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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:08 am

Nine

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8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White


Which is rather underwhelming and kind of embarassing.

But this gentleman would assume at least 75% of the books that kenny the kangaroo has read since graduating from college have been nonfiction.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby dodint on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:10 am

Kennys list is pretty tightly genred, as well. Kenny probably has a problem with authority.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:28 am

Whats interesting is that this gentleman really doesnt have a problem with authority at all. And for the most part, kenny the kangaroo didnt really identify with some of the rebellious characters (Moriarity and sal paradise were losers, holden caufield would be on medication if that book was written in 2014)

tom joad, however, was the man.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby dodint on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:29 am

Clearly, some gentleman are more equal than others.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gaucho on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:49 am

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:38 am

the wicked child wrote:12... although it seems kind of strange to have both Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe... that would be like listing Return of the King instead of just having Lord of the Rings.

Of course, I kind of find it weak to include a series of multiple books as a single entry tbh...


i thought that was weird as well. i was at 19
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:30 pm

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:32 pm

I started reading a book about Anne Bonny in continuing my reading about Pirates. Nearly done with it. Its pretty entertaining.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:27 am

finished up No Country for Old Men. Excellent book. Thinking about getting into McCarthy's Suttree or border trilogy, anyone read any of those? Just ordered The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) and To kill a mockingbird
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gaucho on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:59 am

The border trilogy is excellent, like pretty much everything McCathy has ever written. But it was with Blood Meridian he really hit his stride, I think.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Loaf31 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:43 am

Just finished reading Red Men: Liverpool Football Club The Biography.

A must read for any LFC fan
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:16 pm

Gaucho wrote:The border trilogy is excellent, like pretty much everything McCathy has ever written. But it was with Blood Meridian he really hit his stride, I think.


I had a tough time getting through blood meridian, still haven't finished it. I think it is an incredible book, but I could never sit down and read it for great lengths
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:35 pm

is what ive read from eddysnakes list...

Spoiler:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:00 pm

Did you make the list?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:09 pm

As in did my cult classic "How not to let your legs fall asleep while browsing the web on the crapper" make the list?

it was a glaring omission. thanks for rubbing salt on the wound.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:11 pm

I didn't see any nonfiction on there. so must have been a technicality.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby columbia on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:23 pm

This reminded that I've read four of the six Jane Austin novels.
Should I continue with Northanger Abbey and Persuasion?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gaucho on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:12 pm

No Austen, no Bronte, no Dickens. Just strong opinions.

I'm reading Updike again.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Froggy on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:19 pm

This Book is Full Of Spiders (Seriously Dude, Don't Open It) is probably my new all time favorite book
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:20 pm

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Really enjoyed it. I listened to the audio version and I really want to get my hands on a hard copy. It needs to be read slowly and thoughtfully.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gabe on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:20 pm

my count was at 15. I think I maybe enjoyed 7 or 8. Most of them were forced reads at school.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:23 pm

Just finished The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith. It's a parallel-universe sci-fi story that won the Prometheus Award in 1982. Considering the Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science-fiction novels, you might be able to guess the political nature of the parallel universe. I certainly liked it.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gabe on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:23 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Really enjoyed it. I listened to the audio version and I really want to get my hands on a hard copy. It needs to be read slowly and thoughtfully.


I read the Screwtape Letters a couple years ago and it was the same. There was a lot of depth and introspection below the surface, but it took a while to read what was a really short book. I put it down maybe 3 or 4 times and came back to it a week or so later.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:07 pm

Mentioned this over in the Beatles 50th anniversary thread, but I'm reading Mark Lewisohn's Tune In, the first volume of a planned trilogy of books about the origins and rise of the Beatles. This book covers a generation or two before the Beatles were born up until the eve of their first release in 1962 (or when they got back from Germany, I haven't read it yet lol). It's 803 pages, with another 100 with notes.

If you like pop music and/or the Beatles, it is exceptional.

For instance, Paul McCartney purposely "blew" an audition for a church choir when he was 10-11 years old. He simply didn't want to do it. Had he followed his parent's wishes, made the choir, his life would've been altered enough that he might not have met George (riding the bus home with him from school) or John. Those little decisions in life...wow.
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