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Old 03-11-2006, 10:37 PM  
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Ok for the high brow crowd what books you are reading

I'm reading The New American Revolution by tammy bruce. She is a great thinker and funny.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:02 PM   #301
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:17 PM   #302
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bingo....sometimes it makes me feel good, sometimes it makes me want to cry....I can not fathom how a human mind can construct such a thing...but it gives me faith in humans, if imagination on that scale is possible it can only be a good thing, and it goes without saying that it is a beautiful thing...
I'm curious if you've read any Neal Stephenson? I really think that he's been overlooked as a writer in the vein of a Pynchon or David Foster Wallace for encyclopedic greatness. Snow Crash is great, but it doesn't really do much to make the comparison. If you haven't checked out Crytonomicon do so. After that, wade through the Baroque Cycle.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:42 PM   #303
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I'm curious if you've read any Neal Stephenson? I really think that he's been overlooked as a writer in the vein of a Pynchon or David Foster Wallace for encyclopedic greatness. Snow Crash is great, but it doesn't really do much to make the comparison. If you haven't checked out Crytonomicon do so. After that, wade through the Baroque Cycle.
I've had Crytonomicon on "the list" for awhile...thanks for the suggestion, I had forgotten about it.

I love everything Wallace has written, and he has some great non-fiction.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:54 AM   #304
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:19 AM   #305
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I didn't really like this book. I couldn't concentrate on it.


I liked the book Jenson.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:14 AM   #306
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:26 AM   #307
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Oh hell...almost forgot. Picked this up two weeks ago at half-price books and it's on the list:

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:32 AM   #308
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:20 AM   #309
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:59 AM   #310
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Last: America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It - Mark Steyn - Quite entertaining if you like Steyn's sense of humor, but it's definitely a pessimistic view of things to come and probably won't sit well with liberals, multiculturalists or radical islamists.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:29 AM   #311
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Reading Stephen King's Cell right now. Also reading Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep.

Speaking of Neil Stephenson, I have The Diamond Age on queue.

Oh, and I think I'm just about to start re-reading both The Dark Tower series and A Song of Ice and Fire.
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:30 AM   #312
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:32 AM   #313
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:35 AM   #314
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I'm thinking of reading Robert Jordan's The Eye Of The World next. Will that help? Has anyone read these "Wheel of Time" books and are they worth getting into? It's such a long series.
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