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The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:54 am

I need to get into more books. Right now, I'm stuck reading my ATP manual by Gleim among others, for my dispatch license (but I'm reading another by Kevin Trudeau that I've mentioned in another thread). The last good book I can remember finishing was the complete works of Sherlock Holmes (and that's been a little while, now). In fact, I haven't touched a Borders or BN in quite a while now! So, what am I missing out on?

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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:00 am

I'm just finishing up Freakonomics.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:08 am

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and Other American Stories by Hunter S. Thompson. It took his death to finally get me to read the book.
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:11 am

Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way.

Terrific read from Americas premier B-movie idol.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:15 am

I'm going through Alan Hollinghurst's books and have just finished the Swimming Pool Library.
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:56 am

Just finished the Kama Sutra.
'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind'. Albert Einstein
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:31 am

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:02 pm

The strange Last voyage of Donald Crowhurst. I loved it. Best book I've ever read.
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:14 pm

A few months ago I read "The Caine Mutiny," By Herman Wouk.. Great book and a quick read.. I reccomend it.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:53 pm

Blue Streak-The Upstart jetBlue, That rocked the Industry By Barbara S Peterson.

And I am starting, Al Capone Does My Shirts
And Flying High (Another B6 Book)

I also have 2 Southwest Books and Ask the Pilot which I am going to all read after I finish the one before it.

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Actually I started Ask the Pilot but stopped for Blue Streak.
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:56 pm

"The Right Stuff," by Tom Wolfe.  thumbsup 

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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:59 pm

This is the last book I read! Really enjoyed it  Smile

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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:19 pm

Strange boy Moe, strange.

Last book i readwas Turbulance by JJN (John J Nance) shortly after i finished reading another great book of his.

This guy used to be a pilot, so knows what he is talking about when it comes to flying. Read his books. There amazing
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:34 pm

The parfumer, by Patrick Süskind
2 things are endless: ignorance and space
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:43 pm

Primo Levi - The periodic table
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:12 pm

Currently on B757-200 AMM by BOEING.  Smile
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:07 pm

Nobody True by James Herbert - excellent book, definatly recommend it to anybody who likes suspense novels.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:12 pm

A Time To Kill by John Grisham. Fantastic book, film is very good too.

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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:55 pm

Quoting Trekster (Reply 12):
Strange boy Moe, strange.

I prefer the term "man" Big grin
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:07 pm

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 18):
Quoting Trekster (Reply 12):

Quoting Trekster,reply=12:
Strange boy Moe, strange

I prefer the term "man"

Its a figure of speak, but I would never have figured you to read that.

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 9):
Blue Streak-The Upstart jetBlue, That rocked the Industry By Barbara S Peterson.

And Flying High (Another B6 Book)

I also have 2 Southwest Books and Ask the Pilot which I am going to all read after I finish the one before it.

I have read all those books, except Ask the Pilot which I probably get next.

Currently I am reading, Amazon.com Get Big Fast.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:16 pm

"Without Lying Down - Frances Marion and The Powerful Women of Early Hollywood" by Cari Beauchamp

Actually I just re-read it, but it's a damn good book for old movie buffs.

FYI, any movie made after WWII is NOT and old movie!  

[Edited 2005-07-18 15:18:31]
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:18 am

The Cider House Rules , John Irving

Right now I'm reading Lies my Teacher Told Me: Everything your American History Text Book Got Wrong. A sociology and history professor at the University of Vermont surveyed 12 high school and college survey textbooks, making note of (mostly) racial biases in American History texts used at intro levels. He discusses in the first few chapters how many figures in American history have been nearly deified (Christopher Columbus is a huge example) -- partly to inflate national pride, partly to gloss over racism in Euro-American History, but mostly just because when we study American History from the majority perspective it's bound to be Euro-centric.

...and then history got too heavy, so I took a break from history to read Half-Blood Prince  wink 
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:02 am

THE KITE RUNNER was a great book, first book written in English by an Afghani author, it's a great coming of a age story... right now I'm reading Harry Potter just like more than half the rest of the world.. Big grin
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:13 am

The Painted Bird, by Jerzey Kosinsky. Rather disturbing if you ask me.

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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:46 am

Ugly American$: The true story of the Ivy League cowboys who raided the Asian markets for millions by Ben Mezrich.

Sex, sports, and financial arbitrage. What more does a story need?
 
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:34 am

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 23):
The Painted Bird, by Jerzey Kosinsky. Rather disturbing if you ask me

Perhaps the most disturbing, yet well written book of all time. I've read this book every 2-3 years or so since I was 25. A must read for all who seek truth and the reality of pain. A truly existentialist book for the non-existentialist.

Stupid Ludmilla is the most horrific story in this. Well done UAL747.
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RE: The Last Good Book You Read

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:39 pm

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 7):
The strange Last voyage of Donald Crowhurst. I loved it. Best book I've ever read.

I read that book about two years ago and the ending scared me badly since it's a true story. The last good book I ever read was The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum. I'm trying to find the Bourne Ultimatum but at the library, every copy has been stolen! I'll just buy the paperback from a store next time. By the way, if you have never seen The Bourne Supremacy, my suggestion is watch the movie, then read the book. The movie does not follow the book and, honestly, it's pretty bad. Still, it would have been cool seeing Matt Damon dodging the bad guys near Mao's tomb! Also, there is a huge plot difference between the two: in the movie, a major character is killed off but not in the book.

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