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Old 10-11-05, 12:21 AM   #76
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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
..which is about to be turned into a movie by the director of Chicago starring Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Ken Watanabe
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halfbiked - haven't read Rushdie, would you be so kind as to "Clif Notes" the section that earned him the death sentence for us?
There's more to it than I first imagined. Though it basically has to do with some blasphemy involving mohammed and allah.
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I just finished "Into thin Air" and "Into the Wild" both by John Kraukner. I liked the latter of the two better. Anyone else read these?
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Just finished The Colorado Kid, Stephen King's first foray into the pulp mystery genre. Dude needs to stick to horror.
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Just finished The Colorado Kid, Stephen King's first foray into the pulp mystery genre. Dude needs to stick to horror.
And he's not even that good at horror!
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Dessert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.

Very strange book, but very enjoyable.
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And he's not even that good at horror!

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I'll debate it if you like...but its an opinion matter, so not much to debate other than you think one way, I think another (and oh...BTW, I'm always right!).
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I just finished "Into thin Air" and "Into the Wild" both by John Kraukner. I liked the latter of the two better. Anyone else read these?
Yup. Interesting reads, though both written as an attempt at catharsis / excising some personal demons. An interesting rebuttal to "into thin air" was written by anatoli something-or-other (bourchev?), a guide on one of the teams that lost people who was criticized a bit by krakauer.

One of these days we'll pick up his latest, on the LDSers, which should be interesting...
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I just finished "Into thin Air" and "Into the Wild" both by John Kraukner. I liked the latter of the two better. Anyone else read these?
That's amazing, I just finished reading both of those back to back also.

I like them both. I read Into the Wild first, which I thought was the more insightful story. Into Thin Air was the more gripping story, and more amazing story.

I had to rent IMAX video "Everest" after reading the Into thin Air. Highly recommended, more for the extended interview with Beck then the movie itself (the movie itself had very little to do with Krauauer's expedition, although they were on the slopes at the same time).
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Just finished: "The Words We Live By: Annotated Guide to the Constitution" by Linda Monk and "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" by Lynn Truss
Now reading: "Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" by Brian Greene
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Those of you who liked "Into Thin Air" should try Boukreev's version of the same year on the mountian.
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Those of you who liked "Into Thin Air" should try Boukreev's version of the same year on the mountian.
I haven't read yet, but the version of Into Thin Air I read had an addendum with a rebuttal to Boukreev's book.
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I haven't read yet, but the version of Into Thin Air I read had an addendum with a rebuttal to Boukreev's book.
Haven't read Boukreev's either but I also had the version of Into Thin Air with the rebuttal. After reading the book I did not see why Boukreev had to right his own account. I don't think Kaukner was trying to place any blame on him and after all no clients from Boukreev's team died.
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"The Winds of War" by Herman Wouk -- a fantastic read. I am staying up much too late every night reading it since it's so hard to put down! Next up is War and Remembrance, the sequel.
I read both those years ago. Great books!

I just finished:

Formosa: Licensed Revolution and the Home Rule Movement. 1895-1945, George H. Kerr

An interesting read on Taiwan's history up to 1945. Kind of a bitter sweet history. Japan as good guy, but mostly bad guy toward their colony.
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