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Right now I'm reading The second part of The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers. What's on your bookshelf? Any favorite books/authors?

Recommendations after I'm done with the trilogy?
 
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Here's my bookshelf, and I'm not making this up:

Compaq Tru64 v5 Security
Compaq Tru64 v5 Command and Shell Users Guid
Linux Network Administrators Guide (an older copy)
ORA Sendmail (Second Edition)
ORA Using and Managing UUCP
ORA Managing NFS and NIS
ORA DNS and Bind (THird Edition)
ORA Using Samba
TruCluster Server Highly Available Applications
TruCluster Server Software Installation
TcuCluster Server Cluster Administration (A *GREAT* BooK!)
Compaq Tru64 v5 Network Administration
Compaq Tru64 v5 Unix System Administration
Compaq Tru64 v5 Logical Storage Manager (Half of this book is wrong and leads to data loss or at least hair loss if followed to the letter)
ORA Programming Perl (Second Edition)
ORA Essential System Administration (Second Edition) (A bit dated but some good info still there)
Compaq Tru64 v5 AdvFS Administration (the man pages are better)
Compaq Tru64 v5 System Configuration and Tuning (Moderatly Useful though Oracle tends to throw the rules set forth in this book out the window)

Can you guess what I do for a living?

Oh, and a few copies of some recent Guitar Player mags.

Seriously... Thats the **** I read and rarly do a stray from the technical manual genre.

The crazy thing, thats probably $2000 worth of books (if not more)!

BTW, I'm losing my job in a few weeks so if you know anyone that has a need for a UNIX System Administrator send me a PM. I'm especially intrested into getting back into AIX again.
 
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Clancy, Heinlein, Asimov, Dale Brown, Stephen Coonts, those general genres.

Traveling a lot, I'm listening to Lord of the Rings. Finished all three books and now I'm back on tape 8 of Fellowship of the Ring.
 
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I'm hooked on English books, translations just don't cut it. makes it pretty hard to find good titles tho. thinking of picking up a Ludlum next.

last books I read:
-LotR (damned hype! deserves it tho)
-Tom Clancy Rainbow Six
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by andrzejpw


Recommendations after I'm done with the trilogy?


Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
such as:
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The General in His Labyrinth
Love in the Time of Cholera
 
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I'm reading Aleister Crowley's Diary of a Drug Fiend for the second time.
 
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Gee gainso, were you looking over my shoulder?
I have everything he listed plus:
Arthur C Clarke- the Rama series is good sci fi
Martin Cruz Smith- the Gorky Park series is also good
Dashiell Hammett-began the hardboiled genre
Raymond Chandler-refined it
F Scott Fitzgerald
Hemmingway
Cussler (like Jack Ryan only underwater)
Some old and first edition classics I got off ebay when I was making money
various references to past and present hobbies
art books (my major)
a bunch of textbooks I couldn't return after using them for only one semester- what gives?
Suggested summer reading? Read for entertainment. Read some classics just to make sure you're not missing anything by just reading for entertainment. Read about things that interest you so you can learn more about it.

last book read: Failure is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
book on deck: probably The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking(I've had it for six months) or something by David Morrell
By the way, the bookshelf and music collection are the first things I look at when visiting someone's home; well, after seeing what their taste in art is like lol.
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Currently reading Dietrich Bonhoffer's Cost of Discipleship.

I mostly read Theology and theological related material.
 
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Huge Ken Kesey (Sometimes A Great Notion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sailor Song), Milan Kundera (The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Joke), and Charles Bukowski (Post Office, Ham on Rye, Women, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and a few of his poetry collections) fan.

The rest are a jumble of books that either looked interesting or other's recommended, or the rest of the above authors' works (I'm a completist). I always keep a copy of Judith Guest's Ordinary People and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises nearby.

Currently rereading The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test as my little six month rememberance of Kesey's death.

nice topic btw,
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one book of mine that seems to make the rounds , as in "hey rick , so and so said you have this must read book ,and so ,I was just wondreing...............


"Bury My Heart At Wonded Knee " by Dee Brown

You don't shed a tear and you are a heartless bastard

Just my take
 
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other than that I do the classics , you know ,Asimov ,Clark .Herbert..............

And BTW-the way Asimov wove the "Robot " series into most of his works is pure genious.

'course you gotta read it all to tie it in , not a bad thing
 
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Gah, I am not going to take the time to list all my books, there are just too many, though I am sure there are people here that have more. Right now I am reading The Hunt For Red October. I liked the movie and thought that the book might be better, as it is in most cases.
 
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Read Sum of All Fears before seeing the movie.
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i've read it twice.


hmm, any recommendations for authors like clancy?
 
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David Morrell (espionage, kinda sorta)
Clive Cussler (read my post)
Trevanian (thrillers)
William Diehl ( Edward Norton did justice to his novel)
Le Carre (the master of the spy thriller)
Gerald A Browne (the hot rock master)
and don't forget Larry Bond if you like military stuff.
Stephen Coonts (former A6 flyer)
Dale Brown ( former B52 bombadier)
Mark Berent (Vietnam vet with medals including DFC)
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