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Im starting with the first of the Zuckerman books. Started this today and nearly finished it already - its that good. I highly recommend it. 

 

 

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Just finished this off. After seeing the Marky Mark film I had to read this to try to make sense out of it. Good news, the story here is not the story on film. I am actually amazed he'd approve the screenplay.

Bad news. Pretty much another "Gee I'm a Seal" book. I have to figure these clowns never heard of Bravo Two Zero, pity.

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Clowns.....really? Wow. My guess is that you'd never have the stones to express that particular opinion to one of those clowns face to face. It's so easy to talk smack from the safety of yr keyboard, isn't it? Your disrespect is only surpassed by your ignorance. Stick to headphones and video games, maybe someday when yr older you'll understand.
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Clowns.....really? Wow. My guess is that you'd never have the stones to express that particular opinion to one of those clowns face to face. It's so easy to talk smack from the safety of yr keyboard, isn't it? Your disrespect is only surpassed by your ignorance. Stick to headphones and video games, maybe someday when yr older you'll understand.


Read it for yourself. Perhaps when you're older you will understand what smack talking really means. Disrespect for someone who violates every single doctrine learned in training, perhaps.

 

Disrespect for not learning lessons freely available, certainly.

 

I am acquainted with more than a few ex service members and former SEAL's number among them. Might surprise you to hear their assesment.

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Im starting with the first of the Zuckerman books. Started this today and nearly finished it already - its that good. I highly recommend it. 




Sabbath's Theatre is my favourite Roth book out of the four I've read - very funny.
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Sabbath's Theatre is my favourite Roth book out of the four I've read - very funny.

I have also read it - brilliant. Very dark

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I've heard of this book but I haven't read it. I majored in mathematics as an undergraduate and I think I would find this quite interesting. Have you finished it? How do you like it?

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I've heard of this book but I haven't read it. I majored in mathematics as an undergraduate and I think I would find this quite interesting. Have you finished it? How do you like it?

Its good - im near the end. Interesting points are made but you might find it a bit underwhelming maybe, considering you majored in mathematics. I also read - Fermat's last theorem which is my favourite non-fiction by far. I would highly recommend that ¬ absolutely amazing! 

 

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This book is about John Carmack and John Romero.

 

Cant even remember the last time i read a book. hah

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I haven't read this yet, but I've been meaning to. I read "The Future of an Illusion" recently and thought it was quite brilliant. If you haven't already read it, I'm sure you'd like it. :D

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I have read a dozen books about The Beatles, this is hands down the best.

 

Part l of a three part series.  At 940 pages this covers the formation of the group up until 1962.

The book is exceptionally well written and researched. Lewisohn spent ten years on part l. The time line for part ll is pending.

Every story you know or think you know about this band is detailed in chapters not the standard line or two.

I found the book hard to put down. The many years of real toil and trouble actually made me appreciate the band more.  

 

  Pete Best was a lousy drummer so John, Paul, and George would stomp and clap to help Pete keep time.

  I knew Paul wrote "When I'm 64" when he was young (14 to be precise) never knew the original title was "Suicide."

  George Martin was semi-blackmailed into working with The Beatles, he was not initially much of a fan.

  I could on like this for a week.  Virtually every cover song The Beatles played was mastered in this time frame

  If you like The Beatles, this is a must, for anyone who has an interest in 50's or early 60's music it's a window into that world.

  

 

I can't wait for part ll.

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I have read a dozen books about The Beatles, this is hands down the best.

 

Part l of a three part series.  At 940 pages this covers the formation of the group up until 1962.

The book is exceptionally well written and researched. Lewisohn spent ten years on part l. The time line for part ll is pending.

Every story you know or think you know about this band is detailed in chapters not the standard line or two.

I found the book hard to put down. The many years of real toil and trouble actually made me appreciate the band more.  

 

  Pete Best was a lousy drummer so John, Paul, and George would stomp and clap to help Pete keep time.

  I knew Paul wrote "When I'm 64" when he was young (14 to be precise) never knew the original title was "Suicide."

  George Martin was semi-blackmailed into working with The Beatles, he was not initially much of a fan.

  I could on like this for a week.  Virtually every cover song The Beatles played was mastered in this time frame

  If you like The Beatles, this is a must, for anyone who has an interest in 50's or early 60's music it's a window into that world.

  

 

I can't wait for part ll.

Thank you, ordered and on the Kindle. Amazing how hard they worked before making it. 6 shows a day in Hamburg, sleeping in a closet, having a screen in front of the stage to stop the garbage being thrown at them. My friend and I just said last night, how there was and will never be a game changer as the Beatles.  Some groups stayed close; Gerry & The Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross The Mersey",  Hermans Hermits - "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter",  The Hollies "Look Through Any Window" are fantastic songs as good IMO up till to "A Hard Day's Night"  and then they started to pull ahead and never looked back.

 

At the Grammy's Paul and Ringo will play together YIPPEE!  How about Julien Lennon, Dhani Harrison, Ringo, Paul? I saw the three play - Julien, at the Concert For George (in fact we were filmed during the encore) and it was a spine tingling, goose bumping experience.

 

Last comment, my very first concert was The Beatles, the tour before Shea, at the old Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium, my parents took me for a birthday present. It set the stage for me loving music ever since.

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I just finished Ender's Game. What a fantastic book. Right now I'm reading The Stars My Destination and will start Crime and Punishment immediately after that.

Anyone else into classics? I read Herman Melville's Pierre last month and it proudly holds the title as my first classic ever. It is by far one of the most depressing books I've read. Melville's skill with words is amazing though, and I'm very glad I read it.
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