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  • November 14th, 2014, 11:03 AM
    tony_j15
    We started a book exchange library at work, so now I keep a tome at my desk to peruse while waiting on video to render. Started on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
  • November 13th, 2014, 09:13 PM
    Networker4321
    Quote Originally Posted by Theophylact View Post
    Haven't quite finished it yet. But it's very powerful and oddly hallucinatory.

    It reminds me of Primo Levi's account of survival in Auschwitz. Thirsty, he broke off an icicle to suck on, and a guard snatched it from him. "Warum?" he asked, and the guard replied, "Hier ist kein warum": there is no why here.

    North Korea sounds a lot like that; the entire country sounds like a concentration camp.

    N. Korea IS like that. Been there on a TS technology swap. Counld't talk about it 4 twenty-five years. Even the roads are "guarded?" by these huge Stonehenge like slabs at regular intervals with a huge slab on top wired to explosives. Supposed to deter North bound but I believe it's for stopping Southbound traffic. It's like medieval times, no electricity anywhere except a few government buildings and that seemed to be generators. And they have not recovered like the South from the 30 year occupation/rape of the country by Japan. They cut every tree, mined every mineral....

    We have been to the three biggest concentration camps in W. Germany. Based out of there 74-76 but plainclothes and undercover over 1/3 of the world. Bought a new Dodge Van and weekends I was home we traveled to every little village and surrounding countries to the South. Lots of great breweries in every town. Worst bier ever was "Wolfsbier" from Wurzburg. Never developed a taste for beer in the US. When I did drink it was always Jack Daniels, we lived about 20 miles from the distillery in Lynchburg.

    I usually keep 3-4 novels going at once, might as well pull The Orphan Master's Son down to a Kindle reader. Pretty cool that all devices sync to that app so I can read wherever or even go "audible" in the car....
  • November 13th, 2014, 02:45 PM
    Theophylact
    Haven't quite finished it yet. But it's very powerful and oddly hallucinatory.

    It reminds me of Primo Levi's account of survival in Auschwitz. Thirsty, he broke off an icicle to suck on, and a guard snatched it from him. "Warum?" he asked, and the guard replied, "Hier ist kein warum": there is no why here.

    North Korea sounds a lot like that; the entire country sounds like a concentration camp.
  • November 12th, 2014, 08:32 PM
    Networker4321
    Quote Originally Posted by Theophylact View Post
    The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson.

    Theo,

    Did you enjoy this book? I have looked and looked and read the preview available on Amazon. SO much to read, so little time....

    Thanks,

    Net
  • November 11th, 2014, 06:18 PM
    Theophylact
    The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson.
  • November 6th, 2014, 12:01 PM
    Theophylact
    Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon.
  • November 3rd, 2014, 06:17 PM
    Theophylact
    Walt Whitman, Memoranda During the War.
  • November 2nd, 2014, 05:34 PM
    Theophylact
    Read Ancillary Sword, the second Ann Leckie book. Now reading The Peripheral, the new William Gibson book.
  • October 2nd, 2014, 04:23 PM
    Theophylact
    Acceptance, the third book of the "Southern Reach" trilogy; Angelica's Smile, by Andrea Camilleri; and Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold.
  • September 16th, 2014, 08:16 PM
    Theophylact
    Halfway through Authority, the second book in Jeff VanderMeer's "Southern Reach" trilogy.
  • September 15th, 2014, 06:59 AM
    Networker4321
    The Lion by Nelson DeMille. I had read The Lions Game back in 2000 when it came out and this book came out in 2010. Misplaced but it just turned up in the bathroom library after my wife did a major Time magazine cleanup. Chapter 4, already awesome.
  • September 14th, 2014, 08:26 PM
    Theophylact
    The old-fashioned way. But I've always been pretty fast: 600-800 words per minute.
  • September 14th, 2014, 04:38 PM
    paul9
    Just wondering Theo, do you use speed reading techniques, or just the old fashioned and slow way?
  • September 14th, 2014, 04:04 PM
    Theophylact
    The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, and Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer.
  • September 7th, 2014, 01:11 PM
    Theophylact
    Excellent. It has more twists than a python with hiccups, but that's all good. (Marcia liked it too.)
  • September 6th, 2014, 11:42 PM
    Networker4321
    Thanks, good to know. I do use the PC app quite a bit.

    How is the Scott Turow book you are reading now? Haven't used my freebie download for September yet, that may be the right book.
  • September 6th, 2014, 11:37 PM
    Networker4321
    Third book of three in the trilogy Birds of Passage by Morgan Nyberg. Ever since I read the book Since Tomorrow of his, I can't get enough.

    I still have my First Edition of The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy I picked up in a used book store in 79 in El Paso....
  • September 6th, 2014, 07:42 PM
    nunyadam
    The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
  • September 1st, 2014, 10:06 AM
    Theophylact
    Identical, by Scott Turow.
  • August 31st, 2014, 11:50 AM
    Theophylact
    Finally reading Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith.
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