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Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Oct 24, 2012 - 07:33am PT
Thanks for the tip!

Current listen = Mountains Beyond Mountains
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:57am PT
Just Ride - Grant Petersen
It's about bike riding from an "unracer" perspective. I'd like to write a climbing book along the same lines...

Speaking of living authors, sully, I just finished the new John Irving book, "In one Person" I think you'd find it interesting.

I'll try to Catch Fresh air today.
sullly

Trad climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Jaybro, I love J. Irving. I'll add that to my winter break stack. Wolfe is 81, so I'm thinking this is his last book and my last chance to ever see him at an event.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 24, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
I'd go see Wolfe in a second if I had the chance! Missed the interview though, distracted by a storm over Arches

Edit just listened to it on the web. Well there's another book'i'll have to read.
Fascinating interview. Interestingly enough I was thinking about the concept of "the cop stare" today, having encountered it at a coffee shop this morning.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
So how was the interview?

I thought In One Person was trashy in the bad way, but not as bad as the tattoo book. I used to love JI, but the last two will definitely slow my pace to pick up his next offering.
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
Check out A Single Wave by Web Chiles. Crazy stuff!
robfritz

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, CA
Oct 25, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Currently reading:
The Rock Warriors Way-Arno Ilgner
A pretty good read so far but it's a lot of info and hard to get into.

The Bible- God's inspired word
Easily the best book on the market today, although a little long
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 25, 2012 - 08:16am PT
Trashy? Really? I don't see that. Maybe too much effort to be topical or something. Def more fourth hand than Hotel New Hampshire. I havn't read the tatoo book, couldn't get through son of the circus, though.

The interview was good. Wolfe always more natural and self- deprecating than I expect, pro ably based on the way he dresses and presents himself, which he poked fun at in the interview.
MH2

climber
Oct 25, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
several

Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin, Nicholas Ostler

An Introduction to Morse Theory, Yukio Matsumoto

A Place So Foreign and 8 More, Cory Doctorow

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, Eric Newby

Spy Hook, Len Deighton



jogill

climber
Colorado
Oct 25, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
They Kill Puppies Don't They? by Christopher Buckley. There is a priceless takeoff of Ann Coulter (who I adore!)

;>)
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Oct 25, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
Jaybro: Irving's fascination with eroticizing molestation just killed both for me. I felt kind of scuzzy for even finishing Until I Find You.

The new Wolfe book has been downloaded to my phone, and hopefully will thrill me for a week of commutes and a fine weekend in the Park. :-)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 25, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
I see what you mean,though I didn't read it that way. I had to think a bit to place the part you mean.
I get your point, glad you clarified.

Though it brings up other questions....
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:49am PT
Phillip K. Dick: A Maze of Death, 1970. The book was miss-filed, and sitting on top of some climbing books in our local used book store. I figured it was speaking to me. Never heard of this PKD title. Wikipedia has it that Dick claimed to have written his 60’s era stuff while on “amphetamines”. (A precursor doping model for Lance Armstrong, but man enough to admit it...heh)

Sometimes the Politics, God and Religion vs. Science thread is a lot like a page out of a Dick book…or out of his mind. Both Haw Haw and For-Reals!

I remember a title which Slings once had his nose in: With A Finger In My I. Don't remember the author, nor have read it. There was lots of good SF book exposure going around C4 early 70's.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 26, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
Good title, With a Finger in My I.

I read Club Dumas and that got me hooked on Perez-Reverte. The Seville Communion's considered his best. They're almost all good. This is the second time around on Fencing Master.
Credit: mouse from merced

And neebee has sent me a copy of her book Steppingstones Through Jake's Ranch Vol IV.

Thanks, neebee, I'll get rolling on it after Oakdale. :O)
sullly

Trad climber
Nov 5, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Anyone read the new Richard Russo memoir? He wrote Empire Falls which was fantastic.
moosedrool

Trad climber
Fremont
Nov 5, 2012 - 09:53pm PT
I am not reading any book, damn it! I just want to go climbing tomorrow!!!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 5, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
Just finished Darwin's Ghosts. And would reccomend it. Kind of a Stephen key Gould type of thing, and a cautionary tale about reading those you aknowledge!

On to "Chi marathons"
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 5, 2012 - 11:07pm PT
Joe Fitschen's "Going Up". And diggin' it.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw
Fascinating.

Just finished his Blink, which should not be missed.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 5, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
"Blink" was cool.
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