If your writing is any indication, you have a strong facility for language. Obviously you would need to live in a German-speaking country for a long time to become anywhere near fluent, but with the materials you have I am sure you will do very well.
If only learning a programming language came as naturally (to me, at least). Have you…[Read more]
OK, I see my cheeky comment satirizing people’s eager willingness to be offended has been deleted.
Anyway, this is a really good article, Richard. Lots of valid points. It is a bit of a disgrace that we Anglophones expect everybody to speak English for us. I wish I had grown up learning another language. I would have loved to have gone to one of…[Read more]
His long “wait” had been while Farida was incapacitated by her
attempted suicide after he bought her, cutting her wrists with a
broken bottle, the only weapon she could procure.
This disgusting scene, about 3/4 of the way through the book, was actually after she had been hospitalized when one of the men beat her horrendously after she had…[Read more]
There seems to be some doubt (Comment #16) as to whether I was right
to say Farida Khalaf is not her real name. Maybe the US edition says
something different, but the Kindle edition that I bought from Amazon
says the following at the beginning, under “AUTHOR’S NOTE”:
Farida Khalif is not my real name, and I am not the girl pictured on…
Oh, whoops, I’m sorry I misread. I was getting ready for a run when I read your message, so I read it quickly. I somehow missed the word “club” in your post, and I wasn’t sure what you meant by “suggesting a book…” and that it was “under consideration”. Brain fart.
BTW I’d like to recommend Saving Alex by Alex Cooper, another book about escaping religion. Hell, why not have a threadin this site for recommending and discussing such books? RDFRS Book Club, perhaps?
Richard, yet another book I’ll have to add to my to-read list. I can’t keep up with all these books that I want to read! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? In any case, it looks like it’s a few weeks before it will be released in the US.
I disagree with your assertion that she should have bitten that monster’s finger off. She should have taken…[Read more]
I’d like to add that one thing that has always impressed me about Richard at book signings is how seriously he takes his readers and their questions. And how he always smiles when I have a drawing to give him at a book signing! 🙂
NearlyNakedApe, I think you might be overthinking this. I can’t speak for your experience, but I have met Richard at 8 separate book signings, including the one in Medford. In all of them he has been kind (at the Medford one he actually gave me a hug, I assume because he recognizes me at this point!). I strongly suspect in your case he was…[Read more]
Good podcast, Richard.
I’ve probably left this comment on many other threads before, but you’ll be happy to know that I was one of those kids who had her doubts about God after she learned the truth about Santa Claus.
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