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Old 03-11-06, 10:23 AM
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Whatcha Reading?

I find I need to be reading something all the time, Not reading all the time but have something in my bag or by the bed. Sometimes it is a Stephen hunter novel or it might be a good history. I was wondering what others are reading.

My recommendation right now, The Dark Stuff by Nick Kent, really amazing profiles of famous and infamous rock folk by the NME writer and ontime sex pistols guitarist. The profiles are great becaus he isn't interested in trivia or even the music s much as the genuinely weird folks who created this stuff. The brian Wilson article could be a book in and of itself, so very strange.
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Old 03-11-06, 10:29 AM
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"samaritan" by richard price. gritty urban realism kinda thriller but literary too. no fixed gears in it though. i was hopin' there'd be one but there wasn't.

"shalimar the clown" by salman rushdie. great book, but again no fixed gears. i sure am glad the muslims didn't get rushdie cause i really like his books. especially "midnight's children".

"inheritance of loss" by kiran desai. another good indian novel with no fixed gears.
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I'm reading "The Shipping News" by E. Annie Proulx. From the first 10 pages, it seems interesting. Though the grammar style is hard to grasp sometimes.

I hope there are some fixed gears in it.
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Originally Posted by Moximitre
I'm reading "The Shipping News" by E. Annie Proulx. From the first 10 pages, it seems interesting. Though the grammar style is hard to grasp sometimes.

I hope there are some fixed gears in it.

That was tranlater into avery good movie
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Old 03-11-06, 11:22 AM
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I just saw the movie, really liked it. Dark but real.

Bike movies. quicksilver, breaking away,bicycle thief (and remakes), it was made in a style that uses existing folks, locations, etc. so it is inherently low budget, invites imitations, (most of which are good). Six seconds, triplets of belleville, pee wee, the harder they come, that queen latifah movie with jimmy fallon, american flyers, the iranian movie (the bicycle?), etc.

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Old 03-11-06, 11:24 AM
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Oh, William Gibson has some good bike stuff in virtual light and in the early chapters of count zero. Weird dude but you seem him all the time.

Hey, whats the story with the rasta touring guy from thelma and louise?
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Old 03-11-06, 11:26 AM
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finally got a hold of Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
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Old 03-11-06, 11:27 AM
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Sheldon Brown lists some books on his website.
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i'm currently reading "music, sound and sensation" by fritz winkel. it's a tough read, but very interesting.
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Originally Posted by RedDeMartini
I saw only movie really, loved. Dark but real.

Movies. of the bicycle mercury, which bicycle robber (and remake) it escaped, it was made in a style which existing people, places, etc. uses so that it is inherent low budget, invites imitations, (the master of which is well). Six sextants, triads of belleville, go to the bathroom sickly, harder they, which queen latifah movie with jimmy fallon, American aviators, Iranian movie (the bicycle?), come etc..

The books of the bicycle?
I saw the Jimmy Fallon Revival but no bicycles
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Some great suggestions in this thread, and this thread as well.

Currently:
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Originally Posted by Moximitre
I'm reading "The Shipping News" by E. Annie Proulx. From the first 10 pages, it seems interesting. Though the grammar style is hard to grasp sometimes.

I hope there are some fixed gears in it.
no fixed gears in it, i finished it a few weeks ago.

two best novels i've read in the past month are Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
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"whatcha" is as bad as "rattlecan." in fact, i think its worse.

anyways, i'm reading 'The World is Flat,' 'Design Literacy too,' 'Rise of the Creative class,' and my monthly giant stack of mags.
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man....finnegans wake. haven't picked up anything new in a month or so. i really need to pay my outrageous library fine.
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For bicycling, I like David Herlihy's "Bicycle." It's a history of cycling technology, economics, and sociology. I also liked "The Art of Urban Cycling" by Robert Hurst. It has lots of tips and tricks from a former messenger, and he writes well, too. Right now I'm reading "Ill Wind" by Rachel Caine. My brother saw it at a science fiction convention. It's about weather, so he thought of me. Looks like some good escapist sci-fi fantasy.
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Originally Posted by RedDeMartini
I find I need to be reading something all the time, Not reading all the time but have something in my bag or by the bed. Sometimes it is a Stephen hunter novel or it might be a good history. I was wondering what others are reading.
I just finished Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells. I liked it, the third part of a semi-autobiographical trilogy.

I wrote a review, it's in my blog at http://sheldonbrown.org/journal/jour...03.html#031006

Currently a ways into The March by E.L. Doctorow, a novel dealing with the liberation of Georgia in 1864. It's a good one!

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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
"whatcha" is as bad as "rattlecan." in fact, i think its worse.

anyways, i'm reading 'The World is Flat,' 'Design Literacy too,' 'Rise of the Creative class,' and my monthly giant stack of mags.

Wachoo call it "spraybomb"

Oh yeah... The final installment of Stephen King's Dark Tower saga. Finally!
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Just finished Forrest Gump in a matter of hours. Great and humorous read!

Now I'm working on Dune.
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I'm reading "A Fool's Progress" by Edward Abbey
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NOPE......... can't reveal my reading......... to many inteleckualls on here
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