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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:03 pm 
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You'd definitely progress faster with reading if you hold it the right way up... :)

Hermann Hesse: The Glass Bead Game.

It is the right way up for our antipodean friend.

Have you learned nothing from cartoons? :P

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Saw the english version of the movie and finally getting around to the book. I hate it when books are too freakin' big to fit in the cargo pocket of my work pants. It's hard enough smuggling literature into the workplace. Probably the main reason I haven't read this before now. So far, so good.

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Yeah, now that you mention it.

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Saw the english version of the movie and finally getting around to the book. I hate it when books are too freakin' big to fit in the cargo pocket of my work pants. It's hard enough smuggling literature into the workplace. Probably the main reason I haven't read this before now. So far, so good.



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Read this, you will love it or I will refund cost (for Sam I Am only!):


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Like Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and anything by Antonin Artaud, Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes is one of those books that gets pushed on you by crazy people. I was in Munich in the early 1980s, widening my horizons on a Eurailpass, when it was pushed on me. An aging beatnik with a ragged knapsack plunked down next to me in the Haufbrauhaus and started raving about the "book of books." He brought out a tattered paperback and thrust it at me, insisting that the volume was too important not to be passed on. When I asked the man what A Fan's Notes was about, I expected an answer profound and mystical; instead, he fixed his bright eyes on me and said, "Frank Gifford. It's all about this guy who loves Frank Gifford."


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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
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Highly recommended - not sure how much of it is true, but a rattling good read!

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To save some money, I'm revisiting my bookshelf and re-reading this classic which I first read back in 2002. This guy really put Tom Hanks to shame with his ingenuity. I don't have the N.C. Wyeth illustrated version which is a damn shame since I'm a fan of his work.

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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Simon Sebag Montefiore

Highly recommended - not sure how much of it is true, but a rattling good read!



I hear King Crimson just wrote a song like that, no really

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Dangerous Kitchen, The Subversive World of Zappa
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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
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Highly recommended - not sure how much of it is true, but a rattling good read!


Be sure to also read the following book by the same writer...
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Sounds weird enough to be awesome. Thanks!

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You'd definitely progress faster with reading if you hold it the right way up...
You do realise that was a joke? I'm a bit disappointed no-one else noticed, not that I went to that much trouble.

Anyway, I've finished it now. It's a good book. She certainly presents FZ as a human being rather than a god, which I appreciate. In spite of her awe of the man she manages a very realistic portrayal.

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You'd definitely progress faster with reading if you hold it the right way up...
You do realise that was a joke? I'm a bit disappointed no-one else noticed, not that I went to that much trouble.

Anyway, I've finished it now. It's a good book. She certainly presents FZ as a human being rather than a god, which I appreciate. In spite of her awe of the man she manages a very realistic portrayal.

I did get the "joke" and after your short reveiw I think I'll get it the book too.Thanx! :wink:

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A friend sent me as a gift from the US. Manny thanks!

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I read that years ago, this guy is awesome... :smoke:


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... [Ben Watson Poodle Play] ...
I read that years ago, this guy is awesome... :smoke:
After hearing all kinds of stuff - negative, positive and otherwise - said about this guy, I saw him on a video and just hearing him speaking plainly I was impressed with what he said. I need to buy this at some stage.

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