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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.
     
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