What are you reading?

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Bobby Gibson
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Bobby Gibson » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:22 am

The Godfather by Mario Puzo. The movie is great but the books is even better.
I win there almost in any time, night or day. It wouldn't take too long to win from the beginning. Soon I'm going to try bookofra.play.com. It's the best site for me in the whole 'verse.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by CMur12 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:37 pm

Welcome to SMF, Bobby Gibson!

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:08 am

Since I last wrote, I have worked my down some of the stack in the photo.

Gulag Archipelago, Raj Quartet (and Staying On, it's fifth part), Nick Cohen's "You Can't Read This Book" which is about censorship, Dawkin's Brief Candle in the Dark, Charles Murray's In Our Hands about universal basic income, and I have re-read Beowulf in prep for a three part study group run by the retired professor next door. The best news was a new-to-me translation of the Iliad and the Odyssey by Stanley Lombardo. He's translated them into 20th century American argot ("You dirty rat!") but preserved the dactylic hexameter. Strangely, it makes them far more readable than the other translations I have. It's not the newest, and is here discussed in a 2000 C-Span program that is worth your time:

"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fallingwickets » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:01 am

On the subject of the Odyssey, this book is on my pile of to reads:

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

I read about it yesterday here:
https://fivebooks.com/best-books/best-n ... azalgette/

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