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Old 09-22-2009, 05:48 AM   #361
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Best book I've ever read.
agreed...one of my favorites.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:51 AM   #362
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dated. but still good for beginners.

I suppose, and given the original publishing date card games in general were obviously much less wide spread. So it made sense then. But hell, I picked all this up in my first month of playing in college, let alone online. People really do underestimate how much an advantage constant online play is, few clicks away from a game whenever you want, name the stakes. If I were born in 1954 instead of 84 I'd have played maybe 5% of the total hands I've played now.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:55 AM   #363
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I suppose, and given the original publishing date card games in general were obviously much less wide spread. So it made sense then. But hell, I picked all this up in my first month of playing in college, let alone online. People really do underestimate how much an advantage constant online play is, few clicks away from a game whenever you want, name the stakes. If I were born in 1954 instead of 84 I'd have played maybe 5% of the total hands I've played now.
online poker has accelerated the talent pool so quickly. now everyone is capable of playing no limit pretty well hence why I started playing omaha. the games online are really tough and hard to beat. I still play NLHE live because those are the juiciest games but I rarely play NLHE online.

Here is some really good intermediate strategy that is free.

http://ryanfee.com/
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:46 AM   #364
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Just watched the Lolita (1997) version with Jeremy Irons this morning.

Wasn't able to finish even half of the book. How close was the film to the novel? because I find myself almost one-sidedly sympathizing with Humbert.

You are a pathetic child.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:00 PM   #365
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Just watched the Lolita (1997) version with Jeremy Irons this morning.

Wasn't able to finish even half of the book. How close was the film to the novel? because I find myself almost one-sidedly sympathizing with Humbert.

Never saw the Jeremy Irons version but it would be hard to compete with Stanley Kubick's masterpiece with Peter Sellers.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:01 PM   #366
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essential spiderman 4 #69-89 ftw
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:08 PM   #367
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Started reading The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky again. After that I have Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen to read.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #368
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Best book I've ever read.
yeah, this is a great read. Funny, I love this style of writing (descriptive, little background narrative, etc.), but my wife hates it. As she says, I already know what a sunset looks like, get on with the bloody story! Whereas I love a great prose painting.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:14 PM   #369
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Bought this yesterday.. Already about 32 pages in, seems that Brown's writting has matured compared to his previous novel, which I like. Ill be prioritizing this novel since I was waiting for it a while, then returning to Stephen Kings - The Drawing of the Three. Im hoping Brown's latest is closer to my favorite 'Deception Point' than his last one the infamous, gimmiky 'Da Vinci Code'...


Finished this last night, it left me with a huge Meh

Not worth the wait..
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:35 AM   #370
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:13 AM   #371
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yeah, this is a great read. Funny, I love this style of writing (descriptive, little background narrative, etc.), but my wife hates it. As she says, I already know what a sunset looks like, get on with the bloody story! Whereas I love a great prose painting.

That's funny. Is your wife British? I don't hear "bloody" used as an adjective too often.

I usually skim through thick imagery in all books because I find it hard to picture what an author is trying to express through words. Of course a setting like a sunset shouldn't need excessive elaboration, but some authors like to emphasize the more intricate/important settings with a generous amount of detail.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:26 AM   #372
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easy to read but real deep. im revisiting it because i remember i thought okonkwo was like the perfect example of the tragic hero. makes me want some yams also.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:30 AM   #373
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easy to read but real deep. im revisiting it because i remember i thought okonkwo was like the perfect example of the tragic hero. makes me want some yams also.

Love that book.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #375
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I just started Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. I haven't gotten into it enough to say anything, but I'll check back in.
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