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Old 05-28-2009, 02:05 PM   #561
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Re: What are you reading?

OK - here's a few goodies I have just read and you should read:

Shantaram
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Idiot - Dostoyevsky (also Crime and Punishment) - tip if you have an iphone search for dostoyevsky - you get a few books for a couple of $ and also can get tolstoy, jack london and other classic collections - nice to read on the iphone too
The Power of One
Rum Diaries - Hunter S Thompson
The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
Don't make me think - steve krug - book on website usability - readable in 1 sitting
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:05 PM   #562
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Question: What books have your read on your iphone???
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:50 AM   #563
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Question: What books have your read on your iphone???
Don't have an iPhone but read The Art of War, King Salomon's Mines and Right Ho, Jeeves on my BlackBerry Pearl. DailyLit (WFS) is a nice RSS or e-mail subscription site that sends daily installments of book that are in the public domain. They were fine to read on the BB's small screen and probably would cause a lot less eye strain on the iPhone's bigger viewing area.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:48 PM   #564
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I HATED "The Road" by McCarthy...just an odd, dull, bleak story that just kind of ends. Its like when I read "Choke" by Palahniuk(sp), I finished it in a sitting and said, "Now, why did I read that?"...

I'm thinking of rereading Atlas Shrugged and maybe the Aubrey-Maturin books by O'Brian...
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:37 AM   #565
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett. An entertaining summer read. Also slowly working through a Hemingway short story compilation. That guy was a total badass in his day, bare-knuckle boxer, big-game hunter, deep-sea fisherman. I figure I could pick up a few life lessons from this one.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #566
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Just finished "Wizard and Glass", the fourth book of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. So far the series is pretty good.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #567
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I just finished Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler and am excited about starting Solipsist by Henry Rollins.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #568
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I HATED "The Road" by McCarthy...just an odd, dull, bleak story that just kind of ends. Its like when I read "Choke" by Palahniuk(sp), I finished it in a sitting and said, "Now, why did I read that?"...

I'm thinking of rereading Atlas Shrugged and maybe the Aubrey-Maturin books by O'Brian...
I really enjoyed "The Road"....I will admit that while reading it I kind of had similar feelings to yours and it does get repetitive in the middle but after mulling it over for a while I saw there was more to it, at least to me there was. McCarthy is an interesting author.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:09 PM   #569
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I'm thinking of rereading Atlas Shrugged and maybe the Aubrey-Maturin books by O'Brian...
Skip the pedantic nonsense of Rand and move on to O'brian. 6,000 pages of some truly entertaining writing. I consider it the black-tar heroin of literature. Just try one, I dare you.

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Old 06-07-2009, 06:13 PM   #570
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I really enjoyed "The Road"....I will admit that while reading it I kind of had similar feelings to yours and it does get repetitive in the middle but after mulling it over for a while I saw there was more to it, at least to me there was. McCarthy is an interesting author.
I absolutely agree. The Road is one of those books that you read once, you mull on it for a few weeks, then you read it again. Then you read it again. And again. And again.

There is so much in that book. I just read it for the first time tonight and couldn't put it down. I'm going to let it simmer for a while, think about it, then read it again in a week or so.
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