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« Reply #440 on: February 03, 2009, 06:22:58 PM »

Well, that looks interesting. ;D What's the basic premise, Conan?

Basic premise is cartoons of murderous penguins.  The book is hit and miss, but mostly funny and certainly not for kids.
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« Reply #441 on: March 11, 2009, 02:44:03 PM »

I just finished this one last night.



As it says on the back cover:

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Strange Disappearances, Unsolved Murders & Inexplicable events.

A very good read.
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« Reply #442 on: March 11, 2009, 10:09:27 PM »

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« Reply #443 on: March 11, 2009, 10:21:31 PM »

I just finished this one last night.




Any stories we might know about SK?
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« Reply #444 on: March 11, 2009, 10:36:18 PM »

Any stories we might know about SK?

All the big ones, like the disapperance of Harold Holt, the Beaumont kids.

Lots of UFO sightings and strange glowing globes out in the outback and even a story about how Breaker Morant may have survived the firing squad?
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« Reply #445 on: March 11, 2009, 10:56:40 PM »

Sounds like a cool book SK, I think I'll grab a copy.

Now if they could explain another mystery, why they named the Harold Holt public swimming pool in Malvern(Vic) after he drowned. :D
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« Reply #446 on: March 12, 2009, 12:01:29 AM »

There's another book called Great Australian Mysteries 2, which I was going to start, but have decided to save it for later.

Tonight I'm starting Jeffrey Archer's False Impression.
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« Reply #447 on: March 12, 2009, 03:46:03 PM »

Doug,I am curious on your thoughts after you read The Road. I loved it.

I finally got around to reading The Road.  I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical.  I was a bit turned off by the monotony of the scenes, the horrible overuse of sentence fragments, and rather stilted conversations all ending with the kid going "Okay."  But the book turned out rather amazing, and of course, very disturbing, while really showcasing a father's love for his son.  And strictly from a literary viewpoint, I thought the ending was incredibly good.  Now I'm curious how the film will turn out, and I wonder if all the images of the book will make it into the film, because there's a few really disturbing ones, in particular the image of the baby.  I'm glad I read it.
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« Reply #448 on: March 12, 2009, 03:53:56 PM »

Doug, was that the first Cormac McCarthy book you've read? I haven't read any of his yet, but I'd like to. The Road does sound good, along with Blood Meridian and No Country for Old Men.
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« Reply #449 on: March 12, 2009, 08:33:43 PM »

Yeah, first McCarthy book I've read, besides just skimming through No Country.  There's a few of his books that sound good, but it could be a while before I pursue any of them.  Blood Meridian sounds good, you're right.  You should pick up The Road.  I'm pretty certain you won't regret it.
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« Reply #450 on: March 13, 2009, 06:33:17 AM »


Single: the insuperable charm of the free woman

Original in Italian: Single. Il fascino intramontabile della donna libera

Humorous work, as you can see in the back cover:

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There are three kinds of single women:

1- the ones single by their own choice: beautiful, free and fabulous

2- the ones single by lack of option: desperate, gnawed fingernails, monstrous dark circles under the eyes, share the life with a cat or a dog

3- the ones single by soul: even living with someone in a regular basis, has a luxurious free spirit

Bought it by chance, the cover is so cute, but it has been a fun read. A book addressed to women but I think guys can enjoy it too :)
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« Reply #451 on: March 18, 2009, 11:04:20 AM »



Not as funny as you might expect but still very intresting read if you`re a fan of the Monty Python.



Not the greatest novel by James Ellroy but definitely a good read.
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« Reply #452 on: April 11, 2009, 03:45:15 AM »



This one is by Pablo Escobar's brother.  He mentioned that they spent thousands of dollars on rubber bands per month just to wrap the cash:o



I like Neil Strauss, so I automatically picked this one up.  Good stuff  O0
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« Reply #453 on: April 25, 2009, 06:14:44 AM »



I'm in the midst of this crazy adventure; good stuff  O0
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« Reply #454 on: April 25, 2009, 06:47:43 AM »

Nice cover.
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« Reply #455 on: April 25, 2009, 08:58:01 AM »

Nice cover.

  You can judge by it, assuming the first 100 pages are any indication of the rest of the book.  8)  I've got some long drives ahead of me next week, and this will help pass the time.  I've never seen such crazy characters be so believable.
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« Reply #456 on: April 25, 2009, 09:01:09 AM »


Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. I really liked this one. It's for younger readers, meaning it could be used in schools. The whole novel is written in poetic form, and is about a young African refugee coming to Minnesota to stay with some relatives while he waits to get word on whether or not his mom is okay.
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« Reply #457 on: April 26, 2009, 02:16:34 PM »



Faulks had an intresting idea of starting where Fleming`s last  Bond novel had stopped.Also Faulks tries to write as Fleming might have...but still this is pretty mediocre book and very light read.

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/literary/devil_may_care.php3?s=literary

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« Reply #458 on: April 28, 2009, 09:00:47 AM »

Hope I'm not crossing any line here but I was passing by the bookstore the other day and saw a book with my name on the cover. So I bought it. It's a humor book, kind of...yeah, porn. Funny porn.
Anyone can't blame me, if any of you saw a book with your name printed on it I'm sure you'd buy too.



I have only this one but I've seen the author has many others using this "character". Another of his gems is "Rocky and Hudson" ???

If anyone want to check, here is a link, but is in portuguese. And don't click on them if this kind of humor upsets you.

http://www2.uol.com.br/adaoonline/v2/loja/livros.jpg
http://www2.uol.com.br/adaoonline/v2/tiras/aline/aline.htm
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« Reply #459 on: April 28, 2009, 10:31:37 AM »

Anyone can't blame me, if any of you saw a book with your name printed on it I'm sure you'd buy too.
I can relate, Aline. Though I didn't buy the book, I was sorta tempted to when I saw the title The Christopher Killer. :o

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