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Old 05-23-2008, 02:26 PM   #31
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I am rereading "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan. SciFi, ride or die!! haha. i know im a loser. here's the link:

Amazon.com: The Wheel of Time (Boxed Set #1): Robert Jordan: Books

An epic tale. A little more refined and mature than Tolkien. I always enjoy a cast of characters being taken out of their element, and shown that they can be bigger and more important than they ever thought they would have been.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:37 PM   #32
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My buddy has one and swears by it - it's pretty cool, but not worth $400 + cost of books, IMO.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:00 PM   #33
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I am rereading "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan. SciFi, ride or die!! haha. i know im a loser. here's the link:

Amazon.com: The Wheel of Time (Boxed Set #1): Robert Jordan: Books

An epic tale. A little more refined and mature than Tolkien. I always enjoy a cast of characters being taken out of their element, and shown that they can be bigger and more important than they ever thought they would have been.
I've read through that series three times starting in 1992. It sucks that Jordan died before he could finish it.

Here's another good book that has multi-perspective elements: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. it's a little more graphic and harsher than The Wheel of Time but a great story nevertheless.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:04 PM   #34
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I can't read.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:10 PM   #35
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I've read through that series three times starting in 1992. It sucks that Jordan died before he could finish it.

Here's another good book that has multi-perspective elements: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. it's a little more graphic and harsher than The Wheel of Time but a great story nevertheless.
The final book will be completed next year by another author with Jordan's notes. Here is the link:

A Memory of Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck.
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We already know all about her insides.
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I also just finished Thomas Frank's What's the Matter with Kansas?, which is directed at a more popular audience. More descriptive than analytical and I found it particularly lacking in its historical analysis of the 'Backlash' ideology that he describes, but as a description of the de-coupling of economic class from politics and his characterization of contemporary Kansas as a case of 1890's Populism turned on it's head I found it compelling (though he perhaps takes an overly romantic view of Populism by avoiding - as he does throughout the book - any discussion of race).

I take it Frank makes the case that issues like abortion have distracted ordinary Americans from voting their economic interest. They have been deceived into thinking that social issues are more important than financial ones. But, couldn't one also make the case that the Democratic Party has decided that abortion, homosexual rights, etc are more important to them than the economic interests of Middle America? It seems to me that he is letting one side off of the hook too easily. But, you've read the book so maybe you can help. Isn't it a bit unrealistic to expect our proverbial 'Kansan' to pretend that abortion is inconsequential when the Democrats have been telling us for 30 years how consequential it is? Does the author deal with this at all?
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Amazon: 1421 - The Year China Discovered America

Only halfway through it, but the author presents some really unique research. His premise may be faulty, but it's an intriguing read nonetheless.
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I just finished with the graphic novel Supreme Power.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:23 PM   #41
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Manhunt, about the search for JW Booth, is very good as well.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:34 PM   #42
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has no one read Where the Red Fern Grows
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has no one read Where the Red Fern Grows
Of course, like 20+ years ago. I think in 5th grade maybe?

My favorite book from back then was definitely The Toothpaste Millionaire
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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker. I was at the library right before closing, grabbed the coolest looking book (I judged a book by its cover) and had to run out -- been pretty happy with it.
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The last book I read was the Nikki Sixx Heroin Diaries.

I just purchased Meat Market. It's about college football recruiting.
Barnes*&*Noble.com - Books: Meat Market, by Bruce Feldman, Hardcover
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