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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 20, 2012 - 03:16am PT
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So He's not a She in this one--meh! Not a problem.

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 20, 2012 - 03:57am PT
Cormac McCarthy's "The Road"

Sparse. Lean. Profound.

A few curves on canvas can paint a rich picture. If the artist is good. So it is with words. Clarity of thought, of vision, to evoke a reaction. And nothing more. Life, grief, longing, loss, love. All are on the table. Nothing is lost for want of words.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 20, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
Issac's Storm, by Erik Larson is a good read. I have that one on my shelf also. PM me if you want it, I'll send it out.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 20, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
Road trip listening: Henning Mankell's "The Troubled Man" with the great character of police detective Kurt Wallender. To J Tree and back from the Bay area, 18 hours of driving, we got through 10 cds - 4 more to go!!
tom Carter

Social climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Bernd Heinrich "Life Everlasting" (not religious).

If you have not picked up something by him - do.
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:51am PT
I read some sci fi the other day. Really brought back my prepubescent years.

french, spider, cheater
Dec 1, 2012 - 04:22am PT
more of
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 1, 2012 - 05:09am PT
I wish the Steve House book chronicled his 2010 accident and subsequent recovery. That would be a wild couple of chapters indeed!

french, spider, cheater
Dec 1, 2012 - 05:18am PT
check the "Speaking" Tab

Social climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
Good read; whether you have any interest in the Klamath or not.
Credit: Tobia

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:11am PT
Dispatches by Michael Herr, for the 7th or 8th time.
First published in 68 and considered at the time one of the finest pieces on the Vietnam experience.
It's evident that Coppola and Stone lifted entire scenes intact out of this book for Apocalypse Now and Platoon.
Herr's writing style seems to break all the rules and capture the sociopolitical paradigm of an era.
This work belongs with other Vietnam war must reads such as:
Vietnam (Stanley Karnow)
A Bright and Shining Lie (Neil Sheehan)
Chickenhawk (Rober Mason)
About Face (Dave Hackworth)
We Were Soldiers Once and Young (Moore and Galloway)
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:53am PT
Just received an amazon copy of Flight Behavior the latest Kingsolver novel.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:17am PT
John Lawrence. non fiction.

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:

Collected Short Stories of Saki:

These are both excellent. I'm most amazed that Robinson Crusoe is so readable from the year 1719. You don't have to be a "classics" major to enjoy it.

Trad climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Just finished "The New Jim Crow" or why there are 2.3 million mostly black men in prison in the USA. Important book.

Now I'm back on "Theology for the Third Millenium" by Hans Kung. Progressive (some might say heretical I suppose) catholic and highly interllectual theology. Loving it. For me it hits the sweet spot where the intellect and faith converge.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
Mar 22, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Julian by Gore Vidal. Early Christianity and its politics. Fascinating

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 22, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Right now?



Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Mar 22, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Just finished watching Showtimes's The Tudors and found this book via a Twitter connection. Very good so far. The court of Henry the VIII via the eyes of Thomas Cromwell.

Henry was one heck of a horndog!


Trad climber
Mar 22, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Just finished "Old Man's War," by John Scalzi. Great stuff! Not much of a sci-fi guy, but my son is, and he insisted I read it. Dang I have to continue with the series.

The top of the back cover reads something like: "John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday: he visited his wife's grave, and he joined the army."

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 22, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
A fascinating book about Henrietta Lacks whose cells were the foundation of cell cultivation in clinical research for all types of diseases. They were harvested unbeknownst to her and her family. There are all types of connections to segregation and medical services in the early 50s. Really astounding book!

Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Credit: Thank you Amazon

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