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« Reply #400 on: July 17, 2008, 06:27:11 AM »

Already sucked into my i-pod and ready for the sunny beaches of Spain..  :)
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« Reply #401 on: July 17, 2008, 04:30:39 PM »

Wow, that's a great place to read a book about the end of the world! :o

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« Reply #402 on: July 18, 2008, 03:38:40 PM »

Didn't actually read these, but a friend of mind gave me some copies of Dr. Bob Rotella's golf books on CD.

I'm in a bit of a slump this year and most of the problem is in my head as I seem to lose my cool fairly quickly lately and my love of the game was at all time low after last week's game, and these books have certainly helped me discover the passion again and hopefully the tips will work on the course in coming months.

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« Reply #403 on: July 19, 2008, 09:58:24 PM »




And, Philip K. Dick's Dr. Bloodmoney
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« Reply #404 on: July 20, 2008, 03:01:43 PM »

John Dies At The End - David Wong

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« Reply #405 on: July 20, 2008, 03:03:09 PM »

John Dies At The End - David Wong

Then why would I read it?  ;D
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« Reply #406 on: July 20, 2008, 03:11:35 PM »

I had that same thought before I read it.  ;D
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« Reply #407 on: July 20, 2008, 05:35:07 PM »

John Dies At The End - David Wong

Amazon continually puts this one at the top of my "Amazon Recommends" list.  I might check it out eventually.
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« Reply #408 on: August 17, 2008, 08:50:32 PM »



"The Road", Cormac Mc Carthy, today.

From start to finish, all afternoon long, I just couldn't stop reading.

Exceptionnal, deeply moving, the "after apocalypse" world described by Mc Carthy totally scaring, wide, strange ... this Father and Son, I could see them, feel them in their loneliness, their cold and damp clothes, under the thin grey dust coming from nowhere ...
When I closed the book, I realized I was on the terrace, in the garden, I could hear the children laugh and play in my neighbours' home, there was Sun shining, flowers everywhere ... but I can't stop thinking of that story, that book : after this post, I will call my 17 years old daughters who are in Disneyland Paris today to have fun, then prepare the meal for tonight.
This kind of book makes you feel how Life is thin, fragile and ... fantastic, with the ones we love !

Every year, I buy the Pulitzer Prize, this one in the best one I 've read for years and years, maybe the best book read these last few years.

I have never read a novel in a day's period until today. I read The Road and I finished it about 15 minutes ago. I had a hard time reading the last few pages due to the words becoming blurry because of the tears in my eyes. I went over to my sleeping son and gave him a kiss on his forehead and whispered "I love you" over his sleeping face. It was a scary and wonderful story that was believable. I too cannot stop thinking about it Sylvie. I could relate to the story as a father and as a young boy. I loved this novel.
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« Reply #409 on: August 20, 2008, 11:44:40 AM »



Great fun  O0
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« Reply #410 on: August 20, 2008, 03:11:49 PM »

A Long Way Gone

Good read.  There have been allegations that he embellished and/or lied about his account.  Who knows, but interesting and sad regardless.



This is awesome.  One of the best non-fiction reads I've come across the past few years.
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« Reply #411 on: September 14, 2008, 12:13:24 PM »



  If you can handle it, give this one a shot because its a well-written and darkly funny ride through the cutthroat record industry.
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« Reply #412 on: September 17, 2008, 09:14:02 AM »

"Savage" by Richard Laymon. A fantastic tale which sees Jack The Ripper flee to the wild west where he intends passing his deeds off as the work of "the local savages"

It was a great read whilst lying on my sunbed in Barcelona. Now, when  Is it holiday time again ?
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« Reply #413 on: September 17, 2008, 12:17:57 PM »

I've heard of Savage, and would like to read it. I noticed that the chapter titles are reminiscent to 19th century British novels, which was a nice touch from Laymon.
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« Reply #414 on: September 17, 2008, 05:51:30 PM »


Duke: We're Glad We Knew You: John Wayne's Friends and Colleagues Remember His Remarkable Life by Herb Fagen

This is essential for any John Wayne fan. I couldn't put it down!

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« Reply #415 on: December 16, 2008, 11:43:44 PM »



  I read this for two reasons:

1. The author's web-site is hilarious, though its not for anyone who is easily offended and/or doesn't get anything more subtle than "bonk on the head" humor.
2. There is a man punching a gorilla on the front cover.

  The book is not as funny or interesting as the web-site (which is pure genius in parts), but it was still a fun afternoon read.
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« Reply #416 on: December 20, 2008, 01:21:12 PM »

 ;D ;D I'd never seen the cover before.


Batman: The Long Halloween



It is a favorite of Christian Bale apparently.
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« Reply #417 on: December 21, 2008, 02:46:48 AM »

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Leon. Ingredients and Recipies
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Leon was voted Best new Resaurant in London in 2005... They are a fast food chain that specialioses in healthy eating..
I've always enjoyed eating there and I'm getting more and more into cooking as I get older so I thought I'd give their book a go..

Theres over 140 recipies here, many used in their restaurants.. I've already mastered the Breakfast Power Smoothis...  O0
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« Reply #418 on: December 21, 2008, 12:37:55 PM »

2. There is a man punching a gorilla on the front cover.
Maybe sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. ;D
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« Reply #419 on: December 23, 2008, 10:13:56 AM »



Somme Mud

  One Australian infantryman's experiences on the front line during World War I.  It does read a bit more like a diary than "All Quiet on the Western Front".

  Great book; hard to put down.
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