What are you Reading?

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  1. CanadianMe

    CanadianMe TPF Noob!

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    I am always looking for good books to read. So since I am almost running out of new books to read I figure why not see what others recommend. I am just starting to read The Shock Doctrine (The Rise of Disaster Capitalism) by Naomi Klein. Very interesting read, and the last two books prior to this were The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and Last Exit to Brooklyn by Herbert Shelby Jr. I had read Last Exit to Brooklyn before but love Herbert Shelby Jr. as an authour. I have All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque to read again after The Shock Doctrine, it has been a long time since I read it and loved it so it will be a joy to read one more time. So what are you reading? or do you recommend? I lied, looking on my desk I still have to read Moses and Monotheism by Sigmund Freud. Of course this is outside my my Camera Book lol...
     
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    im reading jitterbug perfume by tom robbins.
     
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    Im reading the communist manifesto.....very interesting
     
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    It is interesting I read it almost 27 years ago and still recall it. You might then enjoy Guerrilla Warfare by Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and or maybe Selected Writings by Karl Marx. Guerrilla Warfare was a very interesting book well worth reading.
     
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    They Marched Into Sunlight by David Mirannis.

    It chronicles two events continents apart that take place on the same day. While the US military was suffering one of it's worst defeats in battle in the Viet Nam War, an anti-war protest on the Universtiy of Wisconsin would become the catalyst for the anti-war movement that would follow in the US.

    It is an excellent book.
     
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    I'm STILL reading THE GOOD GUY by dean koontz. I've been trying to finish it for about 3 months now but i just havent found the time! How sad considering if i sat down and got on with it i'd have read it in a day!!!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm usually an escapism reader, so I don't read a lot of 'deep' stuff.

    I usually read fantasy but I'm now reading 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett...and I'm really enjoying it. Great bit of fiction with some historical aspects.

    It's been a long time since I read 'A Brief History of Time' by Hawking...but that's worth of a recommendation.
     
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    Right now I'm reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson and The Photograph, from the Oxford History of Art series. The last one needs to be taken in small bites - there is only so much postmodern critical theory that I can handle in one sitting

    I read it when I was 16 and at the time it made perfect sense, a blueprint for utopia indeed. I'm reminded of that quote (was it George Orwell?) - a boy of 16 who is not a communist has no soul, and a man of 30 who still is a communist has no brain. Or words to that effect...

    Edit - took some Googling, but I couldn't leave this alone. In fact it was Aristide Briand, who said "The man who is not a socialist at twenty has no heart, but if he is still a socialist at forty he has no head." This is not an invitation to start a political discussion by the way!
     
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    It must be or you wouldn't have brought up such an asinine statement ... you don't want politics don't bring them up, that is a very POLITICAL statement. We re discussing literature, not commenting on one another's political leanings whatever they may be. Why is it people make moronic political statements and expect no response, that is so offensive, it is like making a statement about peoples religious beliefs as far as I am concerned. And no one took offense, unbelievable. I best bite my tongue lest I get testy.
     

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