Last book you read / books you are reading.

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  1. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How do you think it should be divided up? Trilogies are popular, so maybe like this (keeping it vague for those who would avoid spoilers)?

    Film 1: Beginning of the book until the beginning of exile. This one would probably have the most exposition. Kinda like the first Lord of the Rings film.
    Film 2: Meeting the Fremen, becoming Muad'Dib, and everything else that happens during this time.
    Film 3: Rise of Mud'Dib, through the end.
     
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    "How Music Works" by David Byrne
     
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    I don't read a lot of books anymore. By the time I finish chapter 2, I'll have forgotten most of chapter 1.
     
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    Exactly. I have an upstairs copy and a downstairs copy. When I started to redirect my music toward blues, which I had played in my younger days, I was fortunate to have read this right when I was restarting.

    Palmer made a film with Dave Stewart called Deep Blues. While it is nowhere near as broad as the book, they talked to some very interesting guys and filmed some great performances, mostly in the sticks. I was not familiar with the fife and drum tradition when I first saw this, so what an awesome surprise it was to hear this music and see a line of musicians come marching out and playing in the open air.
     
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    I like your planning there, it seems like a natural progression. If it's only two movies I think the split should be right after they meet the Fremen, you get the "oh ****" cliffhanger and don't leave too much of the story on either side. It'll be interesting to see what comes of it!
     
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    Hmmmm...Interesting. might have to read that one also.
    The one I'm reading is by Talking Head David Byrne. Rather than exploring the science of it (as the Powell book seems to be focusing on), DB digs more into the sociopolitical impact of music, how it's recorded, how humans experience it, how it influences our behavior, etc. Lots of insight into how Talking Heads came to be, their early performing and recording experiences, and Byrne's individual approach to music also. Even if you're not a fan, it's a very informative, entertaining, and wryly humorous read.
     
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    I'll give another shout out to the Dune series, I've read and reread... Herbert was genius imho.

    Currently I'm rereading Spoon River Anthology (excellent book of poems based on headstones in a cemetery).

    Shogun (just one of my favorite stories)

    and for the first time I'm working on The 37th Parallel (I've read all of Mezrich's stuff, good quick reads).
     
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    "End Games" by Michael Dibdin - another in the Aurelio Zen series.
     
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    I had no idea there was a film. I'll have to check that out!
     
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    Recently read "old man's war" by John Scalzi, which is to Heinlein's "starship troopers" as Greta van fleet is to led zeppelin.Just finished "coming home" by Jack McDevitt, now reading "the drifter" by Nicholas Petrie.
     
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    Just finished With The Old Breed At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge of the 1st Marine Division - 3d Batallion, 5th Marines

    My wife and I watched the tv series on the war (WWII) in the Pacific and she stumbled across the book on Amazon.ca. I’ve never been in the military other than being an Air Cadet in the sixties for a few years. However, I’m an avid reader of WWI, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War history. Worth reading.
     
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    not much of a book reader...i read mostly the internet...but a few weeks ago i bought steve jones guitar player for the sex pistols book called...lonely boy...cool book...learned a lot of the things never talked about with the band...his life pre and post...his drug addiction as well as other addictions and how he got out of that mess
     
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    I just finished rereading one of my favorite books, Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. No not that other shades of gray book!
     
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    I still have my original paperback copy of Dune. It was required reading in 11th grade sci-fi-lit class back in ... musta been 1973...

    I've read it a bunch of times, as well as all the sequels (that Frank himself wrote).

    Hmm, perhaps it's time for another re-read, when I finish with The Diamond Age.
     
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    Just finished The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave. Brilliant surreal ride inside his demented mind as he tours North America.

    Working on Glasshouse By Charles Stross. He has this kind of a matter of fact sci-fi style that is pretty far out, but highly believable. Think about it like as if Kubrick had done The Matrix.
     
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    David Mamet: CHICAGO
    James Lee Burke: ROBICHEAUX: a NOVEL
    Chris Mathews: BOBBY KENNEDY: A RAGING SPIRIT
     
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    I’m liking Richard Russo, late discovery of some older books, and this one grabbing me now. IMG_8115.JPG
     
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    He sure did. Never forgave his brother, even on his death bed. I didn't know he had such a serious drinking that he did.
     
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    I'm re-reading "Sapiens: a brief history of humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari. An important book. A good read. Extremely interesting. But there's lot to take in. I read when it was brand new, a couple a years ago. But now I got the urge to read his new book "Homo Deus: a breief history of tomorrow" but before that I'm plowing through the old one again, to have it fresh in my memory before I plunge into the new one. Yes, I'm getting older… :)
     
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