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post #461 of 758 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 11:50 PM
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Unless they read Condom Depot, it's boring.

I'm about to start Dubliners. Bertrand Russell:A Life was fantastic. I highly recommend it.
If you recommend it, it's worth giving a shot.

Just finished "Winkie" by Clifford Chase. It's about a teddy bear who wills himself to life, and the US Gov't believes him to be a terrorist and has him detained at Guantanamo.

The book should have been a short story. And Chase seems to take swings at a lot of institutions: the Court system [reminiscent of Kafka's "The Trial"], the Catholic Church and its refusal to evolve with society, and even his own family [Southern Racists]. It's too much and counteracts the satire.
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Murder Machine by Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci is a great mafia book for anyone who likes mafioso books or crime books

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Eye opening account of an economical hitman.

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Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly-paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confess...onomic_Hit_Man


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post #464 of 758 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 05:50 AM
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The Princess Bride - William Goldman edition.

Other awesome novels include:

- Discworld series (Terry Pratchett)
- The Witch of Cologne (Tobsha Learner)
- The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
- Any other Philippa Gregory novels
- Jack Reacher series (Lee Child)
- Madness and Wasted (Marya Hornbacher)
- Any book on Forensics
- Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)

whoo!!!

Well finished The Princess Bride so onto 'The Mists of Avalon' by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Too Close To Home by Linwood Barclay
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post #466 of 758 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 08:16 PM
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Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. Best autobiography I have read.
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Sahakian's A History of Philosophy. I love it, but I need a highlighter so bad.


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Just finished 'A Dance with Dragons'. The fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones).

I've waited about 4 years for this book, and whilst it was an absolutely fantastic read, I feel we're no further along in the main plot than we were 2 books ago. Feast for Crows and Dance with Dragons run parrallel in the timeline, but in nearly 2000 pages we're really not that further along than the ending of Storm of Swords. DWD felt like it was only there to get a few characters closer to each other, a couple of cliffhangers and to open up even more plot lines.

How he's ever going to tie all the lose ends up in the next two books is beyond me. I look forward to it though. Yay another 5 year wait for a book.






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One good thing about The Game of Thrones HBO show is that HBO has guaranteed that they will keep making seasons of the show as long as there is story to tell. If he keeps writing books someone past the books scheduled, they will keep filming. Awesome


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Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. Best autobiography I have read.
No shit. I've read that book well over 20 times.

Also, someone took up my recomondation of the book 'confessions of an economical hitman'. They pos repped me but didnt sign it. Who are you mystery poster?




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