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MisterE

climber
Oct 19, 2013 - 01:00am PT
The Alchemy of Action by Doug Robinson.

Very interesting physiology and chemistry, with stories that keep you reading.

Thanks for the book, DR - great top see you at Facelift!
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
Oct 19, 2013 - 01:13am PT
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh a Vietnamese writer, a veteran.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Oct 19, 2013 - 11:50am PT
"Red Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson.

I have a thing for overly complex sci fi.
MisterE

climber
Oct 27, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one:



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FI9JE00/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FI9JE00&linkCode=as2&tag=0atorgmarkdes-20

Who knew there was even a "dinosaur erotica" genre?
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 27, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Good read.

Credit: The Larry
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 27, 2013 - 11:13am PT
As someone pointed out.. it really should be "Ptaken by the Pterodactyl"^^^

@Khanom.. yeah that's one of those books your really have to meditate and set yourself in the right frame of mind for. It's an involved read. 1st book's the best.

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 27, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Stephen King's style has developed into an incredible sense of the reader.
This book is a masterpiece.

Credit: pud
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 2, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell

"This book's on fire
Rollin' down the road"

Best notify my next of kin
This one did not explode

Gut I enjoyed it.
sullly

Trad climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
Still thrashing through Ulysses. Just finished Oedipus the King. Starting Sam Shepard's Fool for Love.
MisterE

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Yay! New Stephen King! On the list.

I did a search?

for Dinosaur Erotica...because I thought: "No way!"

There is way...it looks just awful:

ENTER AT YOU OWN RISK

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/10-real-book-covers-from-dinosaur-on-human-sex-novels/

Thanks, "The Oatmeal", thanks a lot.
sullly

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Finished Socrates' Philoktetes an hour ago. Nail-biter up until cheesy ending. Experienced pity, then fear, but did not reach catharsis. Caliban-like protagonist should have offed himself in his cave as a message to all who abandon warriors.

Moving on to Glengary, GlenRoss this afternoon. Three chapters away from finishing Ulysses.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Nov 16, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
"Religion for Atheists" by de Botton.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Nov 16, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Just finished reading "Just Kids", Patti Smith's autobiographical book about her relationship with Robert Maplethorpe. It kind of helps me understand what my son is going through trying to make it as an artist in New York.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Nov 16, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
‘The Brothers,’ on John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, by Stephen Kinzer
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Nov 16, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
I liked "Just Kids"

I just finished Jumpa Lahiri's new book, The Lowland. I liked, but didn't love The Namesake. This one was amazing. She painted the most tragic and subtle characters. Highly recommend it.

Now I'm onto Wally Lamb's We Are Water. Not too impressed yet, but holding out hope.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Just finished "Spillover" by David Quammen.....riveting and relevant.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 16, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Finished off http://www.amazon.com/The-Liberty-Amendments-Restoring-American/dp/1451606273/ref=sr_1_1/190-9804630-3152444?ie=UTF8&qid=1384634087&sr=8-1&keywords=the+liberty+amendments

The Liberty Amendments. Liberals and Conservatives should read it.

Next book is the Duck Dynasty book about building a business with family and good values.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Nov 16, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Have recently read The Mountain by Viesturs and Roberts, Six Frigates by Ian Toll, Vanished by Wil S. Hylton, and Past All Dishonor by James Cain.

All pretty good, although I think I enjoyed Six Frigates the most.

I reviewed The Mountain for the WSJ a few weeks ago, I think you can link to the article by clicking the top link in this google search. (If I link directly, it gets caught by their paywall.)
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Working through the Truman biography by David McCullough, which won a Pulitzer Prize. Amazing to consider the momentous issues where the buck stopped at the desk of this reluctant president: dropping the bomb, the Potsdam conference with Stalin and Churchill, the Marshall Plan, massive labor strikes post war, the birth of the civil rights movement, the creation of Israel, the Berlin airlift, and the very real possibility of another European war with the Soviet Union.

Greg, enjoyed your review in the WSJ and I have also read Six Frigates. I became interested in the War of 1812 ship to ship engagements between the American and British navies through the magnificent Patrick Obrian novels, Master and Commander and the others. Six Frigates was a nice, non-fiction supplement to them.

Sully, your ambitious reading list is inspiring. But I'm leaning toward sampling some dinosoar erotica after I finish Truman.:)
sullly

Trad climber
Nov 17, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Another confirmation that Melissa has great taste.

Thanks for the confirmation on Lahiri and Lamb. Heard Lahiri on NPR last week and love her short stories. Lamb's She's Come Undone was spectacular. My mom will get the new Richard Rodriguez and the Lahiri for x-mas.

Glengary, Glenross wowed me. This compact play had me stuck inside their real estate office with f-bombs flying, laughing all the way.

Rick A.: I'm taking three night lit. classes, so the list reflects the readings. I jump in salary with six more units. Tell your friend that my students are eating up Into the Wild as a companion to the Transcendentalists.
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