some good new books in the library...

most anticipated books this month were hitchens's god is not great: how religion poisons everything, taner edis's An illusion of harmony: science and religion in islam and hofstadter's i am a strange loop. hitchens is proving to be one of the most important and stimulating reads of the year for me. edis's book is very familiar in many ways; turkey [author's and my country of birth] is a convenient and dominant source for the book, and i read some of the draft chapters last year. i thought he was pulling his punches a bit. [i like edis a lot. his previous ghost in the universe is an excellent addition to an atheist's library] alas, all this is taking my reading time away from the other 327 books on the pile... [but i shall first finish onfray's intensely sharp and entertaining Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.]

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