What are you reading?

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

  1. jaac

    jaac Senior member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Stars in Their Courses by Shelby Foote.

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


    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.
     
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    Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis.

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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.
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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.

    This is waiting on my table, next in line to be read.
     
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    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    [​IMG] Suprised myself. Pretty good read.
     
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    Just started two new ones:

    Open by Agassi
    Money by Amis
     
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    [​IMG]

    as you should well know,

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





    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    A Man Could Stand Up
     
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    I've just finished Cat's Cradle and started Slapstick, both by Kurt Vonnegut.
     

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