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Re: New now reading

Postby LeBaron » 14 Mar 2018, 17:43

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Brimming with ideas, this is a fascinating read.


I read that when I was in my early 20s and it was a big book for me. I’m not sure I could say how it changed the way I saw things, but I’m sure it did.
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Re: New now reading

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Mar 2018, 17:53

Just finishing this up.

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Re: New now reading

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Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 25 Mar 2018, 00:43

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While offering up a fictional sketch of early Anglo/Australian history, in the end this, the first of a trilogy, is probably my last as the melodrama was a bit too melodramatic.

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So back to James Lee Burke who's written a crackling Civil War novel. The Battle of Shiloh is about to come crashing down on the hero's ass … Yikes!
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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 25 Mar 2018, 10:04

‘Blood Med’. Jason Webster

The next (4th) in his Max Camara series. Implausible in places, but a nice detective novel set in modern-day Valencia, dealing with civil unrest in the face of the financial crisis.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Mar 2018, 11:36

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Jimmy Webb "Tunesmith".

I started this ages ago but got tied up with other stuff... came back to it this week and it's a fantastic read about the technical side of songwriting, with fabulous historical examples for every facet of the songwriting process. Carefully compiled, it strikes a nice middle line between the non-musician (me) and the accomplished musician/songwriter. And with some lovely humour too.

Highly recommended.
In other words an extended look into *******’s head, and it seems to have some pretty good things in it (who among us is totally free of mental garbage?) It’s nice to see that he is confident enough so he can play some blues again,I’d like to hear more.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Positive Passion » 25 Mar 2018, 22:07

I have just finished Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It is not bad.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 26 Mar 2018, 09:00

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First in a best-selling crime-fiction series set in Aberdeen. Not too bad, though it really overdoes its attempts at hard-bitten wit sometimes.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Toby » 26 Mar 2018, 09:56

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A page turner, but I'm not really engrossed by it. In all honesty, crime fiction is a genre where one or two a year is more than enough for me.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Snarfyguy » 26 Mar 2018, 17:08

Very Stable Baron wrote:I read that when I was in my early 20s and it was a big book for me. I’m not sure I could say how it changed the way I saw things, but I’m sure it did.

Some big books are like that. Godel, Escher, Bach had a big effect on me when I was younger, but I couldn't really tell you why now. Probably just because it made me think.

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Found it in the laundry room. Pretty decent food/travel memoir.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 27 Mar 2018, 13:38

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I am downloading this 54 hour listen as I type. This is supposed to be Pynchon's most accessible book. I can't wait to get started!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Snarfyguy » 27 Mar 2018, 17:31

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I am downloading this 54 hour listen as I type. This is supposed to be Pynchon's most accessible book. I can't wait to get started!

I really enjoyed it. So much so that, because I didn't want it to be over, I stopped reading about 30 pages from the end. I've never done that before (or since).

Who's reading the audiobook?
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Re: New now reading

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 27 Mar 2018, 17:41

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Who's reading the audiobook?


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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 27 Mar 2018, 17:44

Snarfyguy wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
I am downloading this 54 hour listen as I type. This is supposed to be Pynchon's most accessible book. I can't wait to get started!

I really enjoyed it. So much so that, because I didn't want it to be over, I stopped reading about 30 pages from the end. I've never done that before (or since).

Who's reading the audiobook?


Everybody's favorite narrator, Dick Hill. :D :?

I am glad to hear you liked the book. Now I am really looking forward to start listening. My computer (the old grey mare) wouldn't take the 54 hours single download but it did take the optional seven 6-8 hour "bits". That's a lot of audio!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Snarfyguy » 27 Mar 2018, 19:31

^^^ It's a pretty long book. Enjoy!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 Mar 2018, 11:28

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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 06 Apr 2018, 11:50

Debussy: A Painter in Sound review – a lasting impression

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Re: New now reading

Postby Pansy Puff » 06 Apr 2018, 11:52

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Utterly amazing.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Apr 2018, 15:04

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A really excellent read, discussing and explaining the inner workings of twelve businesses with a combined age of almost 5,000 years.
Fascinating to see what all of them have done to continue operating, and seeing off all manner of change and competition.
In other words an extended look into *******’s head, and it seems to have some pretty good things in it (who among us is totally free of mental garbage?) It’s nice to see that he is confident enough so he can play some blues again,I’d like to hear more.