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An inside glimpse of life under the Nazi regime and a personal tiny rebellion against it. Written just after the war by someone who lived through it himself and was both courted and persecuted by the Nazi administration, and based on a true story.

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It gets freakier, let me tell you...wait until you get to "the first colony"...whoa. :)

 

Oh yeah....I finished it over the weekend....now reading Neils autobiography.

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People have been telling me to read this for years.

I finally picked up a copy over the weekend and just started it - and it is great.

This post reminded me it had been quite some time since I read Bryson. Hilarious stuff so far. Love his description of Appalachian Hillbillies. Something like, "fueled by impure corn liquor and lots of un-Biblical sex".

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People have been telling me to read this for years.

I finally picked up a copy over the weekend and just started it - and it is great.

 

Bryson is hilarious! Recently I started listening to the audio version of his "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" and, being a history-of-daily-life-details geek, am finding it riveting. He has a wonderful reading voice.

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People have been telling me to read this for years.

I finally picked up a copy over the weekend and just started it - and it is great.

 

He's written some of my favorite books, including Walk. My absolute favorite Bryson, and maybe all time favorite,is A Short History of Nearly Everything. Each chapter is a history of a different science subject. This book is outstanding.

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Just finished John Densmore's autobiography "Riders On The Storm". Wow, he really let Morrison's boozing get to him. Good book, some interesting stories on the times.

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I don't like abandoning books so let's just say I'm putting down Moby Dick for a while. It is very detail-heavy and it's just not what my head needs right now.

 

So I found this...

 

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I just brought up the below from my basement this past weekend. I read Ask the Dust ages ago...don't remember much about it.

 

 

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thanks for the recommendation- just ordered:

 

Ask the Dust

Telegraph Avenue (pumped!!)- Chabon

and Strong Motion - early Franzen

 

i've been w/ out a book since The Art of Fielding, which i finished in early fall.

like a relationship that ended, that book was so wonderful, I had to digest and savor prior to jumping into the next , ummmm......

anyhoo, that probably comes off weird, but i bet some of you know what i mean.

ready to jump back in the pool!

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I just brought up the below from my basement this past weekend. I read Ask the Dust ages ago...don't remember much about it.

 

 

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The third novel in the Bandini Quartet, as it's known. Great book. As is The Brotherhood of the Grape. Bukowski was a big Fante fan, as well.

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