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« Reply #975 on: May 06, 2014, 02:19:50 PM »

Just finished and can recommend 'Child of a Hidden Sea' by A.M Dellamonica. She's a lesbian and it shows, but the writing is good and story fascinating.

Kinda stuck for something to read. Any recommendations? I enjoy high fantasy or historical fiction.

James Darling?  I can recommend some historical fiction.  In fact, there is probably a list some place of the 100 best novels.  I'll look it up for you.  Very few would be modern ones.  They'll all be old.

If you haven't read Jane Austen you could try that.  Pride and Predjuice and Sense and Sensibility?  Really lovely books and women will love you if you can quote Austen.  Honest.  Classic Chick Lit.

If you want something to truly get a sense of historical fiction try the Bible or Koran or the rest, only kidding...


I'd recommend "Of Human Bondage" written by Somerset Maugham.  It's set in Victorian times and is hugely descriptive.  Not only of wonderful words from 100+ years ago, but of emotions and the entire gamut of feeling which still ring true.  Such is proper enduring fiction.  That book made me cry.  I've read it 5 times and will read it again one day.  Looking forward.  One of my most favourite novels.  

Or try Russian literature, Tolskoi (Anna Karenina) and Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment) are mindblowing

Read everything you can.  But be picky, there are millions of books and you have only so many years to read them.  Be choosey.

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« Reply #976 on: May 08, 2014, 06:37:14 AM »




I read this week in my newspaper that more than 1,000 books are translated into Spanish from English every year.  Yet no more than 1,000 books have ever been translated from English to Arabic.

I may have been reading a right-wing biased newsthread, with perhaps a skewed perspective and dodgy statistics, but nevertheless, it makes the mind boggle...



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« Reply #977 on: May 14, 2014, 03:11:07 AM »

BODYWEIGHT STRENGHT TRAINING ANATOMY
By Bret Contreras
Publisher:Human Kinetics 2014

Illustrated guide to strength,power & definition !.
Excellent muscle illustrations.

$ 12.73 from amazon.com
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« Reply #978 on: May 17, 2014, 12:03:34 PM »

Leaders Eat Last

by Simon Sinek
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« Reply #979 on: May 17, 2014, 05:40:13 PM »

Reading Carolla's latest, President Me. I was in tears 12 pages in. So far, just as funny as his other two.
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« Reply #980 on: May 21, 2014, 04:34:56 AM »

Anyone turn me onto some good new science fiction?-----and Im not talking about the fantasy crap they often try  to pass as sci-fi
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« Reply #981 on: May 21, 2014, 11:25:53 AM »

Anyone turn me onto some good new science fiction?-----and Im not talking about the fantasy crap they often try  to pass as sci-fi

What are your older favorites?
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« Reply #982 on: May 21, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »

What are your older favorites?
Love Verner Vinge, jack Vance, Zelazney, Ballard etc

Just re-read the series by Gene Wolfe "book of the new sun" --amazing

Also, in honor of Jack Vance's death I reread "tales of the dying earth"

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« Reply #983 on: May 21, 2014, 05:55:51 PM »

Love Verner Vinge, jack Vance, Zelazney, Ballard etc

Just re-read the series by Gene Wolfe "book of the new sun" --amazing

Also, in honor of Jack Vance's death I reread "tales of the dying earth"



Clarke? "Childhood's End" is pretty damn good, and "2001," obviously. I assume you've probably already read them, though.
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« Reply #984 on: May 21, 2014, 06:04:51 PM »

Clarke? "Childhood's End" is pretty damn good, and "2001," obviously. I assume you've probably already read them, though.
2001 yes but not childhoods end. I'll check it out this weekend. Thx bro
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« Reply #985 on: May 21, 2014, 06:07:31 PM »

2001 yes but not childhoods end. I'll check it out this weekend. Thx bro

You bet.
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« Reply #986 on: June 01, 2014, 11:40:06 AM »

Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell.  Never read the serious but doing so n8w.
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« Reply #987 on: June 01, 2014, 12:07:26 PM »

The Sunday paper.
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« Reply #988 on: June 01, 2014, 05:57:44 PM »

Just finished President Me by Adam Carolla. Funny as fuck, but pussified Libs will hate it.
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« Reply #989 on: June 02, 2014, 06:13:18 PM »

"For whom the bell tolls"

-Hemingway


never had the chance to read it before
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« Reply #990 on: June 03, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »

"On Scope' Jack Coughlin-meh
Full Assault Mode-Dalton Fury-meh

now reading the latest Stephen Hunter novel.
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« Reply #991 on: June 03, 2014, 01:01:18 PM »

I need to get my ass in gear and start reading some good books again. There are plenty of books here at home that I'd enjoy reading again. I've been so scattered lately, about all I can handle at once is a good magazine article. Each month, I read Vanity Fair from cover to cover. I'm in the middle of an article about Daniel Craig right now. He's a really funny guy....who'd of thought? He seems like such an intense and serious person.
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« Reply #992 on: June 03, 2014, 04:22:43 PM »

Sorry. Been most lax. My bad.

Greg Bear: Darwin's Radio: a bit science fiction, a bit biology, and totally boring: C

Stehen Leacock: Sunshine sketches of a Small Town. The Seth illustrated edition. A classic with great pics: A

Bill Bryson: One Summer, America 1927: A compendium of the noteworthy items of 1927, which was truly a great year. A bit meandering, but classic Bryson storytelling. B+/A-

David Thompsom: The Big Screen: Nothing less than the history of movies. Very dense, and not for the dilettante. Film buff approved. Superb.

Alice McDermott: Charming Billy: A retrospective of a convivial Irishman. It won the NBP. This is literature of the highest order.  
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« Reply #993 on: June 03, 2014, 04:37:50 PM »

Just finished this yesterday



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« Reply #994 on: June 03, 2014, 05:51:09 PM »

Just finished this yesterday


Oh, Hey. That looks interesting. Can you give us a description? 
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« Reply #995 on: June 03, 2014, 05:52:32 PM »

Just finished this yesterday



Was that his last?

Please, like Chimps requested.
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« Reply #996 on: June 03, 2014, 08:33:17 PM »

Just finished this yesterday



Thanks,

Christopher Hitchnens was a great, great writer who I enjoyed reading. I have not read this yet, but on your recommendation, I definitely will.
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« Reply #997 on: June 03, 2014, 08:53:20 PM »

Thanks,

Christopher Hitchnens was a great, great writer who I enjoyed reading. I have not read this yet, but on your recommendation, I definitely will.

Agree, the man was brilliant.
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« Reply #998 on: June 04, 2014, 04:15:29 AM »

Just finished this yesterday



Havent read this book yet but I fully intend to.
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« Reply #999 on: June 04, 2014, 05:54:00 AM »

'A Game of Thrones' by George R. R Martin.
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