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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,585
    On to another music book.  This one's a bit technical here and there bust mostly quite readable and enjoyable.  And it's about my current music obsession!  John Litweiler's Ornette Coleman; A Harmolodic Life
    Ornette Coleman by John Litweiler

    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,196
    RiotZact said:

    @RiotZact - you live in Fishtown right? Keep an eye out for Jane's Walks around you, good stuff:  https://janeswalkphl.org/
  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 5,896
    RiotZact said:

    @RiotZact - you live in Fishtown right? Keep an eye out for Jane's Walks around you, good stuff:  https://janeswalkphl.org/
    That’s awesome! I will be looking into that for sure. I’ve since finished the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044


    This may be the rare book I put down mid-way.  I want to see how the guy turns out, but his self destructive journey is tough to walk through as a reader, or at least it is to me.
    Addiction is such a monster for the people who wrestle with it. 
    A book written with what appears to be full transparency. 
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,196


    This may be the rare book I put down mid-way.  I want to see how the guy turns out, but his self destructive journey is tough to walk through as a reader, or at least it is to me.
    Addiction is such a monster for the people who wrestle with it. 
    A book written with what appears to be full transparency. 
    Interesting. One of the reasons I enjoyed Tweak, as opposed to the dad's take in Beautiful Boy. Just brutal honesty of all the shit he did.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044


    This may be the rare book I put down mid-way.  I want to see how the guy turns out, but his self destructive journey is tough to walk through as a reader, or at least it is to me.
    Addiction is such a monster for the people who wrestle with it. 
    A book written with what appears to be full transparency. 
    Interesting. One of the reasons I enjoyed Tweak, as opposed to the dad's take in Beautiful Boy. Just brutal honesty of all the shit he did.
    Yeah, I didn't read either of those but sometimes it can be tough to keep reading.  
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 5,896

  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,481
    Just finished Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut, just awesome, have to get more of his stuff.
    Reading Amerika by Franz Kafka now. Preface was about his life, sounds like he was one gifted dude who never wanted his work out there, but it got released once he died.
    Wouldn't it be funny if the world ended in 2010, with lots of fire?



  • YardenYarden Posts: 813
    He is so good.
    Let us know how that one is....
    Erik Larson - The Splendid and the Vile


    really enjoyed this one. would recommend to anyone who is interested in history and even people who are wary of non-fiction history. his writing style draws you in.
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,057
    a5pj said: Reading Amerika by Franz Kafka now. Preface was about his life, sounds like he was one gifted dude who never wanted his work out there, but it got released once he died.
    About to finish this one. I'm halfway through Naomi Klein's On Fire, as well.
    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.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044
    Yarden said:
    He is so good.
    Let us know how that one is....
    Erik Larson - The Splendid and the Vile


    really enjoyed this one. would recommend to anyone who is interested in history and even people who are wary of non-fiction history. his writing style draws you in.

    Nice, thanks.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 3,900

  • GlowGirl said:

    Would you recommend this book @GlowGirl?
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 3,900
    GlowGirl said:

    Would you recommend this book @GlowGirl?
    I just recently started it, but so far I like it. I just read his other book, How to Stop Time, and I really liked that one - so I thought I would try more of his books. So, I would recommend it.

  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,481
    Pap said:
    a5pj said: Reading Amerika by Franz Kafka now. Preface was about his life, sounds like he was one gifted dude who never wanted his work out there, but it got released once he died.
    About to finish this one. I'm halfway through Naomi Klein's On Fire, as well.
    @Pap You gotta help me then. I got about 15 pages in and haven't picked it back up. It was very disjointed and hard to follow the tangents he went off on. Also seemed like the main character is an anxious, socially awkward mess, and I don't need that right now lol. 

    Anyway, just bought 3 more Vonnegut, Monkey house, Mr. Rosewater and Breakfast of Champs. Excited for them. 

    Wouldn't it be funny if the world ended in 2010, with lots of fire?



