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What Book Are You Reading? Pt. 13 (Lucky Summer Edition)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    Wuddup, wuddup. I’m sure it’s not too early, seeing as most of the 12oz peeps are on summer vacation, avid readers, or will probably make some free time for themselves to flip through pages in the beautiful summer weather.

    I just got back from the library with a couple of books. The fiction book I’m reading is W.E.B. Griffin’s The Secret Warriors. It’s book two in his Men At War series. The first one left me hanging, and I can’t wait to rip through this paperback. It’s pretty neat how it goes from the Pacific Theatre to places like Germany, France, Morocco, and Washington DC. A fictional tale about clandestine operations, the beginning of the OSS.

    The non-fiction book I’m going to start is called A Soldier’s Story, Victory At Falaise; The Defeat of the German Army in Normandy – August 1944.. It’s written by Brigadier-General Denis Whitaker, his wife, Shelagh Whitaker, and Terry Copp. From the inside of the book jacket, I’m in for very well written accounts from all sorts of parties involved in that part of the Second World War.

    So, what book are you planning on checking out while sipping on Coronas on the patio?
     
  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    my roomate got "the tesseract" the other day. i'm planning on reading that when i get a bit of free time
     
  3. I just copped Clive Cussler's latest, "Trojan Odyssey". This will be fun.
     
  4. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Well I've already mentioned this book in another thread.

    But, I just finished
    Resource Wars by Michael T. Klare....
    That has got to be scarier than the motherfucking necronomicon. If you care about anything at all, read this book.

    I also finished my pirate book. Pirate Utopias by Peter Lamborn Wilson (which is another pen name for Hakim Bey). Veeerryy Interesting.

    Well that's about it right now.... I'm trying to focus my efforts more. I'm like halfway through about 10 other books. Haha... Mostly news stuffs too...

    this article BROWNer posted up is very interesting to me at this point in time.
     
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    i have this problem folks, i was just wondering if it affects anyone else:

    i can't just read a book bit by bit over the period of weeks/months like some people. if i'm going to read a book i will sit down and plough from cover to cover within one or two days, no fucking around. if i read bit by bit on the train or here and there i lose interest after a couple of chapters and can't finish it.
     
  6. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    Ignorance is bliss, villain. Why you trying to scare a motherfucker?

    By the way, I still have those suggestions you made to me last time written down. I hope to go through some of those, especially Red Cell by Ludlum, this summer.
     
  7. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    i haven't read that many books in my life.Some of the only ones i can remeber are like THE OUTSIDERS. and MANIAC MAGEE. All when i was young and what not. Recently i have read a tom clancy novel...and a few graff books.But the one book i have read in my life and realy enjoyed the most....i believe the title was something like "ARE YOU THERE GOD" OR "WHERE ARE YOU GOD" OR SOMETHING FOR THAT MATTER.it was many ages ago when i read it....It was written by a nun who ran a shelter for run-away or homeless kids...and it was all about the kind of kids who came threw her doors...it was some of the craziest storys i have ever heard...there where two of them...if anyone can help me out with some information on the book such as the exact title..so i can see if like amazon.com or b&n has it.
     
  8. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    2BLAZZED, what Clancy novel? If you liked it, read him some more. His style is easy, and every book I’ve read of his has been gold, or near gold.

    ABC, I’m sort of the opposite. I never make time for myself to sit for hours and read a book, even though that is the best way to read, in my opinion. The only time I do that these days is when I’m waiting for my name to be called in court. I mostly read bit by bit. Transit, and before I go to bed, mostly. It’s different on those summer days, though.
     
  9. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    required reading for any teenager i think. rumble fish was good too from what i can remember
     
  10. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Weapon X: Richard Marcinko wrote Red Cell...
    Robert Ludlum is a spy novelist... one of his books was recently made into a movie I have yet to see... "The Bourne Identity".
    Jeru the Damaja

    You should check em out. It's good stuff.

    Mr. Abracadabra: I don't necessarily see that as a problem.
    I never read rumble fish... but I read catcher in the rye... also good disgruntled teen reading.
    Anybody remember that Rumble Fish song by the Goats?

    "Rumble Fish, it's the Rumble Fish, you better drop quick when you hear that click..."
     
  11. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    Oh, my bad, my bad. I guess I’ll be reading the Marcinko first.
     
  12. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Check this guy out !
    Badass... "Sometimes good guys don't wear white"....

    *NOTE* His books are so controversial they were forced to be published as fiction.
     
  13. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    Whoah – I had no clue. The covers are kind of weird, though. Well, I won’t have to worry about whether the author really knows what he’s talking about.
     
  14. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

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    dune heretic by frank herbert
     
  15. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    just finished Nausea by Sarte. No idea whats next...I tend to grab whatever catches my eye at the used bookstore down the street.
     
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