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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2009, 05:14:33 PM »

Has anyone read anything by Leonard Cohen?

I didnt know he'd written anything. Except poetry that is :-)
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2009, 05:25:34 PM »

for the geeks out there, Id recommend the John Sandford Kidd series. Kidd is a painter by inclination and a computer hacker/criminal by profession. The books are a great brew of thriller and computer tech. Any of them are good.

another thriller series I really like are the Barry Eisner Rain series. The hero John Rain is an assassin but one with principles. It's a bit like Dexter. Many of the books are set in Japan so they're fascinating for anyone interested in Japanese culture.
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2009, 05:32:52 PM »

for the geeks out there, Id recommend the John Sandford Kidd series. Kidd is a painter by inclination and a computer hacker/criminal by profession. The books are a great brew of thriller and computer tech. Any of them are good.

another thriller series I really like are the Barry Eisner Rain series. The hero John Rain is an assassin but one with principles. It's a bit like Dexter. Many of the books are set in Japan so they're fascinating for anyone interested in Japanese culture.

those John sanford Kidd series sound interesting. Will have to look those up Smiley

I'm still sitting on a load of books I've still not managed to get round to reading properly...

The Brief History of the Computer Demoscene
The Red Shoes
Tapworks
Digital Retro
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2009, 03:50:36 AM »

If you haven't read "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire, do it!!  It's really fantastic.  Though I guess it's not for everyone, both of my parents read it and found it a little too...something....not sure what.  I don't think they liked the way the book looks at the characters' psychology.  Found it a bit slow, I think.  I guess it isn't much of an action book, but I enjoyed it very much (each of the zillion times I've read it).  Also love anything by Garth Nix, which is more fantasy based. 
Have you read any of his books other than Wicked?  My favourite of all of his releases is still Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2009, 08:38:07 PM »

I haven't yet, but I've been keeping an eye out for them...they're not around in most bookshops around here; I might have to go into the city for Borders or something...
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2009, 06:31:42 AM »


Have you read any of his books other than Wicked?  My favourite of all of his releases is still Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

just ordered that  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2009, 08:55:10 AM »

Good books? Yes, The Weathermakers, (Tim Flannery), Aboriginal Australia (Bourke, Bourke and Edwards), A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson) and I'm waiting for the arrival of Heaven and Earth; Global Warming, the Missing Science by Ian Plimer
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2009, 10:19:15 AM »


Have you read any of his books other than Wicked?  My favourite of all of his releases is still Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

just ordered that  Smiley
Wonderful!  You'll have to let me know what you think. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2009, 11:00:06 AM »

I am ready a fabulous book right now called....

The Divine Matrix...bridging time, space, miracles and belief

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Gregg Braden

There is a lot of information that can be used in dancing as well as in life. As you all know by now....I think they are one and the same. Wink  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2009, 02:34:44 PM »

I just read my favorite author's last book. Donald E. Westlake passed on in January. Cry
It was wonderful, as always. It's called Get Real, but if you've never read his books, I'd recommend starting at the beginning of the series with Hot Rock.
FUNNY! And extremely well written comic caper gang.
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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2009, 09:01:21 PM »

I picked up "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson? in the airport on a whim last week (or was it two weeks ago..?) and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Apparently, his second book, "The Girl Who Played with Fire" came out inbookstores yesterday.  I'm looking forward to picking it up before traveling this weekend. Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2009, 09:51:34 AM »

to avoid; the Melancholy of Resistance

listening to an audiobook of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
(in the car as news too depressing)

and reading Intimacy & Solitude by Stephanie Dowrick.. highly recommended
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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2009, 10:28:16 AM »

I'm having a clear out so good home wanted for the following:

Walden; Thoreau
Anansi Boys; Neil Gaiman
Scourge and Fire;Savanorola and Renaissance Italy; Lauro Martines (HB)
Flights of Love; Bernard Schlink
Eric Gill (biog) Fiona McArthy
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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2009, 01:27:06 PM »

Read 3 books of Gregg Braden.....wow great books...he combined all four of my main teachers/mentors in my life into a few books.

Wonderful.
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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2009, 02:20:51 PM »

I wandered into Borders over lunch today.  First time in weeks I've been in a bookstore, which is an oddity.  I walked out with a dozen books.  Shocked

Addicted?  Me?  Never!
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