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Old 11-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #1066
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Sick ass book, I recommend it to any one.
my friend had this book and let me borrow it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #1067
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albert camus - the stranger

have had a copy forever, was advised to read it this weekend, and have just started.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:48 PM   #1068
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Breaks of the Game - David Halberstram

I'm about 30 years late to this book, but so far I am enjoying it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #1069
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I just got negged for the OP.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:51 PM   #1070
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a man without a country by Vonnegut
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:55 PM   #1071
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I just started The Alchemist over the weekend, and I'm almost done. About 40 pages left. It's a really compelling read considering how simple it is. Really dense thematically in spite of a really simple journey presentation. It harkens me back to my days of reading philosophy, where the reading wasn't as important as the digestion of it. I'm really enjoying it. It's the type of thing I have to read with a highlighter and a pen to take notes, yet I can still blast through it in a week.

That is one of my all-time favorite books... good choice!
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #1072
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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

I remember reading maybe 1/3 of this in high school for English class, liking it but never finishing it. Decided to go back and finish it this time. Decent book about philosophy (although a bit dry and plain in some sections) and I like the meta-fiction angle it takes.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:15 AM   #1073
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:54 AM   #1074
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yeww. its that time of the year again!
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:35 AM   #1075
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half way through so far
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:11 AM   #1076
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I always like informative type books like this. Definitely like the first half of it. I've only gotten one chance to read it, but I'll probably be able to finish it soon.
Even though I'm trying to become an author, most novels bore me.


That's a great book. I love Gladwell. No one does a better job of explaining our culture's instincts. He takes stuff that feels like "just is", and gets to "why". Everytime I read anything of his, I spend the next few weeks just thinking about stuff differently. It's a cool feeling.

I finished The Alchemist last week. The best way I can describe it is Pretty. It sounds like a lame compliment, but it's actually a great honor from me.

I hope to get the opportunity to trade it for a thicker book someday that I can use as a pillow ... because sadly ... I'm the crystal shop keeper.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:02 PM   #1077
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I tried an audiobook from Gladwell a few months ago but I couldn't stand his voice. I love his work, though.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:00 PM   #1078
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:58 AM   #1079
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Sick ass book, I recommend it to any one.


Just ordered this on ebay too after seeing it here, about 50 pages in, pretty good read so far. hard as hell to understand what the 20-30s slang is on about some of the time though
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:08 AM   #1080
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Awesome. Nerdgasm.
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