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  1. #1114992017-07-20 19:48:50catofwar said:

    One of the most disturbing books on slavery would have to be this one, it is called "the known world" by Edward P. Jones, the horrific historical accounts of abuse shocked me, back in those times (not far distant) ear cuttings. shooting slaves for running away, I close my eyes in some chapters because of the horror of what I have read. Buying ppl and selling them, and then teaching the slaves that it is in Gods word that they do as they are told is just mind bending.

  2. #1115022017-07-21 07:10:35DarkChaplain said:

    Just finished A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, also known as the first John Carter of Mars novel.
    Typical ERB, of course. John Carter is, basically, a perfect human being, adored by almost everybody. He learns an entire new language within days, similar to how ERB's Tarzan learned to act civilized and speak various languages in a short timespan. However, I actually really enjoyed the adventure, even though the end was... contrived. As in, John Carter doesn't remember he knew something vital to solve a problem until it was basically too late to make use of. Made me scratch my head, really. But oh well, the rest was fun, if obviously dated in style.

    Gonna go back to Lady of the Lake and Oregairu for a while and then continue with Gods of Mars, book two.