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01-06-2011, 12:00 AM #51Registered User
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Here are some books which you may like or can consider of reading.
1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon, 2000, Random House)
2. Just Kids (Patti Smith, 2010, Ecco)
3. The Scott Pilgrim Series (Bryan Lee O’Malley, 2004 – 2010, Oni Press)
4. Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
5. Monster Rally (Charles Addams, 1950, Simon and Schuster)
6. Transition Plan by Bob Russell (with Bryan Bucher)
7. Gospel in Life (Tim Keller)
01-06-2011, 09:28 AM #52
01-11-2011, 06:50 PM #53
I got caught up in a couple other reads including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's book and George W. Bush's book, both of which I have started and have many pages ahead of me.
Also, I flew through Rigged by Ben Mezrich which was outstanding - a great read that felt like a combo of Boilier Room and a Hunter Thompson book. But I also started Islands in the Stream by Hemingway - I forgot how crazy his characters were. Good stuff. And of course, I'm reading chapters here and there from David Goodman's latest book Best Backcountry Skiing in New England.
Spats, I'm putting your book on my list. Looking forward to it.
I've read the entire Cormac McCarthy quiver - he's probably my favorite writer. Can't wait for his next one.
Last edited by JMO; 01-11-2011 at 07:01 PM.People shooting ski areas should be sued.
01-12-2011, 08:41 AM #54
So recently read the Lost City of Z. its about amazonian explorers and well written
Similarly in that vein. Check out the River of Doubt. its about Teddy Roosevelts expedition to map/explore one of the amazonian tributaries
Also In the heart of the sea:the tragedy of the whale ship essex
01-16-2011, 12:08 PM #55
picked up World War Z for the transatlantic flight and read it over the holidays. nothing like a zombie book to get you in the christmas spirit. surprisingly good. the author has an incredible imagination in thinking through all the possible scenarios that could go down in a zombie apocalypse.
note: not the best thing to read before bedtime.
01-17-2011, 03:18 PM #56
A Prayer For Owen Meaney by John Irving. absolutely awesome.thats new hampshire as fuck
We ain't eager to be legal, so please leave me with the keys to your Jeep Eagle.
01-17-2011, 11:37 PM #57
Been listening to Malcom Gladwell's books lately. All are super interesting.
Finished Blink and The Tipping Point thus far and am in the middle of Outliers. Still have to start What the Dog Saw.
Definitely suggest checking them out.
01-18-2011, 08:34 AM #58
01-18-2011, 11:10 PM #59
Seconds on Lamb and Brighter Than A Thousand Suns. Lamb is one of the few books that made me laugh out loud many times over.
I recommend, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.Shut your eyes and think of somewhere. Somewhere cold and caked with snow.
01-25-2011, 11:36 AM #60
I don't know if he can get another 1500+ pages out of the story though.
I would also like to add "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin. I have never read another book like it.
Last edited by Stu Gotz; 01-25-2011 at 09:07 PM.Charlie, here comes the deuce. And when you speak of me, speak well.
01-26-2011, 02:05 PM #61
i really liked the passage too.though honestly i thought the ending was good and agree that i don't know how he can get more out of it.
i would be ok with the way it ends as is
01-27-2011, 08:03 PM #62
the lone survivor-marcus luttrell
indian country-philip caputo
the voyage-philip caputo
I like everything I've read by caputo
01-27-2011, 09:44 PM #63
I found both Cormac's No Country for Old Men and The Road to be kinda meh, but have heard that Blood Meridian is totally tits. On the fence about it, though, based on my dislike of the aforementioned, but could be easily toppled.
I'm also seriously considering going on a full-tilt Charles Portis bender:
The Dog of the South
Masters of Atlantis
Haven't read any of 'em nor do I know a single soul who has, but based on the Coen Bros. version of TG, which seems pretty damn true to the book, methinks that Portis will be a good yarn spinner.
Ron Carlson's short stories are solid...check out the At The Jim Bridger collection."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
01-28-2011, 12:05 AM #64another Handsome Boy graduate
01-28-2011, 12:08 PM #65
hey they are all good books. and it seemed like the OP was looking for adventure type dealios
one of my favorite books is The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. Awesome if you like dry british humor.
01-31-2011, 03:31 PM #66Registered User
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Awesome book- White Planet
You were looking for a good book awhile back and here's one that I think you will like- White Planet: A Mad Dash through Modern Global Ski Culture. It's written by Leslie Anthony (he's written for Powder and SKIER) and details the evolution of skiing and skiing culture. It's funny and the only romance going on is with the pow.
Here's a review of it:
01-31-2011, 05:31 PM #67
01-31-2011, 07:43 PM #68
reading "breaking the limit" by karen larsen right now.. pretty good.... she rides her harley from new jersey to alaska and back. kind of an adventure story i guess.
picking up a copy of "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans" by wendell potter tomorrow.. title speaks for itself.what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?
01-31-2011, 08:26 PM #69
Apparently the books I read are like the popcorn movies of literature. The not inspirational or informative, but they are fun reads. I just finished 207 Bones, which is by a producer of the TV show Bones. I don't watch the show, but the person that gave me the book said the book reads like the show.
I just started Camel Club, which is the first book in series a series of 5 books so far. I've already read the third book, Stone Cold before I realized it was part of a series and I hope this one is as good."It's not that she said anything that wasn't true, it's that what she did say has almost no relation to the truth." - Rubicon
"To me, believing that God will drop a giant building on Greenland is no more bat shit crazy than thinking the US government can run the healthcare industry or properly regulate the financial industry" - Downbound Train
02-05-2011, 02:43 PM #70Registered User
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can anyone recommend a good history of judaism, or pirates?"he doesn't know to behold what the cold frost can do..."
02-05-2011, 02:45 PM #71
the camel club books are great. I'm on the third one in the series, and I love them. Of course I haven't read anything by Baldacci that isn't great.
02-05-2011, 05:54 PM #72
"Destiny Disrupted" by Tamim Ansary - it's a "history of the world through Muslim eyes." It's a crazy good read, absolutely fascinating. It was written very conversationally, as if you were "talking over a beer" at a bar. The last chapter or two really set the stage for the turmoil over in Egypt and general "unrest" in the Middle East. They really build on the info in the rest of the book, though. It really makes you realize how utterly ignorant Americans are of the ways and desires of Muslims, Arabs, Islamists, Middle Easterners, etc.Fighting foot fungus one public bath house at a time!
02-07-2011, 09:18 PM #73Registered User
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Just finished "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Hands down the most unbelievable story I've ever read. I can't think of the last time I was this enthralled by a book.
02-10-2011, 04:22 AM #74Registered User
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Dipstik, looks interesting: thanks for the posting it.
And I don't think I've - or anyone else - has mentioned it yet but "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" by Chuck Klosterman is absolutely brilliant. I'm not even into that much "American culture" things like TV, movies, pop culture, etc. (mainly just books and music) but I still loved it. His other books are pretty good too.
02-14-2011, 11:34 PM #75
tonight i stumbled upon the trailer for this new movie called Limitless and while the film looks kinda meh, it mentioned that it was based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.
i read this book several years ago and it was a serious page-turner. it's basically a modern update on Flowers for Algernon and definitely worth the read.
Glynn's latest, Winterland, looks intriguing, as well..."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."