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The Review Man

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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff

Complete Chess Player

Complete Chess Player - Fred Reinfeld I feel bad giving The Complete Chess Player a mere two stars, but the book wasn't as revolutionary as some of the others I've read. Reinfeld dives into the basics and tests the waters of intermediate play but doesn't venture into as much positional chess, something I'm growing to enjoy. I do recall reading through this book at a young age and learning about the Fried Liver, however. Unfortunately, when confronted with the Fried Liver while playing the Black pieces in tournament play, I miscalculated, ignoring Reinfeld's advice and swiftly losing the match. Ah, to be young again.