Now reading (The Book Thread)

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Avatar, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Please feel sorry for me all you wish. Books, I hate for some reason. There are some books, that without doubt can cast you into hatred.
     
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  3. Frodonsam Registered Member

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    The Proud Bastards- One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam

    E. Michael Helms
     
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  5. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    On page 50 or so of Richard Dawkin's Climbing Mount Improbable. So far a good book. Richard is so good at talking about zoology. I'm on the chapter about spiders. So interesting how they work. It's amazing to learn about how they build webs. And yet spiders build webs through their impossibly complex ways constantly throughout the world. His books are frickin' awesome.
     
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  7. ntgr Registered Senior Member

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    Finished The lady in the lake by Raymond Chandler, now reading The little sister.

    Next, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    America Libre, by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

    Author's synopsis:

    The link includes the first chapter.

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    I'm torn. It's a fine story, but written in a voice I've never done well, and thus am wary of. That I see some of the problems I have with my own voice in the narrative is confusing; I don't know whether to be reassured that I've been too exacting, or affirmed that there's something amiss about the narrative voice.

    The book has been picked up by Grand Central, the former Warner Books. I'm thinking this could lead to bigger things, like a movie. And that, folks, will be a hell of a show.
     
  9. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    Wait...are you, Paul Ramos Sanchez? The pics in his bio don't look like you. If you are not the author, why does your post make it sound as if it is

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    If it is you, then fucking well done!
     
  10. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    Just started reading a book I bought on last Saturday Markt:
    Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf

    Super..!!
     
  11. wanneszinnig God doesn't work 2day Registered Senior Member

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    Maalouf is great! I like his books! A new vision on history!
     
  12. wanneszinnig God doesn't work 2day Registered Senior Member

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    I am reading Franz Kafka's 'The proces' again.
    I am a total Kafka admirer!
    The way he plays with reality and fiction is magic!
    Everybody: read Kafka

    and Oh tanks Avatar I am going to read the Book Of Tea...I know the book but never red it and I am addicted to tea!
    Thanks for reminding me!
     
  13. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova,

    Has anyone read this? it rocks I laid it down the other night at the end of a scary chapter and I actually kept waking during the night thinking there was a vampire in the room. This is not my usual fare as I prefer history but it's a fantastic vampire yarn.
     
  14. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Sporting Body, Sporting Mind. An Athlete's Guide to Mental Training by John Syer and Christopher Connolly.
     
  15. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. I've decided to read as many Pulitzer winners as possible.
     
  16. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Pity the nation By Robert Fisk.

    Although i didn't get through his last book, this one seems to be slightly more interesting.
     
  17. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    American Gods and Anansi Boys, both by Neil Gaiman.
     
  18. sniffy Banned Banned

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    Ah one of my favourites and quite romantic....

    Supercontinent by Ted Neild - a gift from a very special person.
     
  19. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    Lucky you. Anansi Boys is a far easier read, but both are great. I love Neil Gaiman even though he's hard work sometimes, but he has a knack of making the impossible quite believable.
     
  20. Sangamon Registered Member

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    Yeah Gaiman is a master storyteller. Enjoy his work

    atm i'm reading Kingdom By The Sea - Paul Theroux

    I have read some of Theroux' more exotic works about afrika, asia and south-america, and I was interested in how he would portray Britain, which isn't all that exotic

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    So far I'm not dissapointed. It's a funny book full of sharp observations en some good insights, even though the subject-matter doesn't interest me as much as his other, more exotic, books
     
  21. utopian knight Registered Senior Member

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    Currently reading War & Peace for the 5th time, a book everyone should read at least once before they suffle of this mortal coil. It's a hard slog but there are some passages that have some profound and insightful thoughts.
     
  22. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    so long and thanks for all the fish
     
  23. Till Eulenspiegel Registered Member

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    1603:The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft and the Birth of the Stuart Era, Christopher Lee.

    The Illuminator, Brenda Rickman Vantrease
     

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