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 Posted:   May 27, 2005 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Anonie_Mouse   (Member)



Wow. This is all real telling.

But fear not, I won't tell.



 
 Posted:   May 27, 2005 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

I just finished THE LONG EMERGENCY by Kuntsler (about Peak Oil and the end of the suburban civilization as we know it).

I am in the middle of FREETHINKERS by Susan Jacoby. Its a history of American secularism. It's a good antidote to all those claiming that the United States was originally intended to be a Christian nation.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2005 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)

Well, Michael Cunningham's 'Specimen Days' doesn't get released for at least another week so I've gotten Carson McCullers 'The Member of the Wedding' to tide me over till then. Anyone out there like her works?

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2005 - 10:49 PM   
 By:   MICHAEL HOMA   (Member)

hey david,
i really like THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. have you read it?
Michael

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2005 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I'm reading Dean R. Koontz' s "Demon Seed"
It's pretty good!

The last book that I read before that was "Inside Delta Force" by Eric Haney. That was VERY good.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2005 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)

hey david,
i really like THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. have you read it?
Michael


Hi Michael. No, I've never read her 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' but I was tempted. It's arguably her best book, but I just needed a book to tide me over untill the Cunningham book comes out. I do think I'll get to her 'Heart' book sometime this Summer though! (The Film of 'Heart' is SO wonderful.)

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2005 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thor, in a previous thread I think you mentioned the costs of a Pizza dinner eaten out and it was incredibly high. So, are the prices of BOOKS in Norway also exceptionally expensive?

Yup. Just like everything is "bigger" in the US, everything is more expensive in Norway. It's difficult to give you any specific prices, though...there are so many variables (paperback or hardcover? academic or pulp? Coffee table size or travel-size? etc).

I have done most of my book purchases on the internet (even with shipping, it's cheaper than in Norwegian stores).

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2005 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   The Beach Bum   (Member)

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling (Anybody else heard of these books? They're pretty neat. They'd make great movies too!)

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2005 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)

Hi Paul. I do this A LOT. Start books, get 1/4 or 1/2 way through them and sometimes loose interest and don't finish them. Which is why I frequently have 3-4 books going at one time. One book is picked solely to induce sleep after a page or two, so I read it in bed. One book is read on The Subway going to and from work. One book is picked for taking along on a bike ride to read when I stop to rest along the Hudson River here in NYC.
I loved the film 'The Emerald Forest'. I didn't know there was a book on the making of it. How's 'the read' going?

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2005 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Oblicno   (Member)

Nausea by Jean-Paul Satre.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2005 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Nautilus   (Member)

Just finished: BELSHAZZAR by Haggard
THE SNOW FALCON by Ganpat
AMERICAN FLIM MUSIC by Darby and Du Bois

Working on: MAURITIUS COMMAND by O'Brian
THE OVERNIGHT by Campbell
TIME BURIAL by Howard Wandrei

In the wings: DESOLATION ISLAND by O'Brian
BLACK AJAX by Fraser

...and many others. The stack grows faster than I can read them.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2005 - 7:55 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Just finished:

HEAVEN AND HELL TO PLAY WITH by Preston Neal Jones, about the making of "Night of the Hunter" (excellent) and
COME ON, GET HAPPY by Gerald Clarke, biography of Judy Garland (disappointing)

Now reading:

BLACK ICE by Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch mystery, terrific as usual)

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2005 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I just finished the gut-wrenching-no-easy-answers novel called MY SISTER'S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult. (Stunning writer.) When a family discovers that their 2 year old daughter has a horrid from of cancer that will need blood and other types of donations, they have doctors conceive for them another daughter that will be the perfect match. They love this new baby, of course. When the donor daughter turns 13 and is suppose to give her older sister a kidney, she sues her parents for medical emancipation of her own body. There are no easy answer here as the novel examines all points of view, and the ending is a surprise.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2005 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)

I just finished the gut-wrenching-no-easy-answers novel called MY SISTER'S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult. (Stunning writer.) When a family discovers that their 2 year old daughter has a horrid from of cancer that will need blood and other types of donations, they have doctors conceive for them another daughter that will be the perfect match. They love this new baby, of course. When the donor daughter turns 13 and is suppose to give her older sister a kidney, she sues her parents for medical emancipation of her own body. There are no easy answer here as the novel examines all points of view, and the ending is a surprise.

Hi Joan. Very strange synopsis. Sounds a bit like what that family of the guy STILL challenging poor Christine Gregoire, wil he never stop? What does most of the state think about all this? David

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2005 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

I read so much, it's hard to keep track...
just finished several graphic novels (Grant Morrison - collections of THE INVISIBLES and DOOM PATROL); THE CZECH NEW WAVE about the history of Czech film up to the early 70's; THIS IS BURNING MAN, about the Burning Man (aka Black Rock Arts Festival) in Nevada - I knew some of the people involved in the early 90's.

Just found a paperback copy of Steven Smith's Herrmann bio, A HEART AT FIRE'S CENTER - I snagged a hardback when it first came out, but I didn't know about the paperback edition... only new addition is the preface, but it's a good re-read.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2005 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)

I read so much, it's hard to keep track...
just finished several graphic novels (Grant Morrison - collections of THE INVISIBLES and DOOM PATROL); THE CZECH NEW WAVE about the history of Czech film up to the early 70's; THIS IS BURNING MAN, about the Burning Man (aka Black Rock Arts Festival) in Nevada - I knew some of the people involved in the early 90's.

Just found a paperback copy of Steven Smith's Herrmann bio, A HEART AT FIRE'S CENTER - I snagged a hardback when it first came out, but I didn't know about the paperback edition... only new addition is the preface, but it's a good re-read.


I had completely forgotten all about 'The Heart at Fire's Center'! I remember thumbing through it when it first came out several years ago, but was put off a bit at it's price and never went back to it. Thanks for reminding me about it's issuance in PAPERBACK! How's the reading?

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2005 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)



I had completely forgotten all about 'The Heart at Fire's Center'! I remember thumbing through it when it first came out several years ago, but was put off a bit at it's price and never went back to it. Thanks for reminding me about it's issuance in PAPERBACK! How's the reading?


If I may leap in -- a superbly written, fascinating book worthy of repeated readings, IMO. Stop thumbing, start reading!

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2005 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

HOLLOW MEN - Una McCormack

So far, an excellent book.

SheriffJoe

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2005 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

"Did They Mention the Music?" by Henry Mancini.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2005 - 2:44 AM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)



Well I've only gotten as far as his early attempts to raise money and write the screenplay.

Its a very interesting book (in spite of my neglect in keeping with it!). Lots of neat anecdotes as, in particular Boorman's recollection of his having lunch with Nicol Williamson while Richard Attenborough is at another table with investors, trying to get money for Ghandi.

I got it from amazon.com, and they still have used copies:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374147698/qid=1117676859/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/104-5450857-0381504


Paul


Thanks Paul, I'll look into it. I have an order in route from Amazon.com UK for a wonderful Penguin Classic Edition of James Baldwin's 'Giovanni's Room'. I can't explain it but for some reason, the covers to British Books are (usually) so much better designed and just more appealing than the same book in America!

 
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