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Old 08-08-2004, 07:52 PM   #51
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Afghanistan: The Bear Trap

All about the training of the Mujahideen back in the 80s by the ISI and the supply of funds and weapons by the CIA and Saudi Arabia when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. Interesting to learn about what all went on behind the curtains at the time and the conspiracy theories about the bizarre events that unfolded after the Soviets withdrew.
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:13 AM   #52
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Right now i'm reading all the Amelia Atwater Rhoads collection , i love the way she writes and how i can stay glued to it for hours at a time , theres also a book i read a few weeks ago i dunno who its by but it was amazing it was calledLook for me by moonlight
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:21 AM   #53
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The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman. It's a sweet read. It's part two of a series of three. I have not read the first. Got it out of a huge box of books from the home of the ever lovable golden-eyed jaguar. He and his papa go through books at about a mile a minute and leave stacks and stacks of leftovers in their wake. Tres good for me since they are all scifi and fantasy. Haha!
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Old 08-16-2004, 07:32 AM   #54
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Wohoo! I finally managed to finish some of the books I was reading *does a crazy Irish dance* Now there's just the H.P. Lovecraft stories, if only I could stop leaving it over at my mate's house :roll:

And of course there are new books as well, I started and finished Maskerade by Terry Pratchett in a night (a very good book, but then i love all of the discworld series ) And at the moment I'm reading Interview with the vampire, then re-reading Dracula (just to see which one I prefer) and the rest of the Dracula omnibus, along with a short Michael Moorcock novel

I think that's it, at least for the moment
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:12 AM   #55
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From Socrates to Sarte: The philosophic quest. By T.Z. Lavine. So far so good. The book explores ethics, history, God, politics, truth, and Nature. I'm also finishing up Dante's Inferno. An excellent read. Just finished The Deh of Piglet ( the companion book to The Dao of Pooh.) Loved it.
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:19 AM   #56
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I am now reading The Catcher In The Rye. There are a lot of perverts in this book...
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:22 PM   #57
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House of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.... and all i can say is that it is by far the strangest book I've ever read.
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:11 PM   #58
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I am now reading The Catcher In The Rye. There are a lot of perverts in this book...
Jane, if you think that has perversion in it, read Naked Lunch...

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Old 09-02-2004, 04:25 PM   #59
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Cancer Ward by someone with the initials A.S. who's Russian (the spelling of the name escapes me and an attempt would just lead to embarassment...)

and

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Don't tell me I stpelled his name wrong- there are lots of different ways to spell it because the English and Russian alphabets differ.

...Raise your hand if you've got a fetish for Russian novelists! Ooo Ooo- Me! Me! Me!
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:19 AM   #60
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Just finished "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson. Now i'm reading some of his other works: short stories etc.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:37 AM   #61
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Just finished "The Dancing Men"- one of the "Sherlock Holmes" short stories.

I had to read it for a cryptology course, but I found it pretty interesting. There's definitely some form of narcotic in those stories, because I can see myself getting addicted real easily.
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:12 AM   #62
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Just finished reading the Dawn of the Dead comic book mini series published by IDW and written by STEVE NILES who is one TALENTED writer. check him out. www.steveniles.com
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:15 AM   #63
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Just finished reading the Dawn of the Dead comic book mini series published by IDW and written by STEVE NILES who is one TALENTED writer. check him out. www.steveniles.com
I have the first two issues and they are awesome. However, i'm having trouble finding the last issue. Ultimately i guess i might have to order it from abroad..... if i can.... i don't have a credit card... :roll:
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:32 PM   #64
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The Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:58 PM   #65
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Terry Goodkind? God, I remember I read like 6 books by Goodkind when I was in 8th grade- that stuff is *really* entertaining- I should take something out of the library...hmm *ponders re-kindeling her fantasy obsession* maybe...
Anyways here's a link to this Sherlock Holmes story site I found- it's *awesome* yay sir aurthor conan doyle.. http://www.bakerstreet221b.de/canon/index.html

The Dancing Men's a good one..
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:09 PM   #66
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I just started reading I am Legend by Richard Matheson
I liked what I've read so far.
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Old 09-16-2004, 06:09 PM   #67
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I finished A Clockwork Orange a while ago, I finished 1984 a couple days ago, and now I'm onto Ivanhoe and Terminal Man... next I want to read The Last Unicorn. I really do!
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Old 09-16-2004, 08:09 PM   #68
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1984 and Terminal Man rock! I love Crichton and Orwel.

I'm currently reading Hamlet, the Palmistry workbook, the Arabian Nights, and the Hitchiker's Guide to the Universe.
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:37 AM   #69
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Just got finished with alien, now i'm reading salem's lot
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:01 PM   #70
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:55 AM   #71
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I just finished reading "The wings of a dove" by Henry James.

Right now I'm reading - promise you won't laugh? - the autobiography of my favourite snooker player: Ronnie O'Sullivan.

I'm not ashamed to say it: I like snooker.
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Haha- what's snooker?

I'm reading "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" for my cryptology class.

oooooo *espionage*
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:18 AM   #73
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snooker

s - sassy
n - new-age
o - oblong
o - (or) oval
k - kites
e - everyone (can)
r - relish

i like snooker, too.

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Old 09-24-2004, 12:00 PM   #74
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Just finished Wild Hairs by David J. Schow, and about to run down to Books-A-Million to grab another stack ive got on hold....
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Old 09-24-2004, 04:52 PM   #75
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Last book I read...

Define Normal...by some chick...

I read it like, at the ending of last year, just because I was bored and had no one to celebrate with...*sigh*

So, it was like...HORRIBLE...

I want to rewrite it....
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