So...what are you reading (Vol VI)

Discussion in 'Books' started by chazsoccer, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Uppa 90

    Uppa 90 Member

    Jan 16, 2004
    K.C. MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    just started this...
     
  2. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Heading to Paris for a week this winter with my fiancee and, as I always like to do when traveling, have been reading a large number of destination-related books in anticipation. I've thoroughly enjoyed this:

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    Reader reviews are all over the place on this book. I love it. Gopnik's a terrific writer and storyteller. At times hilarious, romantic, insightful, it's a wonderful book to read in advance of such a trip, but mostly I've just enjoyed the read.
     
  3. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just about to crack the cover on this bad boy ...

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    Old Man's War - John Scalzi
     
  4. Atouk

    Atouk BigSoccer Supporter

    DC United
    Apr 16, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Louis L'Amour -- The Warrior's Path
     
  5. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also part of the inscription on the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy for Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids, established 2005.
     
  6. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Great vacation, I'm averaging almost a book a day and got one hell of a tan.

    The best of a bunch of fillers with John Sandford, "Dead Watch" and Harlan Coben "The Woods" is a book by Billie Letts.

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    Excellent story line with stand out Characters. Good read.
     
  7. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    bought this today on your recommendation
     
  8. guignol

    guignol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
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    i knew frantz fanon only by name but a magazine article this week convinced me to read something by him, and it turns out my wife had a copy of the book that seemed the most interesting on the shelf. and looking for a fiction book in english to accompany it i found the perfect match in the next bookcase.
     
  9. shap_half

    shap_half Member+

    Oct 17, 2010
    New York
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It really is quite a great read. I'm often grabbed by stories that revolve around great friendships and this definitely qualifies. And the pacing is great with tons of action...
     
  10. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    So, wadda ya think...?
     
  11. AdrienneC

    AdrienneC New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Club:
    FBC Melgar Arequipa
    My favourite is "White fang" and " The call of the Wild" by Jack London! These are amazing books. I like also all books by Jim Harriot. I like all book about animal!:)
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  12. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Hey guys... Just a small favour here. I love to see what people are reading and really enjoy seeing cover photos....BUT....Like the man said "You can't judge a book by it's cover" It means something that you've posted the pic and read it yourself, that's a good indication but I'd really like to know what you've thought of it and actually recomend the rest of us take a look.
    I know we all have preferences on reading genre but It'd be nice to hear what you think first hand.
     
  13. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    80 pages to go and loving it, one of the best books I have read in the last couple of years
     
  14. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Excellent, I can tell you're a man of good taste. Now let me tell you how it ends...:)

    What did you think of this [​IMG]
    I plan on picking it up when I get home.
     
  15. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Read a book a couple of months ago by a Norwegian author Jo Nesbo called "The Snowman" Serial killer thriller and very well done. Even with the translation to English it doesn't seem to have lost anything.

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    So...while waiting for a flight home from San Jose del Cabo (Name dropping!)
    I saw another of his among all the books in Spanish called The Redbreast"
    It's another winner, kept me going while trying to keep my head above all the other sardines in the aluminium tube for several hours. I'm about 2/3's into it now and it keeps gathering speed.
    From WWII in the trenches with the "Viking SS Battalion" I believe they called volunteers from Norway. to present day Neo Nazi murder.

    Both recomended.

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  16. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Really enjoyed it! Definately could have done with shaving 100 or so pages off but I am lead to believe that that is what you get with King. Under the Dome is my only other King novel and couldn't put it down.
     
  17. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    That's another on my list "Under the Dome"
    There was a book, way back when, called "The Midwich Cuckoos" that sounds really similar to Dome. They made at least 3 or 4 movies of it called Children of the Damned and Village of the dammed. Damned bad most of them :) I'll have to read Kings version.
     
  18. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Rangers
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Its one of the greatest books of its kind.

    I put it up there with Shirer and Fisk
     
  19. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Whoa: That's a coincidence: Shirer obviously plays a big role in the book I'm reading:

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    Reporting World War II, Vol One from Library of America. That's a damn fine way of getting the history of the war. I wish this book had come out while my dad was still alive.

    Library of America also has two volumes called Reporting Viet Nam, which I probably will not read for awhile.
     
  20. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Am about a third of the way through, and so far so good.

    I can't help but think that this story is the love child of a three-way between Cocoon, Avatar, and Starship Troopers though. ;)
     
  21. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Got to look for this. Just love that cover photo.
     
  22. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Been reading this for a week or so - Declan Hill's The Fix. Good thing I am an optimist at heart else I would never be able to watch soccer again. Stunning book, really, about fixing in international soccer.
     

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