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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1275 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1276 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1277 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1278 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1279 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1280 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.


Any good?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1281 on: August 22, 2016, 02:27:14 PM »
I'm reading "So it goes" on Kurt Vonnegut

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1282 on: September 18, 2016, 04:22:51 AM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1283 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1284 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1285 on: September 22, 2016, 05:00:38 AM »
So many books this last summer it would take to long to list :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1286 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1287 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1288 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1289 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. :-\

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1290 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. :-\
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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1291 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. :-\

have you read the Rogue Warrior fictional series?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1292 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1293 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1294 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 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1295 on: October 12, 2016, 06:58:30 PM »
just finished The Last Punisher.  Decent read, but makes me want to dip.  :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1296 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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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1297 on: October 13, 2016, 10:06:48 AM »
New SEAL book: Extreme Ownership
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1298 on: October 19, 2016, 09:21:18 PM »
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").

Totally respect intellect and all, but your shit is simply inaccessible.

Too Dennis Miller, bro. Wrong site.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1299 on: October 20, 2016, 06:26:12 AM »
Totally respect intellect and all, but your shit is simply inaccessible.

Too Dennis Miller, bro. Wrong site.

Hi, TU!

Yeah, I get what you're saying. However, in my defense, and I don't want to get off on a rant here, but, as Heidegger might have said, the absence of accessibility in my post, i.e., a kind of concealing that seems impenetrable at first, also serves to prompt or agitate the calling to presence of this absence in its concomitant revealing. So what at first seems concealed is subsequently revealed, but only in alethic moments of the disclosure of closure. Closure is ontologically prior to disclosure, and your concerns about the inaccessibility of "my shit," affirms the need for an onto-semantics, which, in this case, conveys the thought that Dylan is a poor choice for the Nobel-Lit. So, yeah, your point is well taken, but, of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

I hope you are well.