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Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Apr 12, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
The summit was a corniced crest of ice, and the precipices on the far side which plunged vertically down beneath us, were terrifying, unfathomable. There could be few mountains in the world like this. Clouds floated halfway down, concealing the gentle, fertile valley of Pakhara, 23,000 feet below. Above us there was nothing!

My wife gave me a first edition Annapurna by Maurice Herzog for Christmas. I had never read it before.

You also should check out Benediction by Hent Haruf. It is his new novel that takes place in his fictional, eastern Colorado town of Holt that his previous work was set in. Its a story of a character known simply as "Dad" who finds out he will die of cancer. Incredible dialog with fantastic character development

sullly

Trad climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
http://www.barclayagency.com/speakers/appearances/sedaris.html
Plenty of David Sedaris fans on the Taco. Above is a link to his upcoming lectures and bookstore appearances. Bummed San Jose is sold out, but Bookshop Santa Cruz is hosting him again. Saw him there about ten years ago where he did his Billie Holiday imitation. Anyone read Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Apr 24, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
Interesting you brought up David Sedaris, as I just read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and I LOVED IT!

Also, check this out, on NPR today (a very good listen):

http://www.npr.org/2013/04/24/178656338/lets-explore-david-sedaris-on-his-public-private-life
sullly

Trad climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Gal, I heard him on NPR today too. Didn't know he's been sober since 1999. Funny story about him garbage in the countryside talking to himself.

Liked Me Talk Pretty Too.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Apr 24, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
last couple of books:

Coldest Winter by David Halberstam

Carnage and Culture by Victor Davis Hanson.

and now reading The Best and The Brightest by Halberstam.

(Halberstam could describe a mothball for seventy-five pages and I believe I would find it interesting.)
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 24, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
"The Red and The Black" -- Stendhal

"A Brief History of Time" -- Stephen Hawking
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
The Pleasure Of My Company~Steve Martin
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
The Compleat Conductor by Gunther Schuller. He says everybody is doing it wrong, but him. Not sure I'll finish this one.

Lolita sure was a hoot, though.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Art & Otherness Thomas McEvilley
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Confession of a Buddhist Atheist- by Stephen Batchelor

Really enjoying it.
sullly

Trad climber
May 11, 2013 - 08:32am PT
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe. Spectacular social commentary and sentences. Here's one: "The subtext was: In the meantime, if the mutts start growling, snarling, and disemboweling one another with their teeth -- celebrate the Diversity of it all and make sure the teeth get whitened."
hossjulia

climber
May 11, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
"In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson about Australia.

This guy is funny and wrote this travel book from a slightly different slant.

Fun read.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 11, 2013 - 01:21pm PT

Shooting the Boh by Tracy Johnston

cf. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/911876.Shooting_the_Boh

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
May 11, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
Death of the Liberal Class
Chris Hedges
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 11, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
THE JOURNEY OF CRAZY HORSE

A Lakota history
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
May 11, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Just finished Huxleys "Brave New World" and am getting ready to start "Infinite Jest"....
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
May 11, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Streets of Laredo - Larry McMurtry
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 11, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Just finished "The Little Sister" by Raymond Chandler (I'm nutty about Raymond Chandler)

Just started "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan ... LOVE IT, and I'm only on page 10!

And... I just picked up a copy of "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" by David Sedaris, which sits on my bedside table, ready for pages to be dog-eared.


~peace
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 11, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Night Driving
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The autistic Mind by Temple Grandin, I read her bio and saw the movie, but this was one is more of a journey into her mind as a scientist, with fascinating, unique insights from her unusual mind and and related insights.

Have to read the owl book, I liked Naked & Me talk pretty, a lot.

Good luck with infinite jest, Walleye! So far, the jest has been own me!!

Read Strong Motion, recently.. Is it just me or to Frantzen's other novels not work as well as the adjustments?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 11, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
I have ADHD so it ain't just one.

Jededia Smith - the OG hardman
Wild Bill Donovan - the guy who started the OSS/CIA
Kaufman's Advanced Birding - hey, I'm a birdbrain, what can I say?
Birder's Guide to Michigan - like I'm gonna go there unprepared?
All This and Robins too - bird guide to Wisconsin. Like I'm just going to Michigan?
Collapse;How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail - probably too late for us.
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