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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I was inspired by HBO's "Rome" series and find myself increasingly fascinated by that era. I'll check out the books you listed.

    http://www.amazon.com/Rome-Total-War...6470246&sr=8-1

    Reading:

    Fantasia, Assia Djebar
     


  2. pscolari

    pscolari Senior member

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    Just finished Kafka on the Shore by Murakami.

    I recently found out one of my neighbors was the English transalator for some of his books. Kind of cool.

    Next book on the list is Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick.
     


  3. blueorigami

    blueorigami Well-Known Member

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    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Good times.
     


  4. CTGuy

    CTGuy Made Guy

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    Barack Obama The Audacity of Hope and also Michelle Feynman/Richard P. Feynman Perfectly Acceptable Deviations
     


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    most_def Well-Known Member

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    This week its Michel Foucault's, The History of Sexuality: The Care of the Self. Its pretty good.
     


  6. migo

    migo Senior member

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    about to finish reading The Count of Monte Cristo and start on The Maltese Falcon
     


  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    about to finish reading The Count of Monte Cristo and start on The Maltese Falcon

    "Falcon" is my favorite Hammett novel, among the ones I've read.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I am reading Moses Maimonides.
     


  9. jett

    jett Senior member

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    Just finished the God Delusion by Dawkins, just starting Red Gold by Alan Furst
     


  10. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    Just finished Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil, a book about the growing African oil industry. Not bad but he gets a little preachy. Also just finished Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 which was really good. About to start Atul Gawande's new book Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance. I didn't mind his last book Complications.
     


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    eg1 Senior member

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    Just finished Niall Ferguson's The War of the World

    Disturbing, but informative.
     


  12. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i've just begun "swann's way", volume one of proust's "in search of lost time". i am ashamed to say that i have never read proust, only about him. (he is my current avatar.)
     


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    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Gave up on Conspiracy of Fools and turned to Neil Gaiman's Stardust again, after seeing there is a preview out for the film version.

    It's good the second (or third) time around, but not as good as Neverwhere.



    bob
     


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    Recently finished Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck, both by Erik Larson and both really engaging, though Devil was a bit better.

    Prior to that it was Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, which was both fascinating and horrifying.

    Just started A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe and it's ok. Need to read Bonfire b/c I never got to it.
     


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    Prior to that it was Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, which was both fascinating and horrifying.

    Just started A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe and it's ok. Need to read Bonfire b/c I never got to it.



    Under the Banner of Heaven has been on my "to read" list for awhile. I wasn't overly impressed with A Man in Full (particularly the ending). Bonfire is definitely superior (but, also IMHO, a weak ending).
     


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