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Old 01-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #1276
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Your bluff.

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #1277
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Finished this....

1922--a gruesome tale of horror and 2 lives completely falling apart after a gruesome crime is committed by a father against his wife. His son was also in on it. A creepy, fascinating story.

The middle kinda dragged. My only knock on it. The end made up for it.

Big Driver--a rape and revenge tale. The main character will stop at nothing to get revenge against the man that violated her. Predictable ending, but great story.

Fair Extension--good, quick read about a sick man who has pure hatred for a so-called "friend" who gets all the breaks and upon a visit to a voodoo doctors sits back and watches his friend's life fall apart, while his own makes a complete 180

Good Marriage--The best short story of all. Lets just say it will make you think about the people in your life, and question how well you REALLY know them. I won't say any more than that.


Overall, an outstanding book. Was a breeze to get through.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:36 PM   #1278
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Finished this....

1922--a gruesome tale of horror and 2 lives completely falling apart after a gruesome crime is committed by a father against his wife. His son was also in on it. A creepy, fascinating story.

The middle kinda dragged. My only knock on it. The end made up for it.

Big Driver--a rape and revenge tale. The main character will stop at nothing to get revenge against the man that violated her. Predictable ending, but great story.

Fair Extension--good, quick read about a sick man who has pure hatred for a so-called "friend" who gets all the breaks and upon a visit to a voodoo doctors sits back and watches his friend's life fall apart, while his own makes a complete 180

Good Marriage--The best short story of all. Lets just say it will make you think about the people in your life, and question how well you REALLY know them. I won't say any more than that.


Overall, an outstanding book. Was a breeze to get through.


Thanks for the info bro.. Thinking of reading this somewhere down the line..
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:39 PM   #1279
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the best ghost story I have read so far, a must read for all horror fans!


This is one that I want to read. I had downloaded the ebook but it was badly formated and had a bunch of mistakes. So ill just wait till I find a good copy of it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:02 AM   #1280
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:07 AM   #1281
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JLS is a short, easy read. You will be able to finish it one sitting.


Right now I'm reading a bio of John Winthrop for theology:


Pretty good book and presentation of the religious experiment in Mass. but Morgan is kind of a douche lol. His writing has a know-it-all type of arrogance to it which is especially annoying since his character judgments are based on scattered letters from hundreds of years ago. He definitely leaves his own opinion and influence in the book but its not necessarily bad. The only part that I thought he really should have dialed it down was the chapter about Anne Hutchinson.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:45 AM   #1282
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What I'm currently reading.....

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:57 AM   #1283
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Gonna decide in the next hour whether to read A Farewell To Arms or Ada, or Ardor.

Tough choice. Kinda feel like going with Nabokov. If he can pull off statutory rape so well, I wonder what he can do with incest. lol

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:08 PM   #1284
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Anyone read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse? I think I'm going to read it next.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #1285
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Anyone read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse? I think I'm going to read it next.
yep. very simple but powerful book. Great writing style and an interesting take on worldly participation vs ascetic detachment. Deep and personally engaging without beating you to death/being too obtuse.


As for me, I just finished reading V.S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bend_in_the_River

It took me a little while to get into it, as the first person narrative left me feeling a little detached from the main character. But it was great, and I ended up not being able to put it down near the end of it.
A story about the shifts of belonging and meaning in post-colonial africa, it deals with the ephemeral nature of our lives and what defines them. Well worth picking up.


Currently I am reading
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catchin..._Made_Us_Human

Interesting book by British primatologist Richard Wrangham about the role of cooking in the development of human intelligence, social cooperation and even pair bonding/parenting. Its pretty accessible to the general public.

and
Gone for Soldiers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_for_Soldiers

A novel about the Mexican-American war by Jeff Shaara. Never read any of his other shit (mostly famous for his civil war trilogy) but I loved his dad's The Killer Angels years ago. I am a little disappointed in it, as it starts after the northern mexican campaign of Taylor, which is the part of the war I am most interested in.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:34 AM   #1286
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Funny book would recommend to everyone. Im definitely reading big trouble after this one.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:35 AM   #1287
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #1288
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Reading this for my East Asian Civ class. Crossing my finger that it's not a complete boring mess.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:03 PM   #1289
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Reading this for my East Asian Civ class. Crossing my finger that it's not a complete boring mess.

It looks like it's gonna be really boring. The title isn't too inspiring. lol

Anyways, only read the first chapter of Ada, or Ardor and I think I made a good choice. Nabokov is one grimey motherf-cker. I wanna know what happened to him as a child.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #1290
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I just got an Amazon Kindle, and so far have been very impressed.

Going to put all the old classics on it(they are free as well ) and try to read as many as possible in the next month or two.
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