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BOOKS THREAD

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Me too, and I'm not a drummer.
     
  2. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Girl drummers rock.
     
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  3. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Memphis 68, by Stuart Cosgrove. Takes a look at the Memphis soul scene and everything else that happened in that city during this year.

    It's one of those books that draws on a lot of other stuff done previously but it's a great read. I learned a lot of little interesting bits of trivia. For example, when the plane Otis Redding crashed, he was flying to play a gig in Wisconsin being opened by an early version of Cheap Trick.
     
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  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    The author did a trilogy of books: Detroit '67, Memphis '68 and Harlem '69.

    Just added them to my Amazon list for my next shopping spree.
     
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  5. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Reading the first. Just bought the last new.

    (So I guess the key to being a working author is to write a really great book. Sounds easy.)
     
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Cabin At The End of The World; what a thriller
     
  7. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Re-reading an old favorite of mine: a bio of Richard Daley called "American Pharaoh"
     
  8. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Revisiting Christopher Moore's novels starting with "The Stupidest Angel." Sometimes silliness is what a soul needs.
     
  9. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for a book where the bass player of the Red Hot Chili Peppers talks about touring the world as part of a hugely successful band, this is not it. It's about Flea's younger years. He writes about exactly one show that the core of RHCP plays in this book. It's a typical rock-n-roll memoir, with lots (LOTS!) of drugs and having trouble finding his place in the world. I would never have picked this up on my own, but it was part of a subscription from Brilliant Books my wife got me for Christmas. Still, I enjoyed it.

    Joe Bob says check it out.
     
  10. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    That sounds way more interesting. Are there any books -- fiction or nonfiction -- that tackle this?
     
  11. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

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    I sat on my front porch for most of today and knocked this out. I'd seen the movie, but it was a long time ago and I'd forgotten most of the details. Some of them came back to me as I got close to the finale. This was a good way to spend a lazy Sunday. Joe Bob says check it out.
     
  12. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Decided to re-read it before getting to Atwood's recent follow-up, "The Testaments."

    What stood out now, almost 30 years since I first read it, was the humor. Subtle and not-so-subtle, like some of the words spelled in the Scrabble games. The humorous moments held up just as well, if not better than, the epic tale of Gilead's religious regime and its totalitarian rules.

    I still haven't watched the TV series.
     
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