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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat May 22, 2010 5:43 pm

Karl Rove is gay.

This is the best book on Al Qaeda and The Taliban ever written. Bergen knows his shit.

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Sat May 22, 2010 5:45 pm

His book isn't very well written either...
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby FUDU » Sat May 22, 2010 5:46 pm

OK gotta take my first attempt at choreography.

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat May 22, 2010 6:09 pm

That's not a book, FUDU.

Orenthal wrote:His book isn't very well written either...


No surprise. I'm surprised he actually wrote him himself.

I hear Dubbyah's book will be written in Crayon.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Sat May 22, 2010 8:12 pm

I haven't gotten too deep into the Rove book. Basically tells how he got his start, and it was mostly due to his magic in direct mailings to bring in those campaign dollars. He also was part of some shrewd campaigns at the start of the Republican resurgence. Just getting to the W. for governer stuff now. W. of course won based on his compassionate conservatism i.e democrat lite...

I need to get back to the ole school shit, much more interesting.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby aoxo1 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:10 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:33 pm

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150 pages in. Pretty good so far.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:15 pm

Still have Rove on the shelf. Started reading this...

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:28 am

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby StewieG » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:55 pm

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Is that any good? Keep hearing about it, and don't know what to expect.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby noles1 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Just finished the Pat Tillman book, Where Men Win Glory.

Very good read.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby metalhead9x9 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:38 pm

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I'm dreaming of the day when I decide to climb this mountain. How've the footnotes been so far?
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:24 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:56 pm

StewieG wrote:
Is that any good? Keep hearing about it, and don't know what to expect.


About half way through it. Pretty darn good so far.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby waborat » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:07 am

Erie Warrior wrote:
StewieG wrote:
Is that any good? Keep hearing about it, and don't know what to expect.


About half way through it. Pretty darn good so far.


IMO, it was good, not great, but worth reading if ya like mystery-thrillers...

Some cool characters in it...

I'm in the middle of the 2nd book (Girl Who Played With Fire) right now...

Too bad the author croaked after he wrote these
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:16 am

metalhead9x9 wrote:
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I'm dreaming of the day when I decide to climb this mountain. How've the footnotes been so far?

Plentiful. Although I ended up skipping the 8 1/2 page one detailing the filmography of James Orin Incandenza.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby jfiling » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:47 pm

waborat wrote:
Erie Warrior wrote:
StewieG wrote:
Is that any good? Keep hearing about it, and don't know what to expect.


About half way through it. Pretty darn good so far.


IMO, it was good, not great, but worth reading if ya like mystery-thrillers...

Some cool characters in it...

I'm in the middle of the 2nd book (Girl Who Played With Fire) right now...

Too bad the author croaked after he wrote these

I've been hearing about those books for a while too, and mean to start picking them up.

The book I just finished is a bit old, but the best book I've read this year.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:34 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby malinhardly » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:07 am

I have lots of books, Now I am reading the Rolling Stone Book. This book is very nice, it's page number two shows a very good detail, which is very good way to attractive readers.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby jfiling » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:01 pm

Just finished (excellent book):
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:52 pm

Got through the Templar book. Very good. Deals with just the facts, only comments on the "connecting the dots" stuff at the end.

Also started to buy the American Presidents Series by Times Books. I like that they condensed the biography's, but at the same time stay academically true to their subjects. Good way to blast through all the Presidential History. Depending on the President, I can search out authoratative 700 page beast, after I finish the nice 200 page Times version.

I'm really liking Grover Cleveland and Warren Harding right now.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby exiledbuckeye » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:48 am

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Picked this one up in a bargain bin, holy shit. It's fiction, but weaves a ton of facts/history in; covers the "rise and fall" of Cleveland from 1948 until the late 60s. I'm probably 90% finished with it, and it's fantastic. It's been nice reading about the Cleveland that my folks grew up in.

Here's the Publisher's Weekly review:

In this ambitious novel, Winegardner captures the interior life of Cleveland, Ohio, from the city's peak in the '40s to its lowest ebb in 1969, when the Cuyahoga River, saturated with pollutants, famously caught fire. David Zielinsky, first seen in 1948, is a 14-year-old raised in the ethnic enclave of Old Brooklyn, a Cleveland neighborhood. Since his mother drowned in California, he has lived with his Aunt Betty and Uncle Stan Lychak, instead of with Mikey Z., his father, a mob-connected Teamster Union official. Uncle Stan is a private detective who once worked for the great Eliot Ness. On the other side of town, in Shaker Heights, Anne O'Connor, the daughter of the ex-mayor and Democratic machine boss, Thomas O'Connor, inhabits a more affluent world. David and Anne meet in 1952 at a local vacation spot and fall in love. But it is a platonic idyll: David is already engaged to Irene Hrudka. The novel is structured around David and Anne's initial separation and their encounters over the years. David goes into politics, Anne embarks on a career in TV journalism. Unfolding in high modernist mode, the novel intelligently depicts the squabbles of local celebrities and the self-consciousness of second-tier cities. Winegardner moves from real historyDlike the story of Louis Seltzer, the editor of the Cleveland Press who almost singlehandedly provoked the murder case against Sam SheppardDto fictitious episodes, like David's speech in favor of Carl Stokes, Cleveland's first black mayor. Cleveland may be on the decline in this urban portrait, but Winegardner (The Veracruz Blues) infuses his tale with an exhilarating energy. Like Jonathan Franzen in The Twenty-Seventh City, or E.L. Doctorow in City of God, Winegardner takes on the American metropolis, making Cleveland his own in plain, straightforward prose.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:14 am

