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Post by shitmouse » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:24 am

anthony bourdain: a cook's tour
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Post by robotland » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:19 am


...that, and the Survival Guide.
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Post by montana wildhack » Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:22 am

Candy, by Terry Southern wheeee!

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Post by mars » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:52 pm

Just finished The Man Burns Tonight by Donn Cortez. At first it seemed a little hokey, but then it really kicked in and I felt like I just spent another week at Burning Man. Great read when you're missing the playa...l

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Post by cowboyangel » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:41 pm

VB.Net UnLoaded by Dianne Zak.......cool or sick?
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believe is false."- William Casey, CIA Director 1981

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Post by the_iconoclast » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:56 pm

Rats - by Robert Sullivan

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Post by tweetybird » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:28 pm

catcher in the rye (wanted to see what the killer of lennon saw in it)
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Post by PlayaPetal » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:47 pm

AfterBurn and a new witchcraft book from my dusty playa boy Steve!

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Post by Isotopia » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:58 pm

When flying I usually skip the airport bookstores and kiosks as I've already packed my flight reading but last week I saw this...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006057 ... e&n=283155

...and paid premium price. A Crack in the Edge of the World so far has been a damn good read if you happen to live in the bay area. A VERY nice descriptive overview of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

8 out of 10 stars.

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Post by Lorgasm » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:49 am

I've been on this Hunter S. Thompson kick for the past couple of months. So far I've read: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (very good), Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Politcal Junkie (awesome), and just finished Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (Highly recommended!!).

I want to get more HST books but from what my sources tell me, I may be getting some for Christmas. PLEASE HURRY. I need more Hunter!! I want to do something for him at Burning Man. This guy took me on some very cool journeys. Maybe I should leave him a shot of Wild Turkey at the Temple. Dunno.

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Post by AntiM » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:48 am

I'm knee deep in several books, with a handful on deck, and I just got "Nudism in Modern Life" in the mail today. Written in 1927, revised 1941 edition, just a quick skim and I'm grinning already. The section on the future has great potential given this year's theme.

I'm in the middle of 1491, 1776, Queer Cowboys, What Einstein Told his Cook 2. I've put down Alexander the Great and The Holy Grail for now(that's two books, silly person).

On Deck: The Captured, Oh What a Slaughter, Land of the Burnt Thigh, Her Majesty's Spymaster, and Nelson's Trafalgar.

Plus this month's F&SF.

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Post by regionalchaos » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:52 am

I'm reading Harry Potter!

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Post by helitack » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:26 pm

I am reading "The Death Penalty-An American History"

By Stuart Banner

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:43 am

Iso, the amazon page isn't loading--is that the Winchester? I'm kinda over him, but I'd like to know what your experience is.
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Post by gyre » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:15 am

In the middle of Body of Secrets by Bamford, the author of the Puzzle Palace. It's an overview of the NSA history. I recommend it.
Your worst nightmares may only be business as usual.
I believe that the reason for spying on citizens without a search warrant is to keep information in a file that continues from pregnancy to grave.
Abuse of power is only natural, after all.
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It would be a shame if I had to resort to self-deception to preserve my faith in objective reality.

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