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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2011, 08:55:27 AM »
Rreading Brewing With Wheat and REAMDE by Neil Stephenson. I have been really enjoying stephenson lately. I love PKD but everytime I read one of his books I feel like I am about to have a psychotic creak. something about his writing style pushes buttons in my brain in a wierd, slightly worrisome way. Recently finished Machine Man by Max Berry another author that consistantly produces excellent cyberpunk esque scifi.

Like Carl I 'read' alot of books in audio format cause I drive a lot and it helps keep my mind on cleaning the house etc.

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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2011, 08:56:28 AM »
I'm slowly picking my way through Paradise Lost. That's tough to read at work, though, so I'll probably make it through another two or three Lee Child novels before I finish. They're real page-turners.

I was halfway through King's The Dark Tower series, but decided to take a break from that. They're good, but I can only handle so much fantasy before my common-sense filter kicks in.

I just finished Ambrose's Citizen Soldiers, which picks up after D-Day. Every bit as good as you'd expect.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 09:01:00 AM »
I highly recommend Jeff Sharra's Pulitzer Prize winning classic "The Killer Angels". Really well researched and succinct and highly factualized account of the battle at Gettysburg. His son, Michael Shaara writes in the same style, though a good bit more dry and hard to churn through. The Killer Angels is a page burner. One of my favorite books and sparked a keen interest in the Civil War for me.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2011, 09:23:05 AM »
Just finished reading this for the second time, first time was back in college:

http://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Business/dp/014303653X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323706739&sr=1-1

Amazing how prophetic this book was, having been first published in 1985. Note that this was much of the inspiration for Roger Waters album "Amused to Death".

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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2011, 09:27:07 AM »
I recently read "Truth to be Told" by Hatty Swiggs. It's a self-published book by a first-time author that turned out to be remarkably good. If you're at all into music and especially if you're an Elvis fan, I'd highly recommend it.
http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Be-Told-Hatty-Swiggs/dp/0615310842/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323707049&sr=8-1

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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2011, 10:59:31 AM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2011, 11:05:12 AM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring love story intertwined.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2011, 12:30:29 PM »
[Not only that but there is a really boring love story intertwined.

Nothing can ruin a good book faster. James Patterson has come close a few times.  ::)
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2011, 12:38:56 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...

Thanks. Much more accurate.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2011, 01:28:13 PM »
I just finished Confessor by Terry Goodkind, the last book in his Sword of Truth series and am currently reading Yeast:The practical guide to beer fermenation.  Up next is Omnivore's Dilemna by Michael Pollan.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2011, 02:06:25 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...
Thanks. Much more accurate.

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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2011, 02:15:29 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...
Thanks. Much more accurate.

You can't tell me you didn't think Dagny Taggart was hot.  If you do I say you didn't really read the book.

You know what? You are right. I'm thinking of The Fountainhead and Dominique Francon who is raped by Howard Roark. Multiple times IIRC. And that she ultimately enjoyed it. :o
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2011, 02:26:08 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...
Thanks. Much more accurate.

You can't tell me you didn't think Dagny Taggart was hot.  If you do I say you didn't really read the book.

I thought she was probably hot, sure. I just don't get into reading about women sleeping around with multiple lovers. That's crap for women to enjoy IMO. NOt for me. If I wanted to read a romance book I would have read one.
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Re: Another book thread
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2011, 02:32:16 PM »
So I was right anyway? :D
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