What book are you reading at the moment?

  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 25, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    Simple quick easy topic.

    1. What book and by what author.
    2. How do you rate it out of 10.
    3. Positives and negatives...




    For myself:
    1. North Korea State of Paranoia by Paul French
    2. 8/10
    3. Fucking depressing. Poignant. Insane amount of depth. Perhaps more coverage on daily-life there as opposed to the focus being placed onto the minutia of the political situation there.
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    Apr 25, 2014 4:33 PM GMT
    World War Z by Max Brooks. It's very different from the movie. I give it 9/10 so far.
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    Apr 25, 2014 4:34 PM GMT
    None. 0. None.
  • mybud

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    Apr 25, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    My Life...Bill Clinton..over 700 pages..it drags a lil but still on it. Rating 6/10.
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    Apr 25, 2014 4:53 PM GMT
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    can't really rank it easily. its so cerebral you have to bear in mind the use of metaphor and abstract thought makes it very different from a typical "read"
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 25, 2014 5:09 PM GMT
    The Tender Bar by JR Moehringer. I'm about half way through but so far I give it 7/10. Its a memoir and got Best Book of the Year by NYTimes, Esquire, Los Angeles Book Review, USA Today, NPR Fresh Air, and NY magazine. Good read and good for easy reading by the pool.
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
    My checkbook.
    Talk about depressing.
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    The Pink Triangle, by Richard Plant

    9/10

    Superb history of gay persecution under the Third Reich.
  • Wylye_guy

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    Apr 25, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    'Little Imber on the Down' - a book about a remote English village on Salisbury Plain which was cleared in 1943 for army training and which has never been restored to its former inhabitants. The church is open for some days in each year, although the rest of the village is closed. It's a fascinating story of life in a village that was said to be 'seven miles from any town'.
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    Apr 25, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    I started reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels last night, it's a political manuscript so there's not much I can rate.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 25, 2014 6:40 PM GMT
    Plato's Republic.

    I'm trying to become more erudite.
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    Apr 25, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami
    9/10
    Great introspective book on the human condition.
  • rock924228

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    Apr 25, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. She makes dysfunctional people sorta loveable.

    just starting THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolizter.
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    Apr 25, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

    9+ She ends a chapter by telling you what's going to happen next and yet manages to surprise you as the events come to pass.
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    Apr 25, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
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    I love him so much.

    9/10 (didn't exactly change my life but boy did it make me laugh)
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    field123 saidThe Pink Triangle, by Richard Plant

    9/10

    Superb history of gay persecution under the Third Reich.


    Sounds fascinating. Will definitely give this a read.
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    Sensei saidI started reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels last night, it's a political manuscript so there's not much I can rate.


    Its an amazing and important read. icon_smile.gif
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidPlato's Republic.

    I'm trying to become more erudite.


    Need to read this! I've heard it's disturbed and fantastic simultaneously...
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    Apr 25, 2014 9:42 PM GMT
    Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
    by Marcus J. Borg
    9/10
  • tj85016

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    I'm rereading Orwell's "1984" after 35 years - 10

    It's much more of a love story than I remembered at 15-16 years old when I first read it
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    Apr 25, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    Burial In The Sky.. 9/10. Caught my eye after this week's climbing disaster in Nepal.
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    Apr 25, 2014 9:53 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidMeeting Jesus Again for the First Time
    by Marcus J. Borg
    9/10


    That explains your IQ levels.
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    Apr 25, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    Scruffypup saidMeeting Jesus Again for the First Time
    by Marcus J. Borg
    9/10


    That explains your IQ levels.


    And this explains yours: "None. 0. None."

    I'm reading about a historical figure. How exactly does that make me stupid?
  • tj85016

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    Apr 25, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Xavier92 said
    Scruffypup saidMeeting Jesus Again for the First Time
    by Marcus J. Borg
    9/10


    That explains your IQ levels.


    And this explains yours: "None. 0. None."

    I'm reading about a historical figure. How exactly does that make me stupid?


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    Apr 25, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Xavier92 said
    Scruffypup saidMeeting Jesus Again for the First Time
    by Marcus J. Borg
    9/10


    That explains your IQ levels.


    And this explains yours: "None. 0. None."

    I'm reading about a historical figure. How exactly does that make me stupid?



    Jesus is not a historical figure. icon_rolleyes.gif