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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176525
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"Thai Stick" by Peter Maguire

AND ITS SURFING RELATED!

about surf culture's role in the late 60s early 70s pot trade, centered in Thailand.

" a billion dollar trade being run by stoned amateurs"

If you surf and/or have ever smoked pot, you wont be able to put it down.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176528
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and to give you some sense of the brutality in the book...


Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: slopokecr] #2176529
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Read James Michener's Hawaii recently. Great book.

Needed a break after blowing through that roflmao so relaxed with a couple Ed McBain and Donald Westlake crime novels.

Followed that up with the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Outstanding book, especially growing up through the whole computer age. Very well written. Jobs came off as obviously brilliant but also as a complete sociopath.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King was also good.

Got a ton of books still stacked up from last few library book fairs (bag for $1) so have my work cut out for me...


Nothing is obscene provided it is done in bad taste.

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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176531
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Reading Design In Nature right now. It's about the Constructal law, and it is pretty interesting.


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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: HeyyNow] #2176541
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Originally Posted By: HeyyNow


Started reading this last night. I was laughing out loud. Kept thinking about ElOgro.


Just bought it, I'll check it out.


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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Surfdog] #2176565
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Originally Posted By: Surfdog




























In 1933, following U.S. diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union, he spent six weeks in Moscow as a performer and goodwill ambassador.[6] His tour was a huge success. Harpo's name was transliterated into Russian, using the Cyrillic alphabet, as XАРПО МAРКС, and was billed as such during his Soviet Union appearances. Harpo, having no knowledge of Russian, pronounced it as 'Exapno Mapcase'.















http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpo_Marx


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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176566
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I tried to read "Gardens of The Moon" but I couldn't really get into it.

The Name of the Wind By Patrick Rolfus is an awesome awesome book. Well worth it.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is also really great.

Both these books are the start of potentially amazing series. I'd highly recommend both.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: PacificNW] #2176574
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great book about a zombie apocloyspe that only methheads survive.


best book I read in the last six months is this one.
first in a trilogy and its been optioned as a movie.


I like the gloves. They are needed in the aquatic deeds of perversion that he partakes in.
Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: PacificNW] #2176576
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Ghost Wave by our very own Chris Dixon!

The Old Man an The Wasteland by Nick Cole

The Breakers series by Edward Robertson

All available in Kindle as well.

Pure science fiction with a bit of attitude thrown in. With the exception of Ghost Wave of course.


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off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."


Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176590
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just ordered "Escape From Camp 14",saw the 60 minutes story. Crazy!
Two golf books i recommend, if you play, both humorous fiction:"Missing Links" and "Shanks For Nothing"
They're a series.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176591
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We were long overdue for a "my reading list is way more profound than yours" thread.


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The deference given to veterans is insane. They signed up, did their job and got paid for it. Fine.
Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: PacificNW] #2176596
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Originally Posted By: PacificNW
I tried to read "Gardens of The Moon" but I couldn't really get into it.

The Name of the Wind By Patrick Rolfus is an awesome awesome book. Well worth it.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is also really great.

Both these books are the start of potentially amazing series. I'd highly recommend both.


I'm betting you would like Tad Williams "Otherland" series.

City of Golden Shadow
River of Blue Fire
Mountain of Black Glass
Sea of Silver Light

Very intriguing plot. Developing a web network so extensive, so absolutely real
you could transfer your corporal identity into it with the right tech and become
immortal. The ultimate final playground for the 1%.

Tad Williams is good, this series is a great read.

Also his newer Shadowmarch, Shadowplay, Shadowheart, Shadowrise series.

All of his chit is good.





Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: badassdak20] #2176625
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THE ORPHAN MASTERS SON is an astonishing novel about North Korea

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Coat Hanger] #2176636
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Originally Posted By: VonMeister
We were long overdue for a "my reading list is way more profound than yours" thread.


I'm counterbalancing that by reading the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan books in chronological order. On Red Rabbit right now. hat


Nothing is obscene provided it is done in bad taste.

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Just reas Striper Wars, a good book on the conservation effort of the Striped Bass, which nearly got wiped out. Going to start Bring it to the Table by Wendell Berry next week

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