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Out of town, on a rainy day... wandered into a bookshop yesterday and picked up Dan Simmons' Hyperion omnibus. As of last night I was just starting into the second book - damn it's good!


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this thread.

I haven't been reading much lately... too much rc.com...


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AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War by Larry Kahaner.

History of the firearm, from original idea to current events.

Fascinating history.


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the descent by jeff long. cheesy, but kept me occupied when work was slow. other than that ed viesturs bio, "there are no shortcuts


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macherry wrote:
the descent by jeff long. cheesy, but kept me occupied when work was slow. other than that ed viesturs bio, "there are no shortcuts
That guy rocks... his stuff is kinda farfetched at times, but they're solid books...


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Out of town, on a rainy day... wandered into a bookshop yesterday and picked up Dan Simmons' Hyperion omnibus. As of last night I was just starting into the second book - damn it's good!

I really liked those books. Hyperion and Endymion were both great reads. I was disappointed by Ilium and Olympos, though. They weren't nearly so well plotted or written.


On the sci-fi tip, I've been hacking at Stanislaw Lem's Imaginary Magnitude, which is a fascinating collection of forwards to books from the future. He introduces an analysis of the art of x-ray videography, produces the introduction to a book on the history of computer-produced literature, and even the beginnings of an encyclopedia generated by massive processing power to contain entries pertaining to future events.

The same guy wrote Solaris, which made an excellent Russian movie sometime in the early 70s and a pretty decent American movie (by Steven Soderbergh, and starring George Clooney) just a few years back. Alas, though, he died about this time last year.


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currently its peter f. hamiltons pandoras star.

and raymond e. feists magician. but i left this one at the uni.


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"The Complete Negotiator" Gerard I. Nierenberg

"1001 nights"

"Mort De Arthure"

I flip flop depending on my mood or where I am at the time.


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Luis Sepulveda (Chilian) : some novels under the title Desencuentros, about people losing opportunities to meet or saty in touch. Read in French.

Nicolas Bouvier (Swiss) : Le Poisson-Scorpion. Road trip in Ceylan back in the days.

Charlie Buffet (French) : La Folie du K2. A short history of the major ascents and accidents on K2.


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"Life of Pi"

While I'm enjoying it while I'm reading it, its not the wort of book you sit there and devour, you more nibble on it. Its been taking me a damn long time to finish.

I could use some new books, don't have too many new ones on my shelf and the rest of my library is still packed away (haven't seen those books for almost a year! makes me sad).


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"Reno's Recipe's for the Cooking-Incompetant"Wink

PS I tried the grilled steak/mushroom sauce recipe you posted the other day, and I actually didn't destroy the ingredients beyond recognition.

I'm reading Dickens' "Hard Times." I love the classics, Dickens in particular.


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actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone


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wanderlustmd wrote:
"Reno's Recipe's for the Cooking-Incompetant"Wink

PS I tried the grilled steak/mushroom sauce recipe you posted the other day, and I actually didn't destroy the ingredients beyond recognition.

I'm reading Dickens' "Hard Times." I love the classics, Dickens in particular.

dickens is great, my favorites are tale of two cities and bleak house


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1984 right now, but have been working on the Master and Commander series. #20 is next.


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Recently finished John Le Carre's Mission Song.

Just started Nelson DeMille's Wild Fire. It's about a secret conspiracy by some high ranking government officials and oil men to nuke a couple of cities in the US in order to set into motion a retaliatory nuclear strike against most of Islam.


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I just finished reading Hyperion for the 9th/10th time. I never get tired of that book.

I'm now starting on the Sherlock Holmes series. Never read any before.


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"The Feast of the Goat", by Mario Vargas Llosa.


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last week, finished: "The Praise of Folly", Desiderius Erasmus

finished last night:
"The Shadow of the Wind", Carlos Ruis Zafon

in process: "The Gardens of Rama", Arthur C Clarke.


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mushroomsamba wrote:
actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone

Currently reading this (when I'm not reading my law casebooks, that is), and while the information/stories are great, the writing itself is terrible.


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I'm now starting on the Sherlock Holmes series. Never read any before.

Ger ready for a long haul. I loved the plots/action/deduction, but ACD coudl ceratinly go a little long on the descriptions. Two pages on what the drapes where like..Crazy

Working my way through Hitchhikers Guide to the Glaxay - Trilogy of 4 right now, although I haven't picked it up in a while.

Last book I finished was Zen and the Art of Motorcylde Maintainence. Great book, but a little heavy at times...espcially for reading before bed.


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mushroomsamba wrote:
actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone

Currently reading this (when I'm not reading my law casebooks, that is), and while the information/stories are great, the writing itself is terrible.

I thought the same thing of his book. Great info, but could have been put together in a much better manner. Overall recommended, though.

Right now my face is buried in "Problems in Contract Law," with today's focus being Material Breach. Jacob & Youngs, Inc. v. Kent, 129 N.E. 889 (1921) if you're interested =P


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Just finished "River God" by Wilbur Smith one of the most addictive and fun reads ever!

Before that, "Tipping point" and "Blink" both by Malcom Gladwell. Both are good books (I liked Blink better) with great information and insights.

Looking for something fresh to read now.

-F


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I've stalled out on Moby Dick, so mostly I'm working on the stack of old Outside Magazines that have accumulated in my house. I'm up to 2004...


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krillen wrote:
Working my way through Hitchhikers Guide to the Glaxay - Trilogy of 4 right now, although I haven't picked it up in a while.

Last book I finished was Zen and the Art of Motorcylde Maintainence. Great book, but a little heavy at times...espcially for reading before bed.

recently finished zen...and hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. i found zen...to be a good read but the last half pretty slow.

now i am reading monkey wrench gang...hard to put down.


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mushroomsamba wrote:
actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone

I'd like to read that as well. I saw him speak after he had completed the summits and that was really interesting.

Currently reading "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder.

Next up is "The Lost Season".

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