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Old 07-15-2011, 01:56 AM   #1786
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I got Capitalism and Freedom (Friedman), Babbitt (Lewis), 1984 (Orwell), Wuthering Heights (Bronte), Tender in the Night (Fitzgerald), A Man Without a Country (Vonnegut), and The Stranger (Camus) today at the bookstore. Good haul but I couldn't find Why Does E=MC2 which I was kind of bummed about but I'll just have to order it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:37 AM   #1787
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Got my eye on this one, in fact both eyes now since reading ur review

It might not be anything new to you but the way they lay it out is picture perfect in terms of teaching someone. Now I can discuss it with other people without saying: "You kinda have to just know."

The logic exercises they do are really good.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:09 PM   #1788
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Great little book that is funny, insightful, and honest. Definitely something I'd suggest people to read.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:35 PM   #1789
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Great little book that is funny, insightful, and honest. Definitely something I'd suggest people to read.
I love this book. It's really funny.

"The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon"
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #1790
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Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.

the Andromeda Strain
Sphere
Jurassic Park
yes yes yes!!!
I read Jurrasic Park like 5 or 6 times already, begining at the age of 10 and my last time was like at 19. Great book.
Now I'm in this campground that I work in, there's not much to do, so I went to the thrift shop and bought me some Crichton: Rising Sun and Next. I've read Timeline once before, I had chills doing that. He makes me feel things.

But anyway now I'm reading DUNE and it's also good. Great franchise (although I only played on Sega and then on PC some).


And the book... Well, all three movies are based on that single book. Some chapters/ideas made one film, some made other. Btw JP 3 is the first movie that I watched in a cinema. Great experience. I think second movie was the worst from them three, but since it contained some scenes from the book I loved it. You should read the book no matter what, then enjoy the movies. Simple.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #1791
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this thread

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Old 07-16-2011, 11:49 PM   #1792
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I love this book. It's really funny.

"The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon"
Vonnegut is so money..
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:03 PM   #1793
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
Just finished the Clemente book. It was an incredible book. Beautifully written and what a man Clemente was. You should definitely get to reading it.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #1794
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Newly released collection of older short stories. Looking forward to reading them.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:57 PM   #1795
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Just finished the Clemente book. It was an incredible book. Beautifully written and what a man Clemente was. You should definitely get to reading it.

Thanks, i'll have to finallly pick it up. I've prob had it for 4-5 years lol.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:58 PM   #1796
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The girl with the dragon tattoo. Its been sitting around the house and just picked it up. Incredible book so far, will definitely check out his other books after im done
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:27 PM   #1797
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there's a vonnegut short story in our lit book for college here. Forgot which one tho. If u gimmi some names of his famous short stories I can tell u which one we read.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #1798
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I always end up reading multiple books at one time. Currently:





Those are the two I am mainly reading. Started them both late last week. Both are good so far.

Just finished the books that precede the two I am currently reading:





Both were fantastic. A lot of surprises. Clever writing and a great attention to detail. Both actually have different viewpoints that it is written from that come together in the end for a pretty interesting finish and set-up for their proceeding books. Can't wait to finish them and move on the next (In the case of Brisingr, the next book comes out in November).
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:19 AM   #1799
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Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.

the Andromeda Strain
Sphere
Jurassic Park

Big Crichton fan.

The Rising Sun is real good
Timeline is real good
Prey was good
Next wasn't very good (I was dragging myself by the end of it)
State of Fear was good
Sphere was good
Congo was Ok
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Those Vonnegut short stories were great.

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Recommended by my old Sociology professor, strange book from an original member of the Crips. Meh.
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