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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley, Christopher Hitchens

This was a second read for me, and I admit that I only remembered the first half of the book. Some of the futuristic details are eerily suggestive of things going on today, like the aim of getting everyone to consume as much as possible (buy, buy buy!). An interesting book, though a bit more tame than I recall it being.