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

  1. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    You liked it? My dad has been telling me to read it ever since I found it in their library and asked about it.

    I did. The structure is a bit confusing at first and it took me a hundred pages or so to really grok what was going on, but it was definitely worth it.

    if you liked robert anton wilson, try jonathan carroll. not nearly as 60s twisted conspiratorial, and much more human. but just as weird.
    i'm a mystery junkie. just finished charles huston's new "sleepless" and am halfway through the new elizabeth george.


    Thanks, will check it out.
     
  2. Bradford

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    Most recently, No Apology by Mitt Romney followed by Rediscovering Values by Jim Wallis.

    Interestingly enough, despite the fact that their political views are quite dissimilar, the values they profess are very similar. In fact, I think the two of them could watch a baseball game together and have a great discussion about how to bring back values and promote moral behavior.

    Speaking of baseball, I am currently reading Game of Shadows about the BALCO scandal and Barry Bonds.
     
  3. edinatlanta

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    Speaking of baseball, I am currently reading Game of Shadows about the BALCO scandal and Barry Bonds.

    Think I'll pick up the Glory of their Time tomorrow. And hopefully finish the Big Short. Lenin's Tomb will be finished by the start of 2011. I hope.
     
  4. johnapril

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    The Collected Stories of John Cheever Loving by Henry Green Cheever has an unrepentantly savage eye for humanity.
    What was the title of the one where the daughter gets caught in the ski lift cog?
     
  5. LabelKing

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    What was the title of the one where the daughter gets caught in the ski lift cog?

    "The Hartleys".
     
  6. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    I had followed up my recent, reawakened interest in dÃ[​IMG]cadence-literature with Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris and London' which was quite good and am now in the middle of China MiÃ[​IMG]ville's newest novel 'Kraken' which is very intriguing and recommendable to all who are interested in fantasy, the occult and myth in general...
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Houellebecq's Plateforme, unfortunately the English translation.
     
  8. lemmywinks

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    What's a good easy read that a 16 year old teenage boy can read and should read some time in his life?
     
  9. grouper

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    What's a good easy read that a 16 year old teenage boy can read and should read some time in his life?

    Catcher in the Rye. No question.
     
  10. kwilkinson

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    What's a good easy read that a 16 year old teenage boy can read and should read some time in his life?

    To Kill a Mockingbird.
     
  11. Big Pun

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    Catcher in the Rye. No question.
    yes
     
  12. Big Pun

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    Does anyone have any god recs for books on monotheistic religions? Comparisons between them?

    inb4goodbook
     
  13. lemmywinks

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    Catcher in the Rye. No question.

    Shall check out.

    To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Have already read
     
  14. johnapril

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    "The Hartleys".

    That's the one. One of my favorites.
     
  15. LabelKing

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    That's the one. One of my favorites.

    You should also look into Henry Green. This is the opening line of his autobiography:

     
  16. Sunnydale

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    Just started reading: Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell.

    Going to read Cracker Culture, Celtic Ways in the Old South by Grady McWhiney next.
     
  17. WilliamHenry

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    I am reading the Novel "The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho Dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices in "The Alchemist", a novel that combines an atmosphere of Medieval mysticism with the song of the desert. With this symbolic masterpiece Coelho states that we should not avoid our destinies
     
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    I am reading the Novel "The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho

    Dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices in "The Alchemist", a novel that combines an atmosphere of Medieval mysticism with the song of the desert. With this symbolic masterpiece Coelho states that we should not avoid our destinies



    Just read Siddhartha instead.
     
  19. clockwise

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    Houellebecq's Plateforme, unfortunately the English translation.

    The Possibility of an Island, Platform, The Elementary Particles, Lanzarote, Whatever; I think I have read all Houellebecq's novels. All are similar, and good for making you feel disgusted with yourself and with modern life and society in general. I get similar vibrations from J.G. Ballard, see Cocaine Nights and Super-Cannes. Entertaining and...er...strange.
     
  20. clockwise

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    Just recently finished the outstanding trilogy Your Face Tomorrow by Spain's most celebrated modern author, Javier Marias.

    Really really recommend (as more suitable starting points for Marias reading) A Heart so White and Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me. Magical stuff.
     

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