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    "October 1964" by David Halberstam

    It's about the 64' World Series between the Yankees and the Cardinals. I've only started it but it's good so far, I'm a huge fan of sports books. "Friday Night Lights" is one of the best books I've ever read, highly recommend it for every football fan.

    Recently I also read "Five Families - The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires". Great read, a little historical but very interesting.

    I'm currently studying a lot so I haven't been reading much lately, which is sad. I can't wait until all my tests for the semester are done.

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    Just started the Watchmen graphic novel. Heard it was incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    Just started the Watchmen graphic novel. Heard it was incredible.
    I clicked on this thread to write the same exact thing

    I'm about halfway through...having never read a graphic novel before so far it's pretty damn good (addictive too) though not 100% what I expected based off the movie trailers and such. Good read though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    Just started the Watchmen graphic novel. Heard it was incredible.
    I try to read Watchmen at least once per year. Between Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, it doesn't get any better. Referring to either as simply a comic book is just an insult. Both are brilliant.

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    The Bad Guys Won...The book about the 86 Mets....So NICE! Just started to read it.

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    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

    Won the Pulitzer.

    Good story, well written, the only thing that ticked me off was that, because it was about a Dominican family, he felt it necessary to drop passages--sometimes crucial passages--wholly in Spanish with no attempt to help the non-Spanish speaking reader understand what he was talking about.

    Kind of arrogant if you ask me.

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    The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

    Very subtle book about death and incest.

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    Picking up the new Demille tomorrow. It's a cheap thrill for me, not literary acclaim, just a flat out funny and sarcastic author.

    Then I'll move to Band of Brothers that I picked up a few months back, but haven't started yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagoots View Post
    I am finishing the Book Thief. Amazing & heart-breaking. Stylistically - fantastic similes and great prose.
    the umpteenth time nothin...

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    Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, Hamilton, and Burr

    If you like American history, READ THIS BOOK!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersJetFan View Post
    I try to read Watchmen at least once per year. Between Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, it doesn't get any better. Referring to either as simply a comic book is just an insult. Both are brilliant.

    Just finished it. I liked it a lot...a lot deeper than I had expected. Not completely sure if I like/understand the very end but all good I suppose..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, Hamilton, and Burr

    If you like American history, READ THIS BOOK!!

    Next on my list. Do you love it?




    If you like movies, and the art and passion that goes into making movies, this book absolutely kicks ass.

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    Just read Charlie Huston's 'Caught Stealing', and now I'm into the follow up 'Six Bad Things.'

    Quite entertaining.

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    john lennon-the life, philip norman.800 pages and it feels like 80.may finally finish anna karenin after so many starts.

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    John Adams by David McCullough. Should be required reading, especially in this day and age of Obama-mania and the media sneering at "Liberty" and peaceful assemblies.

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    Just finished 'The Stolen Throne' by David Gaider. Am currently reading 'Escape From Hell' by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

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    Team of Rivals - lives up to the hype but a little too much emphasis on the million or so players in the politics of Lincoln's cabinet and the Union gov't, not enough (for me) on the specific battles though I understand it's beyond the intended scope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet_Engine1 View Post
    John Adams by David McCullough. Should be required reading, especially in this day and age of Obama-mania and the media sneering at "Liberty" and peaceful assemblies.
    Simply the best historical biography ever (that I've read).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, Hamilton, and Burr

    If you like American history, READ THIS BOOK!!

    Is that the title? or am I just being lazy and not checking the thread and you're talking about "Founding Brothers" by Ellis. The guy may be a Vietnam liar but he wrote one hell of a book there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    Just started the Watchmen graphic novel. Heard it was incredible.
    Ok. What exactly is a "graphic novel"?

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