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07 Sep 2016 11:14

Ummm right... so...... Books?

For people who liked 'The Road' I would heartily recommend 'Riddley Walker' by Russel Hoban.

You have to stick with it.... it takes a few pages before you can understand what the words mean, but by the end of the book you are reading at normal speed. Then you pick up another book and go ' What the hell?'
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07 Sep 2016 13:22

PatrickLeeds wrote:Ummm right... so...... Books?

For people who liked 'The Road' I would heartily recommend 'Riddley Walker' by Russel Hoban.

You have to stick with it.... it takes a few pages before you can understand what the words mean, but by the end of the book you are reading at normal speed. Then you pick up another book and go ' What the hell?'


I did like the Road but Riddley Walker did not engage me. Never finished it.
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09 Sep 2016 19:38

Like I was saying (before I was rudely interrupted by a queer agenda), it's all happened before, many times over.
A Short History of Progress
https://www.amazon.ca/Short-History-Progress-Ronald-Wright/dp/0887847064
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09 Sep 2016 20:32

Kierkegaard

"Fear and Trembling"
"Diary of a Seducer"
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09 Sep 2016 20:55

aphronesis wrote:Kierkegaard

"Fear and Trembling"
"Diary of a Seducer"


lol, why are recommending someone you would loathe?

fear and trembling - you're pushing all my monkey buttons and I know you mean to, and how this ends. Bye. :lol:

http://www.declineoftheempire.com/2016/09/the-biology-of-religion-darwins-apple.html

Diary of a Seducer - you know it well I'm certain Svengali. :lol:
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12 Sep 2016 18:26

movingtarget wrote:
PatrickLeeds wrote:
I did like the Road but Riddley Walker did not engage me. Never finished it.


I'm the opposite) I like whatever Walker have written , but The Road is boring for me...
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06 Jan 2018 14:11

Man I really need to learn finishing one book before starting another, but somehow I'm busy with three books at the moment, all which, though I don't necessarily agree with the philosophies espoused in these books, I found interesting reads (at least up until the point where I am now).

Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
Karl Marx - Manifesto of the Communist Party
Jordan Peterson - Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
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10 Feb 2018 23:33

Blizted--Norman Ohler.
A truly fascinating account by a historian of drug use in Nazi Germany.
The guy goes into great detail about how an entire country got hooked on methamphetamines (aka crystal myth).
Everyone from the highest ranking military officer to your everyday housewife, student, doctor, janitor, etc.
Basically, drugs were responsible for the Blitzkrieg.
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11 Feb 2018 00:15

the delgados wrote:Blizted--Norman Ohler.
A truly fascinating account by a historian of drug use in Nazi Germany.
The guy goes into great detail about how an entire country got hooked on methamphetamines (aka crystal myth).
Everyone from the highest ranking military officer to your everyday housewife, student, doctor, janitor, etc.
Basically, drugs were responsible for the Blitzkrieg.
I get what you're saying. However, this might be better brought up in the Clinic?

Just so you don't get yourself banned, or anything like that.
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11 Feb 2018 03:55

Tricycle Rider wrote:
the delgados wrote:Blizted--Norman Ohler.
A truly fascinating account by a historian of drug use in Nazi Germany.
The guy goes into great detail about how an entire country got hooked on methamphetamines (aka crystal myth).
Everyone from the highest ranking military officer to your everyday housewife, student, doctor, janitor, etc.
Basically, drugs were responsible for the Blitzkrieg.
I get what you're saying. However, this might be better brought up in the Clinic?

Just so you don't get yourself banned, or anything like that.


Ha! Nice one.
But no, I'm not goofing around. The book is a real page-turner.
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31 Mar 2018 17:25

so enjoying the crow girl ...erik axl sund...so sad so dark....so unbelievable ..so flawed but a real page turner!

obvious similarities with stieg Larson's trilogy which is referenced

.............and I have just discovered that the crow girl too is first chapter of a trilogy...............nice to know what to read next

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