I have two new Audible credits and usually have them spent before I get them but don't know what I want this time. Please help.

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Orwell was an interesting guy. He was a committed socialist.

Proofiness; The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception by Charles Seife is an interesting book.  I liked how Seife pointed out how gerrymandering and close elections control election outcomes. Here in the SF bay area Oakland and San Francisco started using Instant Run off elections. Seife says that if an election is close it ends up being a coin toss. The election with GW Bush and Al Gore is a good example. Another is the Minnesota race with Al Franken and Norm Coleman.

I did listen to Middlesex. It was good and not what I was expecting. I also downloaded The Fiery Cross, since the unabridged version was recently released. Right now, I'm re-listening to Anna Karenina. I adore Tolstoy!

Glad you enjoyed it Doris. I loved most of it but I really disliked the whole plot with the woman he referred to as The Object.  That put me off so much. You've inspired me to attack War and Peace, lol. Kathy

Yeah, and their love scenes were really...coarse, not sweet. Anyway, I'm starting The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera for the gazillionth time. Excellent book. Don't know what made Philip Kaufman think he could make a movie out of it, though Daniel Day-Lewis, Lena Olin and Juliette Binoche did their best.
War and Peace may be next.

What was I thinking ordering War and Peace? Over 6o hours of dreary Russian stuff with lots of blood and gore. I sure hope the plot is engaging. I just got Stephen King's new book since so many interviewers loved it. I can put off W and P for a while yet.

Save time...watch Woody Allen's Love and Death. You get the same insights but smile more.

I Know This Much Is True was great. I also really liked All Quiet on the Western Front.

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