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Old 02-08-2004, 12:34 PM   #46
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a bunch of $25 crap.....!
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Old 02-08-2004, 12:36 PM   #47
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Golden Buddha, Trojan Odyssey and White Death, all by Clive Cussler. I'm a bit behind in my reading.

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Old 02-08-2004, 07:59 PM   #48
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Black Metal meets the Neo-Cons.... now thats a book review.

Lately read East of Eden... read it, you know everyone in the book.

I'm back at Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Evil shit.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:45 AM   #49
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Oh forgot, I'm also reading Jesse James : Last Rebel of the Civil War. So far its putting his career in the context of pre and wartime Missouri. Pretty ferocious times.
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:06 AM   #50
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Brian R- I've never heard of any of those Cussler titles. Please tell me none of them involve Dirk Pitt. Please,please, please for god's sake man !
Not that I should be throwing stones. I've just finished The Black House ( Stephen King/Peter Straub collaboration) and loved every page.
Having said that I should point out i'm not drawing a comparison between these authors in terms of quality, only in the escapism/fantasy stakes.
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:38 AM   #51
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Rendezvous With Rama ( Arthur C Clarke) is coming out this year as a major Hollywood production. As far as I can tell Morgan Freenman is driving with Arthur himself navigating. It's being touted as a sci-fi- bar raiser but Hollywood and their money's involved so i'm worried, but optimistic.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:24 AM   #52
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Speaking of major Hollywood productions, does anyone know when O. Scott Card's _Ender's Game_ is coming out? I heard it was going to combine Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.... I can't wait to see it.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:37 AM   #53
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www.frescopictures.com seem to have the goods.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:37 AM   #54
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did you see this? it doesn't shed much light, but it does indicate that the movie IS being made, so that's good news. at least......those books are right up there on the top of my all time favorites list.


oops. wrong link try this one


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Old 02-09-2004, 09:46 AM   #55
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Yeah pal, like you were even in the race.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:07 AM   #56
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Finished Norse Mysteries and Magic by Edred Thorsson this AM, and totally unexpectedly started reading The Treasure of Green Knowe, a children's book by L.M. Boston. (how do you read a book unexpectedly? You finish one while lying in bed, and think, " you know, I should still be reading right now" ... and you reach out and grab the closest thing).

Great series of books for kids, by the by ... very magical, make the mystic real in unexpected ways. Good for about bright second or third graders and beyond. I enjoy them as an adult.

Thank you amazon.com used!!
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:34 AM   #57
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sorry novice

Trojan Odyssey involves Dirk Pitt...and has some interesting plot twists that do NOT involve saving the world.

I will not spoil the book for you by even dropping a hint.

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Old 02-10-2004, 08:17 AM   #58
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" Trojan Odyssey" Sounds like Greek porn
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Old 02-10-2004, 10:05 AM   #59
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BTW it's "Books you're reading".
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Old 02-10-2004, 11:36 PM   #60
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I've recently finished:
August 1914* by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

*Technically, I didn't finish it. I noticed that there were a whole slew of characters, checked the cool chapter listing at the end of the book, and realized that the set of characters and timeline and storyline in the first half of the book only had a few more chapters at the end of the book. So I read a bit more, and didn't read the 2nd book within the book. The story that I did read was remarkable, though. It felt like he had really captured the confusion of war.

I bought a bunch of Dover Thrift Edition books, because they're inexpensive and almost certainly worth reading.
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