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Old 07-02-2019, 02:44 PM   #641
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Yeah but you can't judge a book by its movie.
True. I didn't even know it was a book until now.
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:49 PM   #642
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Like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, the movie was really really good, but couldn’t hold a candle to the book.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:54 PM   #643
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If movies tried to match books one for one they would be 12 hours and no one would go!
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:19 PM   #644
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True. I didn't even know it was a book until now.
I suggest you forget the movie, which shouldn’t be very hard, and try the book.

His first published novel was Dirty Work, a Vietnam story. That one was a hard read, such a sad story.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #645
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Recommendations Please:

Two things I do not do enough of: Read & Laugh. So I have started reading a little each day, but only comedy/humor. I have almost run out of the stuff I already have, so I need recommendations on what to read next.

For context, here is what makes me laugh

Books:
Catch 22 (my all-time favorite book)
The Pirates Series by Gideon DeFoe
The Red Dwarf Books by Grant Naylor

TV/Movies:
Red Dwarf
Black Adder
Monty Python
Raising Arizona
Anything by Mel Brooks


You get the idea...so based on that, what suggestions would my esteemed motorcycle colleagues make (that is you folks...)
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:21 PM   #646
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Two things I do not do enough of: Read & Laugh. So I have started reading a little each day, but only comedy/humor. I have almost run out of the stuff I already have, so I need recommendations on what to read next.

For context, here is what makes me laugh

Books:
Catch 22 (my all-time favorite book)
The Pirates Series by Gideon DeFoe
The Red Dwarf Books by Grant Naylor

TV/Movies:
Red Dwarf
Black Adder
Monty Python
Raising Arizona
Anything by Mel Brooks


You get the idea...so based on that, what suggestions would my esteemed motorcycle colleagues make (that is you folks...)
This is what popped into my head after reading your list.

You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger by Roger Hall

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...acat=0&_sop=15



With a sharp eye and wry wit, Roger Hall recounts his experiences as an American Army officer assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. First published in 1957 to critical and popular acclaim, his book has become a cult favorite in intelligence circles. The story follows Hall's experiences from a junior officer fleeing a tedious training assignment in Louisiana to his quirky and rigorous OSS training rituals in the United States, England, and Scotland. Quick to pick up on the skills necessary for behind-the-lines intelligence work, he became an expert instructor. But he was only reluctantly given operational duties because of his reputation as an iconoclast. In his droll story-telling style, Hall describes his first parachute jump in support of the French resistance as a comedy of errors that terminated prematurely. His last assignment in the war zone came when William Colby appointed him section head of an operations group that made its way on foot through Sweden. Called one of the funniest and most perceptive works ever written about life in the OSS, the book includes a wealth of unforgettable personalities that Hall encountered over the years.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:28 PM   #647
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Just finished “Gone”, by Shelby Foote

Returning to my roots with Tom Robbins’ “Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates “.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:11 PM   #648
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Just finished “Gone”, by Shelby Foote

Returning to my roots with Tom Robbins’ “Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates “.
The great Tom Robbins! I have to go back to those books too.
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The man has a way with words, does he not? Last night I got as far as when R. Potney Smythe dies.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:01 AM   #650
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This is what popped into my head after reading your list.

You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger by Roger Hall

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...acat=0&_sop=15
Thanks. I will add it to my list.
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