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#51
The KGB Plays Chess - Gulko, Popov, Felshtinsky and Kortschnoi
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#52
Alan Watts - The Way of Zen, which is very good.
but I need some stories too, so the other book is Jack Kerouac - Big Sur, which I've had for years but never read. also very good so far.
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#53
Tillie Olsen - Tell Me A Riddle. Amazing stuff, although I've been ages getting around to reading the last short story.
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#54
Statto Wrote:The KGB Plays Chess - Gulko, Popov, Felshtinsky and Kortschnoi

only read about that. do you recommend it?
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#55
lament Wrote:
Statto Wrote:The KGB Plays Chess - Gulko, Popov, Felshtinsky and Kortschnoi

only read about that. do you recommend it?

Only if you're interested in the subject to start with. I bought it mainly because I've just been editing Gulko's new book and he mentions it in there. But I have found it interesting to learn how the tentacles of the KGB reached into and manipulated an area of Soviet life I already knew quite a lot about (i.e. chess).
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#56
at the moment I'm enjoying the "Bhagavad Gita:The New Translation" By: George Thompson

A book of Insights into our nature of being.
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#57
Statto Wrote:
lament Wrote:
Statto Wrote:The KGB Plays Chess - Gulko, Popov, Felshtinsky and Kortschnoi

only read about that. do you recommend it?

Only if you're interested in the subject to start with. I bought it mainly because I've just been editing Gulko's new book and he mentions it in there. But I have found it interesting to learn how the tentacles of the KGB reached into and manipulated an area of Soviet life I already knew quite a lot about (i.e. chess).
when i first read about it i found that combination of this particular history with chess very interesting.further more i read the english in the book needs getting used to, but i think i will give it a shot at some time.
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#58
"Don't sleep, there are snakes" by David L. Everett

About a reverend's missionary work with the Pirahã indians living at the Amazonas.

Started off quite interesting, but halfway through focussed on the (for me) ungraspable language and got boring really quickly Neutral
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#59
Just about to read this again;

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#60
Xyxthumbs

It's been some years sice I read it, I really have to revisit it. Especially since my admiration for Campvell as an artist has grown quite a bit after I finished Campbell's collected 'Alec' stories a while ago.
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#61
Mean as Hell By Dee Harkey
he was a sheriff in New Mexico from like 1882 to 1904 this is his story
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#62
Harry Potter And the Sorcerers Stone. Lovesmilie Rainbow
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#63
there are 2 "reading" threads . . . as in books and not the place.


while im here, reading: Paul Volcker: making of a financial legend.
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#64
From Hell by Alan Moore
beats are there to be broken http://musicindevon.org/
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#65
Cryptonomicron
You are not a gadget
The fruit hunters
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#66
Annastay Wrote:Harry Potter And the Sorcerers Stone. Lovesmilie Rainbow

or in England: the Philosopher's Stone Xyxthumbs

btw I hope you're reading a proper children's edition and not one with a stupid "adult"-looking cover (i.e. for adults who are ashamed to be seen reading children's books) Wink
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#67
MetaLX Wrote:there are 2 "reading" threads . . . as in books and not the place.

yeah i trawl both of them for ideas of books to read Smile

reading Life of Pi again and then it is onto Brighton Rock
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#68
Just finished a book for the first time in a good few years Grin

Coincided with my computer being out of action (there's something to be learned there I'm sure!)


Had forgotten how great books are when they are well written and getting right to the heart of some matter...

anyway, the book I finished the other day was "The Book Of Evidence" by an Irish writer called John Banville.

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First book I read by him, but I'm very impressed with his writing style and character building - need to read some more by him. Anyone else checked any of his books ?
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#69
'Between Two Fires' by David Baird

A book on the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath which focuses on the areas I travel to a lot in southern Spain; Nerja, Frigiliana and the Sierra Almijara.

Xyxthumbs
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#71
cycom Wrote:Started off quite interesting, but halfway through focussed on the (for me) ungraspable language and got boring really quickly Neutral

Now that actually sounds really interesting! Hahaha



It really does: the sapir-whorf hypothesis, phonology, etc Icon_razz
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#72
B Wrote:diabolical - it was wrote in the 60's - i foolishly picked it up thinking it would be a smutfest....not one erotic conotation whatsoever! :/

Not even with a name like Robert Condom? I'd want a refund.
http://www.soundcloud.com/shift/ - SCD soundclash tune is up Drums
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#73
Book about singing revolution in Estonia, back in '80s.
And Slah's (auto)biography (which is quite boring).
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#74
I recently read Tom Wolfe's "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" [Image: falconslayer.gif]
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#75
Ian Sinclair - Lights out for the territory and also Peter Flux's sequel to Chants De Maldoror which is called The Secret Poems of the Count of Montevidean.
beats are there to be broken http://musicindevon.org/
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