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(Buzzfeed)   The Saturday Morning Book Club is going to the dogs. And the cats, horses, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and pretty much the entire animal kingdom as we search for the best books every animal lover should read   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Labrador Retriever, prescient brother Fiver, pretty sticky situations, pretty weighty themes, timeless coming-of-age tale, long redeye flight, journalist John Grogan, mythic polar bear  
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2017-09-30 08:34:15 AM  
9 votes:
The Complete Meat Cookbook: A Juicy and Authoritative Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, and Cooking Today's Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal
2017-09-30 10:54:30 AM  
5 votes:
diffuser.fm
2017-09-30 08:24:08 AM  
3 votes:
Cujo.
2017-09-30 10:58:54 AM  
2 votes:
rhapsodyinbooks.files.wordpress.com
2017-09-30 10:08:31 PM  
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Great book, great adventure as a kid, nice memories.

Looking back on it as an adult, the message is kind of libertarian and entrepreneurial.  Don't siphon off established powers, even if it's effortless...move house out to the boonies and have a go at being self-sufficient where no one will bother you.  Of course, that very desire for self-sufficiency was made possible in the first place with drugs from the same established powers looking to gain accolades for themselves.  There's some chicken and the egg shiat right there.
2017-09-30 09:41:01 PM  
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2017-09-30 01:59:06 PM  
1 vote:
One of my favorite Japanese books is  "I am a cat" by Natsume Soseki, in which a rather sarcastic cat provides observations on the lives of the people around him. Very funny and well-written book by one of Japan's best authors:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_a_Cat  

"Living as I do with human beings, the more that I observe them, the more I am forced to conclude that they are selfish. Especially those children. I find my bedmates utterly unspeakable. When the fancy takes them, they hang me upside-down, they stuff my face into a paper-bag, they fling me about, they ram me into the kitchen range. Furthermore, if I do commit so much as the smallest mischief, the entire household unites to chase me around and persecute me. The other day when I happened to be sharpening my claws on some straw floor-matting, the mistress of the house became so unreasonably incensed that now it is only with the greatest reluctance that she'll even let me enter a matted room. Though I'm shivering on the wooden floor in the kitchen, heartlessly she remains indifferent.

Miss Blanche, the white cat who lives opposite and whom I much admire, tells me whenever I see her that there is no living creature quite so heartless as a human. The other day, she gave birth to four beautiful kittens. But three days later, the shosei of her house removed all four and tossed them away into the backyard pond. Miss Blanche, having given through her tears a complete account of this event, as**sured me that, to maintain our own parental love and to enjoy our beautiful family life, we, the cat-race, must engage in total war upon all humans. We have no choice but to exterminate them. I think it is a very reasonable proposition.

And the three-colored tomcat living next door is especially indignant that human beings do not understand the nature of proprietary rights. Among our kind it is taken for granted that he who first finds something, be it the head of a dried sardine or a gray mullet's navel, acquires thereby the right to eat it. And if this rule be flouted, one may well resort to violence. But human beings do not seem to understand the rights of property. Every time we come on something good to eat, invariably they descend and take it from us. Relying on their naked strength, they coolly rob us of things which are rightly ours to eat. Miss Blanche lives in the house of a military man, and the tomcat's master is a lawyer. But since I live in a teacher's house, I take matters of this sort rather more lightly than they. I feel that life is not unreasonable so long as one can scrape along from day to day. For surely even human beings will not flourish forever. I think it best to wait in patience for the Day of the Cats. "
2017-09-30 11:39:39 AM  
1 vote:

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2017-09-30 10:56:00 AM  
1 vote:
www.wheelandbarrow.com.au
2017-09-30 10:29:13 AM  
1 vote:
"Enslaved by Ducks: How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order" by Bob Tarte
2017-09-30 10:17:58 AM  
1 vote:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Written by some Dick that is popular 'round here.

/not obscure
2017-09-30 08:55:48 AM  
1 vote:
Silence of the lambs
 
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