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Discussion in 'Off Topic Abyss' started by electric funeral, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Big Ears

    Big Ears Music Lover

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    I don't mind Daniel Craig as Bond, but one of his best films is Layer Cake.

    When I was young, I read loads of sci-fi, including Asimovs Foundation books, but I cannot remember much about them. They seem to get lots of references on the forums, as do Heinlein's stories.
     
  2. Sunny

    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    I've just added this excellent book to my collection of biographies :grinthumb

    The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer - Redemption Song by Chris Salweicz

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    Grunge Grotesque Perversion

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    Can't believe I hadn't picked up this one before. Thus far in my reading I've seen a lot of things I already had knowledge on through other books/experience but it does offer some refreshing insight here and there that keeps me flipping the page.​
     
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  6. Sunny

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    A very interesting book and very confronting :uh: I believe it wasn't officially published in Russia until 1989.
     
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    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    Yeah, Sunny, you're right - first official release of that book in Russia was in year of 1989. If these theme is interesting for you - try to find "The Kolyma Tales" (first US release in the 70's) by Varlam Shalamov - it's another great and terrible realistic description of the Soviet camps.

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    I read this about 20 years ago. I have read One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich once a year since I was 15. The First Circle, Cancer Ward, August 1914. All historic books.

    Right now Im reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
     
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