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  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 1,079
    ^^ Surely you already know this, but you're awesome Pap! 
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 19,774
    OffSheGoes35 said: Surely you already know this, but you're awesome Pap! 
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,839
    riotgrl said:
    Finally finished!


    That book fascinated me.  Quite a cast of characters.
    The ambassador and his daughter alone were very intriguing. I really liked this book but anything I've read by Larson has been fabulous! 
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,839
    Anyone the least bit interested in current world affairs should read this book.  It frames a country's foreign diplomacy motivations through the lens of geography.  


    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 2,248
    I'm reading Michael McFaul's From Cold War to Hot Peace (and yes, I started it before Helsinki). It's very well-written, as I would expect. McFaul is wicked smart and is one of the top experts on Russia.
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,115
    riotgrl said:
    riotgrl said:
    Finally finished!


    That book fascinated me.  Quite a cast of characters.
    The ambassador and his daughter alone were very intriguing. I really liked this book but anything I've read by Larson has been fabulous! 
    He's a terrific writer and great storyteller.  It's a treat to read his books.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,707
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,215
    Working my way back to a book that inspired many of today's writers of mountaineering literature, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna.  This is a great story and a classic in it's field, though I have to admit to struggling a bit with Herzog's writing style, the difficulty compounded by reading an old hardback with small print and heavily tanned pages.  My poor old eyes- but I will get there!


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,090
    brianlux said:
    Working my way back to a book that inspired many of today's writers of mountaineering literature, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna.  This is a great story and a classic in it's field, though I have to admit to struggling a bit with Herzog's writing style, the difficulty compounded by reading an old hardback with small print and heavily tanned pages.  My poor old eyes- but I will get there!


    Unless a bright light is shining directly on the pages and it is early in the day I cannot read books with print like that any longer.  It stinks.
    As always, talk of this makes me think of Burgess Merideth's classic Twilight Zone episode.
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,839
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,215
    "We are cruelly trapped between what we would like to be and what we actually are."
    -James Baldwin
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.




  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,134
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,215
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Cormac McCarthy is an amazing writer!
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 19,774
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Great book! :plus_one:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • SunshinejarSunshinejar WalesPosts: 51
    Geek Love !!! I can’t get over how good it is. I’ve only finished the first part but it’s basically a story of a circus family that have been torn apart and he story of their deformities and the lives they lead. 
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 4,535
    brianlux said:
    Awesome!
    It's a hopeless situation...
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,416
    brianlux said:
    no country for old men.

    i like it better than the movie.
    Cormac McCarthy is an amazing writer!
    In my top three authors of all-time.  

    I think it might be time to revisit Blood Meridian.
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,529
    The documentary was fascinating so I quickly found the book and am equally fascinated
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,115
    smarchee said:
    The documentary was fascinating so I quickly found the book and am equally fascinated
    I was really impressed with the documentary.  Sounds like I need to check this out.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,115
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    My latest read.  Excellent writing, very sad story about racism and greed.
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,839


    Really terrifying to read the neglect and abuse that this girl and her brothers and sister suffered at the hands of their mentally ill Dad and the mom who did little to protect them.  This family was a prepper/survivalist strictly Mormon family living in Idaho about the same time as the Ruby Ridge incident.
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
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