I've just finished Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising. Nice little read, but very confusing in parts.
Nelson deMille - 'Cathedral' - IRA-type stuff - jolly good
the answer to the secret of the universe is the secret itself
and the secret is.........................................it isn't there
I'm finally reading Anna Karenina. So far, a true page turner! Hopefully it will stay that way, 'cause there's quite a few pages to turn there. :smile:
"If you're not interested in changing where you work (and thus the student population, obviously) then a) your success at applying various and sundry teaching techniques is unlikely to have anything to do with how effective they are in general, and b) your sweeping generalizations about Thai students serve no purpose but to fuel your inertia and your feeling of being an 'insider'. Sadly (for you) few who read your sweeping generalizations will perceive it that way, but hey if it makes you feel good, knock yourself out." -zeusdogg
Just started The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night.......
Or something resembling that title. Very good so far.
Just finished George Orwell's Burmese Days - Has to be in my top 3 of all time.
^ That's a fucking wicked book mate about the dog....class!
I'm reading the Celestine Prophecy.....I think it's trying to brain wash me though!
Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
Anna Karenina is a great read. I love those long Russian novels.
I'm re-reading The Gulag Archipelago after many years. I have a very limited book selection, me. :smile:
When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.
midnight's children by salman rushdie
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, again,just to remind myself what the fuss is all about. Good story, plausableish, difficult to understand why people get wound-up about novels. Bet the film makes a couple of bob. All a bit Indiana Jones, unless there is something to hide??
Escape From Sonora. I like reading secondhand cowboy books.
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My alternative universe...
Así pues, aquí estamos.
The Last Templar, forget the writer. Something about Jesus claiming to be NOT the son of god, and the church a scam.
Do Not Pass Go by Tim Moore.
Tim has had a lifelong obsession with the board game Monopoly, so he visits the 20-odd places on the actual British edition and plays a game with someone in each location. For instance King's Cross (one of the 4 stations) has become a notorious red-light district, so there's an hilarious encounter with a Brazilian prostitute who invites the writer up to her flat only for him to whip out his board game and ask her if she wants to be the racing car or the boot? Very funny book in places,
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
Anthony D. Smith's Theory of Nationalism .... It's exam season!
Me too. No spoilers please. Every article in the BP tries to tell you the ending. I was hoping that they would uphold cutting the last 15 mins of the movie. Then I could go see it before I finished the book.The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown,
[quote="ShinaWhat"]One of the worst books I have ever read.The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown,
I love seeing the snobishness that comes out when discussing the Da Vinci Code.
ITS A BESTSELLER FOR GOD"S SAKE. It is not great literature.
You can't judge a book like that using the same criterior as you would for Shakespeare or Dickens.
Just because you might be very highbrow and look down on popular culture doesn't make it crap. It is a good story, cleverly using controvertial historical speculation, which has caught the public imagination.
We are allowed to enjoy Mozart and Britney Spears
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