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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:31 pm 
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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...




Yeah, it is a difficult book filled with numerous plots and minor characters with obscure references. I'm able to follow the most basic plot by reading extra slowly and with attention. I take notes in the margins too. Once the reader puts it into perspective, it all falls into place.

The book shares a basic theme to the Jim Carey film "The Truman Show" in that one central character has a large effect on (without possibly knowing it) thousands of people. He is spyed upon and his daily minute to minute activities are reported to a clandestine agency.

Reading something slightly beyond what you'd normally try is good for your brain. 8)

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My dad has been telling me that I need to read this book as long as I can remember, and only a month or so did I ever get my hands on a copy. I've read through part one so far, and it's more than lived up to the expectations I've held all these years.


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I'm about ready to tackle the Johnstown Flood book.

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Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace

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Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace

Worth reading? I've liked ol' Neil since The Buffalo Springfield daze. He's always had an interesting way of looking at things. 8)

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Worth reading? I've liked ol' Neil since The Buffalo Springfield daze. He's always had an interesting way of looking at things. 8)


If you like his way of looking at things, you will like this book. Quite good read in my humble opinion.

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace

Worth reading? I've liked ol' Neil since The Buffalo Springfield daze. He's always had an interesting way of looking at things. 8)


If you like his way of looking at things, you will like this book. Quite good read in my humble opinion.

Great! I was lookin' for a good book,I'll have to get a copy.Thanx Fritz. :wink:

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I'm not reading it yet, but my old man just surprised me with this on paperback! :mrgreen:
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'The Whisperer' and 'Lost Girls of Rome' - Donato Carrisi

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'The House of Silk' - Anthony Horowitz. A Sherlock Homes story, sympathetic to the Sir ACD originals. Good yarn.


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How does it end?

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From what I know, a certain young Austrian soldier thinks that his government stabbed Germans in the back, and there's some sort of sequel.

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace

Worth reading? I've liked ol' Neil since The Buffalo Springfield daze. He's always had an interesting way of looking at things. 8)


If you like his way of looking at things, you will like this book. Quite good read in my humble opinion.


How he details his love of cars kind of gets in the way a bit. But yeah, I think it's an interesting read too. Great road stories - Pocahontas was quite the tour bus back in the day! However, I haven't finished it yet because I just had to re-read this:

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How does it end?

With a sequel...

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How does it end?

With a sequel...


I've always wondered if Mental reads my posts.


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I've always wondered if Mental reads my posts.


:cry:

What?

Oh...

Yeah, I read them.... sometimes.....

Which, of course, is more than I can say for most of the fucking idiots around here.

My apologies...

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I've always wondered if Mental reads my posts.


:cry:

What?

Oh...

Yeah, I read them.... sometimes.....

Which, of course, is more than I can say for most of the fucking idiots around here.

My apologies...


They were fake tears, like Ray Lewis. I've done it too.

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Timeline - Michael Crichton

which is WAY fucking better than the piece of shit film

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which is WAY fucking better than the piece of shit film

In most cases,that is the case.Good books = Bad flicks. Example: Bonfire Of The Vanities.

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Goebbels "Diaries" from 1945. Found out he was probably the first person to use the term "Iron Curtain". I wonder if Churchill got the phrase from him.

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