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

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    Tales of ordinary madness - Bukowski
    Book of shorts. Excellent.
     
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    Finished this about a week ago. The book is especially interesting given Russia is back mucking around in the Crimea, and China is reengaging with Afghanistan.

    PS - The book is about the British and Russian empires competing to gain control of Central Asia (the Stans, Northwest China). A couple of lesson's from the book (that mostly took place in the 19th century): never ever trust a deal with the Russians - they'll break it eventually and don't fuck around in Afghanistan as it will hurt, and they too will deceive you.
     
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    Didn't care for either of these.
     
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    Once I finish it I'm gonna rock the Fassbinder's series
     
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    David Sedaris--Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    Laughing out loud as Sedaris often makes me
     
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    How was this? I finished Doris Goodwin's Bully Pulpit and his Autobiography (which was great, if childlike).
     
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    It was a very good book. Now my understanding that Mornings on Horseback was about the early years of Roosevelt and I have seen Bully Pulpit on the shelves and assumed it was about his presidential years. Morris' trilogy on him is an easily readable, coherent story that is both admiring and critical of Roosevelt. The criticisms, interestingly enough, makes him more admirable.
     
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    Have you read any other Hemingway? I'm thinking of starting a Farewell to Arms or For Whom the Bell Tolls.
     
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    I've read both of those along with The Sun Also Rise. All three were excellent... One of these days, I'm going to read more of his work.
     
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    Oh, and I'm currently reading Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad to go with a great view.

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    really liked this book, too, and, yeah, deja vu all over again.
     
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    offbeat recommendation -- try the nick adams short stories. a lot of the time i think that minimalist style works best in a minimalist format.
     
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    Very dark, but really sparking my interest in reading something on the non-fiction side about the Northern Irish conflict
     
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    I'm reading Dr. Malcom Kendrick's new book, "Doctoring Data, How to Sort Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense". Nice read. I've been enjoying the book. His web sight is at ~

    http://drmalcolmkendrick.org
     

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