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What book are you reading? Part 20

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by {OneSevenNine.com}, May 15, 2009.

  1. theprotester

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    I won't lie I'll probably never read it but his interview on the radio a while back had me interested.

    I'm so fucking lazy at reading.
     
  2. Hua Guofang

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    When he was writing it he got together a bunch of leading thinkers in the field over a couple of bottles of wine and cheese platters to test some of his findings and bounce a few ideas around. I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in that. Not to contribute as I'm a nobody compared to those cats but to have a beer and listen to the discussion. Was a pretty cool way to spend an evening. He's a very nice guy as well, down to earth and pretty humble for a dude who's reached such heights.
     
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  3. theprotester

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    And here I am impressed with table delivery at maccas
     
  4. One Man Banned

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  5. theprotester

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  6. CALIgula

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    Just finished up Nelson Mandela's autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom' last night.

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  7. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    I just started into the final issue of Lucky Peach. This is a super-sized issue.

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  8. One Man Banned

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    Spoiler: The white guy did it.
    But really, plan to read. Maybe my next book, we'll see.
     
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  9. azerism1

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    got my teeth stuck into this at the moment, interesting read tbh.

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  10. CALIgula

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    Correct spoiler!
    But it was an interesting read...i learned a lot about his life and the anti-apartheid struggle.
    But it did get a bit tedious to read with all the different organization names.
     
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  12. CALIgula

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    ^freedom in exile is on my "to read" bucket list.

    i wanted to read aung san suu kyi's biography but after this whole rohingya thing, I'm not so sure I want to read it anymore.
     
  13. One Man Banned

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    Yeah, was watching that on TV yesterday and wondering how much of that is politics as usual and how much of that is someone else's influence in there. IDK, even if she turns out to be a complete ass it could be an interesting read, who knows.

    BTW, Freedom in Exile was a good, informative, maybe even helpful read, but not necessarily anything profound. Like read one of his other books if you want a stright read of Tibetan wisdom, this is more about him growing up, leaving Tibet, and efforts he made to work with the Chinese government to try to improve their situation.
     
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  14. CALIgula

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    He has a great sense of humor. Reading about where and how he was raised probably gives insight into that. I'd read the book just to learn more about that alone.
     
  15. Ko SprueOne

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    Like you said, It's politics as usual. The Rohingya plight is real but yeah, our one-liner, headline news of it is politics as usual. Suu Kyi does not currently control the military (Tatmadaw). A member of her party was elected to look better to the west. To look like there is progress. However, there is a general misunderstanding of the Muslim population by the Buddhists in Burma by the Burmese. Maybe a historical action that still holds a bitter taste by them?

    I haven't read either books though.
     
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