  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,057
    a5pj said:
    Pap said:
    a5pj said: Reading Amerika by Franz Kafka now. Preface was about his life, sounds like he was one gifted dude who never wanted his work out there, but it got released once he died.
    About to finish this one. I'm halfway through Naomi Klein's On Fire, as well.
    @Pap You gotta help me then. I got about 15 pages in and haven't picked it back up. It was very disjointed and hard to follow the tangents he went off on. Also seemed like the main character is an anxious, socially awkward mess, and I don't need that right now lol.
    Don't put it down that early my friend. Some really nice adventures are just about to begin! :wink: The main character is a good dude who's going to meet some good and bad persons on his way. It's all about the struggles of an immigrant on a new country. Unfortunately(?), the context is pretty much still the same everywhere, I guess. I'm a foreigner in the UK myself, so I can somehow relate to his journey. Not really, but some aspects of it could apply to some of my moments abroad. Kafka's writing is exquisite and always reminds me of that Gogol Bordello line from Immigraniada: In corridors full of tear gas / Our destinies jammed every day / Like deleted scenes from Kafka / Flushed down the bureaucratic drain.
    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.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • YardenYarden Posts: 813

    Infinite Country - Patricia Engel

     

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  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 5,896

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044
    Just finished this, on recommendation from this thread.


    I liked it, by the end.  I do admit to not loving the Cause And Effect (TNG!) type of storytelling when it comes to time travel stories but I stuck with it, and it paid off.  (Much like Cause And Effect)
    Good book!

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 3,900
    Just finished this, on recommendation from this thread.


    I liked it, by the end.  I do admit to not loving the Cause And Effect (TNG!) type of storytelling when it comes to time travel stories but I stuck with it, and it paid off.  (Much like Cause And Effect)
    Good book!

    I loved that book. You might have gotten that recommendation from one of my posts. I have read a few more books by her as well. Interesting themes. 
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 3,900


    I’m about halfway through. So far, so good. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044
    GlowGirl said:
    Just finished this, on recommendation from this thread.


    I liked it, by the end.  I do admit to not loving the Cause And Effect (TNG!) type of storytelling when it comes to time travel stories but I stuck with it, and it paid off.  (Much like Cause And Effect)
    Good book!

    I loved that book. You might have gotten that recommendation from one of my posts. I have read a few more books by her as well. Interesting themes. 
    Indeed!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 3,192

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044
    On book 4, Age of Legend.
    Michael Sullivan.
    Very good series - the first three were page turners.
    2 more after this one....I like when the series is already done and you can binge read it 
    Waiting a year or two between books and forgetting so many plot points kinda sucks.
    This series would make a killer show.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 5,896

  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,057
    Finally finished Kafka's Amerika and now I'm about to finish Klein's On Fire
    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.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 28,575
    On book 4, Age of Legend.
    Michael Sullivan.
    Very good series - the first three were page turners.
    2 more after this one....I like when the series is already done and you can binge read it 
    Waiting a year or two between books and forgetting so many plot points kinda sucks.
    This series would make a killer show.

    what age are these geared to? My daughter (15) loves fantasy, and reads at a pretty elevated level. 
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,044
    On book 4, Age of Legend.
    Michael Sullivan.
    Very good series - the first three were page turners.
    2 more after this one....I like when the series is already done and you can binge read it 
    Waiting a year or two between books and forgetting so many plot points kinda sucks.
    This series would make a killer show.

    what age are these geared to? My daughter (15) loves fantasy, and reads at a pretty elevated level. 

    Nothing too heavy - they are not Young Adult targeted but she could certainly read them w/o issue.  Thematically...they have a focus on strong women characters (which might be a bonus for women reading) and if she likes High Fantasy she might enjoy.
    Likely worth the $10 on Amazon to find out with the first book.  (Although that might be more in Canada)

    Also, at around 400 pages each they are short reads, for the genre.  She might love the 1000+ page books but many are put off by that.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 28,575
    cool, thanks for the info. 
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


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