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  •  Suite Francaise & Witch Craze (1+ / 0-)
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    two books I read the past few days.

    Suite Francaise was published 65 yrs after the death of a brilliant author, Irene Nemirovski. She detailed life in Occupied France in WWII, before she was arrested and deported (then gassed).

    It has to be one of the best books I have read this year. I strongly recommend it.

    Witch Craze is a nicely written book discussing the madness that struck Europe (mainly Germany) and how 50,000 people were accused of witchcraft, tortured, then burned at the stake. Without meaning to, it makes organized religions, and their love of enforced ignorance and superstition, look even worse.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 06:15:33 AM PDT

    •  Yes, I liked Suite Francaise, too (1+ / 0-)
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      What happened to her and her husband was tragic.  Her children were saved.  

      Witch Craze sounds interesting, but I don't think I could read it.  I am a coward.  That is a huge number to be killed.  

      Thanks for the report.  

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      by cfk on Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 12:17:02 PM PDT

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