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Off topic: best book.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just finished George Carlin's autobiography: "Last Words". What a cool guy!
  2. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just finished the Steve Jobs bio.... he was a jerk. In a lot of respects he was a genius but he was also a jerk. I also just read Seal Target Geronimo which is about the mission to get Bin Laden. It was a quick but interesting read, there is a lot of discussion as to how accurate of an account it is but overall the consensus is that it's fairly right on. Earlier in the summer I read Bob Mould's bio and just for kicks Sammy Hagar's bio. And if I can get it back from my brother I will be reading "Where Did the Towers Go? Evidence of Directed Free-energy Technology on 9/11" which is supposed to be a real interesting read. Can't get it on Kindle though so I had to buy the hard cover.
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    A Guide To Elegant Nose Picking
    pick with the champs
  4. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    "Demonic" by Ann Coulter
  5. My reading list on my IPad2 (awesome) is THE LAW by Bariat a Ron Paul recommendation. killing Lincoln, and The Worm which is about the first cyber world war(supposed to be true). just need to quit playing Settlers of Catan.
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  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I got everything on the Kindle my wife bought me; my wife also bought me an I-Phone, forcing a giant leap into the 21st century for me (looks like I'll have to throw out my Motorola Brick). I loaded a Kindle "AP". Now I can read all my books on my I-phone - who da thunk?

    Next she'll get me another computer and I'll have to dump this 286...

    goodbye old phone :cry:

  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just finished another P.D. James mystery ~ I like to read them in sequence, to appreciate any story thread that weaves through the novels. For the series that were adapted for television, the backstories in Tony Hillerman's mysteries with Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn around the Navajo Reservation were good, and those in the Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George were extremely good.
  8. I went through a heavy pd James phase. The British mystery/detective books are good reads. I find the first bunch they put out are well done. Then they try to expand their literary skills and go a little flat. Once I give up on an author I never go back.
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  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    What is unintentionally weird, is when key plot points from a James and a George mystery are identical, but I only notice them because I'm switching from author to author, and their series began at different times. One of George's backstories became an entire separate novel in the series. Something of a grim masterpiece, knowing on the way in who's going to die and how, but learning of what led up to the event, in a world apart from the usual characters and settings.
  10. I've noticed that before also. It makes me wonder if they read each others mysteries and try to expand on a storyline from another author. They have some big mystery writer convention in which they pick the best mystery writer of the year.
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