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    Alright, this did well each of the last two seasons so lets try again. Favorite book or best book you've read since last off-season.

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    Angelas Ashes--pulitzer prize winning book and it was well deserved

    Mind Hunter--A look at the FBIs profiling system for serial killers

    Band of Brothers--A great read about D-Day and defeating Hitler all the way up to his "eagles nest"

    Just started reading "In Harms Way" about a retired Navy Colonel who committed suicide in his 60s due to an unjustified dishonorable discharge from the Navy.

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    no time to read books but i do flip through magazines when im on the crapper.... :lol:

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    Just finished The Godfather- Mario Puzo. I literally couldn't put the book down-- so much in the book that was never in the movie(s).

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    Since last offseason I've read the following and liked them all:

    Moneyball - Michael Lewis

    Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

    The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

    America's Game - Michael McCambridge

    The Bad Guys Won - Jeff Pearlman (Story of the '86 Mets)

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    Originally posted by spjets@Feb 11 2005, 08:33 PM
    no time to read books but i do flip through magazines when im on the crapper.... :lol:
    BINGO! I've got a stack of ESPN magazines sitting in the little magazine holder thing.
    As for real books, the closest thing I've had time for has been anything to do with ELMO w/ my 2&1/2 yr old. Good stuff!

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    My most recent read was, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
    an amazing survival story and a quick read

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    Originally posted by Buzzsaw@Feb 11 2005, 08:34 PM
    Just finished The Godfather- Mario Puzo. I literally couldn't put the book down-- so much in the book that was never in the movie(s).
    Phenominal book. I've read it about 6 times. It always has the same ending but everytime you read it something different sticks out. If you liked Godfather by Puzo, you'd probably like The Last Don. Pick it up.....

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    Originally posted by DOLPHINWORSHIPPER2+Feb 11 2005, 04:44 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (DOLPHINWORSHIPPER2 @ Feb 11 2005, 04:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Buzzsaw@Feb 11 2005, 08:34 PM
    Just finished The Godfather- Mario Puzo. I literally couldn&#39;t put the book down-- so much in the book that was never in the movie(s).
    Phenominal book. I&#39;ve read it about 6 times. It always has the same ending but everytime you read it something different sticks out. If you liked Godfather by Puzo, you&#39;d probably like The Last Don. Pick it up..... [/b][/quote]
    Cool. I&#39;ll check for it on E-Bay.

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    I&#39;m biased Shameless self-promotion :All the Lost Voices

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    Originally posted by SINYJets@Feb 11 2005, 03:34 PM
    Since last offseason I&#39;ve read the following and liked them all:

    Moneyball - Michael Lewis

    Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

    The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

    America&#39;s Game - Michael McCambridge

    The Bad Guys Won - Jeff Pearlman (Story of the &#39;86 Mets)
    I just ordered moneyball and it arrived today. Heard it was good. Anyone else read it? any opinions?

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    Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

    Edit: DOH, missed the "Single last offseason" part.

    Best I&#39;ve read since last offseason.......hmmm, I havn;t read many books this honestly, and most weren&#39;t great.

    Oh, ok....."The Stratocaster Chronicles", the history behind Americas most famous guitar on it&#39;s 50th Anniversary.

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    1. Veeck as in Wreck ... Greatest sports book of all time ... you can&#39;t put it down ... absolutely hilarious

    2. When Pride Still Mattered {a life of Vince Lombardi}

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    Great Topic. Here is a few really good ones that I read since last off season:

    Skinny Legs and All – Tom Robbinson
    Villa Incognito – Tom Robinson
    Into the Wild – John Krakauer
    The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
    DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
    Johnny Cash - Autobiography
    Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
    To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
    Catch Me if You Can – Frank Abignale Jr.

    And right now I&#39;m reading Lincoln by Gore Vidal which is pretty interesting and turning out to be a really good book.

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    Harry Potter hands down... yes its corny but it rules.... ill fight anyone over its honor

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    Originally posted by fatcatxl@Feb 11 2005, 04:29 PM
    Harry Potter hands down... yes its corny but it rules.... ill fight anyone over its honor
    The Harry Potter books are awesome. I can&#39;t wait for the new one this summer.

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    hell yeah... lol im dyin for that book to come out... its my nerdy release.

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    Originally posted by Buzzsaw@Feb 11 2005, 04:34 PM
    Just finished The Godfather- Mario Puzo. I literally couldn&#39;t put the book down-- so much in the book that was never in the movie(s).
    Buzzsaw, my grandma lived next door to him in Bay Shore, NY. I have an autographed hard cover.

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    Originally posted by Al B Sure+Feb 11 2005, 05:44 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Al B Sure @ Feb 11 2005, 05:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Buzzsaw@Feb 11 2005, 04:34 PM
    Just finished The Godfather- Mario Puzo. I literally couldn&#39;t put the book down-- so much in the book that was never in the movie(s).
    Buzzsaw, my grandma lived next door to him in Bay Shore, NY. I have an autographed hard cover. [/b][/quote]
    Very cool- just don&#39;t ever consider selling that thing...unless it&#39;s to me of course

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    Read the Sicilian. It is another good one by Puzo.

    I just read Citizen Soldiers. Excellent read.

    Hmm, listing my favorite book would be akin to attempting to to find a needle in the proverbial haystack. Just too many great ones to pick from.

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    Love historical fiction:

    Gates of Fire--Steven Pressfield--The battle of 300, best I&#39;ve read in years

    War of the Rats--Robbins (?); Battle of Stalingrad (Gates of the Enemy movie)

    Gates of the Alamo--Steven Harrigan; great retelling of the Alamo, warts and all

    Winds of War/War and Remembrance--Herman Wouk; 1900 pgs of WWII-no bore



    Stupid fiction:

    Without Remorse--Clancy; his best effort ever (and I like most of his older stuff)

    Cathedral and Charm School--Nelson Demille; actually ANYTHING by Demille is funny, entertaining--his main character is ALWAYS the biggest wiseass

    Smilla&#39;s Sense of Snow- Peter Hoeg; just a GREAT book



    Guys: READ GATES OF FIRE--So good, Clooney bought the rights and will turn it into a major film that EVERYONE want&#39;s to be in

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