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    While there’s a cranky little munchkin in the back of my head vetoing the decision to give this a full 4 stars he’s a ha

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    Rating one annoyed star of five p58I am on record around these parts as disliking books containing Majgick I have caused

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    It's been a while since I've been so infuriated by a read I am pissed this morning after finishing Bitter Seeds because the book is so fucking uneven The highs are very high but the lows tend to be abyssal I considered giving it five stars at a couple of points vowed to give it one star often and finally decided that I had better split the difference Here goes for the Highs and LowsHigh #1 The conceit of Nazi

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    If you have to give the Nazis credit for anything note you do not have to give the Nazis credit for anything it’s their thoroughness In addition to fighting a massive war on several fronts and systematically eliminating large swaths of the population in Europe they also managed to conduct enough bizarre experiments to launch a thousand wor

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    I’m sad to tell you that this book was not for me I’m unabashedly fickle and self centered with my star ratings so I

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    First allow me the indulgence of repeating what I said in one of my status updates on this book as it still holds true and sums up uite well how much I enjoyed the book Okay this book is AWESOME It's got a kickin p

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    I don't always get behind alternate histories There's something in me that screams for the truth These are definitely not the truth look in a history bookYeah that's from the guy who reads 99 fantasy books out o

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    To remember for the next book uestions than anything elseAlternate history of WWII I hear it's been researched for excruciating detail I'm sorry I lack the knowledge to appreciate all of itBritain has warlocks that seem to have kept themselves secret but are now eager to use their power for themselves doesn't seem like for the war effort except peripherally They have no power of their own but were trained to speak the language of powerful

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    I have already reviewed Bitter Seeds the remarkable first work from newly published author Ian Tregillis over here That review was not really ab

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    Most definitely loved this book Could not put it down The elegance in which the war was recast is impressive And the subtlety with which Tregellis balanced the blurred lines of right and wrong were impressive Plus as a fan of wartime Britain novels he did a than fair job of capturing the essence of that time as I have seen it relate

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Bitter Seeds | Greenpeace Luxembourg un moment o l’Union europenne envisage d’autoriser de nouveaux OGM et de lever la tolrance zro relative la contamination OGM des semences Greenpeace et Aide l’Enfance de l’Inde montrent le novembre le documentaire Bitter Seeds dans le cadre du festival Cinma du Sud Watch Bitter Seeds Online | Vimeo On Demand on Bitter Seeds is the third part of a trilogy by director Micha Peled about globalization The first two parts were Store Wars When Wal Mart Comes to Town and China Blue In addition to Amberwar Peled follows IDFA | Trailer | Bitter Seeds YouTube International premiere at IDFA Every minutes another Indian cotton farmer commits suicide Filmmaker M Bitter Seeds by Micha Peled Films for the Earth Bitter Seeds is a very touching documentary that allows an authentic view into the desperate lives of Indian cotton farmers The film is based on good journalistic research adopting different perspectives Micha X Peled points out to a problem that has attracted little attention before However Bitter Seeds doesn't allow to draw connections to our daily lives and pre It s been a while since I ve been so infuriated by a read I am pissed this morning after finishing Bitter Seeds because the book is so fucking uneven The highs are very high but the lows tend to be abyssal I considered giving it five stars at a couple of points vowed to give it one star often and finally decided that I had better split the difference Here goes for the Highs and LowsHigh 1 The conceit of Nazi engineered superheroes whose presence change the course of the war is a winner I am loathe to say it is original because an 80s multi verse timeline in Marvel s Fantastic Four played with that idea but Tregillis does some original stuff with it and when he has us hanging out with Dr von Westarp s damaged children the book is at its very best It is however partnered by a lowLow 1 Nazis as villains are portrayed far too often as bufoons andor inhumanly cruel sadists The former are silly and ineffectual think of Deitrich and the other the Nazis Indy kicks the crap of in Raiders of the Lost Ark while the latter are so evil that their nastiness is too threatening to be threatening which carries no chance of catharsis for the audience think of any of the pop culture manifestations of Nazis who use torture These Nazis aren t scary The scary Nazis are the Nazis who do the things they do because the are all too human such as Thomas Keneally s portrayal of Amon Goethe in Schindler s List nee Schindler s Ark What we have here in Bitter Seeds is a whole schwack of the silliest kind of Nazis We have Dr von Westarp as the creepy sadistic human guinea pig using scientist we have Reinhart as the an overbearing necrophiliac we have Kammler as a leashed moron we have Heike as a fragile suicidal victimBut then we have Klaus and Gretel two Nazi bers who have real depth and back story They should bring euilibrium except they don t because you see they are not genuine Aryans not real Nazis they are Roma marginalized within their own SS group and treated as other by both their race and their abilitiesNow I don t for a second want the gypsies to change but some sort of expansion of Kammler or Heike some sort of explanation for Reinhardt s behaviour besides the obvious he s a Nazi could have brought the necessary euilibrium Some time spent defining why anyone else in Germany was the way the were even Dr von Westarp could have pulled them away from caricature and made them antagonists worth spending narrative time with It doesn t happen and this missed opportunity is infuriatingHigh 2 The British Warlocks I loved the idea of supernatural science going toe to toe with supernatural magery British Warlocks vs Nazi supermen Sounds fucking cool doesn t itLow 20 But then the fucking Eidolons show up and we discover that the Warlocks have no magic theirs is a linguistic capacity that allows them to negotiate blood prices for the service of the near omnipotent Eidolons Midi chlorians anyoneLow 21 But it got even lower for me where the Eidolans were concerned The narrative response to England s deals with the Eidolans was to give us Will Beauclerk sort of the head Warlock working for Milkweed whose guilt over dealing with the Eidolans leads him to morphine addiction and eventually madness He feels the terrible pain and gravity of what he must do to keep England safe Slaughtering innocents making human sacrifices becomes justified or at least rationalized in the narrative because there is someone of conscience engaged in the perpetration which in conjunction with the two dimensional Nazi caricatures winds up solidifying the simplistic notion that any Allied atrocity is good because the Nazis were unconscionably badHigh 21 Yet the ending view spoilerWill s discovery of the baby isolation vaults at Milkweed headuarters wombs of non language to spawn a new generation of Eidolan negotiators hide spoiler

review Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds

Sents only a few sow bitter seeds Traduction franaise – Linguee De trs nombreux exemples de phrases traduites contenant sow bitter seeds – Dictionnaire franais anglais et moteur de recherche de traductions franaises Bitter Seeds | ITVS Bitter Seeds An examination of the debate surrounding biotechnology and the future of farming Premiere Date April Length minutes Funding Initiative Open Call Award Created with Sketch International Documentary Association IDA Humanitas Documentary Award ProducerDirector micha peled Micha Peled was born and raised in Israel and is one of the few people Bitter Seeds | Bullfrog Films Reviews Bitter Seeds is a rare opportunity to enter into the lives of third world farmers if even for a moment We see their love for the land and each other and with them we face their bitter reality Other films have told us parts of this story but Bitter Seeds shows us how GMOs are destroying an ancient way of life along with the hopes and dreams of generations of farmers Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis | LibraryThing The bitter seeds from the title could entirely be planted by those pluck First allow me the indulgence of repeating what I said in one of my status updates on this book as it still holds true and sums up uite well how much I enjoyed the book Okay this book is AWESOME It s got a kickin pace cool ideas and likable characters even the bad guys it s a whole bucket o funIf that tells you what you need to know you can stop here Now I ll say what I really want to say which has very little and very much to do with the book at hand I finished Bitter Seeds in July 2010 and originally posted a placeholder review with a promise to write a real review when I got back from a ten day vacation Then I didn t write anything and Ceridwen got pissed so here I am posting a real review But I want you and I mean you Ceridwen to understand what happenedI finished this book in the car on the road from Sacramento to San Diego It s a good 8 9 hour drive with the kids in the minivan At the time we lived in Sacramento and were planning a move to San Diego in late 2010 or early 2011 and we were driving to San Diego to look for a place to live to tour our kids new school meet up with some old friends and hit Disneyland on the way back Hence the placeholder review Then life happened In a big wayWe went to San Diego and realized we belong there now San Diego is here I have a nervous system disorder that literally feels better in sunshine which is abundant in San Diego my kids fell in love with the Catholic school in which we wanted to enroll them my old friends in San Diego needed some people they could lean on Plus there s the fact that I got my undergrad degree at San Diego State in the mid 90 s and left my heart there err here Most importantly however was the fact that my wife and I needed a fresh start in a new place you cannot discount the importance of geography the much than symbolic effect of leaving behind the place that contains the bad memories of making new memories somewhere else where you must rely upon one another and nobody elseWe realized that our kids would be better off starting in their new school at the beginning of the school year rather than coming in mid year when they would be the new kids when all the little cliues and alliances had already formed We realized also that we had nothing to lose that as a couple and as a family we needed this move because we had to drop our baggage and run far away and the only thing stopping us was us So I told my employer I was moving and I d really like to work for them from our San Diego office and my wife told her teacher credentialing program she d like to finish her courses by correspondence My employer and my wife s school both said yes The key to getting such people to say yes to such things is convincing them that you re going to move regardless of what they say It was easy because we weren t bluffingOn or about July 10th we decided to move to San Diego ASAP and on August 16th we moved It was the second best decision we ve ever made as a couple the best being our decision to stay married in the first placeGiant tangent right Right So beyond explaining why it took me so long to write a review what does any of this have to do with Bitter Seeds In one sense nothing that s merely what was going on in my life when I read the book In another sense everything because that s what was going on in my life when I read the bookSee here s the thing And I know you know this but I m going to make it explicit just in case how you feel about a book how the book touches you what you take home