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Old 10-10-2007, 02:03 PM   #141
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Thanks for the warning--can't watch it at work.

I don't care for Kevin Smith's stuff--except for Dogma which is utterly brilliant and hysterical. But one of the ladys downstairs came up with "...and they walked...." long before him.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:04 PM   #142
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:43 PM   #143
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:26 PM   #144
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One of my clients sent me his latest book and it was a really good read. Nothing deep at all but a good healthy action book reminiscent of a Dirk Pitt novel.

He has two books out:
1. Colbalt Blue
2. The Stonewall file

Budd Davisson is the author and you can find his books at www.airbum.com.

He brings some modern day "quests for the truth" into his books which flow with the story lines and make things a bit more interesting. I had a hard time putting the books down until they were finished.

Two thumbs up....
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:23 AM   #145
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Yup bumping a 2 year old book thread. I new this thread was out there and I miss Nina! (tell her hi from me Arkie).

So my Wife bought "The Book Thief" so we could read it to my son, though not intended as a young adults book it has been marketed in the US that way. After reading him the first chapter the other night I was very interested. I tend to read fast and when a book really interests me I devour it.
Well Tuesday night and Wednesday night were all it took, I couldn't put it down, it is really a great story. It is about a girl in Germany during WWII, there are lots of reviews of it out there. The story is told from the perspective of death itself (the grimm reaper, though he doesn't like that term).
The story is sad, but with happy moments of the humanity that exists in us all if we let it shine though. It will take a long time reading the chapters to my son before bed but will make for some great talking points.
Highly recommended.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:41 AM   #146
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:00 AM   #147
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Yup bumping a 2 year old book thread. I new this thread was out there and I miss Nina! (tell her hi from me Arkie).

So my Wife bought "The Book Thief" so we could read it to my son, though not intended as a young adults book it has been marketed in the US that way. After reading him the first chapter the other night I was very interested. I tend to read fast and when a book really interests me I devour it.
Well Tuesday night and Wednesday night were all it took, I couldn't put it down, it is really a great story. It is about a girl in Germany during WWII, there are lots of reviews of it out there. The story is told from the perspective of death itself (the grimm reaper, though he doesn't like that term).
The story is sad, but with happy moments of the humanity that exists in us all if we let it shine though. It will take a long time reading the chapters to my son before bed but will make for some great talking points.
Highly recommended.
I will check that out. I blast through good books, too. I just finished The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, and I think I read it in 8 hours. It is a fast read, but is powerful and bleak, but also somehow beautiful. It is still fresh, but it may be one of my favorite books of all time.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:03 AM   #148
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I just finished The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, and I think I read it in 8 hours. It is a fast read, but is powerful and bleak, but also somehow beautiful. It is still fresh, but it may be one of my favorite books of all time.
Good description. That one stays with you a while, don't it?
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:19 AM   #149
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Good description. That one stays with you a while, don't it?
Yeah, it's great, but when I was telling my wife how good it was, I kinda didn't want her to read it because it's so depressing at points.

Almost like it is one of those things in reality that you know exists, but hope your loved ones never find out about.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:30 AM   #150
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Yeah, it's great, but when I was telling my wife how good it was, I kinda didn't want her to read it because it's so depressing at points.
I described it to The Stain. She passed on it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:26 AM   #151
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:30 AM   #152
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They made The Road into a movie. I saw a preview on Saturday. It stars Viggo Mortenson and Charlize Theron and opens November 25.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:58 AM   #153
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They made The Road into a movie. I saw a preview on Saturday. It stars Viggo Mortenson and Charlize Theron and opens November 25.
I saw that, too. I'd highly recommend the book first, so the movie doesn't ruin it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #154
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I keep waking up and expecting life to be like that. That would suck.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:10 PM   #155
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I just finished "City of Thieves". It's a novel about 2 young Russians during the siege of Leningrad. They've both broken the law, but will be exonerated if they can find a dozen eggs for some coronel. Everyone is starving to death, the Germans are coming, the Soviet police are everywhere, but it's hilarious, and it's suspenseful. The best book I've read this year.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:39 AM   #156
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I just finished The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, and I think I read it in 8 hours. It is a fast read, but is powerful and bleak, but also somehow beautiful. It is still fresh, but it may be one of my favorite books of all time.
Very dark book, but I couldn't put it down. Right now I'm reading reading "Newjack" by Ted Conover. It's a true story about a journalist who goes through the New York state correctional academy and starts working at Sing Sing. His descriptions (so far) of what goes through your mind as a new correctional officer are spot on.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:59 AM   #157
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:54 AM   #158
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I'm finishing a trilogy of Hemingway books. I read "Old Man and the Sea" and "The Sun Also Rises". I'm currently reading "A Farewell to Arms"
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