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Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Sep 11, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
HHhH Laurent Binet's novel goes inside the assassination of the SS general Reinhard Heydrich.

also finished, Into that Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder. a study of Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka.

Treblinka, you think Auschwitz was bad, whew, Treblinka was pure horror!

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Sep 11, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Credit: pud
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Sep 11, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
I finally got a hold of a copy of "Let My People Go Surfing" I loved it.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
I just powered through the Tyler Hamilton tell all,"The Secret Race." I got it on my b.day last Thurs. I could not put it down.
Then finished "The Book Thief." It was a long one but very good.

Just started a book today about Captain Cook, can't think of the title, it's out in the car. It's very good.


Hey zbrown, by the Bounty trilogy you mean "Mutiny on the Bounty," "Men Against the Sea," and "Pitcairns's Island?" 3 of my faves, mega, mega classics.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 11, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
God, a Biography. Miles.
Fascinating. The author analyzes the 'God' of the Jewish scripture not theologically, nor historically, but as a character in a work of literature, highlighting the sometimes radical changes in his personality across the various books of the Old Testament.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 11, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
Just finished this one. Was a real eye opener regarding the timber industry especially in NA and specifically British Columbia. I'd certainly recommend it.
Credit: Delhi Dog

cheers
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
Bri,

Repeat very, very cool.

He'll treasure this photo if you send him one to thank him for all of us here for writing the book, if you would. Just a suggestion.

Bri

Edit: Thanks to Shack for bumping this thread. Time alone with a book is a precious thing, sharing what you read with others is neighborly, and using what you've read to improve your life and those of your neighbors is the highest good. Look it up in the bible.
briham89

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Sep 11, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
^good idea mouse; I'll get on that. Just finished the book, and it was great. Lots of climbing in this one. I am not the fasted reader out there and I read the book in a day! I couldn't put it down.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 12, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Hey zbrown, by the Bounty trilogy you mean "Mutiny on the Bounty," "Men Against the Sea," and "Pitcairns's Island?" 3 of my faves, mega, mega classics.

Thats it. I first read them in elementary school, my first big read. Had to ask my father what "tenacious" meant. Seems like I acquired the trait somehow.

The British are frequently criticized by other nations for their dislike of change, and indeed we love England for those aspects of nature and life which change the least. Here in the West Country, where I was born, men are slow of speech, tenacious of opinion,

Kind of amazing that you can now read the entire trilogy on-line.

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks08/0800401h.html
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 20, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
zB, yes mega classics. I finished the Cook Book "Blue Latitudes." By Yony Horwitz, "Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before."

By the way, Captain Bligh of the Mutiny trilogy was an officer with Cook on his first voyage. Also, Bligh had 2 subsequent mutinys in later life after his issues with Mr. Christian and winning the trial.

Now I'm reading the story of Major John Wesley Powell's second voyage down the Colorado River by Frederick Dellenbaugh (("Canyon Voyage?") yes, it is in the car). It is most excellant. There are no mutinys involved. Powell was a great leader, he had a sense of humor and liked to sing.
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 20, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
I just picked up a couple books that are kinda old news, but I finally got around to them. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & The Men Who Stare At Goats. So far, the TGWTDT is extremely boring. I cud give a sh#t about Swiss baking, etc.! I am around 50+ pages nto it and can remember little. I pick it up and struggle through a chapter and put it down and leave it their for a few days. Everyone I talk to says its great. Maybe I'm wierd. I have ben thinking about watching the movie first. The very beggining did pique my curriosity with the pressd and mounted flower every year. But that kind of disapeared into a fog of business coruption, etc.! Guess i will continue to slog on through it, but it was not what i was hoping for. I haven't started MWSAG yet. I prefer nonfiction/history/autobiographies, etc. or classic/american lit.! Maybe i will check what people have been reading here a little closer!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Sep 21, 2012 - 12:00am PT
maybe someone here knows of Jon Turk? climber and adventurer/scientist from Colorado. I am reading his "The Raven's Gift" about his travel in Siberia and his experience there with an elderly female shaman healer.

I also started Paul Coelho's "Aleph" also about a mystical healing while on the Trans Siberian Railroad. I had no idea I had picked up two books on the same theme describing the same area. Maybe this bodes well for my own next adventure as I've been lazily considering the Kamchatka Peninsula via Alaska as a next destination. crazy.

I am finishing "My Life as an Indian" which is great and found here upthread or on the other book thread recommended by someone here. True ish account of white guy who bridged the racial and cultural gap at the turn of the century.

yeah I read Girl with the dragon tattoo and it took quite a few pages until it became engaging as a who dunnit. I couldn't actually get into the characters although my brother read it and found the characterizations fascinating. There is a great revenge scene that is just delightful in a twisted sort of way.

I have enjoyed this thread immensely and found many recommendations that stimulated my reading. Thanks everyone.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 21, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Italic Text
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Sep 21, 2012 - 12:33am PT
The complete version of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. It's froody.
Mr Roy

climber
Seattle
Sep 21, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
"A Log from the Sea of Cortez" by John Steinbeck

And thanks Deli Dog, been looking for a book about that.
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Sep 21, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
Ronnie Wood's autobiography
Lot's of surprises. This guy has done it all and hung out with a truly odd array of famous folks.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sep 21, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
I just started Stephen King's "Cell" and it's not so great. I guess I will just plod along and finish it. Meh.
fsck

climber
Sep 21, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
i thought Cell was hilarious. i just read it as a sort of a dark, extended rant against technology. The Stand it ain't but i got a few chuckles out of it.


anyone here read Cloud Atlas by david mitchell? i'm halfway thru it and interested to see how he ties all the stories together.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Sep 21, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
Autobiography of Christopher Carson AKA Kit Carson.
It is short and to the point and he is the king of the understatement. Amazing read.

Memoirs Of My Life by John Charles Fremont.
The first edition with all the maps, very cool piece of history, worth it for the maps alone.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Sep 30, 2012 - 08:04am PT
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