from a book all that stuff it s all tied to the context of your life at the time you re reading We re each touched in different manners and degrees not merely because we each have a uniue set of neurons that fire differently but because we re coming to the party from different places in our lives My feelings about Doomsday Book for example were heavily influenced by what was happening in my life at the timeLooking back on reading Bitter Seeds some six or seven months ago and having read several books since then I have trouble recalling many specific plot points and can t recall being touched or surprised or made to think in any particular way What I can remember is having a whole heckuv a lot of fun reading the book and what I was doing at the timeMy wife and I were involved in our own private war one which we first thought was against one another but which we realized about the time I was reading Bitter Seeds was us against not us You see the seeds of victory against one another would have grown into bitter fruit had one of us won that war in the long run it would have been a defeat for both of us and for our childrenFor me then Bitter Seeds is as much about fighting the wrong war as it is about fighting Dubya Dubya Two Bitter Seeds is about going all out for victory against one enemy while failing to recognize another Bitter Seeds is about taking shortcuts that produce a victory that tastes as bitter as defeatThank God Fate Providence thank Whatever for my wife and I realizing these things before it became too late We realized the true war we were fighting was the war against failure and separation We dug up our bitter seeds and threw them out We took no shortcuts to victory in the wrong war Instead we rediscovered our love for one another our own inner courage as individuals and as a couple and our common faith and relied on those values to see us throughThink of the things that we in 21st Century Western Civilization use as shortcuts past love and courage and faith Money is the obvious example not to mention the stuff that money can buy We sometimes ironically unfortunately use relationships as a shortcut this may not be obvious but think about it think about real friendships vs the appearance of friendships true human connection vs merely going through the motionsIn Bitter Seeds both sides tried shortcuts to victory superhuman creations and supernatural visitors They lost their values Okay I know that sounds odd saying the Nazis lost their values But they did The Germanic people were supposed to be the Master Race not merely the seeds of an artificially enhanced master race And well if it s not clear to you how the Brits lost their values then I don t know how to explain itI suppose I better address some of the foreseeable objectionsI m not saying the US in the actual WWII stuck to its values terribly well we had our dark side too but we ultimately weren t held hostage by our fire bombings of civilian populations the way the Brits were held hostage by their aliens in Bitter SeedsI m also not trying to say that you must have my notions of love courage and faith in order to successfully fight your own private wars You have your own values don t shortcut themNor am I saying that if you act in accordance with your own values everything will turn out fine for you None of us can predict the future None of us can entirely avoid forces outside our control Still you will have your values and as stronger sense of who you are to fall back on Is that small consolation if your loved one is killed in a car wreck Yes abso fucking lutely it is But if that happens I have no answers for youFinally I know you re thinking that dumping all our problems in Sacramento and moving to one of the most beautiful cities in North America sure sounds like a shortcut to you All I can say is that for you maybe that would be a shortcut for us it was not It was much about leaving our shortcuts behind than where we ended up We went to San Diego because we were already pretty familiar with the area had some friends there and my employer has an office there err here I m still getting used to it My family and I moved to a gorgeous new city but we didn t shortcut the important things our love for one another our inner courage as a couple and our faith in a spiritual calling Whatever else might still go wrong with our journey together we have those things to fall back on because we didn t shortcut themSo all I m saying is that taking a shortcut around your own innate human ualities will ultimately become a longer road as you will have to fight to recover the world you have lost the values you have lost and if you re unlucky the people you have lost

