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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Mud » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:08 am

Swede wrote:THE WHEEL OF TIME what a memory. I love those books. I think I quit reading those around 8 years ago. Are they still as interesing now as they were then?


Not sure. The later books progressed very slowly. The Gathering Storm covered a lot of ground at the expense of some of the less vital characters. It's a good read if you're into that genre. But skipping the others will leave you pretty lost.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby airhill » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:19 pm

Currently reading Unseen Academicals :)
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby pintoshine » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:45 pm

Just finished "Dies the fire", "The Protector's War", and "A Meeting at Corvallis" A trilogy by S.M. Sterling http://www.scifidimensions.com/Feb05/diesthefire.htm
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Aces High » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:54 pm

I've been reading Sara Douglas' The Nameless day. Very cool Australian writer. This book runs along with 14th century english history perfectly, but but then has another level going on with Angels and demons and all sorts of other stuff.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby pintoshine » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:30 pm

She is great. I read the axis trilogy a couple years ago.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Aces High » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:34 pm

Yes the axis triology is my favourite series. I re-read it about a year ago, and got my wife addicted to it also
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby meangene » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:10 pm

I read tons of material of all types but the best book I've ever read is Demons or (The Possessed, depending on translation). Written in 1872 by Fyodor Dostoevsky It predicts the onset and outcome of the 1917 Russian revolution with spooky accuracy. A word of warning the first third of this novel will make you want to pull out your hair with its long drawn out character development. In the second third things begin to tie together and start to make sense, In the last third it becomes a page turner. Good book but a lot of friggin work to read.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby snuffy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:00 pm

Currently reading "Revolutionary Change" by Chalmers Johnson. Been on a reading binge lately. Mostly research stuff.

Revolutionary change is a summary and critical analysis of all available studies on revolutionary social change c.a. 1966. Johnson wrote it because he had to figure out the Berkeley Free Speech Movement since he was there at the time. Heavy going, but he pretty much nails the subject. I'm particularly impressed that he included Anthony Wilson's analysis of revitalization movements, since I've relied on that as a pivot in some of my own research. Not widely known until the last ten years.

Anyway, if you want a detailed analytic framework for the entire continuum of social change from rebellion to revolution, Johnson has nailed down the literature and synthesized a remarkable analysis.

Recently read a lot on post-war Japanese politics. that got me onto Johnson and that's how I found this book.

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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Mud » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:47 pm

The Spoon River Anthology is propped open on the arm of the couch, and Home Sausage Making is on the kitchen table, right next to Growing Berries and Small Fruits. Also am perusing sausagemaker.org forum and the Penn State Cooperative Extension web site about blueberries and soil pH. I read a few epitaphs when my brain hurts from the rest of it.

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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby punkin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:26 am

Yeah, but what's the one in the shithouse????
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Mud » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:57 am

Jerking material.

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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby mort4 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:26 am

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby mort4 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:01 pm

Mud, have you read River of Doubt by Candice Miller? I guess TR wrote his own account of the same journey but I haven't seen it.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Hogetveit » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:00 pm

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Makin Pure Corn Whiskey - Ian Smiley
Signs & Symbols - Dorling Kindersley
Designing and Building Automatic Stills - Riku Again
The World as i see it - Albert Einstein
The Secret Symbol - Dan Brown finished 9/10
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Mud » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:28 pm

mort4 wrote:Mud, have you read River of Doubt by Candice Miller? I guess TR wrote his own account of the same journey but I haven't seen it.


Nope. Haven't heard of it. But I'll ask at the library. Sounds interesting.
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