What Are You Reading

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    To the victor the spoils by our very own Two Types.
    A fascinating book about the everyday lives of British soldiers in the closing phases of world war two.
    From their civilian lives before, to volunteering or being drafted, into battle.

    Particularly fascinating for me, as my grandfather was with the free Polish forces, and never talked much about the war.
    this gives me an insight into what his life in those years could have been like.

    Things often overlooked by books that deal with strategy, weapons and listing historical events.
     
  2. tuppence

    tuppence Practically Family

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    I tried :(. Maybe you have to be male to enjoy it.
     
  3. Two Types has written a book? Must investigate.
     
  4. Not just one---many. I am on Hitler's British Slaves right now. Holy Crimony! I never knew they had it that bad! :doh:
     
  5. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    It takes a bit to warm up. The start is a bit pedestrian but once Errol flies the coop from Tassie it heats up.
     
  6. Raintree County
     
  7. John Boyer

    John Boyer A-List Customer

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    Revelation by Flannery O'Connor from her collection Everything That Rises Must Converge
     
  8. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

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    The Dain Curse from Dashiell Hammett.
    It's part of Dashiell Hammett Complete Novels including Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man.
    I thought it was a steal from Amazon for $23 and some change, considering it's a hardcover.
     
  9. Nice one and a good read too.
     
  10. DavidJones

    DavidJones One of the Regulars

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    C. J. Chivers "The Gun"
     
  11. panzerfan

    panzerfan New in Town

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    Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
     
  12. Touchofevil

    Touchofevil

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    More noir with Harry Whittington's "Mourn the Hangman."
     
  13. Locrian

    Locrian New in Town

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    Reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan aloud to my son. He's 9 and is loving it.

    Reading A Game of Thrones to myself. The writing is a little uneven and the dialogue a bit embarrassing in places. But the descriptive sections are pretty good.

    Also reading Harlan Ellison's Death Bird. But reading it slowly, savouring it. One of the best books I have ever read. Just masterful prose. Each story sticks deep into the brain.
     
  14. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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    Just finished War Games: Inside the World of 20th-Century War Reenactors by Jenny Thompson. She is an academic but the book reads more like a piece of journalism - she writes well and she does not condescend to her subjects, often preferring to let them speak for themselves.
     
  15. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    ^^^^^^

    that's the book.... I'm in the last chapter...totally amazing muralist totally amazing life!

    and yes.... he spent time in Paris with Modigliani, Picasso and all the crowd.....

    and he married Frida Kahlo..... amazing couple

    I just got her bio yesterday...a second hand paper book of course.....looking forward to read it.

    both lived life to the full.


    here they are the beauty and the beast [​IMG]



    he, a total womanizer...made her life a misery.... I had to know why she adored him so much, must have been his hidden charisma.


    The author of Frida's bio by Hayden Herrera, it has good reviews.
     
  16. Richard Carvel by Winston Churchill.
     
  17. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    Animal Farm by George Orwell
     
  18. Black Dahlia

    Black Dahlia Call Me a Cab

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    A collection of Sheriden Le Fanu stories.
    X
    BD
     
  19. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    I've just started Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons by Lynn Peril - I think it was C-dot that recommended this some time ago.
     
  20. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Jack Kerouac, On The Road

    Skipped the Beats; except for mild flirtations with Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg while in college,
    so this is a long overdue acquaintance with JK. Eighty pages read and reminded of Adrienne Rich's poem,
    Lucifer In The Train; a protagonist chasing after his soul.
     

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