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13 June 2008, 01:41 AM
philnic
What Are You Reading ?
quote:
Originally posted by Doug Spaulding:

Who would know?



That's pretty much what the book is about! It's not a collection of facts, its an exploration of all that is known, how it is known, and why much is unknown or unknowable.


- Phil

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19 June 2008, 03:41 AM
tinkerbell
The Henry Root Letters by Henry Root. Essential reading for all Americans.
19 June 2008, 11:33 AM
biplane1
Facets by Walter Jon Williams. An interesting collection of stories. Far different from what Ray has provided.

Say Doug Spaulding, if you enjoyed Garrison's Lake Wobegon Days you will also enjoy his latest Pontoon. My daughter bought me my copy from the Lake Wobegon store in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

A side note: My son attended one of the broadcasts at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul and emails me a photo of him standing along with his friend visiting from California and Garrison Keillor.

For many years when I lived in Minnesota I had planned on attending one of the broadcasts but never did. Then several years ago I read where Garrison was going to be presenting a lecture at the Miami Book Fair and so I, my daughter (who bought the book for me) and my wife drove down to see him. He was excellent, as always, and I got to ask him about Lutefisk and his family in Anoka, Minnesota and got a couple of nice photos of him. About a year or so ago he was on The Craig Ferguson Show Late Night promoting the movie A Prairie Home Companion. About a month later I am watching T V on a Sunday evening when the phone rings and it is my friend calling from Minnesota who says "Someone wants to say hi to you." It was Garrison Keillor! So I got to chat with him for a few moments as he had been atending a Chocolate Festival in Truman, Minnesota.
23 June 2008, 12:26 AM
Doug Spaulding
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Chris Moore.


"Live Forever!"
23 June 2008, 01:36 PM
jkt
This Is Your Brain on Music (The Sciene of a Human Obsession.) by Daniel J. Levitin


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
23 June 2008, 02:21 PM
Doug Spaulding
quote:
Originally posted by Braling II:
Yeah, good stuff. He's quite a raconteur.

Not only that, but he's a great storyteller as well!


"Live Forever!"
23 June 2008, 02:46 PM
Braling II
JKT- I read that around Thanksgiving. I went to the book signing at which the author read some of his forthcoming book, which actually sounds more entertaining. I found this one, though very informative and well-written, a bit heavy sledding. I read the Oliver Sacks "Musicophelia" about the same time and quite enjoyed that.
23 June 2008, 06:24 PM
jkt
quote:
Originally posted by Braling II:
JKT- I read that around Thanksgiving. I went to the book signing at which the author read some of his forthcoming book, which actually sounds more entertaining. I found this one, though very informative and well-written, a bit heavy sledding. I read the Oliver Sacks "Musicophelia" about the same time and quite enjoyed that.


I bought the book as a gift but is sounded so interesting I decide to read it myself and then buy her another one.


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
27 June 2008, 03:45 PM
jkt
Johnnie Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. I re-read this about once a decade. This is one of the three books that, as a snot nosed kid, made me think about the world outside. The other two were F451 and Stranger in a Strange Land. War, Ignorance and Religion.


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley