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    Did they mention Tom Davis?
    Yea, the last chapter is called 'Tommy' and it's about an interview that Wright had with Davis and several reps from the church.
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    I just finished Baseball in the Garden of Eden. It's a history of the early development of baseball, attempting to debunk some of the myths that have arisen (namely that Abner Doubleday invented the game in Cooperstown.) It was a well-researched book and frequently entertaining, but the start was a bit hard to follow, as there are many references to people and events that weren't expanded upon until later in the book.

    I will say that reading a book with footnotes and references on a kindle fire is incredible, as they can hotlink each note so the reader can click a link and follow it to a note that includes a hyperlink to the actual source on a remote server. I am a recent convert, but the e-book has so many benefits that I'm pretty much sold.
    I agree, this is amazing. I have Infinite Jest (that my ex-husband stole for me), and just clicking on the footnotes instead of paging back and forth is so much easier. (I don't feel bad about stealing it since I already own the paperback)
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    Yea, the last chapter is called 'Tommy' and it's about an interview that Wright had with Davis and several reps from the church.
    That guy is a trip.

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    Well that makes me feel good about myself.
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    That makes me roll my eyes and scoff at the stupid study.
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    It's fluff.
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    It'd be one thing if it's fluff, but it's fluff being paraded as science.
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    ...but it makes me feel good about myself. I'll take it.
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    Ever really, truly, madly, deeply read a book?

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    Ever really, truly, madly, deeply read a book?
    I loved the completely. Are there really that few that have made it from cover to cover?

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    Just finished some more non-fiction from last year: The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass. It's a fascinating and pretty shocking inside look at how Nixon and Kissinger took an active role in supporting Pakistan's genocide of the Bengali population in the early 70s. It's maddening to learn how closely the US government was involved in the slaughter of literally hundreds of thousands of people, but there are also some very worthy figures profiled - including high-level State Department employees who basically told Nixon and Kissinger they were directly enabling a genocide in South Asia.

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    "My favorite place to read is in a dark bar mid-day."

    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/19/332312...ntent=20140719

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    bought and planning to read Norman Mailer's 'Naked and the Dead' this winter, but I don't even like war that much. Supposed to be a classic and it's terrifically long. Anyone read it with recommendations? Going to jump in anyway like a cold pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehorne View Post
    bought and planning to read Norman Mailer's 'Naked and the Dead' this winter, but I don't even like war that much. Supposed to be a classic and it's terrifically long. Anyone read it with recommendations? Going to jump in anyway like a cold pool.
    I tried reading it about a year ago and couldn't get on with it. I get the impression it's one of those books that's considered genius when it was written but there's nothing particularly miraculous about it now. Maybe I was just put off by the number of pages Hope you have better luck with it than me!

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    I'm reading The Human Comedy for the first time. What a damn good little novel it is. I think I'll read it twice.
    I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

    I stole my mothers complete works of William Shakespeare and my plan is to read it all. When I'm done I'll let you people know and you will all show me mad respect.

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    I'm reading a volume with Farady's Forces of Matter, Helmholtz's On the Conservation of Force and Kelvin's The Wave Theory of Light. I know it's all old but it's foundational so why not, right?

    I am also reading a bilingual edition of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations which my little sister gave to me when she returned from UCLA. The left page is in German and the right in English. I'm reading both pages twice and doing duolingo in German on my iphone.

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    I bought this really cool, new book today called "Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996"... I thought, for the most part, I've heard the majority of albums that fall into that category. But I was totally wrong.. At least half of them I haven't. The ones I have listened to are some of my favorites, so I can't wait to dive deep into this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gimme-Indie-Ro.../dp/0760346488

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    Nice. It's on ? too. Grabbing it now. Curious to see the list.
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    Just bought it. Thanks for the heads up!
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    I'm building a spotify playlist of all the albums that they have on there. When it's done I'll update this post with all the albums that aren't currently in the Spotify library.
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    Awesome! You beat me to it haha. So far I've only listened to A Minor Forest, pretty cool Post-Hardcore/Noise/Etc..

    Maybe we should turn this discussion into a thread in the Music Lounge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I'm building a spotify playlist of all the albums that they have on there. When it's done I'll update this post with all the albums that aren't currently in the Spotify library.
    Thank you, Sir! I am purchasing the book this week, but it'll be even better having an accompanying playlist.

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    Of course! I started a thread in the music lounge to discuss this. I've already found a few killer albums.
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    I finished reading Ulysses last night. Wonderful book. It's funny - the first half of the book took me a few months to get through, while the second half took a week and a half. I found the book's most impressive feature to also be its most difficult which is that every episode is written in a different style or form. My favorites were Circe (highly entertaining absurdist play), Ithaca (really wonderfully written in great detail) and Penelope (the very end was breathtaking).

    Starting Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow today. Hopefully this won't also take 6 months to finish.

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    Yes the last two pages closed well, but found out I can't enjoy Elizabethan old english anymore. No discipline for it, nor interest in figuring out exactly what Nashe was referring to. It's better as a skim read, if necessary.

    Doing 'Orient Express' by Greene now and the book paper is so fucked that the corners come completely off when you crease them as a marker. Like a '50s double feature crime novel from the drug store for twenty-five cents smelling of a shitty publisher printer's (Bantam) boxed return inventory after the clerk had been reading copies on the toilet while smoking.
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    For anyone interested in Indigenous Studies, this book is FREE on kindle right now. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_clar_choose1

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    Damn. How'd you know?

    That is a serious bargain.

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    What the heck. I got it.
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