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I was browsing the library recently and absolutely nothing looked interesting.

I've gone and read every book with pictures in it, now it's time to step up and start reading those books with hard covers and no pictures.

 

I'm taking all recommendations- fiction, nonfiction, Chomsksy to bodice-ripper. What are you guys reading these days?

 

(aside from spray)

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Sex and the Single Girl and Sex and the Office by the notorious Helen Gurley Brown, ex-Cosmo bigwig. Scored these for 25 cents each in local thrift store. Highly amusing smileysex5.gifyellaf.gif 60's vintage hahaha.gif

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Stephen Hunter is a fine fiction writer. Any of his books w/ Earl or Bob Lee Swagger in them are top notch fun reading. His early stuff is okay but I would wouldn't really go out of my way to suggest them. Hunter really hit his stride with the Swagger books though. Total late night page turners.thumbs_up.gifDirty White Boys, Time to Hunt,Point of Impact, Hot Springs thumbs_up.gif

 

Ever read "Into Thin Air"... ? ?that's pretty good too... hahaha.gifHCL.gif

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i just read 'knight of the maison-rouge' by alexandre dumas. same guy who wrote '3 musketeers' and 'count of monte cristo'. theres love and blood. and blood and love. some lusting. then everybody gets their fukin head chopped off. i thought it was a great book and i look forward to the movie.

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Unholy Wars by John K Cooley

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Commentary on foreign policy that has led us to the present geo-political situation we are currently mired in.

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The coming plague: newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance

Betrayal of Trust: the collapse of global public health

both by Laurie Garrett

 

The constant Gardener by John Lacourre, about corruption of pharmaceutical companies in Kenya

 

any of the books by Richard North Patterson (Political thrillers) (Degree of Guilt, Protect and Defend, No safe place, etc...)

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The last few years I've been reading through the Modern Library's list of 100 best novels. Most of my other reading is modern non-fiction, so the ML list is great...fiction, guaranteed good reading, you can find most of the list in any library.

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"Dangerous Liasons" and "The Arms of Krupp" are currently being purged from the haven't read but should shelf.

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Fuck Yes! A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything.

the author is listed as a "Reverend Wing F. Fing, MD, PhD, DDS, LLD, DVD, and much much more!"... which someone once told me is a pen name for Tom Robbins. hahaha.gif

 

 

also, all you Ed Abbey fans out there (something tells me you might fall in that group Squid).... if you haven't read The Fools Progress you should; little-known gem.

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The Fool's Progress, Fire on the Mountain, The Brave Cowboy, Good News, The Monkey Wrench Gang, Black Sun, Desert Soltaire....they're all good. The Fool's Progress is one of his best.

 

Deep Ecology for the 21st Century, The Practice of the Wild, anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Walden Two, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, A Clockwork Orange, Elegant Universe, and The Road to Serfdom are some of the favorites from my little library. For something a little heavier, read The Divine Comedy.

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i'm reading fools progress a chapter a day right now and it ain't much IMHO. desert solitaire and MWG were waaaay better.

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I recently read the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series and thought they were very entertaining and clever.

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Frequencies, by Joseph Ortega - near-future SF set in a somewhat orwellian future Seattle.

 

The Count of Monte Christo - for my occasional Thick Classic fix.

 

The Ten Thousand - Historical fiction of Xenophon's march from Persia, but not as good as Pressfield's books.

 

Survivor, by by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club) - Fun satirical read on religion, media, and cleaning tips.

 

Currently fighting my way through Dave Eggers' "You Shall Know Our Velocity" - Giving him a second chance after 'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," which was none of those things.

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I read both of Lance Armstrongs books: "Every Second Counts" and "It's Not About The Bike". Both are great inspiring books.

 

If you're looking for something different, try "A Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi. Here is a link to it:

http://www.samurai.com/5rings/

 

If you're a nerd like me, I can give you a few titles of books about thermodynamics or medicine. tongue.gif

 

Steve

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Fuck Yes! A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything.

the author is listed as a "Reverend Wing F. Fing, MD, PhD, DDS, LLD, DVD, and much much more!"... which someone once told me is a pen name for Tom Robbins. hahaha.gif

 

 

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is this true?

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What..no Davinci Code??

 

Read it a couple of months back - a fair read, some cool research - coworker is reading "Angels and Demons" right now - says it's exactly the same plot - just substitute "Illuminati" for "Templars/Priory of Scion" (actually A&D was written before DaVinci)

 

If you want the whole 'Templar Plot' done well and with some literacy and humor, rather than just as an Oprah Bestseller, read Focaults Pendulum, by Umberto Eco.

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Fuck Yes! A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything.

the author is listed as a "Reverend Wing F. Fing, MD, PhD, DDS, LLD, DVD, and much much more!"... which someone once told me is a pen name for Tom Robbins. hahaha.gif

 

 

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is this true?

 

what, that WFF is actually Tom Robbins? don't know... like I said that's what i heard once. so have you read Fuck Yes!, Muffy? damn funny book, i recommend it to all.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0940183218/qid=1080333056/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-9643025-4683033?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

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