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Author Topic: Good books  (Read 1598 times)

DWT

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Re: Good books
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2012, 09:56:52 PM »

Good Morning Midnight by Chip Brown
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Re: Good books
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 08:32:44 PM »

Fiction?  Cutting For Stone, by Abraham Verghese
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Re: Good books
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2012, 06:32:20 PM »

If you haven't read A Walk in the Woods, you must.  If you've read it 6 times, you need to go for 7  ;D.  Beyond the outdoors theme, it's simply one of the funniest books I've ever read .... and I like to laugh.  For something completely unrealted to climbing and outdoor pursuits, try anything by Carl Hiaasen --- Sick Puppy and Nature Girl are 2 of his best IMHO.  His novels are insane roller-coaster rides of weirdness, good and evil.  You'll thank me later  :)

For non-fiction, try The Devil's Teeth.  I won't try to describe it here; I'm guessing the title alone is enough of a hook. 
Enjoy!
  I picked up A walk in the Woods.  Loved it.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 07:52:22 PM »

Fiction?  Cutting For Stone, by Abraham Verghese

Great book, but there just isn't any "there" there.  Not a book you will think about in 20 years.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 12:02:06 AM »

if you're interested in music, I suggest A Life In Music by Ben Sidran. Ben is a great piano player who was the piano player in the original Steve Miller band and he wrote The Joker. he plays great jazz and has been around forever. his son is also a good drummer. here's a great tune from YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzwqeX6JsvE
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Re: Good books
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2012, 10:22:16 AM »

If you haven't read A Walk in the Woods, you must.  If you've read it 6 times, you need to go for 7  ;D.  Beyond the outdoors theme, it's simply one of the funniest books I've ever read .... and I like to laugh.

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Re: Good books
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2012, 11:25:56 AM »

I looked through our collection and here are a few more -
- Lord of The Flies, A Clock Work Orange,
- The Grapes of Wrath,
- several by Gabriel García Márquez if you like this genre
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Re: Good books
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 12:07:15 AM »

The Rum Diarys. Actually anything by Hunter S Thompson would work
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy and the ensuing sequels
The Portable Beat Reader has a good collection of stories and excerpts from Kerouac, Ginsburg, Kesey, and the like
Kurt Vonnegut also makes for a good read
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Re: Good books
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2012, 08:07:06 AM »

I seem to remember Bunnicula being a good read.  That was about 25 years ago though.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2012, 05:04:13 PM »

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson.  A true story about these dudes that discover a German u boat off the jersey coast.

Makes climbing without a helmet seem like a walk in the park.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2012, 09:12:50 PM »

I seem to remember Bunnicula being a good read.  That was about 25 years ago though.

was that the last thing you read? [wry grin]

sorry but I had no choice...
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Re: Good books
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 07:26:52 PM »

And a Bottle of Rum, A history of the new world in ten cocktails, by Wayne Curtis. 2006
Brings together two of my favorites, History and Cocktails.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2012, 10:31:09 PM »

Kiss or Kill Confessions of a Serial Climber by Mark Twight.  That will get you jacked up.
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Re: Good books
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2012, 12:34:29 PM »

Ended up reading "Papillon" and "The Whale and the Super Computer," both good reads.
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