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    Just finished Machine Crusade one of the latest Pre-Queels to the Dune series, and reading Second Foundation, 'cuz I didnt read Asimov as a kid. And going to buy Hefs Little Black book tommorrow
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    Currently reading 2 books.

    "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville
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    "Six Not So Easy Pieces" a collection of lectures by Richard Feynman

    The first is the essential starting point in any inquiry into the basics of American democracy, and provides a view of the process that is over 150 years old. This lets one see how things have changed.

    The second is an edited transcript of lectures given by Dr. Feynman, at Cal-Tech, 1961-1965. It is stunning how brilliant this man was. Another great read about/by him is "Surely Your Joking Mr. Feynman".








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    I just packed these two books for my next flight later today:

    I have never read this one before:



    And then some "hopefully" interesting political stuff:



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    Wow, To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely one of those you somehow missed when you were a kid! Canuck, I think you'll like it... lots about social justice and doing what's right whether or not it's popular. And remember that Scout's little friend was based on her real life childhood friend, Truman Capote.
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    I've picked up and read several books that my friends here South of the Border had to study in school - books that you all in the States here are often assigned as required reading.

    I have been very pleased with the results.

    Slaughterhouse Five
    Lord of the Flies
    The Catcher in the Rye

    That kinda stuff. I'm getting there - I want to be able to understand all literary references in conversation!

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    It seems like there is this whole sub-genre in American required school reading based on private boys' schools. Another one to go along with that is A Separate Peace. I don't know why there are so many of them... I guess it probably had to do with where the predominant authors were coming from in the middle of the 20th century.
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    I started reading Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams recently, which prompted me to pick up The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again.

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    I'm about halfway through my third Jack Keroauc book, "Big Sur".

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    I'm about 2/3 of the way through John Irving's "The Fourth Hand".

    Last book I finished was Irving's "A Widow for One Year". I was surprised to see in the LA Times this morning that the first part of that book has been turned into a movie that's coming out, called "A Door in the Floor".

    I'm kind of picky about books and authors now, I just don't get much time to read any more. I have several books backed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah
    It seems like there is this whole sub-genre in American required school reading based on private boys' schools. Another one to go along with that is A Separate Peace. I don't know why there are so many of them... I guess it probably had to do with where the predominant authors were coming from in the middle of the 20th century.
    I hated "A Separate Peace".

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