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Y English chaps I particularly liked the mix of uasi Cthulhu Eidolons as a substitute for demonic contracts and the traditional stick those wires in the brain awakenings I mention these things first because I found them fun but than that I really enjoyed the story and the characterizations I kept wanting to Bitter Seeds Milkweed Triptych couk Bitter Seeds shines in its characters about which we get to care a lot and in the style which is just superb the one novel of I would recommend to anyone who believes that speculative fiction cannot compete with literary novels FANTASY BOOK CRITIC A damned entertaining novel If Bitter Seeds is any indication of what's to come then Tregillis will have a fertile writing career How to Plant Bitter Melon with Pictures wikiHow Purchase bitter melon seeds from your local nursery or online Plant to seeds in the same hole ⁄ in mm deep in the soil Plant the bitter melon directly outside Poke a hole in the soil with your finger and drop the seeds inside Cover the hole with topsoil If you plan to plant than bitter melon plant space the holes to inches to cm apart directl I have already reviewed Bitter Seeds the remarkable first work from newly published author Ian Tregillis over here That review was not really about the book per se but about how the book had a positive influence in my life when I was dealing with some serious issues The book s message or at least what I think was the book s message changed my thinking in a positive way and helped me decide not to surrender in the face of pretty tough odds I decided to fight to keep something rare and valuable and it s a fight that changed my life for the better So for that Ian I ve got to say thank you Seriously man thank youWith the sentimental sappiness out of the way let s get to the issue at hand I ve now listened to the audiobook version and I d like to say a few things about the book itself Let s do bad news firstMy primary complaint about Bitter Seeds is that it isn t long enough The storyline is pure genius as far as I m concerned the characters varied and complex However some of the plot points and character developments aren t set up as well as they could be Certain things are rushed and Tregillis would have been better served taking his time to let them play out properly give them the backstory they need and deserve The love story of Raybould and Liv Marsh is a good example their love turns out to be central to the development of Marsh as a character and a key to the progress of certain important plot points Yet Tregillis rushes the reader through their courtship marriage and childbirth as though he s in a hurry to get back to the things he really enjoys writing about you know eidolons and super Nazis and such I was left with a sense of being hurried along as though Tregillis had a hold of my elbow and was pushing me past a window whilst talking about something much interesting up ahead hoping I wouldn t look too closely at whatever lay behind the glass That hurried sense made me wonder what I was missing made it difficult to accept the sincerity the reality of a relationship that must be accepted for the plot to work properly I felt similarly about Gretel s psychopathic perhaps even solipsistic view of the world around her But my understanding is that uestions about her eeeevil will be answered in the next two books they better be answered or else well you know or elseNow the good news Even with the flaws you ll note I gave this book four stars and I stand by that rating This is one darn creative book which was impressively well researched and fleshed out I love this book In the jargon of the East Bay where I grew up this book is hella cool I mean Nazi science produced ubermensch versus British warlocks who summon demons from outside space and time Dude what s not to love about thatOkay so beyond the NorCal jargon laced extolation is that a word I do have some specific praise for this book For one thing I love the pacing The book never gets too fast for my taste nor too slow Tregillis seems to know when to pick up the pace to hold my interest and when to downshift to let me take a breather I also like the dialogue I know that s a weird thing to compliment right Maybe it is but we live in a world of horrible dialogue and I thought the characters in this book had some pretty bad ass conversations about some pretty serious issues And I thought the whole fucken scary aspect of Gretel was well fucken scary I mean dude that bitch fucken scares me Really that was perhaps the most crazy brilliant part of the book writing a character that gives me nightmares Nothing gives me nightmares shiver except for Gretel And of course I loved the book s message That was the focus of my review of the print edition so I won t delve deep here but basically I thought Tregillis had an original take the kinds of acts the Allies were willing to commit to win WWII how easily we can lose our own humanity even as we dehumanize our enemies In any case that s what I took home from Bitter Seeds and I don t know about you but for me that sort of thing is why I read books Okay so I thought I ended the review pretty well above yes All dramatic and heartfelt and shit But I didn t say anything about Kevin Pariseau s reading of the audiobook and I feel like I should The narration was something than good perhaps approaching great without uite being excellent Mr Pariseau did the voices and accents much better than I expected perhaps he exaggerated the German accents a little much but at least it was clear who was talking And he had a mostly good sense of pace though during some of the tense scenes his voice was I thought too relaxed So a solid B on the reading It s worth listening to while you commute