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Q: Stories like "The Egg" by Andy Weir?

global05Funny books like "The Egg" by Andy Weir? I'm a fan of "The Egg" by Andy Weir. I think it is wonderfully deep, but also has some bits of humour interspersed throughout it. I am currently looking for a book which is somewhat as deep as this one, but which is also funnier? Are there any other short...

 
 
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5:38 AM
The "Watership Down" review has the bad luck to be ready for submission right when I had my Incident over on Puzzling and stopped doing visible public stuff as much. I think I'll try polishing it up again and submitting soon.
 
 
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8:49 AM
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Q: "...glare of the big electric standards that lit.." - meaning of "standard"

John VIn a A.Blackwood story, I have trouble understanding the following: Pedestrians went hurrying and shivering along the pavements, disappearing into the gloom of countless ugly little houses the moment they passed beyond the glare of the big electric standards that lit the thundering motor-buses i...

 
9:01 AM
Belarusian women stage a protest against the dictatorship by wearing red and white and reading books in Belarusian language.
 
9:17 AM
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Q: Meaning of "The blushing apricot, and woolly peach. Hang on thy walls, that every child may reach."

Viser HashemiThis passage is from The Children's Bach by Helen Garner On his way through the kitchen he screwed up the pizza boxes and tried to force them into the stuffed bin, but they would not go so he left them standing in the corner. He shuffled the newspapers into a pile and his fingers slid across the...

 
 
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5:10 PM
@Bookworm HNQ
 
5:26 PM
fi12 has just broken 4k rep to become our 23rd Trusted User.
 
 
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8:17 PM
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Q: Quote about being better not to give something than to take away

amosI'm looking for source of a quote about being better not to give something than to take away. It's been many years, so I can't recall much more about the quote. I thought it would be from the book Shogun by James Clavell. It was oriented around a king deciding whether to reward princes and the id...

 
8:54 PM
In 1721 you could actually die from Evil.
 
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