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Linhtalinhtinh

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The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Bill Watterson
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain - Robert Olen Butler At first it was strong dislike, a lot of critique of the stories. And then there was less dislike, but I just could not come to like this book.

I appreciate the effort, all that research into the country and its culture (repeated mention of ancestor worship, for instance) I know I wasn't born at that time, did not live through all the turmoil and changes, and thus could not possibly understand attitudes of those people. Still, I struggle to feel connected, and I could not help questioning the authenticity? In my head there is always one puzzle: what's the truth? what's the real history?

Well, probably there's no truth and no real history. There's just interpretation. And I couldn't bring myself to like this specific one.