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« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2011, 06:28:27 pm »
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True Compass, by the most recently dead of the dead Kennedys.

Legitimately surprising.

I've also read Slick Willie's My Life and B. Hussein Obama's The Audacity of Hope.
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« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2011, 08:42:33 pm »
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The Catcher in the Rye

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« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2011, 08:49:28 pm »
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True Compass, by the most recently dead of the dead Kennedys.

Legitimately surprising.

I've also read Slick Willie's My Life and B. Hussein Obama's The Audacity of Hope.

Equally surprising....as it would be if you were reading books from right-wingers as well.
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« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2011, 07:43:19 pm »
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True Compass, by the most recently dead of the dead Kennedys.

Legitimately surprising.

I've also read Slick Willie's My Life and B. Hussein Obama's The Audacity of Hope.

Equally surprising....as it would be if you were reading books from right-wingers as well.

Yes, I've read Ronnie Reagan's and Momma Grizzly's books as well.
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« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2011, 08:33:46 pm »
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True Compass, by the most recently dead of the dead Kennedys.

Legitimately surprising.

I've also read Slick Willie's My Life and B. Hussein Obama's The Audacity of Hope.

Equally surprising....as it would be if you were reading books from right-wingers as well.

Yes, I've read Ronnie Reagan's and Momma Grizzly's books as well.

I don't think you quite understood what I was implying...
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« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2011, 09:08:28 pm »
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France its Empire since 1870
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« Reply #81 on: January 22, 2011, 10:46:02 am »
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France its Empire since 1870

When does the description stop?  I wouldn't really categorize France as an empire, even in a broad sense of the word, since the mid-1960's.
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« Reply #82 on: January 22, 2011, 12:31:06 pm »
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When does the description stop?  I wouldn't really categorize France as an empire, even in a broad sense of the word, since the mid-1960's.

Then you havenīt been paying sufficient attention.
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« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2011, 08:21:37 pm »
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« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2011, 01:12:23 pm »
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L'avenir dure longtemps as well as Les Faits and some random short essays by Louis Althusser.
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« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2011, 01:36:21 pm »
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GB84, by David Peace.
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« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2011, 01:51:08 pm »
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GB84, by David Peace.
Yes, it inspired my current sig/username/map location. Why do you ask?

Like it?
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« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2011, 02:01:45 pm »
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Yes. Or a lot of it. Not an easy read though (besides, I found out that I don't actually know the subject well enough.)
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« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2011, 02:19:30 pm »
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Yes. Or a lot of it. Not an easy read though

Peace has an odd style, but it can be very effective.

Read any of his other stuff?

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Perhaps that's for the best; it's seriously depressing.
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« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2011, 02:42:24 pm »
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I read 1974 quite recently; after reading a glowing review of the tv adaptation of the Red Riding series (which was shown at some ungodly hour on German tv. And which I didn't watch). It's the only part of it that the Frankfurt library system stocks... but they got three German copies (at different branches) and one English copy of that one. Go figure that one out. (If it weren't the first part, I wouldn't have bothered.) When I left for the Mosel a week ago, I looked through the English fiction section at a bookstore at the station. And found this other title by him, thought the subject matter interesting, and invested a tenner.
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« Reply #90 on: January 25, 2011, 02:51:34 pm »
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I read 1974 quite recently; after reading a glowing review of the tv adaptation of the Red Riding series (which was shown at some ungodly hour on German tv. And which I didn't watch). It's the only part of it that the Frankfurt library system stocks... but they got three German copies (at different branches) and one English copy of that one. Go figure that one out. (If it weren't the first part, I wouldn't have bothered.) When I left for the Mosel a week ago, I looked through the English fiction section at a bookstore at the station. And found this other title by him, thought the subject matter interesting, and invested a tenner.

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« Reply #91 on: January 25, 2011, 04:24:46 pm »
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Just finished several in the past week, including De Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the French Revolution and (a truly fantastic book) The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare As We Know It by David Bell (2007).  Highly recommended.
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« Reply #92 on: January 27, 2011, 06:03:10 am »
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Second volume of Somerset Maugham's short stories, appropriately lent me by a gay French expat.  

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« Reply #93 on: January 27, 2011, 08:04:02 am »
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Second volume of Somerset Maugham's short stories

Could you be more predictable in your reading habits, lol.
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« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2011, 02:48:19 pm »
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"Critique of Criminal Reason", Michael Gregorio
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« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2011, 05:15:46 pm »
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Second volume of Somerset Maugham's short stories

Could you be more predictable in your reading habits, lol.

Haha, yes.  My favorite authors are Waugh, Huxley, Baron Berners, Ronald Firbank, Nabokov, and good old Maugham.  I do love Orwell of course, but obviously he's not the old-shoe fit these others are.

I just realized this is only supposed to be about political books. I guess I don't often read those.
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« Reply #96 on: January 30, 2011, 11:11:56 pm »
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re-reading the Wealth of Nations, and the Book of Mormon.

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« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2011, 12:17:40 pm »
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De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae
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« Reply #98 on: February 27, 2011, 05:21:08 pm »
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Reading E.J. Hobsbawm's The Age of Revolution, along with some things for class.
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« Reply #99 on: February 27, 2011, 05:45:08 pm »
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The last book I read was A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. A funny, interesting book. 
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