Shyster wrote:Just finished up Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings. Not a terrible book, but it could have been better. I was hoping for more ethical insights. Instead, I got an excess of unnecessary detail, and the whole book felt like an extended law-review article (and given the execrable quality of writing for many law-review articles, I do not intend that to be a compliment). I bought it because Oxford University Press was having a sale, and I am glad I did not pay full price. Now reading a book I picked up for 99¢ called The Bad Popes. I’m not Catholic or even religious, but for some reason the history of the Papacy interests me. As the title indicates, this book describes some of the least worthy people to ever sit on the chair of St. Peter.
Froggy wrote:I think it took me an entire summer to get through It. Yeah, but the last couple hundred pages, I couldn't put it down. The way that the flashbacks resolved intercut with them as adults, and how they sort of paralleled... extremely well done. my biggest problem with the TV movie (and I have MANY problems with it] is how they.split it up into two stories instead of intertwining the stories like in the book. That, and without context, the whole giant spider thing makes no sense.
The giant spider at the end of the TV movie is like if they would have left the squid bomb in the watchmen movie without explaining the psychics on the island.
canaan wrote:shmenguin wrote:
HBO sucks at original programming these days. would it kill them to throw some money behind a stephen king mini series?
bite your tongue.
LeopardLetang wrote:anybody use goodreads.com. i just signed up to it and it's pretty glitchy but it seems like a good place to get recommendations on genres you're into.
Troy Loney wrote:LeopardLetang wrote:anybody use goodreads.com. i just signed up to it and it's pretty glitchy but it seems like a good place to get recommendations on genres you're into.
I just signed up this weekend. Not really sure how to utilize it...i need to find some time at work today to fool around on it.
Pavel Bure wrote:Girl with Dragon Tattoo