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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Edwin Prevost(drummer/improviser, founding member of AMM)
    A friend of mine took some lessons from him years back. He's a hell of a musician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreabruce View Post
    Try "The Real North Korea" by the Russian author Andrei Lankov. He currently teaches at Kukmin University here in Korea. He actually attended Kim Il-sung University back in the 80s as an exchange student (though he, of course, was not permitted to intermingle with any North Koreans). This is a well-researched look into the founding of the NK regime and how it operates from someone who grew up in the communist Soviet Union. It is a useful point of view for understanding how the Kim dynasty operates. The chapter on reunification goes through numerous scenarios and really brings home just how difficult, if not impossible, this would be. Well worth your time.
    That sounds very interesting. I just ordered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreabruce View Post
    Try "The Real North Korea" by the Russian author Andrei Lankov. He currently teaches at Kukmin University here in Korea. He actually attended Kim Il-sung University back in the 80s as an exchange student (though he, of course, was not permitted to intermingle with any North Koreans). This is a well-researched look into the founding of the NK regime and how it operates from someone who grew up in the communist Soviet Union. It is a useful point of view for understanding how the Kim dynasty operates. The chapter on reunification goes through numerous scenarios and really brings home just how difficult, if not impossible, this would be. Well worth your time.
    I suppose that reunification will be much, much, much harder than the reunification of Germany and I doubt this will ever happen.

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    Shakespeare For Squirrels by Christopher Moore
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    Marlon James: Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Fantasy set in either an imaginary part of Africa, or the African part of an imaginary world. Quite different from most fantasy I've read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Marlon James: Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Fantasy set in either an imaginary part of Africa, or the African part of an imaginary world. Quite different from most fantasy I've read.
    I am also 200+ pages into this. It ain’t your older brother’s Tolkien.
    "And this is the chorus.....or perhaps it's a bridge...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    I am also 200+ pages into this. It ain’t your older brother’s Tolkien.
    No, I can't imagine Tolkien characters, even the orcs, saying "Fuck the gods".
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    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Deepa Anappara: Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line (2020) (translated version).
    The author was born in Soutn India and lives in Norwich.
    This is a book about the slums, disappearing children, a boy who thinks he's a detective, etc.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...he-purple-line

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    Today I visited a new bookstore in Utrecht (well, an old store in a new building) and found out their music department had grown a lot since my last visit.
    Besides Steve Hackett's A Genesis In My Bed I bought two books on album-cover albums:
    - Mute: A Visual Document From 1978>Tomorrow by Terry Burrows with Daniel Miller
    - The Art Of Punk + New Wave Covers.

    But the most interesting new book I found was Graeme Thomson: Small Hours - The Long Night Of John Martyn (2020). (I haven't read Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story by John Neil Munro b.t.w.)
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...thomson-review
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Hours.../dp/178760019X

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    Now reading "Old Gods Almost Dead" about the Rolling Stones.

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    If It Bleeds, a book of four short stories by Stephen King.
    if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you is brother you have to wait

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    Death Instinct by Bentley Little (using the pseudonym Philip Emmons)
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    Mistress of Mistresses by E.R. Eddison
    I read this whole trilogy* about 20 years ago in Europe. My memories are (1) beautiful language and (2) incomprehensible plot. I may reread them some day...

    *not counting The Worm Ouroboros, which had quite delighted me and inspired me to buy the trilogy...
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    Mary Trump- Too Much And Never Enough


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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidfirerob View Post
    Mary Trump- Too Much And Never Enough


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    I have it downloaded in my kindle, but have not gotten to it yet. How is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I have it downloaded in my kindle, but have not gotten to it yet. How is it?
    Very disturbing, as expected. What a sick family, especially Fred and of course, Donald. Mary’s a good writer. A quick read.


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    Just started Steve Hackett's book. Enjoying it immensely. Quite funny.
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    Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker-David Mikics
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Stanisław Lem: Summa Technologiae.
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    Knock on Woodstock by Elliot Tiber. The first book he wrote about his life in White Lake, NY, and his supposed role in the Woodstock festival in 1969. His second book, Taking Woodstock, which was made into the movie of the same name, is pretty much a rehash of the first one. I rewatched the movie last night. It's very enjoyable, and it's one of the few movies I've seen that is better than the book.
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