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06-03-2006, 07:51 PM
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OT: What are Habs Fans reading?

Im reading Raymond Carver and Philip Roth.

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Im reading Raymond Carver and Philip Roth.
I've got John Irving's latest on the go, but I'm having a hard time getting obsessed the way I usually do.

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Hmmm, I read books for school but I like Da Vinci Code.

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I just finished a very good political/sports essay called "How Soccer Explains The World" by Franklin Foer. I recommend to any soccer fan.

Next up will probably be Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Hundred Years Of Solitude".

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the alphabet of manliness by Maddox.

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Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Finished it today. Fantastic.

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Is it good... look like amazon ships fast... I think it went out Mai 31rd no?

I'm reading Dostoievski, Karamazov Brothers

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I just finished a very good political/sports essay called "How Soccer Explains The World" by Franklin Foer. I recommend to any soccer fan.

Next up will probably be Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Hundred Years Of Solitude".
What's it about?

And the word ''soccer'' in the title is throwing me off a bit. Any half decent author would make that football, surely?

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I just finished a very good political/sports essay called "How Soccer Explains The World" by Franklin Foer. I recommend to any soccer fan.

Next up will probably be Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Hundred Years Of Solitude".
I've read both. I really like Marquez. His other novel, "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is outstanding as well.

I've also read "The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup," over the past week. It's an interesting read, as they have some good articles from all 32 nations coming from some reputable authors/writers, but it is sparse when it comes to football. They spend more time talking about politics and culture in those nations than they do about football, which was a shame considering that I bought the book because I wanted to read about the actual players/games. But still, it is a good read, since it gives you an understanding of how things work in Angola, Togo or T and T, countries that you normally wouldn't think about. They also have an interesting article at the end, where they assess how a team can win a World Cup, by analysing the political structures of the nations that won it in the past.

I've also been reading, "Stories of Blood Letting and Miraculous Cures" by Vincent Lam. As a medical student, it is an interesting read, since it focuses on the lives of 4 people starting from their pre-med days, and ending in their days as experienced medical professionals. It gives a good idea of the lives they live, and the issues that result from their profession. Anybody who studies medicine, or is already practicing medicine will definitely relate to the stories presented in this book.

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I just finished a very good political/sports essay called "How Soccer Explains The World" by Franklin Foer. I recommend to any soccer fan.

Next up will probably be Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Hundred Years Of Solitude".
Great book. I enjoyed "Love in the time of cholera" and his short stories as well.

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Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Finished it today. Fantastic.
I saw the movie , crazy mofos

I like Paulo Coelho , old Spielbergs and most History books .

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Is it good... look like amazon ships fast... I think it went out Mai 31rd no?

I'm reading Dostoievski, Karamazov Brothers
I really enjoyed "Crime and Punishment" less so Brothers

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Bernard Werber for me.

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I'm reading for the first time, On the Road by Jack Kerouac...a classic

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Is it good... look like amazon ships fast... I think it went out Mai 31rd no?

I'm reading Dostoievski, Karamazov Brothers
Karamazov Bothers is my mother's favorite book, my GF's favorite is Crime and punishment, mine is Idiot..... though my dad's favorite book is named in french "La rose et Marguerite" it's from Boulgakov. I've read it this year, really enjoyed it, and recomend it to everyone.

I took 4 books for my 3 weeks trip; The player/Dostoievski (reread, love this book), L'étramger/Camus, and a book by Andrei Kourkov; Le pingouin.

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Hmmm, I read books for school but I like Da Vinci Code.
It's what I'm reading right now. Have you read Angels and Demons?

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Someone read Ken Dryden's book?

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Re-reading Mick Foley's second book since I can't be bothered to go buy something else right now.

I have way too much time at work, I'm just easing right through these things.

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It's what I'm reading right now. Have you read Angels and Demons?
nope, someone talked to me about that ones but I don't feel I need to have read the first one to understand that one.

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Next up will probably be Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Hundred Years Of Solitude".

Thats the book i just started reading as well. I bought it probably a year ago but simply work has killed any reading time i used to have.

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Any book from Isaac Asimov...he's a freak.

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Best book I read so far is Frank Herbert's Dune. Read it twice and will read it again. Last book I read was Davinci code. Currently reading Angels and Deamons but stoped reading it like 2 months ago. Shogun was great too.

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I'm reading "A song of Ice and Fire" from George R.R. Martin.
Really great fantasy serie! I highly recommend it to anybody who likes LOTR like stuff. It's a big saga, very addictive, kinda rated R(lots of killing, sex and etc...) but it doesn't take out the fact that it's very well written.

check out the spoiler-free review of A Game of Thrones, which provides a great introduction to the series. book intro

I've read other fantasy series but this one is so far the best there is...

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I'm reading "A song of Ice and Fire" from George R.R. Martin.
Really great fantasy serie! I highly recommend it to anybody who likes LOTR like stuff. It's a big saga, very addictive, kinda rated R(lots of killing, sex and etc...) but it doesn't take out the fact that it's very well written.

check out the spoiler-free review of A Game of Thrones, which provides a great introduction to the series. book intro

I've read other fantasy series but this one is so far the best there is...
Never read it(and im definitely needing something to read, may check it out if there aren't 25 books) . On a side note, a good fantasy trilogy that I have really enjoyed is :

From Guy Gavriel Kay: The Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy which included The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road.

Must read, I believe he won many prizes with that etc.

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