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The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307475619
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Published: Vintage - February 11th, 2014

This book compelled me to study psychology. Its engrossing trek into the history of crime is fantastically narrated, and detailed in a way that draws you further and further into the stories and reasoning behind each subject. As well as revealing personal moments about his own life in regards to his work, Raine brings us a glimpse into the future as these subjects become more ingrained in everyday life--a must read for anyone interested in the link between psychology and criminology. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars."

The reward of mystery comes from the thrill its journey brings, the discovery of that which is greatly unknown, and the realization that the well goes deeper and deeper, not into the characters, but into ourselves. More satisfying than most new fiction, Fitzgerald breathlessly relates his yarn of high society intrigue through the dark glass of human loneliness--and all under 200 pages. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell - Book Review

"Ideas are interesting, but people are vastly more so."

Sit back, relax, and sip soundly on apricot cocktails while Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, and other minds craft the beginnings of existentialism, as Bakewell guides you through time, commenting along the way with a modern perspective and deep knowledge of her subjects. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose by Alexandra Elle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781449484835
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 21st, 2017

"Pain has caught a ride on my back for way too long"

A poet calls out to the world with words drenched in emotion through their own experiences, they cannot escape as most fiction writers do by crafting stories simply through their own imaginations. Her pain is real, her emotions are raw, and her soul is neon--as are all of ours. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Nightwood by Djuna Barnes - Book Review

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By Djuna Barnes, Jeanette Winterson (Preface by), T. S. Eliot (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811216715
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2006

"I have been loved, 'she said,' by something strange, and it has forgotten me."

In words bent toward poetry, Barnes relays a series of dark and personal events experienced by bleeding characters caught in a love web none of them can contain, and some do not care enough to try. T.S. Eliot wrote the introduction, in adoration for this book, and William S. Burroughs called it, "one of the great books of the twentieth century". The imagery inside its pages play across the panorama of ones mind as a film does, but makes ones own interpretation of it the only thing that matters. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


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