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Postby SRR » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:56 pm

Royal, why did you put those damned books in that photo?
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Postby Mikethehack » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:47 pm

Royal wrote:Re Reading: The Jungle is neutral for inspiration. Zanardi, met him & was interested in reading his book, it's been out a while--sorry fella- &

Oh yes. RYP do you pay for Placements?

& of course a picture periodical that I found in the woods & leave on aircraft! (Seat 8C Mike).



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You left my copy of Asian Babes on a plane again???
Dammit man, I said that copy was for toilet reading, not for taking half way round the world on a plane.

It says 'Toilet Copy' in big letters on the cover on the waterproof folder. What part of 'Toilet Copy' don't you understand?

Jeez man, it is costing me a fortune having to replace all the porn mags you keep forgetting to leave behind. You are going to bankrupt me if you keep this up. I am going to have to chain them to the cistern from now on (and you are going to pay for the chain)
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Postby Mccinny » Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:52 am

The Jungle is neutral is a great book. Fun with guerilla warfare.

Lately reading one I bought in a used book shop a year back and just now getting to, Phil Ashby's Against All Odds: Escape from Sierra Leone. Not a bad book, but one of those that has to have a lot of filler since they can't seem to make the actual events fill a whole book.

Also, continuing may foray into pulp fiction with Burroughs A Princess of Mars. For whatever reason, I've never been able to finish this one. Cool story though.


Mikethehack wrote:
Royal wrote:Re Reading: The Jungle is neutral for inspiration. Zanardi, met him & was interested in reading his book, it's been out a while--sorry fella- &

Oh yes. RYP do you pay for Placements?

& of course a picture periodical that I found in the woods & leave on aircraft! (Seat 8C Mike).



...........................Image


You left my copy of Asian Babes on a plane again???
Dammit man, I said that copy was for toilet reading, not for taking half way round the world on a plane.

It says 'Toilet Copy' in big letters on the cover on the waterproof folder. What part of 'Toilet Copy' don't you understand?

Jeez man, it is costing me a fortune having to replace all the porn mags you keep forgetting to leave behind. You are going to bankrupt me if you keep this up. I am going to have to chain them to the cistern from now on (and you are going to pay for the chain)
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Postby Moosehead » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:01 am

A long overdue read, finished Neal Stephenson - 'Snow Crash' tonight. It was good reading, tapping that cyberpunk vein.
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Postby Penta » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:00 pm

I've just started reading Craig Murray's Murder in Samarkand, and it is extraordinary. I was worried it might be a bit turgid, but it's written in such a lucid, engaging style, that it's going to be a breeze. Already, after only a couple of hours, there have been whole chunks I would have liked to c + p, on clever corruption wheezes, on how the IMF and World Bank are pushed to do and say what their masters want, even when that is transparent fiction ... Don't worry: I'd have to type it all out, so I won't. But if anyone wants to know about the inner workings of a place like Uzbekistan, or (and this will come later) the inner workings of the British FCO: I can't recommend this too highly.
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Postby SRR » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:32 am

Now with an actual stack of books sitting on my table it appears that I have a reading list for 2007. (Yes, it will take that long):

Thomas Pynchon's Against The Day. I'm only 25 pages in and have had to look up 3 words: Absquatulated, vol-à-voile, and clarionet. I've lived such a sheltered life.
Also on the chopping block is James Joyce's Ulysses and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. I'm a sucker for the classics.
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Postby frequentflyer » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:49 am

Another addition to my to-read list is the original , 80-year old German version of von Lettow-Vorbeck's book "My Reminiscences of East Africa". I managed to find it on an antiquarian's website in pretty good condition, including all maps and diagrams. Quite happy about that acquisition, feels like a piece of history.

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Postby coldharvest » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:05 am

n@ked brunette

William Burroughs's less successful follow-up book.


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The Transformation of War-Creveld
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Postby cochiseintheeast » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:35 pm

For a good reference book: The Merck Manual.
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Postby Sri Lanky » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:32 pm

Western Lands is my favourite Burroughs book.....the fucking queer is clairvoyant.
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Postby Slam » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:25 am

I've just finished A Primate's Memiors by Robert M. Sapolsky. It covers the many years he spent in Kenya observing a baboon troop and his various travels around other parts of East Africa.
It is possibly the most engrossing book I've ever read. Written in a very entertaining and enlightening way. It's hard to put down. I think Flaggers would thoroughly enjoy it.
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Postby Stiv » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:21 pm

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Postby el3so » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:55 pm

R Fisk's "Great War of Civilisation"
Orhan Pamuk's "Istanbul"
PaBo's free "2007 catalogue"
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Postby coldharvest » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:43 pm

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Postby cbychoice » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:51 pm

the Naming of the dead.
Ian Rankin

Just started it but decided to wait till
I'm on a beach in a couple of weeks.
A little bit of inconsistancy saves a lot of explanation later
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