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Open, Agassi's biography, it's kinda repetetive but does provide quite a good insight into the inner psyche of a professional Athlete, also i didn't know his child hood was so fucked up. Basically he was groomed by his taskmaster father to play tennis since the age of 3.
post #2612 of 5699
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Open, Agassi's biography, it's kinda repetetive but does provide quite a good insight into the inner psyche of a professional Athlete, also i didn't know his child hood was so fucked up. Basically he was groomed by his taskmaster father to play tennis since the age of 3.

I seem to recall reading somewhere he said that he actually hated tennis, and it was only a few years ago he began to enjoy playing.
post #2613 of 5699
Stars in Their Courses by Shelby Foote.

Great detailed look at Gettysburg, even if it has a bit of a southern slant.
post #2614 of 5699
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anyone have a copy of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian?
I can't find it on paperbackswap

I do. Going to be out of town through next weekend, but I'd be happy to loan you my copy if you can't scrounge one up before I get back.
post #2615 of 5699
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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis.

post #2616 of 5699
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I read the book in the same time frame as you, same days. Weird! Anyway, that was my first exposure to the author and ran out to grab Blood Meridian off the shelf.

Sorry for the multi-posts, that tends to happen when I'm reading while multi-tasking.

BM and The Road are very different reading experiences (at least they were for me). Would be interested to hear what you think after finishing. As I think I've posted here before, I'm a fan of The Road and sevearl other McCarthy books, but not so much of BM.
post #2617 of 5699
Finally finished The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, quite a good ending and sadly all that's forthcoming in that series. Devoting myself to wrapping up the Gucci book and setting Midnight's Children aside for now. Will likely pick up either TR's The Strenuous Life, or one of his bios.
post #2618 of 5699
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I read the book in the same time frame as you, same days. Weird! Anyway, that was my first exposure to the author and ran out to grab Blood Meridian off the shelf.

I think I will get BM too. I would like a bit more of a taste of Mcarthy's writing.
post #2619 of 5699
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Originally Posted by jaac View Post
Open, Agassi's biography, it's kinda repetetive but does provide quite a good insight into the inner psyche of a professional Athlete, also i didn't know his child hood was so fucked up. Basically he was groomed by his taskmaster father to play tennis since the age of 3.

This is waiting on my table, next in line to be read.
post #2620 of 5699
Suprised myself. Pretty good read.
post #2621 of 5699
Just started two new ones:

Open by Agassi
Money by Amis
post #2622 of 5699


as you should well know,

we were somewhere around barstow when the drugs began to take hold





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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post
Sorry for the multi-posts, that tends to happen when I'm reading while multi-tasking.

BM and The Road are very different reading experiences (at least they were for me). Would be interested to hear what you think after finishing. As I think I've posted here before, I'm a fan of The Road and sevearl other McCarthy books, but not so much of BM.

How come you didn't like Blood Meridian? I'm a western junky so I feel I'm destined to like the book.

I did enjoy The Road although I may actually reread it soon as it's been a while and I would like to see the movie.
post #2623 of 5699
the thin red line under the banner of heaven: a story of violent faith the naked and the dead bonfire of the vanities barbarians at the gate blood meridian is a pretty relentlessly grim book...
post #2624 of 5699
A Man Could Stand Up
post #2625 of 5699
I've just finished Cat's Cradle and started Slapstick, both by Kurt Vonnegut.
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