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Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:09 pm

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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Teitan » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:30 pm

A book I’ve wanted to read for a long time but never got around to, I’ve finally started. Kitchen Confidential. I’ve always liked Bourdains storytelling.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby The Outsider » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:29 pm

Teitan wrote:A book I’ve wanted to read for a long time but never got around to, I’ve finally started. Kitchen Confidential. I’ve always liked Bourdains storytelling.



Great book and really, really accurate.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby paco74 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:41 pm

Stephen R Donaldson's The Seventh Decimate.

The author of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever....Lord Foul's Bane...
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby MJW » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:11 am

This book should be required reading before talking about contracts/salary cap stuff around here...I've learned a ton. It's only a year or two old, so none of the specific info is outdated.

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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Teitan wrote:A book I’ve wanted to read for a long time but never got around to, I’ve finally started. Kitchen Confidential. I’ve always liked Bourdains storytelling.

I'm over 100 pages in and it's absolutely great.

My reprint copy has "handwritten" notes in it that Tony scribbled in the margins. He maintained to his dying day not to eat the fish on monday.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Deja Entendu » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 pm

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Probably my favorite book. Also love the movie, and really enjoyed the Broadway show -- shame that didn't stick around.

I've always shared your take: some was real and some things were delusions as he spiraled into psychosis. I believe Ellis has insinuated the same.

I'll have to pick that up again soon.

Probably my favourite book too. Only book I've read twice! It's slightly embarrassing to bring up due to it's reputation, but it truly is a masterful piece of writing.

Picked up another Easton-Ellis book, "Glamorama" today. Have read American Pscho (twice), Lunar Park, and Less Than Zero, really enjoyed them all, so looking forward to this one.

Look forward to your thoughts on the Dexter series, have always been curious about them due to my interest in Serial Killers and enjoyed the show (mostly).


Started scrolling back and saw a few things I forgot to follow up on...

How was Glamorama? It’s funny, American Psycho is my favorite book, but I’ve never read anything else by BEE. Less than Zero has been in my “Save for Later” cart on Amazon for a very long time.

I never did start Dexter. How far did you get? I wound up going for a different kind of crime-reading spree:

Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan (which was adapted into The Town). The Town is a favorite of mine, so I knew I’d like this. It had enough differences to keep it interesting, too.

The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton. I really enjoyed this one as well.

I just started The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins.

Next up will either be Canary by Duane Swiercyznski (an author from Philly that has some earlier works that I enjoyed), The Beach by Alex Garland, or I’ll finally pick up Darkly Dreaming Dexter.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Deja Entendu » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:15 pm

MJ, what did you think of Adjustment Day?
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby paco74 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm

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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby DreadNaught » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:03 pm

Ordered 'The Right Side of History' that comes with the audiobook download. I may send the audiobook to MB so he can listen to Shapiro read to him before bed. :D
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:08 pm

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

fantastic so far
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:13 pm

beardmcdoug wrote:Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

fantastic so far



I really liked that guy. Whether you agreed with him or not you knew he got to his position in a well thought out manner
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:30 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:
beardmcdoug wrote:Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

fantastic so far



I really liked that guy. Whether you agreed with him or not you knew he got to his position in a well thought out manner


yeah, he had a winding path, which he describes in the first 20 or so pages. he said he felt like anybody that went from Harvard Med school, to Walter Mondale's speech writer, to Washington Post contributer, to Fox News regular "owes an explanation" of his ideological path. The book is a collection of his essays, columns, and the occasional eulogy. Great writer. Great wit. Believes in the best of America. I highly recommend it. Particularly to you, Zarni
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:11 am

DreadNaught wrote:Ordered 'The Right Side of History' that comes with the audiobook download. I may send the audiobook to MB so he can listen to Shapiro read to him before bed. :D

He'd certainly get me in a deep sleep quickly.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby TheChefO » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:00 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:He'd certainly get me in a deep rage quickly.


FTFY :)
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 am

beardmcdoug wrote:
Zarniwoop wrote:

I really liked that guy. Whether you agreed with him or not you knew he got to his position in a well thought out manner


yeah, he had a winding path, which he describes in the first 20 or so pages. he said he felt like anybody that went from Harvard Med school, to Walter Mondale's speech writer, to Washington Post contributer, to Fox News regular "owes an explanation" of his ideological path. The book is a collection of his essays, columns, and the occasional eulogy. Great writer. Great wit. Believes in the best of America. I highly recommend it. Particularly to you, Zarni



I'll give it a shot if my list ever expanding list ever dwindles. I read his previous book and really liked it.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby bahamian:bucfan » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:10 pm

The letter of Ephesians

By Apostle Paul (by the inspiration of The Holy Spirit)
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:24 pm

TheChefO wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:He'd certainly get me in a deep rage quickly.


FTFY :)

C'mon. My joke was perfectly executed. Why you wanna add a rimshot to it?
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby TheChefO » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:33 pm

I suppose one could fall asleep to Shapiro as one would tune out a whiny wife, but I find it equally plausible he would send some into a rage.

Speaking of reading/audiobooks: took a road trip with the fam, listened to Understanding Trump by Gingrich.
Pretty good, but not as insightful as Lewandowski's Let Trump be Trump.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Snake » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:16 pm

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ry/524490/

My Family’s Slave:
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Snake » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:51 pm

https://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy- ... ation.html

What were your first impressions of the Beatles?
That they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:52 pm

Snake wrote:https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/

My Family’s Slave:
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

Outstanding read. Thanks.
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Re: "What are you reading?" thread

Postby paco74 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:16 am

I got about 2/3 of the way through before I could no longer hold back the tears. No more I read the less I could hold it back. Thank you for the suggestion. Great read.
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