotely approaching a total ban. When I … Continue reading

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More Italy, More Me

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish At home, I get my reading in while Coe watches his sports or political programs, none of which interest me. I am frequently implored to … Continue reading

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This is How You Know You Have A Brilliant Idea

Someone else publishes a book on the SAME EXACT SUBJECT. Dr. Richard Brown has just published The Kevorkian Oath. Article here. SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Jaye Osgood is lucky to have a good government job. It offers him and his family of … Continue reading

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Will You Be Murdered by a Robot?

The Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. ― Isaac Asimov, I, Robot I do not think they are studying the law, Isaac. Robots are building our cars; vacuuming our … Continue reading

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