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By SLSS
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CarpeTructa wrote:However, I thought this thread was about if one has read anything good lately, .....

I read a lot. :coffee
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By Savannah
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jerome wrote:the late, great Lewis Grizzard deserves mention also. Talk about funny.
i remember my mother cryin the day lewis grizzard died

currently reading the newest nick hornby book, juliet,naked,.....its about a washed up dylanesque rocker,...pretty good so far, though it's no hi fidelity

last books read:

the selected stories of dh lawrence

from bahgdad, with love by lt col jay kopleman

on killing: the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society by david grossman
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By Gaper's Pimp
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I'd be happy to buy you a Shiner to hear what else you got to say.
Throw in some enchiladas and I'll sing like a canary.
i remember my mother cryin the day lewis grizzard died
On my bookshelf:

"Shoot Low Boy's, They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies"
"Elvis Is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself"
"They Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat"

He was one funny dude.
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By jerome
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Gaper's Pimp wrote:
I'd be happy to buy you a Shiner to hear what else you got to say.
Throw in some enchiladas and I'll sing like a canary.
i remember my mother cryin the day lewis grizzard died
On my bookshelf:

"Shoot Low Boy's, They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies"
"Elvis Is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself"
"They Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat"

He was one funny dude.
I reread one of his almost every couple of weeks.
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By Salmotrutta
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I've been reading about Pennsylvania Indians from books in my personal library I've collected over the years.
Books written in the 17 & 1800's reprinted by lovers of history like myself.
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By west_jay
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Out Stealing Horses -Per Petterson

The Forever War -Dexter Filkins

A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole

Cloudsplitter -Russell Banks
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By west_jay
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West Chester wrote:Just read "One Second After" William Forstchen - Basically the US is hit with an EMP from a nuclear bomb and it predicts what would happen to society as we know it. I thought it was a good read and something to think about.
Check out The World Without Us-Alan Weisman.

Researched speculation that's not too "sciencey."
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By west_jay
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Salty wrote:West Jay

How is Out Stealing Horses? I've been wanting to check that out.
Very good. Not really a "coming of age" story, in the usual sense, but a finely crafted narrative of a Father/Son/family relationship (without a lot of emo shit), as told through reminiscence.
A bit slow going at the start, but gradually fills with details and intrigue. Rich, descriptive novel.
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By Muddled Duck
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jerome wrote:the late, great Lewis Grizzard deserves mention also. Talk about funny.
When "The Varsity" was mentioned in a thread I wondered when Grizzard would come up. Currently on the bathroom shelf:

Don't Bend Over in the Garden Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes
Chili Dogs Always Bark at Night
By Salty
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Jerome

I have a pdf of 3 contemporary newspaper accounts and Carr's deposition regarding the Glanton Gang's demise at the Yuma ferry. It's too large to attach. PM me an email address if you don't mind

West Jay- thanks for the rec on "Out Stealing Horses". I'll pick that up
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