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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:15 am 
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"The End" by Ian Kershaw. It's an interesting study of why the average German kept on supporting Hitler in 1944 -45 even though the war was pretty obviously lost.
It is, however, also amusing to open the book up and on the first page are written the words: "The End".


That sounds very interesting, since I thought that the German people weren't nearly as gung-ho about the start of WWII as the were WWI. I would guess part of it was the economy.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:22 am 
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I haven't finished it yet, but up until now it seems to be a complex mixture of adoration (and let's face it, they did adore him), fear of reprisals for the crimes that many (not just the top Nazis) had committed, fear of punishment by the Nazis themselves, fear of suffering atrocities at the hands of Soviet troops and the fact that the Allies had demanded Germany's unconditional surrender.
It will be interesting to see what he says about March/April 1945, when things became so absolutely obviously utterly hopeless.
I agree that the Germans weren't quite so delighted with the start of WWII as they were with the start of WWI, though, mind you, I think almost everyone in Europe thought WWI was a brillo idea, until the trench war began.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:29 am 
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Hope it's as good as Kafka on the shore

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Well,who did?



It's downer mydnyte that's reading it. The government, of course.


You've got me all wrong, Cal.

KIIRK, you'll have to read it yourself.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:28 pm 
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KIIRK, you'll have to read it yourself.


I keed. I actually do know what it's about and want to read it soon.

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Hope it's as good as Kafka on the shore


Great author. I've read about six of his books but that was over three years ago. I like his economic writing style.

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
I've never read the last 5 pages of TRFZB.Somehow I want to keep him alive.If just a little bit.
I've tryed several times but somehow I just don't want to know how it ends.Isn't that silly? We all know how his life ended,but I don't want to know how his book ended.Dumb I know,but does anyone else do that sorta harmless stuff?
Am I wierd...yes.I'm trying not to be portly and I am not maroon.Am I daf? Well let me know what y'all think,if you want to.


You're definitely weird...but that's why we love ya! :wink:

If you don't want to read the final chapter ("The Last Word") because you think it ends badly, don't worry, it doesn't. Do it, K.K. Read it. Read it now, read it often. It's a way of life. Really. Trust me. :wink:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
I've never read the last 5 pages of TRFZB.Somehow I want to keep him alive.If just a little bit.
I've tryed several times but somehow I just don't want to know how it ends.Isn't that silly? We all know how his life ended,but I don't want to know how his book ended.Dumb I know,but does anyone else do that sorta harmless stuff?
Am I wierd...yes.I'm trying not to be portly and I am not maroon.Am I daf? Well let me know what y'all think,if you want to.


You're definitely weird...but that's why we love ya! :wink:

If you don't want to read the final chapter ("The Last Word") because you think it ends badly, don't worry, it doesn't. Do it, K.K. Read it. Read it now, read it often. It's a way of life. Really. Trust me. :wink:

After 20 odd tears...I mean years,I might give it a try. Thanx DB.I miss FZ. :cry:

Happy new year,DB and y'all forumers too!

Next year,I'm asking anyone that's poor,troubled,and the youth of north America and in need of a lending hand to visit the city of Van.BC.There is were you really find love,peace and happiness.No shit.It's great and the socialist dentist and Dr.'s do great work! Great system,I've been through the Canadian health care system years ago and found it very reserved but cool when you needed a tooth filled. (I still owe the guy 30 1978 dollars unless Joanie payed it...like I told here too) But you know how mad chicks are,nez pa'?
Maybe Van BC can become the new hippie/beat/punk/GET A JOB Longhair! Mecca? I'm all for it! Ha!Just get 'em outta San Francisco! LOL
Their coming to get you ~ FZ :wink:

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Next year,I'm asking anyone that's poor,troubled,and the youth of north America and in need of a lending hand to visit the city of Van.BC.There is were you really find love,peace and happiness.No shit.It's great and the socialist dentist and Dr.'s do great work! Great system,I've been through the Canadian health care system years ago and found it very reserved but cool when you needed a tooth filled. (I still owe the guy 30 1978 dollars unless Joanie payed it...like I told here too) But you know how mad chicks are,nez pa'?
Maybe Van BC can become the new hippie/beat/punk/GET A JOB Longhair! Mecca? I'm all for it! Ha!Just get 'em outta San Francisco! LOL
Their coming to get you ~ FZ :wink:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Next year,I'm asking anyone that's poor,troubled,and the youth of north America and in need of a lending hand to visit the city of Van.BC.There is were you really find love,peace and happiness.No shit.It's great and the socialist dentist and Dr.'s do great work! Great system,I've been through the Canadian health care system years ago and found it very reserved but cool when you needed a tooth filled. (I still owe the guy 30 1978 dollars unless Joanie payed it...like I told here too) But you know how mad chicks are,nez pa'?
Maybe Van BC can become the new hippie/beat/punk/GET A JOB Longhair! Mecca? I'm all for it! Ha!Just get 'em outta San Francisco! LOL
Their coming to get you ~ FZ :wink:

The only city I've visited, where a prostitute propositioned me!

See! Love is in the air in Van.BC......



...for a price! :wink:

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Great author. I've read about six of his books but that was over three years ago. I like his economic writing style.


Yep! I really like the atmosphere he creates.

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Next year,I'm asking anyone that's poor,troubled,and the youth of north America and in need of a lending hand to visit the city of Van.BC.There is were you really find love,peace and happiness.No shit.It's great and the socialist dentist and Dr.'s do great work! Great system,I've been through the Canadian health care system years ago and found it very reserved but cool when you needed a tooth filled. (I still owe the guy 30 1978 dollars unless Joanie payed it...like I told here too) But you know how mad chicks are,nez pa'?
Maybe Van BC can become the new hippie/beat/punk/GET A JOB Longhair! Mecca? I'm all for it! Ha!Just get 'em outta San Francisco! LOL
Their coming to get you ~ FZ :wink:

The only city I've visited, where a prostitute propositioned me!

See! Love is in the air in Van.BC......



...for a price! :wink:


Yep...it ain't cheap...













...and by that I mean the cost of living in the city. :wink:

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Nice one, Ursinator.


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Good ol' Stan Lee recently turned 90 8) I like that he has made cameo appearances in every Marvel comics movie (possible exception: Ghost Rider)

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Hey, Rama! Sierra published a Rama full motion video adventure game.

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Trying this one once again. A few years ago, I gave this a very earnest attempt and got about 250 pages in before I abondoned it for something a little less densely layered. Its been sitting among five other titles that have been started and yet to be finished. Also because I'm trying to save some money, this will keep me from purchasing any more books for a number of months. Hope to be more consistant with this and at least give it an hour a day until it is completed.

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I just read an etiquette book for youngsters from 1955. And I wanted to share this quote:
"Prove your courteousness towards people of a different colour, people wearing different clothing or speaking differently (language or accent) with blank neutrality: no spying, talking about or laughing at. After all you can't help you walk on the good side of the fence in the zoo."

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Michael Chriton's "Sphere."

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Trying this one once again. A few years ago, I gave this a very earnest attempt and got about 250 pages in before I abondoned it for something a little less densely layered. Its been sitting among five other titles that have been started and yet to be finished. Also because I'm trying to save some money, this will keep me from purchasing any more books for a number of months. Hope to be more consistant with this and at least give it an hour a day until it is completed.


A tough read, I made three attempts before completion....A largly unrewarding read, for me anyway...

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