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What are you reading now?

Postby Mr66 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:19 pm

No newspapers or magazines. [-X

'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins
'The Rough Guide to the Blues'
'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music'.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Dirko » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:30 pm

Kokoda - by Paul Ham

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Reviews/K ... m=storyrhs

A review link above. A most compelling read, gives a good footing to the Japanese events also which is very interesting...
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby godoubleblues » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:31 pm

I just finished "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy, good read however he writes in a different way, no punctuation
also have a couple of crime novels on the go
and flicking through the Lonely Planet guide to Vietnam, heading there later in the year

good read that particular Kokoda book, I finished it last year
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Dirko » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:33 pm

godoubleblues wrote:I just finished "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy, good read however he writes in a different way, no punctuation
also have a couple of crime novels on the go
and flicking through the Lonely Planet guide to Vietnam, heading there later in the year

good read that particular Kokoda book, I finished it last year


Off topic..Sorry !

Vietnam :D :D :D :D :D
ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC !!
Backpacked through there 6 years ago - North to South - LOVED IT !!
You'll enjoy it..

Back to topic...
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby JAS » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:44 pm

Just started 'The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid' by Bill Bryson. Have all his books and love his humour. To follow it I have 'The Heart of the Antarctic' by Shackleton.

'Men of Norwood' by Mike Coward lives on the coffee table so I can browse through it whenever I want.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:58 pm

Just finished "The Comedians" by Graham Greene. The story of a white man in 1960s Haiti watching the country slip into ruin. Now I understand why the Haitian national dish is dirt cakes. :shock:

Am also nearing the end of a Game Theory textbook. It is written from a social science perspective, so the theory is used to form analogies with social behaviour, which is interesting. Unfortunately I've found about 7 errors in the mathematics presented in the book, which is annoying.

Next book is likely to be an Ian Rankin title, i.e. Inspector Rebus.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby brod » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:59 pm

How about "The Beer Bible" by Willie Simpson (got it for Christmas with some beer). If thats not quite cultured enough Im out of this topic at the moment..just dont seem to be able to find the time.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:00 pm

Mr66 wrote:'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins


A penny for your thoughts on this one.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Mr66 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:09 pm

Pseudo wrote:
Mr66 wrote:'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins


A penny for your thoughts on this one.


Just started.

Having just leafed through it and read about Dawkins,(& Sam Harris,Christopher Hitchens etc..)
the major criticism of him is that he puts his theories forward with the blind zeal
of the religious fundamentalists that he opposes.
Might have to start a new thread to deal with discussion on this. :-k
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Dogwatcher » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:13 pm

In the last week finished Ali Bacher - The Biography and 1001 Albums You Must Listen To.

Started Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One, but put it down.

Now reading In Their Voices, recollections from some of Britain's last surviving WW1 veterans. All were over 100 at the time of publication.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magpiespower » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:05 am

Just re-read John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men.

Almost finished...

Nathaniel West's The Day of the Locust.

and about to start...

Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby smac » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:44 am

Opened up Somme Mud last night, a stunning account of WW1 on the Western Front from an Australian Private (Edward Lynch).
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Dogwatcher » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:46 am

Smac - we'll have to do a trade. I've got loads of those kind of books.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby smac » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:21 am

Dogwatcher wrote:Smac - we'll have to do a trade. I've got loads of those kind of books.

Sounds good - this is my first WW1 book, I'm pretty sure I have been through every WW2 book ever written. :wink:
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:36 am

This topic now.
Then wil take a read of the SANFL board
After that, lining up a read of Regionals Boards.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby JK » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:03 am

Currently reading 3 books, Harrington on Hold em': Vol 2, Body For Life (sadly you have to do more than just read it to get in shape) and a Baldacci novel which I can't remember the name of because it's taken a back seat to the other 2.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:20 am

On Dawkins:

Mr66 wrote:the major criticism of him is that he puts his theories forward with the blind zeal
of the religious fundamentalists that he opposes.


I've found that myself. In The Blind Watchmaker he was very open about his position, claimed that the work was meant to be pro-evolution and to hell with those who would disagree. Nevertheless in Unweaving the Rainbow his attitude came off much as you describe above. Probably a good thing that I'm on his side, otherwise I wouldn't have enjoyed his books half as much 8)
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby TroyGFC » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:07 pm

Currently starting a biography of Dipper. "DIPPER Tell The Kids I Luv 'Em" 1996
Just finished a couple of weeks ago "First They Killed My Father" - Story about the Kumular Rouge in Cambodia.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Mr66 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:11 pm

johntheclaret wrote:This topic now.
Then wil take a read of the SANFL board
After that, lining up a read of Regionals Boards.


Ok, no newspapers,magazines OR websites. :wink:
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby zipzap » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:50 pm

'Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit?' (volume 2)
Timmy Weatherald's book
'Words & Music' by Paul Morley
The Big Day Out timetable (damn those ******* clashes!)
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