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Re: What are you reading?

Postby VagabondSurveyor » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:04 am

Zenn wrote:Currently reading "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts: So very good.

Other good reads:
Ishamael
The Story of B
Deep Survival: Who lives, who dies and why (awesome)
Tao Te Ching
365 Taoist Meditations (awesome)
Colorado (14er) Disasters
and at random, the DSM IV


I am reading Shantaram as well. Completely agree. Could be my favorite book ever.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Point North » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:10 am

wooderson wrote:That's a great read... once you get used to all the scalpings.


If you like scalpings, take a read on:

Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat, by Gregory F. Michno.

http://www.amazon.com/Lakota-Noon-Indian-Narrative-Custers/dp/0878423494/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348233938&sr=1-1&keywords=Lakota+Noon

This is a book of first-hand Indian accounts of the battle known as Custer's Last Stand. Several Indians tell of taking scalps, of "counting coup," and other war stories. One 14-year-old warrior recounted scalping a soldier who was wounded but still alive. He had to saw the scalp off, which he did as quickly as he could while the soldier gritted his teeth in appreciation, then took the scalp home to show his mother.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Trail Doc » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:24 pm

An awesome adventure story of dogs versus airplanes in a race to save hundreds of lives.
Dogs win.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cruelest-Miles-Against-Epidemic/dp/0393325709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352316111&sr=8-1&keywords=the+cruelest+miles
If I wanted a sport with rules, I'd be playing golf.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby valleygirl » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:00 pm

"Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Could not put it down, and I was so sorry it had to end!
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Matt » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:27 pm

"Yelping with Cormac" (i.e., faux Yelp reviews in the style of McCarthy): http://yelpingwithcormac.tumblr.com/


Wow, I ran across this one too, last November.
It's hilarious! Thanks for the reminder, as I had forgotten about it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby metalmountain » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:30 pm

Matt wrote:
"Yelping with Cormac" (i.e., faux Yelp reviews in the style of McCarthy): http://yelpingwithcormac.tumblr.com/


Wow, I ran across this one too, last November.
It's hilarious! Thanks for the reminder, as I had forgotten about it.
Small world...


Holy crap, thanks Wooderson. That is awesome!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MtnHub » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:16 pm

Anyone out there in CO seen any of these popping up?

http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/

They are starting to sprout up here in IC. Really cool idea! My wife and I have seen similar free exchanges in various coffee houses, motels, etc occasionally when we're traveling or on vacation. Great idea to recycle books that way! :-D

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby pvnisher » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:02 pm

Going back through the classics I somehow missed when I was younger.

Catch-22: Like "Office Space" set in WW2. I had no idea it was so hilarious.
1984
Brave New World
Fahrenheit 451
Ulysses
The Metamorphosis by Kafka

I guess they're a little heavy on dystopian futures, but I see why they are classics.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TravelingMatt » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:54 pm

pvnisher wrote:Catch-22: Like "Office Space" set in WW2. I had no idea it was so hilarious.


Best book ever written.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MountainMedic » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:14 pm

This is a great thread - added quite a few to my list. Time away from the mountains means time with books, so I've actually been able to read a bit. Just finished these two:

A Happy Death by Albert Camus. This is a semiautobiographical book about a dude who kills someone in cold blood for his money and then galavants around Europe trying to find happiness. It blew my mind and is a must-read for any amateur philosophizers out there.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Is an explanation needed? Can't believe it took me this long to read it.

Next up: Something epic. Either The Satanic Verses or Infinite Jest.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby leggaj5 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:49 pm

The Civil War: A Narrative - Shelby Foote

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby dmccool » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:54 pm

leggaj5 wrote:The Civil War: A Narrative - Shelby Foote

That's what I'm talkin' about.
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There's still space to breathe.

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