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Been watching and reading stuff the past few days, sort of a "catching up" before school opens and I'll have my hands full trying to finish proper reading.

Erica Jong's take on Fanny. What is this Moderation that you speak of? )

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I think Dan Simmons' Song of Kali sucks. One, it isn't frightening. At all. So much for the one of the scariest book of our time. Two, I think there's a racist slant to it. I don't know. India, its progress, its culture and its people are depicted in a way, it makes me want to kick the man. And why use Kali as the God of Violence? Yes, she is a violent God, she demands blood and sacrifice. But the God of Violence? Like Moses' God wasn't one who demanded blood, wasn't violent and vicious and who didn't kill the innocents as well (Firstborns. Egypt. Enuf' said.) Three, I might be overly sensitive to such stuff, living on an ex-colonial island meself.

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