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Anybody Reading Any Good Books Lately?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tonytrout, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's getting to be "reading season" again. I need to find books. Geez I've read everything here. Sometimes I start reading one and realize I already read it!
    Not sure if I posted earlier in this old thread but
    The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin was the best I've read in a while. (futuristic, end of world scenario, 3 books)
     
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    magicfingers99 Friend of Leo's

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    I beleive Orwell once said, "I wrote it as a cautionary tale, but the ruling class took it as a blueprint."
     
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    If you like music autobiography, I would recommend Elvis Costello’s “Unfaithful Music”. It’s a big one (670 pages) but it has given me a new appreciation for the art of songwriting.
     
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    12 rules for life.

    it's a shame if there are any connotations to it that the internet has applied. for someone mid life who is trying to make sure you're growing as an individual (especially if you tend to be inconsistent like I do), it's great.

    It probably could've stated the rules in 15 pages, though. And I'd get the same thing out of it.
     
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    I loved all the Doors albums..
     
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    Two new ones....
    Memphis Rent Party by Robert Gordon
    The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way by Charles Bukowski

    RJ
     
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    Rivethead by Ben Hamper, about life on automotive assembly lines.
     
  9. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Friend of Leo's

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    a conductor on the Amtrak Coast Starlight recommend that book to me many years ago. Was a great read, pity about the author though, a story in its own right.




    some nights the valve in my stomach misfires as well.
     
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    magicfingers99 Friend of Leo's

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    so its fiction?
     
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    Irvine Welsh " Glue". Richard K. Morgan "Altered Carbon"
     
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    Not listed as fiction, but I bought it in Canada ;)
     
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    Maybe you didn't read my previous post, which you quoted -- The book isn't about the history of the Bible; it's about the history of Bible translations. So, no.
     
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    Layers of abstraction! Reminds me of once reading about comparisons of histories of literary criticism.

    Layers:

    * reality
    * literature (you could argue that this is where the layers begin, sure)
    * literary criticism
    * histories of literary criticism
    * comparisons of histories of literary criticism
     
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    Hating on a hate thread in the midst of the hate thread itself, then starting another hate thread to hate on the first hate thread while hating on the author of the first hate thread, and so on and so on... <head exploding!>
     
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    I read Battlefield Earth about a year ago by L. Ron Hubbard. Read it on a recommendation, never knew he was such a talented sci-fi author.
     
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    I'm reading The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World by Steven Johnson. It's about a huge outbreak of cholera in Victorian London.

    We should all be REALLY grateful for modern water and sanitation technology.
     
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    I liked those too. Wish there was more
     
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    no hate intended, just wanted to point out that the "original" bible was actually a compiliation and rewriting and retelling of already known mespotamian history/myths.

    which if one considers it, then the original bible is a translation itself. So to hold any particular version in higher reverence or consideration is actually doing battle with windmills. If the primary material was derived from other sources, then there is no "real" version, they are all variants of something pre-existing. To understand history, one must understand pre-history.
     
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    My hate thread comment wasn't directed at you -- It was about the Joe Bonamassa thread and some of the delicious irony being presented there. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

    I'm guessing that discussions of the historicity of the Bible violate the "no religion" rules here. So, I will not be addressing that aspect of your post.
     
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