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Old 06-08-2006, 03:34 PM   #11
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I think they address similar topics in different ways. But both are definitely in the "Guys Books" categories.

But Ford isn't as much fun as Hornby. That's for sure.

I agree that Independence Day is the better of the two.
Oh absolutely. High Fidelity is genius in its own way. How To Be Good was a piece of shit of a book though.

Oh and I must recommend Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Phenomenal book. Sparse, simple, and beautiful.

Man, talking about books makes me sound like a homo. Don't tell anyone on the Eagles board, OK?
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:37 PM   #12
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I'm going to pick up Risk Pool on your recommendation, SF. Don't let me down.
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Man, talking about books makes me sound like a homo. Don't tell anyone on the Eagles board, OK?
I think it makes you sound absolutely fabulous.
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I'm going to pick up Risk Pool on your recommendation, SF. Don't let me down.
That's a lot of pressure!

It's tough at first but get through the first 40 pages and then the character of Wussy is introduced and it's great from there on out. I love this book. Russo gets all the praise for Empire Falls but Empire Falls was nothing special. Risk Pool is.
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Alright - so where the hell do I start?

I don't want depressing so I'll keep my distance on the Buckowski & Exley.

I'm guessing I need to start with Ford's "sportswriter" then eh?
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ehh, Ford is quite depressing. did we forget to mention that?
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Sportswriter isn't exactly cheery.

You have read High Fidelity right? If not... you are banned until you do!

Or try any of the Chuck Palauniak books. Choke or Lullaby were good.
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I think I'll still give Sporswriter a try.
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:17 PM   #19
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If you want a great book series by a great writer, look up Neal Stephenson...

http://www.nealstephenson.com/
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I'm not a big fan of scifi, VFK but Snow Crash was one of the best books I've ever read.

And of course, Enders Game is a must read in that genre.
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