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Old 08-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #961
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Currently reading Book of Basketball, well, I'm trying to get through the rest of it. After so long of reading lists, I get bored. I'm probably about 2/3rds of the way through and I'm getting bored of it. I might come back to it at a later date, but I've had enough of it right now.

I might go back and either re-read my Dennis Rodman books, my Pete Maravich book or start something new, but I'm not too sure on what to read.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:54 PM   #962
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How was the kite runner? I heard it was brutal.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:44 AM   #963
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Very interesting book. It was pretty amazing to see the drastic changes that he made during certain points in his life. It's kind of a shame he was held back in ignorance by his belief in Elijah Muhammed. He was a great symbol for the improvement of the African-American community but I feel like he would have been able to be even better if he had made his pilgrimage to Mecca earlier. Also, some parts of the book seem slightly fabricated. For example, when he played Russian roulette with himself to prove to his robbery gang that he wasn't afraid to die.

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Decided to reread it. I'm an enormous fan of JD Salinger and really wish more of his work had been published. Holden Claufield is such a great portrayal of the workings of a teenage mind. Parts of the book are pretty humorous too.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:47 AM   #964
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great book. i've read it twice.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:51 AM   #965
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I've seen 'The Kite Runner', didn't know it was based on a novel. Good, I must read the book now that I know is out there.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:54 AM   #966
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How was the kite runner? I heard it was brutal.

Brutal? I wouldn't say that at all.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:34 PM   #967
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I copped a torrent of Brian K. Vaughn's work. I am not sure which part I am tackling first. It is a toss up between Ex Machina and Y The Last Man.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:35 PM   #968
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The notable part of X's bio that is not true is him owing his literacy to The Nation.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:36 PM   #969
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #970
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:59 PM   #971
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Some writing book. **** this
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:01 PM   #972
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Are you referring to his autobiography? because i remember him saying he learned to read while in prison painstakingly copying a dictionary word for word and then reading for hours on end
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #973
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I guess this technically counts:



So interesting....
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:32 AM   #974
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Are you referring to his autobiography? because i remember him saying he learned to read while in prison painstakingly copying a dictionary word for word and then reading for hours on end
His daughter claims that that part was added, and that her father learned to read at a young age. Which makes sense, since Malcolm's parents were educated themselves.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:29 AM   #975
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