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post Dec 10 2009, 05:47 PM
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Reading mostly Jeremy Clarkson books at the moment, but looking for better books to read with a story rather than Newspaper articles.

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post Dec 10 2009, 08:00 PM
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post Dec 22 2009, 06:46 AM
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The last book I actually finished was Australia's Serial Killers by Paul B. Kidd.

I'm now reading Never To Be Released volumes 2&3 becuase I can't find number 1. They are all written by Paul B. Kidd and they are documented accounts of Australias worst criminals.

I don't read much fiction, I play games for fiction.
I can't even remember the last fiction book I read.
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post Dec 22 2009, 09:06 AM
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Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'

Started alright but then got a little convoluted and anti-climatic. 3/5.
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post Jan 13 2010, 04:06 AM
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I just finished King's Under The Dome which was a big step in the right direction. What I find absolutely stellar about his writing is his ability to invoke upon me a feeling of downright moral disgust for those who use outdated morals to justify their actions. I don't think King will ever stop writing about aliens though, but at least his idea of them continually changes. Sisyphus comes to mind a lot when the book finally gets around to ET near the end. Btw, ending is beyond fucked up.


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post Jan 13 2010, 05:06 AM
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I can't remember the last book I finished, but right now I'm reading The Anthology of Lesbian Writing. v.gif


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post Jan 13 2010, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Dec 22 2009, 10:06 AM) *
Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'

Started alright but then got a little convoluted and anti-climatic. 3/5.


i finish it about a month ago. the ending sucks! it's like you are looking for this precious thing and in the end u can buy it at 7-11 down the road.

i am on the Stephen Kings - The Dark Tower series. just finished "Drawing of three".
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post Jan 14 2010, 01:52 AM
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance
& The Book of General Ignorance are the last books I remember reading

Currently reading Anthony Kiedis' autobiography Scar Tissue and A Short History of Nearly Everything. I've also got a few more music books to read including ones on Led Zeppelin and Kasabian (I like my music books). Beyond that theres about 20 others books I've randomly bought on Amazon for 1p that I need to get around too reading.


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post Jan 14 2010, 01:55 AM
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QUOTE (Zacko @ Jan 13 2010, 08:52 PM) *
To Kill a Mockingbird

Really? Did the old Southern United States suddenly become interesting to you?


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post Jan 14 2010, 03:07 AM
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QUOTE (Massacre @ Jan 14 2010, 01:55 AM) *
QUOTE (Zacko @ Jan 13 2010, 08:52 PM) *
To Kill a Mockingbird

Really? Did the old Southern United States suddenly become interesting to you?


Haters be hating tongue.gif

Nah it's just an awesome book really, watched the film again recently and it made me want to reread it.


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post Jan 14 2010, 03:11 AM
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I think it was ninth grade when I read it and watched the movie, I'd kind of like to at least see the movie again. Better than most of the shit I read in school.

For some reason it didn't occur to me that this book might exist outside of the US.


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Massacre, you make me look like a rational, moral, kind person.
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Massacre - What you've just posted is sick and disturbing...
QUOTE (ViceMan @ Jan 17 2010, 04:22 PM) *
When Massacre is around, everything is violated... Whether it likes it or not.
QUOTE (ViceMan @ Mar 6 2011, 09:40 AM) *
Whenever I think of "human resources" Massacre immediately springs to mind.


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post Jan 14 2010, 05:50 AM
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I just finished the 2nd book in James Ellroy's "Underworld USA Trilogy", The Cold Six Thousand.

In the first book (American Tabloid) you meet Kemper Boyd (FBI Agent), Ward Littell (Ex-FBI Agent), and Pete Bondurant (Howard Hughes' pimp) and see as they work behind the political scenes in the late 50s through the early 60s. They all have a hand in the Bay of Pigs fiasco and participate in the assassination of JFK. They also work both against and then for the mob at different points.

Now in the second book, 2 of the 3 main characters survive to continue in the story, with the third being replaced with Las Vegas cop Wayne Tedrow. They keep working with the mob and J. Edgar Hoover against Robert Kennedy and Fidel Castro, but now also face off against Martian Luther King, Jr. and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Of course this book kills off both RFK and MLK (Castro never dies the cockroach!) and one of the 3 main characters dies like in the last book...but for completly different reasons then the last one's death.

I'll begin reading the third book, Blood's a Rover, tomorrow. smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2010, 10:24 AM
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The last book I've read was Came a Cavalier by Francis Parkinson Keyes. Now this isn't my normal kind of book but it really was a treat. Its set in Pre and during ww2 times and follows Constance Galt, a nurse. She has some mushy romantic suitors and its kind of cheesy romancy at the first half but once the war comes into play it gets extremely interesting. I like both halves because they both create a deep connection to the main and side characters and show how the war afflicted Paris.Overall I give it my Gay Seal of Approval.




FUNFACT: I picked it up for a dollar at the NYC Strand, its not a cheap work, its classic and its awesome.



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post Jan 14 2010, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (Massacre @ Jan 14 2010, 03:11 AM) *
I think it was ninth grade when I read it and watched the movie, I'd kind of like to at least see the movie again. Better than most of the shit I read in school.

For some reason it didn't occur to me that this book might exist outside of the US.



Yeah we read it awhile back as well, same with Animal Farm - both books that I've reread since purely because I didn't really pay attention at the time.

And Optimum, American Tabloid is an awesome book.


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post Jan 14 2010, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE (Zacko @ Jan 14 2010, 04:25 PM) *
QUOTE (Massacre @ Jan 14 2010, 03:11 AM) *
I think it was ninth grade when I read it and watched the movie, I'd kind of like to at least see the movie again. Better than most of the shit I read in school.

For some reason it didn't occur to me that this book might exist outside of the US.



Yeah we read it awhile back as well, same with Animal Farm - both books that I've reread since purely because I didn't really pay attention at the time.

And Optimum, American Tabloid is an awesome book.


talk about Animal Farm. have anyone read Brave New World?
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post Jan 17 2010, 07:41 PM
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I used to be something of a bookworm but the last few years I've only been reading material which is essential to my work to keep me up to date with certain legislations and latest working practices but I thought I'd contribute to this thread by posting this.

Times 100 Best Books of The Decade.
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post Jan 19 2010, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (marney1 @ Jan 17 2010, 07:41 PM) *
I used to be something of a bookworm but the last few years I've only been reading material which is essential to my work to keep me up to date with certain legislations and latest working practices but I thought I'd contribute to this thread by posting this.

Times 100 Best Books of The Decade.


thanks. now that i see the list, i have read total zero out of 100. there are 2 books about 9-11 and why is Harry Potter there?? i hate harry potter and everything related to him!i dnt even watch the movies.
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post Jan 19 2010, 05:12 PM
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I didn't read the list, but I'll bet I haven't read anything on it. The only recently published books I've read are the two Gears of War novels.


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Massacre, you make me look like a rational, moral, kind person.
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post Jan 19 2010, 08:47 PM
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Twilight is on the list.

Why the hell did Twilight get in the top 1000 much less top 100. dry.gif

The only book on that list that I've ever read was The Da Vinci Code, which isn't as good of a book as people make it out to be. sleep.gif


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post Jan 21 2010, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE (OptimumPx @ Jan 19 2010, 09:47 PM) *
Twilight is on the list.

Why the hell did Twilight get in the top 1000 much less top 100. dry.gif

The only book on that list that I've ever read was The Da Vinci Code, which isn't as good of a book as people make it out to be. sleep.gif


i didn't see that it was on the list. i bought a hard cover illustration version and kinda like it though.
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