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Jesus Potter Harry Christ: The Astonishing Relationship Between Two of the World's Most Popular Literary Characters: A Historical Investigation I - Derek  Murphy An examination of the jesus christ figure with comparisons to harry potter, and other literary characters (mostly ancient) as well as an substantial amount of history of early christianity. I would have liked more harry potter and literary criticism with less jesus christ and history but it's a good book on jesus and the formation of christianity.
Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World - Marlene Zuk The introduction gives me the feeling this will be boring. Could be wrong.
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia - John Nicholas Gray A good critique of the apocalyptic and utopia thinking found within religion and politics even if the writing and realist philosophy of the author seem to embody many of the ideas being criticised.
Whatever - Michel Houellebecq, Paul Hammond

The English translation disappoints me starting from the title 'Whatever' which no doubt gets some people to pick the book up I'm sure but it means nothing in relation to the novel. This is a depressingly familiar mirror of live and society which is nice to read when you feel disappoint waking up everyday. 

The Book of the Law - Aleister Crowley, Rose Edith Crowley Some powerful idea presented elegantly and succinctly. Quite a few clever religious and mythic allusions. No idea what all the numbers are about; I'm not messing around and staring at them until apophenia comes.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk TL:DR I like Melville's writing but I'm not reading such a long, slow novel filled with every fine detail of an antiquated niche industry.
Education: Free & Compulsory - Murray N. Rothbard A brief history of state 'education' and it's origins. A must read for anyone (especially school students and teachers) who doesn't know their history of education.

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The Brief History of the Dead
Kevin Brockmeier
The Magus
John Fowles
The Republic
Desmond Lee, Plato
Ulysses
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