What are you reading?

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  1. CTGuy

    CTGuy Made Guy

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    I am reading What do YOU care what People Think, by Richard Feynman. I finished Running with Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs this weekend and a book called Captain Dreyfus on friday.
     
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    Gender Trouble, by Judith Butler. Its for one of my sociology classes. Pretty interesting spin on the feminist theory.
     
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    Almost finished Shirley Hazzard's "The Great Fire", which boasts the wimpiest wartime hero since the Sword of Honour trilogy (mind you he was played on TV by Daniel Craig, so he must have had a bit of cred).
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    How is it otherwise? I had this one sitting in my "when I get to it" stack for some time, but have repeatedly passed over it in favor of something else.
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Let me know if it's good when you're done. I love all things Roman.

    Like gladiator movies, you mean. [​IMG]
     
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    Savile Row Story: An Illustrated History by Richard Walker
     
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    Like gladiator movies, you mean. [​IMG]

    Ever been in a Turkish prison?
     
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    How is it otherwise? I had this one sitting in my "when I get to it" stack for some time, but have repeatedly passed over it in favor of something else.

    It's by no means that bad - I was a bit grumpy when I did that post. [​IMG]

    The book is pretty well-paced, although I thought it a bit disorganised. I also felt a little uncomfortable the way she was treating what was essentially a paedophilic desire with kid gloves. She glosses over a lot of the moral implications of her hero's actions. Hazzard writes well, which earns her points in my book (so to speak).
     
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    And as soon as that is finished: Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor.

    I love Roman history and I have a thing for successful tyrants.


    I was inspired by HBO's "Rome" series and find myself increasingly fascinated by that era. I'll check out the books you listed.
     
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    From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present by Jacques Barzun.
     
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    Just started Dune last night.
     
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    I just started "I Am Charlotte Simmons" by Tom Wolfe.
     
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    "A Farewell To Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
     
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    Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
     
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    David Mamet "Bambi vs. Godzilla"
     
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    am half way through "Mergers & Acquisitions" by Dana Vachon - if only because i have a friend who was at JP Morgan during his time there. It's good and reads like a guy's version of the devil wear prada......i'm not sure if that is good or bad yet, but it is a page turner
     

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