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Trad climber
May 11, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Leggs, huge Chandler fan here. Had all of them, but they were casualties of my last house move. Ready to read him again since I forget his plots.

Jaybro, I agree about Franzen's last one. The Corrections it wasn't. There's a priceless three page rant within it about Apple. Though I love my iphone and live near the widow Jobs, it's a scream. Franzen should not have written as a woman (gentrifying former female college basketball star). What was he thinking?

The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
May 11, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Hi Kathy... Surely you jest.. I will check back after I have actually read it.. I can already tell that I am going to like it, though. I just have a feeling about such things. Funny shirt, by-the-way!

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 11, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
Hi Walleye!


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 11, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
The shirt is genius! I stole the image and am sending it, as I speak, to my brother would did actually finish that one.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 11, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Just finished Everest: The West Ridge by Thomas Hornbein, which I loved. Now halfway through Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.....kinda slow so far. lynnie

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
May 22, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
haha, I read " a heartbreaking work of staggering genius"... at first I thought it was the best thing ever, then i just thought it wasn't... but he wrote "what is the what" and that was THE WHAT.

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 28, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
The Adventurist by Robert Young Pelton


I love that shirt e-Kat! : )

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jun 10, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
lost horizon, james hilton.

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2013 - 09:26pm PT

For the ninth time. haha;)

(im a tolkein geek)

Social climber
Jun 10, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
A Most Wanted Man
 John Le Carre'

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jun 10, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
'Out there in the woods' Written by Stephen Sparks and the Mendocino Co. Sheriff, Tom Allman. Tells the 2011 tale of the epic 36 day manhunt for Aaron Bassler, accused of the shooting murder of Forester Matt Coleman and former mayor and then city councilman Jere Melo. A good read.

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Resumed Back to Blood, reading 500+ pages in two days. Probably his last great American novel due to age.

Melissa, I agree that T. W. echoes moments from previous novels: "the pimp roll," "solar plexus," "loamy loins." Buuut, the "tintinnabulations of aluminum walkers" at the Yenta retirement community had me in stitches.

Long live the New Journalists. Sad days when Wolfe and Didion pass.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 11, 2013 - 12:26am PT
American Prometheus Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


Trad climber
electric lady land
Jun 11, 2013 - 12:33am PT
The first third.

Neal Cassady.

Trad climber
San Diego
Jun 11, 2013 - 12:35am PT
"Getting Stoned with Savages"
Mark Sensenbach

Jun 11, 2013 - 12:35am PT
"in cold blood' by Truman Capote

Trad climber
Jun 11, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
Ross Douthat

The guy is evidently in a supporter of the neo-orthodox point of view and as such blind to the weaknesses of his home team, but otherwise well worth a read if you want to think about the direction of religion in the United States.

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 11, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Most of the way through, Into the Silence; "The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"
Wade Davis, Vintage Canada

The opening chapters on the carnage and horrors of WW1's trench warfare set a disturbing backdrop for the British exploration of Mt. Everest.
A compelling read so far.

Social climber
Jun 11, 2013 - 10:29am PT
Recent completions:
The Coldest Winter & The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

Now reading:
Creek Paths and Federal Roads by Angela Pulley Hudson

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 11, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Navigator - Stephen Baxter, the 3rd book in the Time Tapestry series.
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