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Re: Your current reading list

Postby nowonmai » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:02 am

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nowonmai wrote:Re-reading Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan. This and Homage to Catalonia were my young teenage self's favourite books. (In between Sven Hassel and James Herbert).


Which is pretty much why a guy like me was banging the girl you had a crush on.


Until his unfortunate accident.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Kurt » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:25 am

I always had a crush on the smart girls anyway.

The dumb, pretty ones smelled like floral spray and tended to know nothing except how to flatter the guy they were with.

The smart ones read Henry Miller and Anais Nin. They wanted to explore their desires instead of serve someone else's.

Plus the pimply ones had acne caused by hormones. So you would often get a smart, quirky girl who had flat hair in an era of large hair and who wanted to listen to Ocean Rain in an era of Thriller.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby coldharvest » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:34 am

Kurt wrote:The smart ones read Henry Miller and Anais Nin. They wanted to explore their desires instead of serve someone else's.

It was always a good idea to sport a copy of 'Little Birds' or 'Delta of Venus' around the art college
A few choice quotes from 'The Pillow Book' by Sei Shōnagon and you could actually hear them moisten.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby nowonmai » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:51 pm

I tried that trick with 100 years of solitude but kept getting busted for having the book upside down. What a load of old shite that was. As a rule of thumb when you're a teenager, any bird that doesn't want to snog you after watching you down ten pints of snakebite, badly losing a fight against feeble odds before spewing up in the bus stop isn't worth knowing. And buys you three bags of crisps from the all night garage on the way home. True love dat.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Douchebag » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:29 pm

nowonmai wrote:I tried that trick with 100 years of solitude but kept getting busted for having the book upside down. What a load of old shite that was. As a rule of thumb when you're a teenager, any bird that doesn't want to snog you after watching you down ten pints of snakebite, badly losing a fight against feeble odds before spewing up in the bus stop isn't worth knowing. And buys you three bags of crisps from the all night garage on the way home. True love dat.


Hear hear!!!
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Douchebag » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:35 pm

coldharvest wrote:
Kurt wrote:The smart ones read Henry Miller and Anais Nin. They wanted to explore their desires instead of serve someone else's.

It was always a good idea to sport a copy of 'Little Birds' or 'Delta of Venus' around the art college
A few choice quotes from 'The Pillow Book' by Sei Shōnagon and you could actually hear them moisten.


That's because you hung out at the bars where the hair bears went cruising.

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Re: Your current reading list

Postby coldharvest » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:55 pm

I have never been handsome or well-trimmed but I have been that hairy.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby michelle in alaska » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:26 pm

AztecDave wrote:
michelle in alaska wrote:Two new books. Just titles.

Consequence. A Memoir
by Eric Fair

Left of Boom: How a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
by Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo.


Laux's book is just bad. I agree with everyone who gave it a 1 star rating on Amazon. Pezzullo should have known better than to associate with this loser.


duly noted. :)
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby Darcy » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:33 pm

I'm delving back into some good ole Wilbur Smith.....
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby nowonmai » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:08 pm

Darcy wrote:I'm delving back into some good ole Wilbur Smith.....


Rangy, taciturn white guys shooting elephant, shagging willowy chicks and confounding bad guys, what's not to like.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby friendlyskies » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:05 pm

Liespotting by Pamela Meyer:

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Solid. It's a quick read that discusses dozens of specific behaviors people tend to display when they lie, as well as ways that you can direct conversations and even organizations so that people are less inclined to lie. The last 25% of the book seems totally unrelated, it's about how to grow your business network. But that was sort of useful for entirely different reasons, so whatever. Probably lends itself best to detecting deception in a business setting - negotiations, the hiring process, company politics - rather than criminal or romantic situations.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby gnaruki » Fri May 06, 2016 11:21 pm

The Profiteers by Sally Denton

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Interesting read. I didn't realize how much influence Bechtel's had in MENA since WWII ended or their incestuous relationship with the CIA since OSS days.
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby friendlyskies » Mon May 09, 2016 3:25 pm

Bechtel is super evil. I'm putting that on my list right now!
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby RYP » Sat May 14, 2016 5:00 am

one of my favorites pieces is the diary of Hanno the Navigator. Its' like "discovered central Africa, discovered shit, skinned some locals, ran out of beer, went home" Then it took the Euros another 1500 years to rediscover west and central Africa http://www.livius.org/articles/person/h ... vigator-2/
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Re: Your current reading list

Postby AztecDave » Sat May 14, 2016 6:06 am

too bad Hanno didn't map where he went. would pay to see that chart.
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