So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The bookstore nearest me (chain) has been closed permanently - long slow decline finished by COVID 19. I wasn't going to wait for Amazon & Co. so I read a synopsis online. No - definitely not cyberpunk. Great story, imaginative - as it should be, and full of the things Cyberpunk borrowed from previous genres -dystopic vision of the world, an evil corporate giant, body & mind enhancement, telepaths and teleporters (normally restricted to 1,000 miles, but our hero can do it through space.)

    Yes - full of the things cyberpunk borrowed - and none of the ones that were its own. Computers, hacking etc. I still say good story - not Cyberpunk.
     
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  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    One part I really liked:

    Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class.

    EDUCATION: none
    SKILLS: none
    MERITS: none
    RECOMMENDATIONS: none

    Sounds like someone I know ... OML! I AM Gully Foyle! :eek:
     
  3. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Rereading 1776 by David McCullough
     
  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Just read Hughley's "Surrender, White People!" Much to ponder there.
     
  5. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Wheels for the World by Douglas Brinkley and Ford: The Men and the Machine, Robert Lacey
     
  6. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Fords: An American Epic by Peter Collier
     
  7. '' Can't hurt me '' by David Goggins.
    Just read '' Notes From A Friend '' from Tony Robbins too.
     
  8. JasonJason

    JasonJason New Member

    Right now I'm reading Software Engineering 1: Abstraction and Modelling (it's for beginners) and articles on my future profession as a software developer. If there are any IT guys, I would be grateful for your recommendations.
     
  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    "Inkompensationskompensationskompezenz. Wie Manager wirklich ticken". - This translates into "Compentence to compensate incompetence: how managers really think". Additional fun fact: "Inkompensationskompensationskompezenz" would give 79 points in scrabble.

    TOP THIS!!
     
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Wie wäre es mit "Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz," oder "Kraftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung?"
    The first is the name of a 1999 law re: beef production. The second is motor vehicle liability insurance. I wish they could somehow be combined.
     
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  11. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Ah, come on, Johann, no one actually READS this... :)
     
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    You do. I do. That counts.
     
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  13. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix New Member

    My focus right now is Don Quixote.
     
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking you mean Cervantes' book - not the anime about the "Donquixote Family" here: https://onepiece.fandom.com/wiki/Donquixote_Pirates

    Great choice. I once had a car I named "Rosinante" - the same as Don Quixote's horse. Like Don Quixote himself, the horse was old, vague, wandering and trying to do things beyond his ability. Exact description of my car. (And maybe of me. :) )
     
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    My film school son and I saw Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in the theater the one day it was there. It was a bit uneven, but interesting and seeing Jonathan Pryce in anything is always worth the ticket.
     
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Elizabeth A. Topping's What's a Poor Girl To Do?
     
  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself.
     
  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read John W. Blassingame's Black New Orleans 1860-1880.
     
  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Willis Fletcher Johnson's The Life of Warren G. Harding.
     
  20. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Wheels For the World: Henry Ford, His Company and a Century of Progress by Douglas Brinkley
     

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