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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.
Matt Sarad

Jun 11, 2013 - 12:44am PT
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch-Philp K. Dick

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.

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Full Catastrophe Living: Jon Kabot-Zinn,

Untethered Soul: Michael Singer
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jun 11, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Excellent so far.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Steph Davis's Learning to Fly. I just reviewed it here.

Impressive book. Very brave woman.

Now I'm into Beyond the 100th Meridian, by Wallace Stegner.

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:03am PT
Three Gymnopedie by Erik Satie. Reading notes is hard.

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:52am PT
The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:56am PT
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain . . . a delightful look at Westward expansion in the American frontier.

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:58am PT
I'm putting the final touches on my translation of Michel Serres's Statues.

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jun 20, 2013 - 02:21pm PT

Into Africa: The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone by Martin Dugard


Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jun 20, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks

I really enjoyed The Wasp Factory.

If you like Banks, you might try Espedair Street, which isn't quite so bleak, and of course, his SciFi as Iain M. Banks is absolutely phenomenal. I recommend everything from "The Culture."
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