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On a lighter note

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Just finished "Life", Keith Richards autobiography. Did you know that Billy Preston was gay? Or that his big afro was a wig? I didn't.

This was on lone from an office mate. She since gave me the Steven Tyler (autobiography) and Steve Jobs (biography). Also just got in the mail "Zappa The Hard Way". ZTHW is first.


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Gray_Ghost wrote:
On a lighter note

We'll be here for the rest of our lives
By Paul Shaffer
with David Ritz
A Swingin" Showbiz Saga


I enjoyed that one.

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The Real Frank Zappa Book, once more with feeling and musical accompaniment.


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The movie is better.

Nader tot U - Gerard Reve.
(Dutch, nader means closer. Has nothing to do with Ralph.)

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The movie is better.

Nader tot U - Gerard Reve.
(Dutch, nader means closer. Has nothing to do with Ralph.)

I haven't read Stephen King in a long time but I used to. I read "The Stand" while I was sick and had similar symptoms to the plague victims. It really freaked me out. I also liked "It". My criticism with both of those books, though, was the endings. He did some great, suspenseful storytelling and then he would end it with something totally stupid or at least anti-climatic. Just my opinion. I guess horror is a tough genre.


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Just finished "Life", Keith Richards autobiography. Did you know that Billy Preston was gay? Or that his big afro was a wig? I didn't.

This was on lone from an office mate. She since gave me the Steven Tyler (autobiography) and Steve Jobs (biography). Also just got in the mail "Zappa The Hard Way". ZTHW is first.

Reading the Steve Jobs biography now - about halfway through. I'm not a techno guy but it's pretty interesting and catching me up on a lot of the computer stuff that I didn't really give a shit about over the last 30 years.


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BBP wrote:
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The movie is better.

Nader tot U - Gerard Reve.
(Dutch, nader means closer. Has nothing to do with Ralph.)

I haven't read Stephen King in a long time but I used to. I read "The Stand" while I was sick and had similar symptoms to the plague victims. It really freaked me out. I also liked "It". My criticism with both of those books, though, was the endings. He did some great, suspenseful storytelling and then he would end it with something totally stupid or at least anti-climatic. Just my opinion. I guess horror is a tough genre.


I read two SK books and I hate both of them for the same reason.

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KillUgly2 wrote:
Just finished "Life", Keith Richards autobiography. Did you know that Billy Preston was gay? Or that his big afro was a wig? I didn't.

This was on lone from an office mate. She since gave me the Steven Tyler (autobiography) and Steve Jobs (biography). Also just got in the mail "Zappa The Hard Way". ZTHW is first.

Reading the Steve Jobs biography now - about halfway through. I'm not a techno guy but it's pretty interesting and catching me up on a lot of the computer stuff that I didn't really give a shit about over the last 30 years.



That looks like a good one its on my list, I'm reading Zecharia Sitchin "There Were Giants Upon the Earth" you know I'm big on Flying Saucers and Ancient Alien theories, this is a good one he believes he has Identified a Corpse in a Musium that is probably at least part Alian if the Ancient Texts are correct and was pushing for a DNA test until a passed about a year ago. Others are continuing his work but he had the juice since he was one of the few experts in the world in deciphering the ancient Sumarian, I hope someone with real influence can continue in his footprints...

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BBP wrote:

I read two SK books and I hate both of them for the same reason.


The Shining's not bad, but Kubrick's movie is WAAAY better, although King complained about it (what does he know?). Actually, I really enjoyed 'Misery' which in my view was better than the film with Kathy Bates and really not a 'Horror' book at all.

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I read two SK books and I hate both of them for the same reason.


The Shining's not bad, but Kubrick's movie is WAAAY better, although King complained about it (what does he know?). Actually, I really enjoyed 'Misery' which in my view was better than the film with Kathy Bates and really not a 'Horror' book at all.

I thought Misery was good too (both the book and movie). I didn't read the Shining but the movie is a classic. The movies "Stand By Me" and "Shawshank Redemption" were both based on SK short stories and they turned out pretty good.


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Began to read this one today. Seems it's going to be a great and strange trip.

On foot through America.

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Freak Out! My life with FZ. great book! :)


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Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure

1.In 1903 a man decides to explore by canoe 550 miles of Canadian wilderness with two others.

2. Ill equiped and with a early winter setting in, the man starves to death.

3. In 1905 the man's friend decides to finish the exploration but is challeged to the finish by the dead man's wife who thinks he is the one to blame for his demise.
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Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure

1.In 1903 a man decides to explore by canoe 550 miles of Canadian wilderness with two others.

2. Ill equiped and with a early winter setting in, the man starves to death.

3. In 1905 the man's friend decides to finish the exploration but is challeged to the finish by the dead man's wife who thinks he is the one to blame for his demise.
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You read some really interesting sounding books Milt

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A few years ago National Geographic Adventure magazine published a list called Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time.

Have a look...
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0404/adventure_books_1-19.html

I've been pecking away at this list little by little trying to get in about five random titles every couple of years. It's a great way to spend the winter months, reading about some other poor dumb fool's misery. :mrgreen:

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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich.

(NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!!)

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