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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #500 on: October 30, 2012, 10:49:00 PM »
Rollback by Tom Woods


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #501 on: October 31, 2012, 05:16:20 AM »
So just how many books do you read at once?
My name's Garebear and I have a multi-book reading problem.

I have four going at once right now.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #502 on: October 31, 2012, 09:42:51 AM »
Has anyone here read Reconsidering Marihuana?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #503 on: October 31, 2012, 02:10:28 PM »
You can download a free epub reader add on or whatever they're called for firefox. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #504 on: October 31, 2012, 03:47:33 PM »
Read the new Reacher, 'A Wanted Man,' in about 4 days. Hey, it ain't high literature, but Mr. Child has now mastered the art of un-put-downed-ness: interesting protagonist, short chapters, vertical fall of a plot, lots of action. Had four of his books to get signed, and a long line behind me, so I never did have the time to ask Child about casting Tom Cruise as Reacher. I'm guessing Cruise's production company offered Child a 2-foot stack of thousands.

IFOA thoughts:

Micheal Chabon: as nice and as gracious as he's ever been. Class act.

Junot Diaz: Lost some weight; super sharp, mental-wise. Discussed Toronto construction.

Mohammed Hanif: Finally got my books signed. Tiny fella. Pakistan air force must recruit small.

Lee Child: Debonair. Polite. British.

Rachel Joyce: Nice lady.

Kate Mosse: Small lady wearing ridiculous high heels. Channeling Vivienne Westwood?

Karen Thompson Walker: No impressions - too rushed.

Richard Ford: Brusque, verging on impatience. Got a friend to get my second lot of 4 books signed.

Andrew Westoll: A class act, and very forthcoming.

Cory Doctorow: Just like his on-line persona: in your face, friendly and smart/y.

China Mieville: Nice guy. Much softer nature than his dust-jacket pics might suggest.

Paul Auster: More effusive and warmer than his writing might indicate. Liked him a lot.

Jess Walter: As friendly and as nice as the last time I met him.

Chester Brown: Rocking a haircut like no other human, but so nice and quiet. You can see where his work comes from.  

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #505 on: November 04, 2012, 01:48:21 AM »
Just finished The Great Gatsby (again), leaves me with a weird feeling.


New film version coming out sometime?  Looks pretty cool.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #506 on: November 04, 2012, 12:56:34 PM »
Anyone know of any good books fiction or non on Russia?  KGB stuff, or War or something? 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #507 on: November 04, 2012, 01:02:36 PM »
Or something like American Psycho with lots of violence and sex?  ???

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #508 on: November 04, 2012, 02:39:12 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #511 on: November 04, 2012, 06:40:57 PM »
How the Scots Invented the Modern World

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #512 on: November 04, 2012, 09:01:12 PM »
Read the new Reacher, 'A Wanted Man,' in about 4 days. Hey, it ain't high literature, but Mr. Child has now mastered the art of un-put-downed-ness: interesting protagonist, short chapters, vertical fall of a plot, lots of action. Had four of his books to get signed, and a long line behind me, so I never did have the time to ask Child about casting Tom Cruise as Reacher. I'm guessing Cruise's production company offered Child a 2-foot stack of thousands.

IFOA thoughts:

Micheal Chabon: as nice and as gracious as he's ever been. Class act.

Junot Diaz: Lost some weight; super sharp, mental-wise. Discussed Toronto construction.

Mohammed Hanif: Finally got my books signed. Tiny fella. Pakistan air force must recruit small.

Lee Child: Debonair. Polite. British.

Rachel Joyce: Nice lady.

Kate Mosse: Small lady wearing ridiculous high heels. Channeling Vivienne Westwood?

Karen Thompson Walker: No impressions - too rushed.

Richard Ford: Brusque, verging on impatience. Got a friend to get my second lot of 4 books signed.

Andrew Westoll: A class act, and very forthcoming.

Cory Doctorow: Just like his on-line persona: in your face, friendly and smart/y.

China Mieville: Nice guy. Much softer nature than his dust-jacket pics might suggest.

Paul Auster: More effusive and warmer than his writing might indicate. Liked him a lot.

Jess Walter: As friendly and as nice as the last time I met him.

Chester Brown: Rocking a haircut like no other human, but so nice and quiet. You can see where his work comes from.  
Is that written in the first or third person?

I don't care too much for that series if it's not written in the first person.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #513 on: November 06, 2012, 05:50:38 AM »
The Leopard Sword-Anthony Riches.


...the whole damn series is great 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #514 on: November 06, 2012, 07:32:36 AM »
Is that written in the first or third person?

I don't care too much for that series if it's not written in the first person.
The Reacher one? Yes, it's third person. First person only, eh? Well, that significantly reduces your reading list.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #515 on: November 06, 2012, 08:05:39 AM »
Finished Ender's Game which was very good, and jumped right into the The First Law trilogy by John Abercrombie.

It's not my genre, but the characters were so througoughly enjoyable to me, that I've already on the  third book.   Pretty good stuff.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #516 on: November 06, 2012, 09:02:37 AM »
  :D I'm reading Black Hair Science


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #517 on: November 07, 2012, 08:18:13 AM »
  :D I'm reading Black Hair Science

Which science, nappyology (natural science) or nappynomics (social science)?

Nappynomics is extremely dismal!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #518 on: November 07, 2012, 08:28:25 AM »
Or something like American Psycho with lots of violence and sex?  ???

High Life by Matthew Stokoe.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #519 on: November 07, 2012, 08:59:23 AM »
High Life by Matthew Stokoe.



Thanks brother!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #520 on: November 08, 2012, 11:17:00 AM »
Finished City of Bohane by Kevin Barry. Bohane is a dystopian Irish city, some 40 years in the future, and the plot revolves around a badass who returns after 25 years to stir up trouble for the local gangs and one gang leader in particular. But, plot aside, its Barry's writing that makes this book something special. His descriptions, his way with words, and his manner are an easy mish-mash of Irish, street lingo and neologisms, kind of like crossing Clockwork Orange with some Hibernian Trainspotting -ie. 'he had hands on him the size of Belfast sinks.' This guy has a way with language; it just dances. If he keeps this stuff up he'll be going places. Recommended.  

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #521 on: November 08, 2012, 11:19:14 AM »
Anyone recommend a good book on Jews?  Something that really explains the European Ashkenazi thing?

I read "Jews, God, and History", but I get the feeling it was more of a book written for good PR.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #522 on: November 09, 2012, 12:01:11 AM »
Anyone recommend a good book on Jews?  Something that really explains the European Ashkenazi thing?

I read "Jews, God, and History", but I get the feeling it was more of a book written for good PR.
Here is Part 1 of 4, watch all 4.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #523 on: November 09, 2012, 06:43:48 PM »
Foreign Affairs has an excellent group of reading lists for a variety of topics in international affairs. Typically, each list includes a healthy mix of history and contemporary analysis:

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/reading-lists

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #524 on: November 10, 2012, 04:59:57 AM »
Re-read the entire Wheel of Time series.  The final book (14th!) comes out this January.  Its been almost two decades in the making.