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  • Terrific book Welly,I recommend you see the 1945 movie with Hurd Hatfield as Gray.

    Although I believe Stuart Townsend in The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen played him to a T.

    I have some books from the library,those of you Napoleonists,tell me if they're any good.

    2 called The Age Of Napoleon one by Will and Ariel Durant,one by J.Christopher Herold

    And one called Paris In The Terror June 1793-July 1794 by Stanley Loomis author of Dubarry.

    Originally posted by Wellington95 View Post
    The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

    A most interesting novel, and I enjoy it immensely so far!
    This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • I am currently reading 3 books.

      Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker
      I found it at the Dollar Store. It is done in little vignettes so that you can pick it up, read a little, then put it down for a while. I am ¼ of the way through it. So far I find it sobering but interesting. It will probably take me all year to get through it, a few pages at a time. NY Times review of it here http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/bo.../Toibin-t.html

      The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson: Good fun read. ¾ through it and enjoying it much! NY Times review here http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/bo...7heilbrun.html I have Berenson’s next one ready to start on, The Ghost War and looking forward to it.

      The third one is Aethelstan: The First King of England by Sarah Foot. I have just started it and it is slow going. It is from the library. I can renew 6 times, which means that I can have it for 14 weeks if no-one else reserves it. It will probably take every bit of that time. An independent book review here http://alexinleeds.com/2012/03/15/re...-by-sarah-foot
      Homo homini lupus

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      • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James was good, and I'm afraid it might have been the beginning of quite a yarn. I'm now reading The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System 1830-1970 by John Darwin. I'm still chugging along in Mahan, and I've also begun Frontier Illinois by James E. Davis.
        ...how useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.

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        • Der Process by Franz Kafka
          Last edited by lakechampainer; 18 Mar 12, 20:32.

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          • "The Holy Thief" by William Ryan.

            http://www.amazon.com/The-Holy-Thief...2130048&sr=8-1

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            • Just finished a bunch of novels for a Canadian lit course. I'm reading non-deadline stuff for a bit now.




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              • Started Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
                "A foolish man thinks he knows everything if placed in unexpected difficulty; but he knows not what to answer, if to the test he is put."

                --Hávamál

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                • I am proud to say that I've actually read this series in the past 2 weeks. The first 2 books are very good. The 3rd kind of dies out a bit, but still entertaining.

                  History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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                  • Now I'm reading this:




                    And I highly recommend it!
                    History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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                    BoRG
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                    "I am Arthur, King of the Britons!"

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                    • and still thumbing through

                      every now and then

                      Also, recently finished

                      Which is about the only non Robert E. Howard fantasy story I've ever read (well, I read some C.S. Lewis's when a lad, but I'm not much one for fantasy apart from Conan, Solomon Kane, Kull etc) I enjoyed the Runestaff, recommended by a friend of mine who loves the genre, but I don't think I could read much more by this author his subtext gets on my nerves.
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                      • George R.R. Martin is terrific,just never read GoT I have read Fevre Dream and the one about the long-dead rock singer. I forgot the name of that. Fevre Dream was excellent.

                        Originally posted by Duncan View Post
                        Just finished a bunch of novels for a Canadian lit course. I'm reading non-deadline stuff for a bit now.




                        This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                        • "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                          Homer


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                          • I just started reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It was highly recommended by my barber and is amusing so far.
                            "I have never known a combat soldier who did not show a residue of war." --Sergeant Ed Stewart, 84th Division, US Army, WWII

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                            • Originally posted by Greybriar View Post
                              I just started reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It was highly recommended by my barber and is amusing so far.
                              I just watched that movie over the weekend! It was a pretty nice movie.
                              "A foolish man thinks he knows everything if placed in unexpected difficulty; but he knows not what to answer, if to the test he is put."

                              --Hávamál

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                              • Just finished CS Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. Lewis (best known for Narnia) wrote this satirical Christian novel consisting of a bunch of letters from a senior devil to a junior devil who is trying to lure a human away from God.

                                As a Christian myself I found it very interesting and thought-provoking.
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