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    Thanks! I will. ^^

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    If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

    A real life crime novel by Olsen. The story is about Michelle (Shelly) Knotek. Quite possibly the most evil woman I have ever read about. This tells her
    story of physical and psychological torment that she inflicts on everyone she is around. Her three husbands, her three daughters, and various friends
    and relatives. This would have been a fantastic horror novel. Then you realize, "Dear God, this is actually real!" How one person can be so cruel and
    absolutely heartless is more terrifying than anything Hollywood can dream up. Maybe the most disturbing thing I have ever read.

    Hardcore horror fans will most certainly like this one. As well as fans of true crime stories of the most deviant nature.
    A Comfort Zone is not a Life Sentence

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    cormac mccarthy - the road

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    cormac mccarthy - the road
    DO NOT read that book near to any razor blades, firearms, or easily-swallowed poisons.
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    I now mainly read articles in the direction of space exploration. It is very interesting to understand the design of the rocket, how the process of putting a satellite into low-earth orbit occurs. I was very interested in the development of the third stage of the launch vehicle. Here is a very interesting article on that topic https://www.skyrora.com/third-stage - this is a very interesting young but promising company with fresh ideas. I decided to share a link, because not all the classics are read - you need to be aware of current trends.

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    Mayflies, by Andrew O'Hagan

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    The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills by Charles Bukowski

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    I am currently reading “What You Want Is In The Limo”. It is a chronicle of the rock scene in 1973 mainly focusing on tours that year by Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Who. The premise of the book is that 1973 was the year where rock moved to bands playing big arenas and carrying around their own production. It has been interesting so far, and I am about halfway through it.

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    The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan (saving the world one more damn time) by Zig Zag Claybourne

    Take an equilateral triangle. Put Wilson and Shea's Illuminatus! at one vertex, Matt Ruff's Sewer Gas and Electric: the Public Works Trilogy at another, and Ishmael Reed's neohoodoo fictiosn at a third, and you'll find this book pretty near the center of the triangle. There are times when I wonder if (one of) Claybourne's motivation(s) for writing this is to provide a context in which some really gonzo sentences can make sense...
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    Dahmer's Not Dead by Edward Lee

    Halfway through this and it is outstanding! Days after his murder in jail, Dahmer's fingerprints and dna show up at a new murder. Lee is such an under rated writer.
    A Comfort Zone is not a Life Sentence

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    An Encyclopedia of Lies, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi

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    The Complete Short Stories of Kurt Vonnegut. Another massive tome.
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    The African Origin of Civilization:Myth or Reality-Cheikh Anta Diop
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    Just finished The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku

    Just started Burning The Books by Richard Ovenden

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfishfingers View Post

    Just started Burning The Books
    oh, dear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    oh, dear....
    Hehe yes, that's exactly what it's about - the history of attempts to get rid of literature that offends the prevailing powers of the day. Written by the guy who headed the Bodleian Library at Oxford for some years. Quite interesting so far...

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    Welcome to the board, Jellyfishfingers.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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    Just started "Irwin Winkler Stories From 50 Years In Hollywood". This had involvement in an amazing number of movies over the years. A very interesting book so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Welcome to the board, Jellyfishfingers.
    Thankyou very much!

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    Just began reading Water for Elephants. Odd start, looks interesting. I seem to have read a lot of circus-y books lately...
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfishfingers View Post
    Hehe yes, that's exactly what it's about - the history of attempts to get rid of literature that offends the prevailing powers of the day. Written by the guy who headed the Bodleian Library at Oxford for some years. Quite interesting so far...
    I see. So Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is not far away.

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    I can't stop reading Tolkien.....................force of hobbit.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I can't stop reading Tolkien.....................force of hobbit.
    Not all who wander are lost
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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    About to start Victor Wooten's The Music Lesson.

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