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  • Hey Buru, it's me, FEH :)
  • Tek MoneyTek Money Posts: 642
    Hey Buru, it's me, FEH :)

    FEH!!! It's me TeK!
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  • Cree NationsCree Nations Posts: 2,247
    Last night I finished reading Black Elk Speaks, it was really good.
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  • Tek Money wrote:
    FEH!!! It's me TeK!

    AHAHAH - Hey there!
  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It's about a comet hitting the earth and destroying everything. Really fun.
    "We're fixed good, lamp-wise."
  • eddies grrleddies grrl Posts: 509
    i recently read 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, and it was fantastic. it was a National Book Award finalist, so it's not some fluffy, sensationalized rag, it's really well-written and detailed, yet very accessible to the average reader. it tells not only about the struggle to escape the towers, but explains HOW and WHY they ultimately collapsed, which has been the topic of a good amount of debate and heresay. an excellent, fast-paced read.
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  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    i was going to read brothers karamazov, but talked myself out of it on the grounds that 1) im too busy with my move to focus on such a weighty book and 2) if/when i read it im gonna read that award-winning translation instead of the crappy one i have.

    so now im planning to knock off the complete novels of dahiell hammett before i go. i loved the maltese falcon so im looking forward to it.
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • smithnicsmithnic Posts: 1,517
    Currently reading a sweet book "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen. It's about a family with grown up kids and the myriad of situations that involves. I highly recommend it. Plus it was on Oprah's book list and the guy got pissed about it and wanted it taken off. :)
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  • Currently reading Until I Find You by John Irving. It is his latest book. At times it reminds me a little of A Prayer For Owen Meany. If you like John Irving books you will like this one.
  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    smithnic wrote:
    Currently reading a sweet book "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen. It's about a family with grown up kids and the myriad of situations that involves. I highly recommend it. Plus it was on Oprah's book list and the guy got pissed about it and wanted it taken off. :)

    that book is absolutely phenomenal. one of the best books ive read in the past 3-4 years.
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    smithnic wrote:
    Currently reading a sweet book "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen. It's about a family with grown up kids and the myriad of situations that involves. I highly recommend it. Plus it was on Oprah's book list and the guy got pissed about it and wanted it taken off. :)

    Yeah I really liked it. The characters were very real.
    "We're fixed good, lamp-wise."
  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    i was going to read brothers karamazov, but talked myself out of it on the grounds that 1) im too busy with my move to focus on such a weighty book and 2) if/when i read it im gonna read that award-winning translation instead of the crappy one i have.

    so now im planning to knock off the complete novels of dahiell hammett before i go. i loved the maltese falcon so im looking forward to it.
    ........I read ....Karamazov last year and it does need some time, Im quite compulsive once into a book but there were times when I found the going tiresome. iIt took me until 250pages or so to really get into. However, the second half it all really ties together.........finished The Idiot recently and thought it not nearly as good as any other dostoyevsky
    edit::::::read some dashiell hammett last year (a collection of short storys:NighTmare Town) and wasnt overly impressed but none were his recognised works
  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    elmer wrote:
    ........I read ....Karamazov last year and it does need some time, Im quite compulsive once into a book but there were times when I found the going tiresome. iIt took me until 250pages or so to really get into. However, the second half it all really ties together.........finished The Idiot recently and thought it not nearly as good as any other dostoyevsky
    edit::::::read some dashiell hammett last year (a collection of short storys:NighTmare Town) and wasnt overly impressed but none were his recognised works

    yeah, karamazov might be a project for spring break or next summer.

    i read 'maltese falcon' in college and really liked it. im kind of a sucker for those hardboiled detective novels. LOVE raymond chandler. so im excited.
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • chimechime Posts: 7,834
    Just finished The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga (script writer of Amores Perros and 21 Grams) and loved it. It is only 200 pages long (too short!) and I became engrossed. Didn't want it to finish and am still left with unanswered questions ...
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  • jaygreen12jaygreen12 Posts: 166
    American Psycho and Layer Cake.
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  • aoifeaoife Posts: 126
    tom barry's guerrillas days in Ireland
    "If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin castle, unless you set about the organisation of the socialist republic then all of your efforts would have been in vain. England will still rule you through her capitalists ,landlords and commercial institutions"
  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    currently onto Maupassant's Bel Ami......
  • mole1985mole1985 Posts: 1,119
    Dune Messiah
    Dublin 2006
    Katowice 2007
    London 2007
  • Just finished Slaughterhouse-Five.
  • esther1977esther1977 Posts: 540
    JUst started reading in Labyrinth by Kate Mosse.
    And loving it so far
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    i should be done Madame Bovary soon. sometime after i have grandkids. :p

    don't say that.
    i have to read it for uni this semester and you make it sound dull and boring.
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  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    don't say that.
    i have to read it for uni this semester and you make it sound dull and boring.
    Ive read it and its not so bad just needs to be consumed in mighty , meaty chunks........if you not familiar with reading classics its certainly not the place to start
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    Cosa Nostra - History of Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie

    next up is

    El Diego - Maradona's biography
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    Cosa Nostra - History of Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie

    next up is

    El Diego - Maradona's biography
    ......Ive got the Cosa Nostra waiting patiently for me on the shelf, would be interesting to read the maradona biog
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    elmer wrote:
    ......Ive got the Cosa Nostra waiting patiently for me on the shelf, would be interesting to read the maradona biog


    cosy nostril is good stuff... but like most history tinged reads, i get a bit confused with names and town names, etc... thats probably just me though... its a great read and the author doesnt romanticise the mafia..

    i look forward to the El Diego... :)
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • burton-xburton-x Posts: 6
    jaygreen12 wrote:
    American Psycho and Layer Cake.
    I will probably go and find Layer Cake, I loved the Movie but I know from DaVinci code that the movies are normally not HALF as good as the actual books themselves. I started reading Fight Club but had to give it back and I dont own a library card so that's on hold at the moment.

    I only own my mind, I am mine...
  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    cosy nostril is good stuff... but like most history tinged reads, i get a bit confused with names and town names, etc... thats probably just me though... its a great read and the author doesnt romanticise the mafia..

    i look forward to the El Diego... :)
    Ive got another as yet unread called Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb which I think also deals with more general culture and food but is still based on the mob and two Leonardo Sciascia novels. Im planning to hit all of em one after the other when the time comes...........where is Ecosse?
  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    jaygreen12 wrote:
    American Psycho and Layer Cake.
    american psycho is an amazing book, are funny and disturbing meant to go together?
  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    elmer wrote:
    Ive got another as yet unread called Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb which I think also deals with more general culture and food but is still based on the mob and two Leonardo Sciascia novels. Im planning to hit all of em one after the other when the time comes...........where is Ecosse?

    i'll look at the Sciascia novels... thanks :)

    Ecosse, its french for Scotland... it makes me sound windswept and interesting... as opposed to beige ... just me being silly as usual :)
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,039
    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. So far so good. I just finished Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle that was excellent. I wrote a review in the Moving Train forum.
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