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« Reply #220 on: October 16, 2006, 05:16:01 AM »

"The Way We Wore" by Robert Elms.

A good book if your into clothes and the history of fashion....which I must admit I am... ;D




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« Reply #221 on: October 16, 2006, 06:06:20 AM »

"The Action Hero Workout" -Jrgen de Mey

  There are better fitness books out there and the title is really cheesy, but its not a bad read.
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« Reply #222 on: October 16, 2006, 06:08:05 AM »





  I know I'm not supposed to "judge a book by...", but man the front cover of that one looks good.
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« Reply #223 on: October 16, 2006, 08:20:04 AM »

I'm about half way thru'... I'll let you know what I think when I've finished it..
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« Reply #224 on: October 18, 2006, 09:09:51 AM »

The God Delusion  by Richard Dawkins

One of the best non fiction books I have ever read .
Refreshing,brave and just downright honest .I can't recommend it highly enough
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« Reply #225 on: October 18, 2006, 09:49:01 AM »

Ah, that brings to mind an excellent book I finished few weeks ago, The Language of God, written by one of the most reknown scientists in the world, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project (DNA).

Definitely a solid and worthwhile read.
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« Reply #226 on: October 18, 2006, 03:30:19 PM »

I just finished reading James Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia" today and started James Bradley's "Flags Of Our Fathers".  I'm only 12 pages into it, but like what I've read so far.  I usually try to read them before seeing the movie.  I missed The Black Dahlia because it's not playing anymore and will definitly not finish Flags Of Our Fathers before Friday, when I plan on seeing the movie.  I think I've read a novel in 24 hours maybe twice; the first being Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.  That novel was so good, I couldn't wait to see the movie....was I disappointed! 

I always like reading novels of Eastwood's movies and sometimes the sequels, even though not made into movies, are better.
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« Reply #227 on: October 21, 2006, 01:38:08 PM »

I just finished reading James Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia" today .


Did you like it??
As Ive mentioned many times earlier on this particular website and thread Im quite a big fan of James Ellroy.

Are you planing to read more Ellroy`s books?

Im now reading Irwin Shaw`s Young Lions.So far great read and a bit different than the great movie that`s based on this book.
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« Reply #228 on: October 21, 2006, 01:40:46 PM »

Did you like it??
As Ive mentioned many times earlier on this particular website and thread Im quite a big fan of James Ellroy.

Are you planing to read more Ellroy`s books?


Yes, I did enjoy it.  It was a gift, so I don't think I'll be reading anything else by Ellroy anytime soon.
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« Reply #229 on: January 12, 2007, 11:42:16 PM »

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

Picture - Lillian Ross

Directed by Clint Eastwood - Laurence Knapp
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« Reply #230 on: January 13, 2007, 01:50:33 AM »

I like Ellroy... Brian, give My Dark Places a go.. Fantastic read.

I read In Cold Blood recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, What did you think American beauty ?

Am currently reading Goodbye Columbus by Phillip Roth...
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« Reply #231 on: January 13, 2007, 04:07:10 AM »

 :) I'm reading "The Falls" by Joyce Caroll Oates.
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« Reply #232 on: January 13, 2007, 04:37:54 AM »

I recommend this one. O0



Greg Norman:The Way Of The Shark.
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« Reply #233 on: January 13, 2007, 11:03:38 AM »

I read In Cold Blood recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, What did you think American beauty ?
I liked it too  O0

In Cold Blood and Picture were part of a list our journalism professor had given us. We were supposed to pick one, read it and write a review. I had picked In Cold Blood, read it, and decided it was not the one  :D, so I read Picture, and did the review on this one instead  :D I don't know why but somehow I thought it would be much easier. I don't know what my grade is. This was the last assignment we were given before Christmas, so I don't know if I'll ever know  :-\

A few days ago I tried reading On The Road by Kerouac, but I had to stop ... what's all the fuss about this book? I wonder. Really too boring. I'm going to bring it back to the library today.

Tomorrow I'm gonna start An Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer -since I'll be taking the plane, I'll have plenty of time to read  8)
This one was also on the list.
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« Reply #234 on: January 13, 2007, 11:38:56 AM »

Ha !  ;D  maybe times have moved on a lot since I first read On The Road and it's lost some of it's effect.

 The book had a profound effect on me when I read it in college.. It  really blew me away and sent me on a course of reading all the major beat writers. I never really fell for any of  Kerouac's other novels.. apart from maybe Dharma Bums.. but I've re-read On The Road many times over the years and still love it.

Go on Americanbeauty.. give it another chance.  ;)
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« Reply #235 on: January 13, 2007, 11:54:05 AM »

I laboriously got through On the Road. ;) I bet it could have made a great movie though, maybe if it'd been done some years back. The characters could be interesting but Kerouac seemed too much in love with his writing to do anything with them. I'm not overly critical about most books/stories I read actually.

I just recently read The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I liked it. It's for a class and the other books I have lined up for the class are Beloved, Devil in a Blue Dress, and A Lesson Before Dying. But I guess that's for the "Future books to be read" thread. :D
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« Reply #236 on: January 14, 2007, 05:20:18 AM »

I have just read The Black Tower by PD James.    I am about to start another P D James Death of an Expert Witness  I don't have a lot of time to read these days but I will make a weekend to sit and read when I receive the last Harry Potter  ( Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)  sometime in early March.   Having read the others I have all sorts of ideas who does what and who dies!
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« Reply #237 on: January 14, 2007, 03:25:39 PM »

My last two books that I read were Ian Fleming`s Casino Royale (Im quite amazed how true to the book the new film was) and Michael Feeney Callan`s biography about Sean Connery which was quite intresting read also.

Now Im reading Walter Mosley Little Scarlet.
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« Reply #238 on: January 15, 2007, 03:14:18 AM »

I read Terry Pratchett's "Wee Free Men". I love the Discworld stories.
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« Reply #239 on: January 15, 2007, 05:41:13 PM »

I recommend this one. O0



Greg Norman:The Way Of The Shark.
go that for my brother as part of his christmas present, looks good, i also finished Darren Clarkes, Heros All: My Ryder Cup Diary which was very good, short though, maybe wait for it in paperback, 27/18 is a bit steep as its short,
but a great book i picked up recently was The Greatest Game Ever Played by Mark Frost,
About Local Brookline Caddy and Amatuer Golfer Francis Ouimet and The Stylist Harry Vardons Titanic Struggle over the 1913 US Open

the same author also wrote The Grand Slam: The Bobby Jones Story
Arguabley the greatest Acheivment in Modern Era Golf
Another book well worth a read, sorry to bang on about golf books but i think you'll like them, judging by your enthusiasm in the Golf Thread O0
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