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    1. 12-13-2004 11:02 PM #71
      Life of Pi by Yann martel for school, so far so good an easy read.
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      We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families by Philip Gourevitch
      a very depressing book about the Rawandian genocide

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      12-13-2004 11:58 PM #72
      Rereading the Drizzt(http://www.rasalvatore.com/default.aspx) books, there pretty good, and after that I plan to reread LOTR


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      12-14-2004 12:01 AM #73
      Quote, originally posted by UTdaneVW »
      I just picked up Hacker Cracker. Its the story of Ejovi Nuwere. Its a biography going from growing up in the projects of NYC to becoming a hacker. Just started it yesterday and can't put it down.

      yeah, this book is awesome. so inspiring too. My brother had to read it for his freshman year in college, and I read it for him and wrote him a paper about it so he did have to read it, I like it that much


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      12-15-2004 05:52 PM #74
      Im reading Catch 22 now, pretty good book.

    5. 12-15-2004 11:40 PM #75
      just started reading Deception Point by Dan Brown the other day..

    6. 12-21-2004 12:17 PM #76
      Villa Incognito - newest novel from Tom Robbins...

      He is my FAVORITE author, but this one is slow-going in the beginning... he's always been 'on the fringe' well, forever... but he seems to be venturing even farther...


    7. 12-21-2004 02:27 PM #77
      Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen

      Mobsters, mystery, eco-terrorists, phone sex and a one-eyed former governor.


    8. 12-22-2004 07:50 PM #78
      Quote, originally posted by TurboNasty »
      Im reading Catch 22 now, pretty good book.

      HA! me too!

      Just finished: "Childhood's End" by AC Clarke


    9. 12-24-2004 10:28 PM #79
      A Death in Texas about the killing of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, TX in 1998. VERY interesting read

    10. 12-25-2004 10:44 AM #80
      Clear the Bridge, the War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang by Richard O'Kane


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      12-26-2004 12:22 AM #81
      The 9/11 Commission Report
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      12-26-2004 04:36 PM #82
      Quote, originally posted by paingold »
      A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

      Good stuff--- Cosmology, Theory of Relativity, Quantum Physics.... still have a lot more to read. This book is probably to short and brief for the PhD student, but great for reference or Jeopardy question junkies

      I thoroughly enjoyed Hawking's A Brief History of Time so I may have to pick this up and add it to the queue.

      Current: Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
      Future: The Da Vinci Code, Deception Point and Digital Fortress by the above, probably have to pick up Crichton's Timline, as well as a few more Hawking, Weinberg & R.P. Feynmann books. Yeah, I'm a physics nut.


      Modified by cottageboy at 3:45 PM 12-26-2004

      dasjettakartell - day and night, night and day, these kids will do anything for kicks

    13. 12-26-2004 06:22 PM #83
      Jurassic Park...I've watched the movie 50+ times and reading it for the first time.

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      12-27-2004 04:15 AM #84
      I just received I Am Charlotte Simmons for Christmas. I'm looking forward to starting it after I finish a book of short stories by Raymond Carver. I have some time on my hands as of late, so I'm looking forward to getting some books read.

    15. 12-27-2004 10:15 PM #85
      Just finished Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk a bit ago, and started Diary (same author) shortly thereafter.

      I started "How I Became Stupid" by Martin Page but put it down shortly thereafter because I was tired. Haven't picked it up since. Not that there's anything wrong with it, I'm just in the mood for more Palahniuk. (I highly recommend any of his books -- My favorite so far is "Choke")


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      12-29-2004 05:42 PM #86
      Retrieved an old box from my parent's house and found some books I haven't read in a long while. Picked this up again:

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just not their own facts.

    17. 01-05-2005 04:13 PM #87
      Well currently I'm re-reading Underground. http://www.underground-book.com/ It's about australian hackers in the late 80's.

      I'm a big techno nut. I like alot of cyber punk stuff. I love anything by William Gibson. Been thinging about picking up Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? Any one else got a suggestion?


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      01-06-2005 07:59 PM #88
      I am burning trough Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Always thought the movie was a cool story so decided to try the book and WOW. Hunter S. Thompson is pure genius...

      Anyone have any insights on his other works? Or recommended books based on liking his style?

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    19. 01-06-2005 09:14 PM #89
      Quote, originally posted by MikeSAABt »
      I am burning trough Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Always thought the movie was a cool story so decided to try the book and WOW. Hunter S. Thompson is pure genius...

      Anyone have any insights on his other works? Or recommended books based on liking his style?

      Great book. His other stuff isn't as entertaining as Fear & Loathing, but still interesting nonetheless.


      Rightnow - I'm reading:

      The Accidental Connoisseur : An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World by Lawrence Osborne.

      Smart wine guy making fun of wine snobs around the world. Very good, eye-opening, and entertaining so far.


    20. 01-06-2005 09:20 PM #90
      Quote, originally posted by neuo »
      I'm a big techno nut. I like alot of cyber punk stuff. I love anything by William Gibson. Been thinging about picking up Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? Any one else got a suggestion?

      Cyberpunk is so 90s and so dead nowadays.... ...oh yeah - I have all those books.

