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Next on my list of audiobooks....
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Man up, Bundabeg Rum OP breakfast of champions!

LE GUSTA ESTE JARDIN? QUE ES SUYO? EVITE QUE SUS HIJOS LO DESTRUYAN!
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Thinking of starting the sound and the fury, Faulkner. Haven't been reading lately.

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Thinking of starting the sound and the fury, Faulkner. Haven't been reading lately.

If you're new to Faulkner I'd start with Light in August.
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If you're new to Faulkner I'd start with Light in August.

I take your point, but S&F is much moar awesomer.
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Re Faulkner I read them both 30 odd years ago (sigh) Read both. I read The Soiund and the Fury first. Still have them both in my library Penguin classic copies.
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Both the subject and the author is a great read:

 

 

There is a fine balance between being a good steward with your fortune and delegating our responsibilities to the government to take care of the needy.  

 

Carnegie made billions - and he took care of those less fortunate before there were any income taxes.  He also had fewer issues with unions in the beginning because he treated labor better than other employers at the time (until one of his deligates made a mess of things)

 

The only tax he had at one time was $14 a year for his buggy.  But as the role of the government took on social needs, Carnegie chose to continue his path through indirect methods.

 

But all of that set aside - the most enjoyable read of this massive piece was how he grew up, the early disciplines he acquired as a child laborer - and the sense of taking care of his parents.

 

Author David Nasaw has some other excellent books - and I will post them at a later time.

 

My very to you,

 

David

 

PS:  I am a fan of Hardback Books, and this title is available at a very good price.  The library in my home is my favorite area where I can continue my studies in all areas of life.  If you have not already done so, I wish for you to explore journey in starting a library of your own in hardback editions.  It is a treasure you can certainly pass on to your family.

 

A look at a New York City Residential Library - A desire to inspire.

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I take your point, but S&F is much moar awesomer.
Light in August is s good starting point but Absalom, Absalom is my fave
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Wait, I meant As i Lay Dying, not Light in August.

Also, Flannery OConnor > Faulkner
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Top of the Morning by Brian Stelter
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Author David Nasaw has some other excellent books - and I will post them at a later time.

Agree with you heard an interview on ABC radio with him speaking of The Patriarch his bio of Joseph Kennedy, brilliant read highly recommended.

And its 50 years this November since JFK was offed, wonder what slew of books will be unleashed for that?
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I'll be reading most all of his stuff if I find Fury to my liking. Thanks for the suggestions men!

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Anne Carson - Nox

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Raymond Chandler's the Long Goodbye.
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Just finished. It highlights the folly of Napoleon's Russian campaign in gruesome, grinding detail. It's my first foray into the Napoleonic War, so I'd like to delve into some books that portray the man in a better light. It's quite good though.

Next up is some lighthearted SciFi with Bruce Sterling's "Distraction".
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