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Old 03-10-2004, 03:07 PM   #121
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I'm going to read "Nip the Buds Shoot the Kids" by Kenzaburo Oe next. Oe sounds like a really interesting person. Has anyone here read any of his stuff?
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Old 03-11-2004, 08:55 PM   #122
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E.M. Forster, "Maurice"
David Sedaris, "Naked"
John Steinbeck, "Cannery Row"
The Bible

(that last one seems a bit contradictary from the first two, don'cha think?)
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:51 PM   #123
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I recently finished Sync, the Emerging Science of Spontanious Order, by Steven Strogatz. Pretty interesting stuff. I recommend it to any science nuts out there.
Also, Archie & Mahitibel, which is a really cool narrative free verse poetry book about a free verse poet trapped in the body of a cockroach, and a cat with the soul of the egyption queen Cleopatra.

I’m currently reading “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out,” a collection of writings, lectures, and interviews by the legendary physicist Richard Feynman, by Jeffrey Robbins with a forward by Freeman Dyson.

I had this short story book I was reading, but I seem to have misplaced it. Some of the stories were damn good.
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:20 PM   #124
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Archie and Mehitabel was originally from the funny papers way back during the depression. It was supposedly stories that Archie would write for the cartoonist by jumping on typewriter keys one at a time until the story was finished. Is this the same stories?

Richard Feynman was an interesting fella! I'm guessing you've read Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. One of the most entertaining books I ever read by one of the only physicists I've ever actually understood!

As for me, I'm reading Krakatoa - The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester. He's going into great detail regarding the history of the region from the time of the spice trade. Looks promising so I'll probably finish it.
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:08 PM   #125
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:21 PM   #126
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:06 AM   #127
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daverbeeArchie and Mehitabel was originally from the funny papers way back during the depression. It was supposedly stories that Archie would write for the cartoonist by jumping on typewriter keys one at a time until the story was finished. Is this the same stories?

Richard Feynman was an interesting fella! I'm guessing you've read Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. One of the most entertaining books I ever read by one of the only physicists I've ever actually understood!

As for me, I'm reading Krakatoa - The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester. He's going into great detail regarding the history of the region from the time of the spice trade. Looks promising so I'll probably finish it.
Yup, same stories- illustrated by the late great George Herriman, who created “Krazy Kat.” This book was first printed in 1916 by sun printing and publishing assn.

I haven’t read “Surely You’re Joking…” although it is next on my list . He was a really interesting fellow.
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:59 AM   #128
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I'll have to find that Archie and Mehitabel. Is it a new edition?
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Old 03-18-2004, 07:39 PM   #129
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The latest date in the copyright section is 1990, so it isn’t very new.
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Old 03-18-2004, 07:54 PM   #130
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Old 03-20-2004, 05:52 AM   #131
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:24 AM   #132
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Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" -- again. I missed so much in it the first time.
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:06 PM   #133
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just finished reading an old-ish bio of Errol Flynn. Quite a nazi prick really, but it was still sort of sad when they described his death.
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Old 04-03-2004, 08:39 PM   #134
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nothing. I'm writing. But I know what you are reading. THIS.
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