Madison, WI -- August 9, 2007

Reading Cold Granite, by Stuart MacBride. It's pretty good, eh said, a mystery novel. Normally reads Walter Mosley but he found this at his dad’s house. He likes mystery or nonfiction science books.

Recently he read Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown and God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins, who is a stanch atheist. Religion, he says, is an revolutionary development of society, something the brain has developed to deal with problems.

His favorite book of all time--Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn, which is about saving the world, about how civilization is destroying the world, that we should go back to living like animals, though not necessarily going away from technology, but just thinking about how society goes against the laws of nature, the laws that govern animals.

His own book? He’s never thought about it. He doesn't consider himself much of a writer. In thinking about it--it’d be nonfiction. Scientific. Maybe it’d be about a sort of animal.

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