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Reply #540 - Jul 30th, 2017 at 2:35am
 
J.M. Roberts "History of the World". I have told people about this book. 1100 pages of explicit information. Will take me a couple months to finish reading.
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Reply #542 - Aug 6th, 2017 at 11:29pm
 
Did you read Bowden's account on Black Hawk Down?
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Reply #543 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 8:11am
 
I'm going to start a reread of the Don Camillo.books.
The Little World of Don Camillo etc.
Very amusing as I remember.

PS this must have been a popular read, the copy I have shows there were 17 editions between 1951 & 1953.
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"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him." Sept. 11, 1941, fireside chat, Franklin Roosevelt
 
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Reply #544 - Sep 24th, 2017 at 2:22am
 
George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones". On to book 1 and going well. Want to have them all read by the end of the year.
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Reply #545 - Sep 24th, 2017 at 1:11pm
 
I don't mean to be pedantic but wouldn't you have to be reading at least book 2 before you say "onto"?

Shut up Bogarde.
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Reply #546 - Sep 24th, 2017 at 10:03pm
 
Well, considering that I was reading a world history book a week ago, before I gave up again, it is reasonable to say "on to book 1". Such as, I have been reading more often than not, and it is a fair call to say a continuance of another reading. Thank you for pointing out the typo.
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Reply #547 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 12:48pm
 
bogarde73 wrote on Sep 15th, 2017 at 8:11am:
I'm going to start a reread of the Don Camillo.books.
The Little World of Don Camillo etc.
Very amusing as I remember.

PS this must have been a popular read, the copy I have shows there were 17 editions between 1951 & 1953.


I've been having a ball with these. What we're looking at here is immediate post-war Italy and a history of partisans fighting the Germans, who were a coalition of Stalinist communists and Catholic traditionalists. As they settle down to live together in peacetime there are frictions which emerge and the author has captured the gentle humour in it all, encapsulated in the constant battle between the Catholic priest Don Camillo and the Communist mayor of the village Pepponi.
Vintage stuff from the diminished shelves of Bogarde.
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Reply #548 - Oct 21st, 2017 at 3:13pm
 
M Train by Patti Smith.

Many people will know Patti Smith from her days as a musician and song writer, and recently for her rendition of Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall given for the Nobel Prize crowd.

I was surprised to find this is the eleventh book from Patti. It is autobiographical, and starts out in a dream in which she is told it is hard to write about nothing. That put me off, as I have heard it elsewhere, but if one likes poetical prose, M Train is excellent. It might just be me, but it took 50 pages for me to feel that she was hitting her stride. It is very engaging and revealing, and thought provoking in places.
Not all of her writing heroes are mine. For example, I pretty sure William Boroughs was a pedophile. Nonetheless, M Train has a "beat" validity, and I will certainly look for more of Patti Smith's work.
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Reply #549 - Oct 22nd, 2017 at 8:51am
 
anyone buying Kevin 007s new book???
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