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Hi, I'm Odile, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Løgnerens Paradis: Roman (Paperback)

Løgnerens Paradis: Roman (Paperback) - J.F. Johnson Tandberg A fast-paced story, full of drugs, sex, crime, excrement and combinations of the above. Normally, I'm not averse to a little dirrty action in a 'realistic' book, but in Tandberg's case, it's what you'd call gratuitous - there seems to be nothing behind it all, except for the shock and the action. To make matters worse, it's set in Amsterdam; as if our dear capitol needed an even worse image. In short: dirty realism has seen better examples.