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« Reply #1275 on: June 18, 2016, 08:46:03 AM »

world of baseball ten volume set.on the last book


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« Reply #1276 on: July 02, 2016, 05:17:09 PM »

Saw Michael Herr died. Sad news. He was notable for his book, Dispatches, which totally encapsulated the Vietnam War, and wars, generally. I think it's one of the best books ever (although it does fade a bit 2/3rds in). Highest recommendation.  Smiley
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« Reply #1277 on: July 04, 2016, 05:52:45 AM »

world of baseball ten volume set.on the last book
Wow. The Mick. Great pic. I kinda have the same swing, but, like, 1/10th the power. Go Irish!   Grin
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« Reply #1278 on: July 10, 2016, 05:55:38 AM »

any book with a lot of pictures. I especially like the ones you color in.
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« Reply #1279 on: July 12, 2016, 07:28:24 PM »

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer. Short read. Alex Garland (Ex Machina) is presently adapting it to the big screen.
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« Reply #1280 on: July 15, 2016, 08:43:26 AM »

Happy to see the brilliant Helen DeWitt back on her feet.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/07/helen-dewitt-last-samurai-new-edition.html
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« Reply #1281 on: July 15, 2016, 10:31:32 AM »

Gonna get flamed for one of these... Oh well...

The Death of Achilles (Boris Akunin - Russian fiction based during the period of the Tsars, so pre-rev)
The Naked Civil Servant  (Quentin Crisp - autobiography)
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« Reply #1282 on: July 26, 2016, 01:48:54 PM »

Republic of Pirates

It's about the golden era of piracy in the West Indies.

I've no idea why.
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« Reply #1283 on: July 27, 2016, 09:35:10 AM »

Republic of Pirates

It's about the golden era of piracy in the West Indies.

I've no idea why.


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« Reply #1284 on: August 22, 2016, 02:27:14 PM »

I'm reading "So it goes" on Kurt Vonnegut
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« Reply #1285 on: September 18, 2016, 04:22:51 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFiCBHRW2rs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFiCBHRW2rs</a>
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« Reply #1286 on: September 21, 2016, 10:07:56 AM »

got two or three Navy Seals books right now goin on.  I read a lot, they know me at the Library.
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« Reply #1287 on: September 21, 2016, 01:24:29 PM »

got two or three Navy Seals books right now goin on.  I read a lot, they know me at the Library.

Whatever you do, just don't get brainwashed.
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« Reply #1288 on: September 22, 2016, 05:00:38 AM »

So many books this last summer it would take to long to list Smiley
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« Reply #1289 on: September 22, 2016, 11:35:08 AM »

Whatever you do, just don't get brainwashed.

I started reading them because a friend said she was reading a biography of a man who eats spaghetti up his nose
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« Reply #1290 on: September 22, 2016, 01:25:44 PM »

I started reading them because a friend said she was reading a biography of a man who eats spaghetti up his nose

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« Reply #1291 on: October 08, 2016, 07:21:13 AM »

The Road to Kandahar by John Wilcox. Biscuit tin colonialism with a smearing of PC and feminism to make it relevant/palatable. Like Bernard Cornwell, only crappier. History/battle stuff ok, but lots of clunky narrative stuff. I read 1/2 chapter before bed. Not a recommend. 
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« Reply #1292 on: October 08, 2016, 07:47:33 AM »

The Road to Kandahar by John Wilcox. Biscuit tin colonialism with a smearing of PC and feminism to make it relevant/palatable. Like Bernard Cornwell, only crappier. History/battle stuff ok, but lots of clunky narrative stuff. I read 1/2 chapter before bed. Not a recommend. 


I need to find some good,new spy/espionage/special forces fiction authors.
In the last six months I've read at least three different writers use the same ending to save the day.
Hero or heroes and heroins find a nuclear bomb and with no time to spare get it into and airplane and fly it out over the ocean and then parachute to safety before the plane blows up. Undecided
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« Reply #1293 on: October 08, 2016, 08:30:30 AM »


I need to find some good,new spy/espionage/special forces fiction authors.
In the last six months I've read at least three different writers use the same ending to save the day.
Hero or heroes and heroins find a nuclear bomb and with no time to spare get it into and airplane and fly it out over the ocean and then parachute to safety before the plane blows up. Undecided
Wish I could help. Got a lot of recommends, but my energy level, and now (yup!) eyesight are really limiting me. Ach. The last good book I remember racing through was Matterhorn, and that was, like, 10 years ago?
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« Reply #1294 on: October 08, 2016, 09:03:00 AM »


I need to find some good,new spy/espionage/special forces fiction authors.
In the last six months I've read at least three different writers use the same ending to save the day.
Hero or heroes and heroins find a nuclear bomb and with no time to spare get it into and airplane and fly it out over the ocean and then parachute to safety before the plane blows up. Undecided

have you read the Rogue Warrior fictional series?
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« Reply #1295 on: October 11, 2016, 07:54:09 AM »

2016 Nobel Prize in Literature: Announced on Thursday.

Who ya got?

1. Pynchon
2. Delillo
3. Roth
4. Kundera
5. Rushdie
6. Atwood
7. McCarthy
8. Byatt
9. Murakami
10. Oates

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« Reply #1296 on: October 11, 2016, 08:14:46 AM »

2016 Nobel Prize in Literature: Announced on Thursday.

Who ya got?

1. Pynchon
2. Delillo
3. Roth
4. Kundera
5. Rushdie
6. Atwood
7. McCarthy
8. Byatt
9. Murakami
10. Oates



It's between Julio Caesar and #1gymrat for me.

Can't decide.
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« Reply #1297 on: October 12, 2016, 05:05:25 AM »

have you read the Rogue Warrior fictional series?


Yes I've read all of them but he hasn't put out anything new lately.


...but I just realized Andy McNab has a few books I haven't read Cool
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« Reply #1298 on: October 12, 2016, 06:58:30 PM »

just finished The Last Punisher.  Decent read, but makes me want to dip.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1299 on: October 13, 2016, 05:18:17 AM »

2016 Nobel Prize in Literature: Announced on Thursday.

Who ya got?

1. Pynchon
2. Delillo
3. Roth
4. Kundera
5. Rushdie
6. Atwood
7. McCarthy
8. Byatt
9. Murakami
10. Oates

Zimmerman wins the Nobel-Lit‽ Poet? What about John Ashbery‽
"Chagin'" for the worse.

Travesty.

Who's or what's next? The "swindles and perversions" of a rapper? (as Orwell said of the concomitant decline of language standards and society - see "Politics and the English Language").
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