Your current reading list

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Postby jbuchana » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:40 am

Just ordered a copy of Jupiter's Travels. I was going to get 2 Wheels Through Terror, but maybe I will wait til the price comes down. I have been wanting Mark Bowden's new book too.
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Postby svizzerams » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:40 am

jbuchana wrote:Just ordered a copy of Jupiter's Travels. I was going to get 2 Wheels Through Terror, but maybe I will wait til the price comes down. I have been wanting Mark Bowden's new book too.


Finished 2 Wheels Through Terror a couple of months ago - interesting reading about Glen Haagstad's experience being a "guest" of a the ELN for a few weeks. He has a website www.strikingviking.net - interesting guy.

I just got Jupiter's Travels but haven't started it. Just ordered "Ghost Rider" by Neil Pert.

Kinda have gotten into the historical novels of Bernard Cornwell - esp. the ones about Vikings.
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Postby docjoyce » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:10 am

Just finished War Dog by Venter

Also the China Study by T Colin Campbell (nutritionish type book)

About done with From Chivalry To Terrorism By Braudy which has been a bit of a dark horse as a fave. I thought it would be coma material but its interesting.
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Postby Slam » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:38 pm

Just finished Last Round: The Red Caps, the Paras and the Battle of Majar by Mark Nicol. It follows the events leading up to the murder of six RMPs in Majar al-Kabir. A lot of it focuses on the intense fighting that two multiples from 1 PARA had to endure before being extracted. This battle ("Four Tonner Down" as it was dubbed created a blood feud against the "white tribe" which subsequently led to the Red Caps being murdered.
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Postby SRR » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:05 pm

SRR wrote: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.


Just finished reading Thomas Pynchon's 1085-paged novel "Against The Day", it only took me 2.5 years! Hey.... I've been busy.

The novel is a sprawling vignette covering every corner of the world, and the other-world, between 1891 and 1921..... from Chicago to Venice to Colorado to Siberia to Tuva to inner earth to California and finally into Torino and onto Paris. Six languages, abstract algebra, late 19th century scientific theory explored, obscure colonial factoids expanded upon, intimate knowledge of geographies and gastronomy and train travel and stamp collecting before the Great War that only a time traveller could have. Dozens of interlocking characters fictional and non. Even the airship's enterprising pet dog finds love in the end. A fine piece of literature.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby nowonmai » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:48 pm

Thanks for saving me 2.5 years of my life.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Jimbo » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:16 am

Pynchon is releasing a new novel latter this year, forget the name though. The last decent book I read was The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga,a brilliant pitch black comedy about modern day Indian. Adiga also just put out a new book of short stories, I think it's called Between Assassinations, that's next on my list...
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Postby el3so » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:48 pm

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Re: Your current reading list

Postby flipflop » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:01 pm

Martin Eden - Jack London
V for Vendetta - Alan Moore
Brave new World (3rd reading)
Nineteen eighty four (will be 4th reading)

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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Bear Claw Chris » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:51 pm

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby kilroy » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:31 am

Bear Claw Chris wrote:The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


that is so gay. no offense.
when they ask how you feeling
you tell em you feeling like something important died screaming
you tell em you feeling like something even more important arrived breathing
something you should probably try feeding
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Bear Claw Chris » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:42 am

kilroy wrote:
Bear Claw Chris wrote:The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


that is so gay. no offense.


Yeah, the only thing gayer is running around constantly telling others how gay what they are doing is.........No offense of course.

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Re: Your current reading list

Postby flipflop » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:16 am

Bear Claw Chris wrote:The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


I read the Fountainhead & Atlas Shrugged back to back two months ago, preferring the former. Call me gay and I'll beat the big face off of you

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Re: Your current reading list

Postby kilroy » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:18 pm

flipflop wrote:
Bear Claw Chris wrote:The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


I read the Fountainhead & Atlas Shrugged back to back two months ago, preferring the former. Call me gay and I'll beat the big face off of you

Cheers


whatever you big gay cunt.

to me, ayn rand is like to literature what emo is music. just my opinion. it's funny, cuz a lot of the people with whom i share tastes in books really like rand and i can't stand her.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby coldharvest » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:48 pm

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