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Crazy Little Things, by adampknave

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12th Mar 2008, 23:45   comments (3)

i love amazon

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Posted by Alfie

28th Feb 2008, 11:41   comments (0)

Godless lands

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"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. I was too
young for one war and too old for the next one. But I seen what come out of
it. You can be patriotic and still believe that some things cost more than
they are worth. Ask them Gold Star mothers what they paid and what they got
for it. You always pay too much. Particularly for promises. They aint no
such thing as a bargain promise."


Damn they good. Finished "No Country For Old Men" yesterday and just started
The Road. I got a penchant for novels about Man Vs Land and am currently devouring
this set.

I think the former is better than the movie, although the movie is about as
faithful as you can get. All the credit the film gets for masterful dialogue
is lifted directly from the book - that wasn't a cohen touch. There is
no speech punctuation written throughout the entire book so it reads as if
the whole story is an internal dialogue, or being re-enacted in someone's
mind. In my opinion, this gives it a lamenting and haunting quality that the
film simply reaches it's limit to express.

I reckon these words will stick with me till i'm an old man.

"I think by the time you're grown up you're as happy as you're goin' to be.
You'll have good times and bad times, but in the end you'll be about as
happy as you was before. Or as unhappy. I've knowed people that just never
did get the hang of it"


Posted by jc1000000

at last! A new culture novel!

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Cant express the level of anticipation ive had looking forward to this.

Posted by Alfie

Boris Starling - Visibility

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Just finished and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted by 540air

9th Jan 2008, 15:06   | tags:,comments (4)

Stiff | Making Money | Wintersmith

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Posted by Caine

1st Dec 2007, 01:19   comments (3)

River of Gods - Ian McDonald

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should keep me busy for awhile.

Posted by

28th Nov 2007, 23:18   comments (0)

For once you have tasted flight...

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...you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, and there you long to return. - Leonardo da Vinci.
This was a prezzie from my paragliding hubling, and does beautifully evoke the feeling of free flight (on a different planet mind you), which i have so far only done as a tandem passenger, but one day i shall learn too.

Posted by TielDust

14th Nov 2007, 10:28   | tags:,comments (2)