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by aoxo1 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:03 am
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:09 am
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:37 am
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:British_Pharaoh wrote:I haven't cried in a whileBut I just finished reading A Farewell To ArmsNext book is 'Seven Roads To Hell' about the Winter offensive (Battle Of The Bulge)I remember crying after reading A Farewell To Arms too.I cried because I wasted hours of my life reading it and had no choice. It was an AP summer reading assignment in high school.The only thing from Hemingway I ever liked was The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway's tendency to jump between bare description and the most elaborate ever written drives me nuts. I also never cared for his character development.If I'm going with an American author of that time period then I'd have to go with Faulkner. I never have liked the Lost Generation authors, though I do like Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - and I only read that because he lived in Elyria, the city I was born in. But Steinbeck, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald - the big names of that group - never did it for me.As for me right now, I'm rereading Asimov's Foundation Series and might go beyond that back into his Robot Series or reread his Empire novels. I've often thought about starting with I,Robot and going all the way through the Robot Series, into the Empire novels, and then concluding with the Foundation Series to get the true scope of Asimov's future world over thousands of years.
British_Pharaoh wrote:I haven't cried in a whileBut I just finished reading A Farewell To ArmsNext book is 'Seven Roads To Hell' about the Winter offensive (Battle Of The Bulge)
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:38 am
by jfiling » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am
by aoxo1 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:03 pm
British_Pharaoh wrote:aoxo1 wrote:I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but......
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by wmurphyhh » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:20 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:It's pretty good.
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:48 am
by Orenthal » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:07 am
Orenthal wrote:Only about 70 pages in...
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by Orenthal » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:05 am
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by motherscratcher » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:50 pm
Peeker643 wrote:Multiple Jack Reacher novels from Lee Childs.'One Shot', 'Echo Burning', pretty much have hit 'em all. Just easy reads that don't require too much heavy thinking while they entertain.Also read Dan Brown's latest, 'The Lost Symbol'. Like both Davinci Code and Angels & Demons better.We need a TCF book exchange somehow. Some of the best books I've ever read were recommended here. Could trade some of these things off between us.
by aoxo1 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:35 pm
Orenthal wrote:Finished the Thomas Paine bio awhile back. Never can get enough history, and that brought me to...Very even handed. Highlights the differences of the Coolidge/Mellon approach vs. the Hoover/Roosevelt approach. Strips away most of the edifice of the New Deal to reveal what really saved Roosevelt was not a recovery, but the war and general GOP ineptness...GOP ineptness a trend that is repeating today... Hell reading this book is almost a carbon copy of today, just to a greater extreme...Have about 10 books still waiting, mostly history or conservative clap-trap...
by Ziner » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:19 pm
by Orenthal » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:36 pm
Ziner wrote:I bet you guys have earned a lot of personal pan pizzasI have been reading Playboy, Ski magazine, and Economic text books.
by aoxo1 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:54 pm
Orenthal wrote:Ziner wrote:I bet you guys have earned a lot of personal pan pizzasI have been reading Playboy, Ski magazine, and Economic text books.Look at Ziner trying to be cute, like he isn't just a MB nerd that just happens to like skiing, reading skin mags, and posting in NHB... aoxo I totally understand your point, but don't need the lecture. Any chance the mainstream view is wrong? Not in terms of politics, but if WWII does not happen do we have the same history of the depression. Shales was very critical of the Republican party and especially Hoover's ineptitude. He would isolate himself from the problem, whereas, and she gushes that Roosevelt was a true leader. If anything Shales is a supporter of the Vienna School of economics, hence here love of Silent Cal and Mellon. I'd say both parites lack anything like those guys. Have you read the book?
by Orenthal » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:37 pm
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by olecowboy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:12 am
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by British_Pharaoh » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:05 am
olecowboy wrote:just curious, british pharoah, have you read Dandelion Wine?
by justmebd » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:57 am
That_Guy™ wrote:Just started this. Been a King fan since I was 12. Nothing like 1000+ pages of the master to kill a coupla days.
by motherscratcher » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:38 pm
by Erie Warrior » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:59 pm
Motherscratcher wrote: I love King and have read about everything he's written.
by c11058 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:02 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:27 pm
c11058 wrote:Now reading "Alamo in the Ardennes" by John McManus. An excellent story of the American soldier's view of the Battle of the Bulge. It's a great read! https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... mo+in+the+
by peeker643 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:13 pm
British_Pharaoh wrote:c11058 wrote:Now reading "Alamo in the Ardennes" by John McManus. An excellent story of the American soldier's view of the Battle of the Bulge. It's a great read! https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... mo+in+the+not as good as 7 roads to hell I'll bethttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Seven-Roads-Hel ... 216&sr=8-1
by olecowboy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:32 pm
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