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It's the past editor of Deadspin talking about the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry, going to Wrigley with his father, and some of his overall observations about baseball.

It's significantly better than God Save The Fan because it isn't full of his political opinions.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby hebner20 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:44 am

Rhetorical question:

How the hell do you guys manage the time to read books? I read maybe 2-3 a year. what little free time i have, I waste here and by watching the tribe. Do you sleep?
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Spin » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:11 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:39 pm

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If you are a fan of Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Harlan Coben, etc. you'll probably like Nelson Demille.

He has a recurring character, former NYPD detective John Corey. The guy is a complete smart ass. Pretty funny. Good stories.

Start with Plum Island, the first book in the series.

Light reading. I dig it.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby jfiling » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:38 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby StewieG » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:21 am

Motherscratcher wrote:Image

If you are a fan of Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Harlan Coben, etc. you'll probably like Nelson Demille.

He has a recurring character, former NYPD detective John Corey. The guy is a complete smart ass. Pretty funny. Good stories.

Start with Plum Island, the first book in the series.

Light reading. I dig it.


I've read his other John Corey stuff. Somehow completely missed the new one. I'll have to pick it up after I'm done with the Dragon Tatoo series.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:10 am

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby jfiling » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:42 pm

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Great read, although it's weird how I'm starting to find Art the slightest bit sympathetic. I can't wait until the end to see how much I still hate Art.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:00 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby JJN » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:03 pm

Just finished:
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Now reading:
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:40 pm

motherscratcher wrote:Image

If you are a fan of Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Harlan Coben, etc. you'll probably like Nelson Demille.

He has a recurring character, former NYPD detective John Corey. The guy is a complete smart ass. Pretty funny. Good stories.

Start with Plum Island, the first book in the series.

Light reading. I dig it.


Read this one a month ago. Fantastic stuff, along the same lines of his other Corey books. Really funny, yet gripping at the same time.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:50 pm

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Almost done with this. Very good book. Sci-Fi, but not over the top. Vampires, but not in a Twilight way. It has a sort of epic feel to it. Apparently it's the first in a planned trilogy, and Ridley Scott is already talking movie. FWIW, I think it would make an excellent movie, but no idea how they fit the whole story into 2 hours. It's over 700 pages, and the print's really small. If the print were the size of most books, it would be well over 1,000 pages. Still though, great story.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:59 pm

Taking a break from DeMille

Almost finished with this:

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Mitch Rapp origin story. Absolutely love it.

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:53 am

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:59 pm

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:48 pm

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I keep clicking and nothing happens.
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Re: Now Reading?

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:20 pm

I'm told there's a story in the Richards book about the time he fell off the stage and nearly knocked himself conscious.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:03 pm

danwismar wrote:I'm told there's a story in the Richards book about the time he fell off the stage and nearly knocked himself conscious.



Takimng my time on it. Just at the point hwre the Stones are mking it big. You forget how serious keith is as a guitarist. Dude is really into the music side as crazy as he is.

Mainly, I want to learn his secret for living lik ethat and being alive in his 60's. My hero.
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Re: Now Reading?

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:38 pm

jb wrote:
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I keep clicking and nothing happens.


Damn lies from Amazon jpeg...

Good book btw, rise to fall. Love the time period.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:17 pm

One of my favorite historical subjects.

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Re: Now Reading?

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:27 am

CDT ever read Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? Have it in my stack of books that need to be read after Mellon. I concur on the Republic, and my love for the period extends probably to Marcus Aurelius.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:48 pm

Orenthal wrote:CDT ever read Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? Have it in my stack of books that need to be read after Mellon. I concur on the Republic, and my love for the period extends probably to Marcus Aurelius.



Nope. A friend has a copy I need to borrow after I finish this one and on deck I got Scipio Africanus: Rome's Greatest General. Who I consider to be one of the greatest military minds of all time.

I'm also looking for a book on Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby JJN » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:43 am

Currently on John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades; great follow up to Old Man's War. Just finished the first Mitch Rapp novel as well due to this thread. Thanks for the recommendation. Wouldn't have checked it out without this thread in all likelihood.
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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:31 am

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Re: Now Reading?

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:11 am

Great great read.

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As is this......

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