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White Noise was the last one I read. It left a mediocre taste in my mouth.
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you shouldn't have eaten the pages then
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Damn, beat me to it!
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judasmuppet";p="957020 wrote:White Noise was the last one I read. It left a mediocre taste in my mouth.
Well, they can't all be National Book Award winners...

... oh, wait.

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There were some choice bits. Possibly would've enjoyed it more had I read it 15 or more years ago.
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I really dug White Noise.

I've had two failed attempts and Falling Man now. I get to a certain point and get bored to tears.
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Buying 'Bodies Are Where You Find Them' today.
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Mobiesque";p="957446 wrote:I really dug White Noise.

I've had two failed attempts and Falling Man now. I get to a certain point and get bored to tears.
I've heard that one's weak. I really dug White Noise, Libra, and Underworld. Of course, after reading Underworld, a lot of his clever bits are all old-news.

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Although not as good as Underworld, Ratner's Star has some of the best dialogue I've ever read in a book.
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Ratner's Star is CRAZY. I liked it.

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just read:
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it was OK, funny

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it's amusing enough, if rather tedious

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Just obtained a full and revised edition of Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Pape. I've already read a lot of this but had to take the book back and I had the original version of the book which only contained data up until 2003, this one is up to 2006 which covers some incredibly important developments in the war on terror.

Excellent thus far.
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Finished reading it this morning. It was a good insight into Arsenal and the life of a defender and an alcoholic. Managed not to talk about God...but it was implied quite a lot. I enjoyed it.
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Oh come on, hear the little fucker out...
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Rick, Pm me your address and I'll get the bitch to mail it...some time in the next three years probably.

I wonder if it would be cheaper to mail it from France next month?

I took it out from the library and read selected portions and found it to be compelling so I bought it. Finished it today. The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Pape. Cracking stuff. Also read No Country for Old Men last week and loved it. Read Tropic of Capricorn again this week. Great book. I need to read me a new good book. I'm ready for something like Catch 22 but different. Similar only in its greatness.
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Done & dusted.

I just watched No Country for Old Men a few weeks ago and wondered how the book went.
The ending of the movie didn't satisfy me.
Maybe if I cared about Tommy Lee Jones' wrinkly cunt wife it would have hit home.
But I didn't . Her nagging turned me off.
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Fair call. I can agree with your evaluation.

I just finished American Gods. I liked it a lot. Makes me want to read up on Norse Mythology, amongst other stuff.

Might start Bradbury's Martian Chronicles next.
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The Painted Porch";p="969104 wrote:I'm ready for something like Catch 22 but different. Similar only in its greatness.
Something Happened, Joseph Heller's second novel.

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i just finished the omnivore's dilemma
before that was david sedaris' new one, when you are engulfed in flames
and before THAT was, the great derangement
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Just about to wrap up Kafka's travel diaries, then on to The Castle.
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'you shall know our velocity', dave eggers... tremendous fun

also re-read 'illusions' by richard bach (a book that rawked my world when i was about 16)
and bill simmons' only book, since he's not writing any columns this summer
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Walking through walls is so 80's

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I watched Karate Kid 1, 2 & 3 in one week!
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