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What book are you reading? Part 20

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@mr.yuck I hate when that happens.  It seems like a personal violation.

 

Imo, any book that requires that many separate items to bedazzle the story either doesn't have a story worth telling or is a story poorly told. It's shit for people who've gotten used to Michael bay movies (or maybe jj Abrams shows) and think books will operate the same. And yes, I'm talking shit on House of Leaves.

 

 

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I read Ernesto Sabato's "The Tunnel" over the weekend. I think I grabbed it initially because Graham Greene and Albert Camus loved it according to the back cover. I was hoping for an Argentine Camus, and while the writing was good, the misanthropy balanced to my liking, I resented the character and his narration almost immediately. I won't say it was trash, but I won't pursue any more of Sabato's work.... 

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@Fist 666

 

Okay. Now that Ive had a chance to calm down, I will give this book its props. It was really well written. There might have been several plot points that never had any resolution to them but the pages just flew by. Im starting to think that the substance of the book itself might not be the actual story worth reading. Perhaps the notes in the margins between the 2 readers and the accompanying insert material tell a better story. Im going to give this thing a few more hours of my life to try and hopefully come to a proper satisfactory conclussion.

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@Hua GuofangThat's in my to read pile. He was on a Sam Harris podcast when it came out and the whole conversation is massively relevant to 12oz and "formal discussion" here....

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7 hours ago, Fist 666 said:

@Hua GuofangThat's in my to read pile. He was on a Sam Harris podcast when it came out and the whole conversation is massively relevant to 12oz and "formal discussion" here....

It fucking blows me away how much of this website I see in this book - I'm going to recommend it to @misteravenwhen I'm done because there are things in there that I know he sees as well, along with some lessons for us all. The most valid so far is that a little bit of knowledge does not make you an expert and reading a few books does not give you an education. The complaints he makes about the US college system are also valid, based on the experience of a lot of my colleagues.

 

Tom Nichols was supposed to be out here working with us on a futures project we're running, hence why I picked up the book. But CV19 put an end to that, unfortunately.

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Now about half way through Fatally Haunted. Fiction: Action/Thriller/Suspense. 14 short stories of skeletons in the closet, actual ghosts owning up, to cultural traditional memories haunting the present character(s).

 

Then I'll start, Ghosts Of Gold Mountain. Good 'ol American labor history centered around the Transcontinental Railroad. 

 

 

 

 

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i had a feeling my comp world lit degree would have real world application !!

Last & Current reads

 

 

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wife bought me this

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34 heavy going pages later I'll revisit it next week

 

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Been road tripping (see your day in pies,) had to add a quick little hour onto the trip to stop in Nacogdoches in the name of Blood Meridian. 
 

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I have a copy of atlas shrugged staring at me from the book shelf right now. Ive never read it. I feel like its one of those things that I should read but before I make this kind of 1200 page commitment, is it worthwhile?

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tried and failed on that one but to be honest I didn't try too hard 

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Just received a pre-release copy of this. I'm probably the only person in my game that hasn't read Ghost Fleet but everyone raves about it.

 

Books – P. W. Singer

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On 5/19/2020 at 8:45 PM, mr.yuck said:

I have a copy of atlas shrugged staring at me from the book shelf right now. Ive never read it. I feel like its one of those things that I should read but before I make this kind of 1200 page commitment, is it worthwhile?

it's a slow one. I've started it a few times and honestly cant remember if i finished it or not.

 

Theres a movie series that was done sometime in the last few years. its wasn't very well received but I enjoyed it - if you don't feel like reading it, maybe check that out.

Theres a lot of hate around that book partially because to current political climate but I took no issue with it.

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On 5/22/2020 at 9:01 PM, Hua Guofang said:

Just received a pre-release copy of this. I'm probably the only person in my game that hasn't read Ghost Fleet but everyone raves about it.

 

Books – P. W. Singer

100 pages in and I’m reminded that 99.9% of fiction shits me. 

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