      DRDoES is okay, nothing earth-shattering anymore. But in that vein, I'd recommend...well, I gotta go home and check out my bookshelf. Off the top of my head though - Charlie Stross (somewhat cyberpunk), Neal Stephenson (duh), Stephen Bury (Stephenson nom de plume), Bruce Sterling...


    21. 01-07-2005 03:00 PM #91
      Quote, originally posted by MikeSAABt »
      I am burning trough Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Always thought the movie was a cool story so decided to try the book and WOW. Hunter S. Thompson is pure genius...

      Anyone have any insights on his other works? Or recommended books based on liking his style?

      Hell's Angels IMO is the best read from Thompson. Of course, I'm just getting burnt from books that read like an acid trip (too much Palohniuk).

      I'm about to start Brighton Rock by Graham Greene


    22. 01-07-2005 03:23 PM #92
      Quote, originally posted by Karma »

      Just finished that book not too long ago...What did you think about it?


    23. 01-07-2005 06:00 PM #93
      Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival.

      Its pretty interesting, thus far. They pretty much make a case that our lack of sleep are what's causing us to be fat, diabetic, cancerous, etc. Its definitely an interesting read. (shrug) The information makes a lot of sense.

      (shrug)


    24. 01-07-2005 06:55 PM #94
      Quote, originally posted by Grimnebulin »

      DRDoES is okay, nothing earth-shattering anymore. But in that vein, I'd recommend...well, I gotta go home and check out my bookshelf. Off the top of my head though - Charlie Stross (somewhat cyberpunk), Neal Stephenson (duh), Stephen Bury (Stephenson nom de plume), Bruce Sterling...

      Thanks, I've read some Bruce Sterling, and it didn't really work for me.

      Quote, originally posted by Grimnebulin »

      Cyberpunk is so 90s and so dead nowadays....

      I know I'm a little "off" on current culture. I usually feel a little ahead or a little behind. I tend to lean a bit more retro (60's, 70's, 80's, early 90's) in taste.


    25. 01-11-2005 05:55 AM #95
      security analysis by benjamin graham and david dodd


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      01-12-2005 02:13 AM #96
      Okay I will play.

      Recently read a bunch of books by Dan Brown... the Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Digital Fortress. I just started something a little different. Right now I am reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Talk about a change of pace.

      Stephen

    27. 01-12-2005 07:45 PM #97
      Pulp by Charles Bukowski

      I actully don't like this one as much as his older stuff. Pulp was published in 1994. i prefer his earlier works from the 70s.


    28. 01-13-2005 03:05 AM #98
      Quote, originally posted by dubber’schick »
      Pulp by Charles Bukowski

      I actully don't like this one as much as his older stuff. Pulp was published in 1994. i prefer his earlier works from the 70s.

      Right now i am reading a Bukowski book entitled War All The Time. It was given to me by friend to give it a look over. I like the poem entitled The Puzzle.


    29. 01-13-2005 04:08 AM #99
      Just finished The Tesseract, By Alex Garland. He also wrote the beach, which was really good.

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      01-13-2005 04:57 PM #100
      the mammoth book of the history of murder by colin wilson. keeping it clear in sight at my desk at work jk

      good read


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      01-13-2005 04:59 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by nilocs »
      Just finished The Tesseract, By Alex Garland. He also wrote the beach, which was really good.

      how was the tesseract? i read that it wasn't nearly as good as the beach (which i absolutely loved!!)


    32. 01-13-2005 06:26 PM #102
      Quote, originally posted by chriskle »

      how was the tesseract? i read that it wasn't nearly as good as the beach (which i absolutely loved!!)


      I would agree with that. It seems like he developed 4 different characters at different times, and loosely connected them all in a way thats sort of hard to accept as a natural chain of events. Although it could happen. The writing is great though.


    33. 01-14-2005 03:28 AM #103
      books this year so far:

      Hell to Pay
      King Suckerman
      Shame the Devil
      Nicks Trip
      The Sweet Forever

      All by George P. Pelecanos

      Currently reading Soul Circus by Pelecanos

      Next up:

      Right as Rain: George Pelecanos
      Shoe Dog: George Pelecanos
      Waiting Period: Hubert Selby Jr.
      Mystic River: Dennis Lehane
      The Bourne Ultimatum: Robert Ludlum
      The Complete Stories Volume 1: Isaac Asimov
      I Robot: Isaac Asimov


      Modified by brownhornet at 7:29 AM 1-14-2005


    34. 01-15-2005 11:51 AM #104
      Les Liaisons Dangereuses by de Laclos. I saw about five minutes of Cruel Intentions a couple of weeks ago and was reminded that I'd always wanted to read the original novel. It's pretty good; ironic, savage, arrogant.

    35. 01-15-2005 02:58 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by chriskle »

      how was the tesseract? i read that it wasn't nearly as good as the beach (which i absolutely loved!!)

      I thought the tesseract was a much more powerful book then the beach, but then again, I read the beach after seeing the movie - probably biased my final opinion.

      Both made Garland my current favorite author. However, anything past his video gaming addiction turns dry and forced.


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