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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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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    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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