Eye Reedz (book thread)

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Re: Eye Reedz

Postby Vpete » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:17 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:
KeyserSoze wrote:"Into Thin Air" and "The Climb" sound interesting, I'll have to check them out, thanks.


You won't be able to put "Into Thin Air" down - most people I know read that book in 2-3 days, and then re-read it.

Krakauer also wrote "Into the Wild" which is pretty spellbinding as well.

Another fascinating mountain climbing book is "Touching the Void" - an amazing story.

And in other suggestions, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch is a pretty inspiring read.

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Touching the void is the one by the British climber IIRC? He wrote a follow up called the "this game of ghosts" which was excellent.
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Re: Eye Reedz

Postby Rayxor » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:02 am

Vpete wrote:Touching the void is the one by the British climber IIRC? He wrote a follow up called the "this game of ghosts" which was excellent.


Touching the Void was indeed by the Brit, Joe Simpson. His typical British self effacing humor makes for an entertaining read when juxtaposed against the dire situation he was in. I saw him in Vancouver while i lived there. He showed slides of his trips and told tales of his exploits and accidents. I think thats what initially got me interested in the subject of mountaineering.
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Arachnid » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:29 pm

My middle name is Cryptic Cornie 8-) Some get it, the lower QI don't :thumbs: 'Hi" Spud! :mex:
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby RoyalDude » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Just finished Frank Bill's 'Crimes in Southern Indiana' and just picked up today from Chapters 'Galveston' by Nic Pizzolatto. Before Frank Bill's Crimes in Southern Indiana I read Donald Ray Pollock's 'Devil All the Time'. Awesome. I also ordered Ron Rash's 'The World Made Straight'.
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:13 pm

Chef Boi RD's favorite Reedz of the year

1. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick DeWitt
2. The Devil All the Time - Donald Ray Pollock
3. A Single Shot - Matthew F. Jones
4. Southern Gods - John Horner Jacobs
5. The Last Good Kiss - James Crumley
6. Galveston - Nic Pizzolatto
7. Before You Go To Sleep -
8. The World Made Straight - Ron Rash
9. The Motel Life - Willy Vlautin
10. World War Z - Max Brooks
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Re: Eye Reedz

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:03 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:
One book I liked a lot was I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan. Satan decides to live out his life in a certain human... :twisted:


Hey, I've been wanting to read Glen Duncan's 'The Last Werewolf' after reading this review from musician Nick Cave - “A magnificent novel. A brutal, indignant, lunatic howl. A sexy, blood-spattered page-turner, beautifully crafted and full of genuine suspense, that tears the thorax out of the horror genre to create something that stands rapturous and majestic and entirely on its own.”
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I will have to look into this I, Lucifer.
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Re: Eye Reedz

Postby LotusBlossom » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:58 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
LotusBlossom wrote:
One book I liked a lot was I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan. Satan decides to live out his life in a certain human... :twisted:


Hey, I've been wanting to read Glen Duncan's 'The Last Werewolf' after reading this review from musician Nick Cave - “A magnificent novel. A brutal, indignant, lunatic howl. A sexy, blood-spattered page-turner, beautifully crafted and full of genuine suspense, that tears the thorax out of the horror genre to create something that stands rapturous and majestic and entirely on its own.”
—Nick Cave

I will have to look into this I, Lucifer.


Nice, I'll have to get into that one too! Awesome heads up!
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Re: Eye Reedz

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:26 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:
KeyserSoze wrote:"Into Thin Air" and "The Climb" sound interesting, I'll have to check them out, thanks.


You won't be able to put "Into Thin Air" down - most people I know read that book in 2-3 days, and then re-read it.

Krakauer also wrote "Into the Wild" which is pretty spellbinding as well.


Recently read Krakauer's "Where Men Win Glory". Fascinating, and heartbreaking, story of Pat Tillman. Guy left behind a multi-million dollar NFL contract to fight for his country, was killed in action (friendly fire), and the resulting coverup and "propagandization" of his efforts.

Great read, highly recommended.
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Arachnid » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Fascinating book about Sustainability
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Strangelove » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:53 pm

Arachnid wrote:Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Fascinating book about Sustainability


Don't get me wrong, Sustainability is an extremely noble concept and all that

.... but why are you wasting all this energy when Nuclear War is just around the corner?? :drink:
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Arachnid » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:43 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Arachnid wrote:Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Fascinating book about Sustainability


Don't get me wrong, Sustainability is an extremely noble concept and all that

.... but why are you wasting all this energy when Nuclear War is just around the corner?? :drink:


While you Christians and your Islamic/Jew buddies go to the sweet hereafter somebody has to pick up the pieces and Carry On up the evolutionary chain 8-)
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:31 am

Arachnid wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Arachnid wrote:Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Fascinating book about Sustainability


Don't get me wrong, Sustainability is an extremely noble concept and all that

.... but why are you wasting all this energy when Nuclear War is just around the corner?? :drink:


While you Christians and your Islamic/Jew buddies go to the sweet hereafter somebody has to pick up the pieces and Carry On up the evolutionary chain 8-)


Wait, does one have to be christian/muslim/jewish/new age/pagan ...religious. to have a hereafter what happened to that law of thermodynamics thingy that says energy cant be made or destroyed? if we are all just star dust wont we return to the stars etc etc
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Arachnid » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:55 am

ukcanuck wrote:
Arachnid wrote:
Arachnid wrote:Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Fascinating book about Sustainability


While you Christians and your Islamic/Jew buddies go to the sweet hereafter somebody has to pick up the pieces and Carry On up the evolutionary chain 8-)


Wait, does one have to be christian/muslim/jewish/new age/pagan ...religious. to have a hereafter what happened to that law of thermodynamics thingy that says energy cant be made or destroyed? if we are all just star dust wont we return to the stars etc etc


You read too much Asimov :lol: Try loving the Dick more :evil:

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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Arachnid » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:58 am

Another fascinating book I'm reading is A Pattern Language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Pattern_Language

Be better than you are. Stop building crap. You here that spud?! 8-)

Fractals anyone?
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Re: Eye Reedz (book thread)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:33 am

One of my old favorites is "The Happy Isles of Oceania-Paddling the Pacific" by Paul Theroux.

It's a bit older now but guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. He's one cynical bastard and pulls no punches when describing different peoples and religions. Worth the time for sure.
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