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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2007, 04:59:06 PM »

I've read quite a bit over my period of being banned from this board, but right now I'm working on "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence.

How is that? and how long? I asked for it for my birthday.

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2007, 05:05:10 PM »

How is that? and how long? I asked for it for my birthday.

It's darn good, and, if I remember correctly, about 700 pages long (give or take fifty pages)

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2007, 05:37:56 PM »

It's darn good, and, if I remember correctly, about 700 pages long (give or take fifty pages)

How's the read, is it similar to Lawrence of Arabia?

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2007, 09:46:33 PM »

How's the read, is it similar to Lawrence of Arabia?

It's a very personal account. It's not like "Skeletons on the Zahara" which, because it was written long after the incident, is written in very cinematic terms. This book doesn't necessarily strike cinematic images to you, but it is extremely interesting as it shows T.E. Lawrence's personal reactions, feelings, to the incidents that took place in that time in his life (some of which you'll recognize the from the movie) he talks about day-to-day incidents quite often as I'll remember, just grasping the different personality and culture of the people around him. The first 70 pages of the book or so (as i remember) is just about the situation and what was going on in Arabia, and backround information of the Arab people.

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2007, 05:53:21 AM »

I liked Life of Pi

I like it, too. Though I haven't made it far into the ocean part yet.

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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2007, 08:13:11 AM »

I like it, too. Though I haven't made it far into the ocean part yet.
Watch out for Richard Parker.

You reading it in English?

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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2007, 08:26:40 AM »

Watch out for Richard Parker.

You reading it in English?

No, Czech. Richard Parker already appeared, but disappeared again, and now I'm curious where is he...

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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2007, 05:24:20 PM »

Am in the midst of this, just now. Hilarious!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Who-Saved-Britain/dp/0330439545/sr=1-2/qid=1168038825/ref=sr_1_2/203-8599662-0047958?ie=UTF8&s=books

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2007, 07:00:49 AM »

http://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Gothic-Century-Horror-Cinema/dp/190311179X/sr=1-2/qid=1168264350/ref=sr_1_2/026-3667700-8386051?ie=UTF8&s=books

Just ordered this with a gift book voucher i received-any horror fans here read this? Roll Eyes

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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2007, 10:57:18 PM »

I'm waiting for Marmota-B to go to Prague and pick up Sidhartha.

I already did and I'm taking it to school today, to start reading. Wink

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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2007, 07:17:35 AM »

Picked up Nightmare Town and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammet in New York. Great collection, about half way through and you really get sucked deep into the incredible Noir world that he paints. These stories, taken from the crime magazines he wrote for such as the Black Mask, are a run up to the great books that were to follow like The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.

Also picked up Deadwood: Stories Of The Black Hills by David Milch and Mickey Mantle: Stories & Memorabilia from a lifetime with the Mick by Mickey Herskowitz with Danny and David Mantle.

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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2007, 04:42:26 PM »

"The English Patient" - I liked the movie, so why not?  Undecided

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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2007, 05:02:41 PM »

Groggy, Groggy, Groggy...... Is it my imagination, or did you have greater critical acumen before you got a girlfriend?

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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2007, 05:12:47 PM »

Since when do I have a girlfriend?  Grin

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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2007, 05:20:53 PM »

Just guessing. Got to find some way to account for your recent decent into sentimentality Roll Eyes Ryan's Daughter, The English Patient . . . next you'll be gushing about Cinema Paradiso! Pod-Groggy, begone! Bring back the original guy.

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