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    Just started The Theatre of War: What Ancient...

    Just started The Theatre of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today. About a guy who arranged the reading of Ancient Greek plays to Veterans and other traumatised survivor groups. So far...
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    He is a Mormon so it goes with the territory.

    He is a Mormon so it goes with the territory.
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    Everyone's military doctrines were bad at the...

    Wasn't all military doctrine back then basically still "CHAAAAAARGEEEEEE", which is exactly why the front war developed as it did when it turned out that throwing masses of dudes at each other...
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    While I was away up the coast I read God of Speed...

    While I was away up the coast I read God of Speed by Luke Davies.

    A factional account of the lost years of Howard Hughes between his OCD collapse sometime in the 50s to just before his death as he...
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    Sarcasm is hard with just text......

    Twilight

    50 Shades of Grey[/QUOTE]

    RLY?[/QUOTE]

    Sarcasm is hard with just text......
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    Try At the Mountains of Madness - if you enjoy...

    Having only ever attempted his stuff... but having thoroughly enjoyed works set in the mythos.

    Read the derivatives. Lovecraft had some really awesome ideas (in the shit your pants meaning of...
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    Brave New World 1984 Soylent Green Our...

    Brave New World

    1984

    Soylent Green

    Our Man in Havana

    Darkness at Noon
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    Dante is probably the greatest example of the...

    Dante is probably the greatest example of the author avatar in Western Literature. Used properly the author can be the "everyman observer" for the reader. Used poorly it becomes an ego wank.
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    Managed to get through the following light...

    Managed to get through the following light reading on the train this month.

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Abg.) - Edward Gibbons
    The Poison Principle - Gail Bell
    The Northern...
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    Try a History of Shit by Dominique Laporte. ...

    How is this book? Just read a review about it and the historic aspects interest me but he is a food writer so not sure how good it will be from a historical perspective.[/QUOTE]

    Try a History of...
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    Good and Evil is definitely the best starting...

    Good and Evil is definitely the best starting point but you can pick up collected works cheap. It is interesting to see developing concepts of human morality that would be embrassed by the left and...
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    Finished with Kostler and am now reading the...

    Finished with Kostler and am now reading the Collapse of Civilizations trilogy - Toynbee, Tainter and Diamond in that order.
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    James Joyce's Ulysses is probably one of the best...

    James Joyce's Ulysses is probably one of the best know but never read books there is. I tried years ago and was filled with a burning desire to travel to Joyce's grave so I could piss on it.

    If...
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    Just finished The Act of Creation and have...

    Just finished The Act of Creation and have started The Ghost in the Machine. Old (1960s) works but I have always meant to read them.
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