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i loved this book so much. Let me know what you think in the end. The second - "Bring up the bodies" is even better IMO. 2 absolute whoppers. The dialogue between characters is close to perfect for me. 

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i loved this book so much. Let me know what you think in the end. The second - "Bring up the bodies" is even better IMO. 2 absolute whoppers. The dialogue between characters is close to perfect for me. 

It has been a good read so far. I am about halfway through it. I love this historical period.

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Nearing the end of the Milligan papers, pas posted before, but also devoured much of 'Cop this Lot' by Nino Culotta on the long journey to the second-hand record shop the other day. Wonderfully funny, especially the dialogue. When you have a scouser, a cod 'ead, an Italian, 2 Aussies, an Irishman and a Welshman swapping rapid-fire boisterous insults with each other, as they do on the cargo ship, it can make your head spin a bit!

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At 624 pages this is for anyone who ever played pinball, arcade games or video console games.

Detailed, but the facts don't take away from the stories.

In chronological order from the first pinball games and developers through Playstation 2.

 

The Atari chapters are amazing.  The account of Steve Jobs developing Breakout is more in depth than the recent Jobs biography. The founder of Atari Ned Bushnell seeing "genius in his eyes" hired Jobs despite his scruffy appearance. Jobs uses Steve Wosniak to win a chip challenge and then takes most of the money and credit is classic Jobs.

 

Nintendo, Sega, and the battles with Sony are given huge chapters. The major games are here and you get a behind the scenes account of their development.

Highly recommended and oh so readable.

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Recently finished:

 

 

 

Currently reading, almost completed:

 

 

Interesting, thought provoking, scary, life saving, all at the same time.

 

Highly, HIGHLY recommended to everyone who, just like I did, is looking for the truth about the cause of, and elegant solution for most of today's chronic diseases and obesity pandemic etc., and how corruption in the government is forcing wealth over health. (hope I won't be known as "Head-Fi's conspiracy nut" from now on :D )

 

Especially this second book should, in my opinion, be mandatory for freshman med students.

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My favourite American short story writer.  I rate her above any other writer of short fiction including Hemingway.

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Just got this as a present, anyone read it?

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The legend of the gatekeeper 'reborn'

 

Kinda stumbled onto this series by accident and I was looking through free books at amazon. Not the best writing but a fun series to read so far. I'm on book 4 of the series.

 

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"Odd John" by Olaf Stapledon. Excellent so far!
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Cricket: A Modern Anthology, compiled by Jonathan Agnew. Hey, I just alienated every non-Commonwealth Head-Fi member!
 

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My favourite American short story writer.  I rate her above any other writer of short fiction including Hemingway.

I also have the collected works but have not started them yet. I might read these next. 

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My favourite American short story writer.  I rate her above any other writer of short fiction including Hemingway.

I also have the collected works but have not started them yet. I might read these next. 

magiccabage : she is truly very good.  If you like good literature, you won't find much better.  It's not just the story itself but also her prose which is captivating.  Besides learning & developing techniques she seemed to have been born with a natural gift for writing.  It's my second time around with this book in the past 5 years or so.


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