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Offline Dragonchaser

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Current Reads
« on: December 03, 2007, 08:54:16 AM »
I was pondering the other day at how little we talk about literature. What's everyone reading at the moment? I'm onto my third installment of Richard Montanari's Byrne and Balzano series "Broken Angels", a very thrilling crime novel. That is amongst others - too many Law books for college than I can count  :sleep:

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 08:59:07 AM »
If we count out my university readings (which are various articles on the Idea Of America and books by Cooper, Steinbeck and Twain) I am reading "The Wizard Of Earthsea" by Ursula LeGuin - a great mix of fantasy and a "coming of age"-tale with elements of Taoist philosophy. But that is a classic and probably most people know it...

Also reading Anthony Swofford's "Jarhead" which is great because of the a-typical structure and contents for a military book.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 10:33:51 AM »
Full Catastrophe Living-Jon Cabat-Zinn
Billion Dollar Baby-Bob Green
The Sacred Book of Werewolf-Victor Pelevin

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 12:43:15 PM »
The Bourne Supremacy

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 03:23:02 PM »
Sir Richard Burton "The Book Of The Sword"
T.R. Fehrenbach "Fire And Blood: A History Of Mexico"

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 03:49:14 PM »
John Grisham's The Chamber. Good stuff.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 03:57:52 PM »
John Grisham's The Chamber. Good stuff.

He's written much better books though.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 03:59:09 PM »
Tolkien - The Children of Hýrin

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 04:00:34 PM »
The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007, 04:35:40 PM »
He's written much better books though.
I know, I personally don't like it as much as A Time to Kill, but it's better than the other book I've read by him - The Last Juror.

Does anything he's done touch ATTK?

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007, 06:14:11 PM »
I know, I personally don't like it as much as A Time to Kill, but it's better than the other book I've read by him - The Last Juror.

Does anything he's done touch ATTK?

I'd say "most of them".  I'd have to check though - I read most of his stuff years ago.  An interesting, but very different one by him is "The Painted House".  Nothing to do with lawyers (I didn't know that - I saw his name and bought it), and it took me a few chapters to get into it, but at some point I was hooked.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2007, 06:15:30 PM »
The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
do you know if that has anything to with the Pagan's Mind cd?

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 06:19:07 PM »
I'd say "most of them".  I'd have to check though - I read most of his stuff years ago.  An interesting, but very different one by him is "The Painted House".  Nothing to do with lawyers (I didn't know that - I saw his name and bought it), and it took me a few chapters to get into it, but at some point I was hooked.
Interesting. I'm still digging into his catalogue here - got The Street Lawyer as well. After that perhaps I will check out his non-law books.

On a completely unrelated note, I'll be reading The Kite Runner soon.

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007, 06:54:35 PM »
do you know if that has anything to with the Pagan's Mind cd?

It possibly could, but I'm not sure.

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007, 06:55:01 PM »
Interesting. I'm still digging into his catalogue here - got The Street Lawyer as well. After that perhaps I will check out his non-law books.

I read that one when it came out.... Must have been at least good since I don't have any bad memories of it. :lol  Two other page-turning authors are Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell.  I like almost all of their stuff (Cornwell has a couple of stinkers.)