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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Trespassers on the Roof of the World

Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet - Peter Hopkirk I really enjoyed this collection of tales of the first non-asians to enter Tibet. Many published their own accounts later, but this was an excellent summary, and had the pacing of a thriller at times. It took me only seven days to read it in my few off hours.

With two major libraries near me, only one had a beat-up copy in the central archives, acquired thirty years ago. I am glad the person who dog-ears either stopped reading after the second chapter or gave up the habit. I just wish the food-eater had done the same - but unfortunately speckles of stuff were found all the way to the end.

This book deserves to be reprinted and possibly updated.