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    Almost done with this.



    Joseph Heller-Catch 22
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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    Almost done with this.

    Joseph Heller-Catch 22
    One of my all time favorites.

    "Morale was deteriorating and it was all Yossarian's fault. The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them."

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    All the talk of Joe Lansdale made me check out Edge of Dark Water. Landsdales book are great in that they are really easy reads and have enough twists and turns, and described so well that theyre almost a pleasure to read. I cant help but think Lansdale is probably about as liked in East Texas as Steinbeck was in Salinas back in the day.



    Also reading this....



    Its an interesting take by an obviously talented writer but he is literally telling the Dylan story in such a way where it shouldnt be called a biography at all. It goes into some historical details that almost get muddled and watered down in the authors fondness for wordplay and slice of life nostalgia....almost like a sociology professor writing it.
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    When I first started this book, I would look at my progress and see 5,10,15 percent done and I remember thinking it was going to take forever to finish this book. That changed to seeing 50 percent done and thinking I didn't want the story to end. As JD mentioned a few pages back, the character development was terrific and the description of the various settings made you feel that SK had done the time travel himself to research this book. This title has shot straight to the top of my favorite list and although I've never re-read a book, this might change that.

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    Just got it on Amazon for $1.99 for the Kindle
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    I read Dark Tower 4.5, which features a story within a story within a story.



    The innermost story, about a young boy who is a new character but similar enough to Jake, is a great story that fits very much with the fantastical style of the Dark Tower series, although it takes a while to get started and is a little cliche at that beginning. The outer stories are much shorter and focus on Roland, one with the ka-tet of the main story, and one when he was just starting out as a gunslinger. Stephen King is more than welcome to add to the series again.

    I have Under The Dome and probably should put that higher in my queue with the miniseries coming out in the summer. Currently reading Elmore Leonard's Raylan.

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    May be a bit too apologetic for some people, but it provides some interesting insights into the Medellin cartel.


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    Meh...I'm not a financially minded guy, and I didn't learn much from this book. If anything, it confirmed that my finances are well in order and moving in the right direction long term. It would be good guide for anyone living paycheck to paycheck that has no idea how to begin building financial stability though.


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    If Hunger Games was made into a movie, Divergent is being made a movie....this will most likely become a movie..

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    A hundred pages or so in and it's definitely slower than the first book, it's mostly politics.

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    finished Patrick Rothfuss' 'The Name of The Wind'. Was very very good. having a hard time finding the 2nd book in a smaller paper back though. would highly recommend this one.

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