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Old 06-05-2018, 09:17 PM   #451
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Can't remember if I already posted this here, but there's a trilogy that starts with the book Red Rising that's worth a read. I just started watching The Expanse and it reminds me of that book.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:46 AM   #452
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Can't remember if I already posted this here, but there's a trilogy that starts with the book Red Rising that's worth a read. I just started watching The Expanse and it reminds me of that book.
Read that trilogy the other day it was pretty good.

A friend got me reading the Dresden files now. I like it so far.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:19 AM   #453
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was extremely disappointed when I tried to hand a Arthur C. Clarke book "Collection of his best" to either of my early 20's kids.:

Both said something to the affect of "no one reads books anymore. We can get anything we want online...."

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Old 06-06-2018, 02:02 PM   #454
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A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar


Very interesting stuff.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:07 PM   #455
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^that the Michael Pollen book?
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:19 PM   #456
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Yeah, added a good article that gives context to an otherwise useless post, lol.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:39 PM   #457
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Thanks for linking the article! I had seen some headlines that Pollen wrote a book about psychedelics, but didn't go any farther than that. He's such a great communicator. Hopefully he can convince some people that psychedelics aren't evil. A societal shift in this direction could be a great leap forward for human health.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:18 AM   #458
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I just finished "Noir" by Christopher Moore. More Moore great fiction with some nice ties to reality.

Set here in the bhey area...

Another hard to put down, fun read.
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Journey of self-realization through the underworld of Bombay. Rather dark at times. The authors thoughts about riding;
“ There’s a lot of branding that goes into the illusion of freedom on a motorcycle. It’s crazy, as anyone who rides one with a gas tank will tell you. It’s not about freedom: it’s about release.
When you get a bike that likes you out on an open road, and you ride alone for a while, you enter a transcendental state. The balance between naked instinct and machine precision in high velocity open space is cool, which is why we do it, but it’s cool because we’re released.
There’s no hatred in it, and no malice. And there’s no love, either, or ties of affection. There’s no pride or power, no anger or dread. You’re released, for a while, which is how you know what freedom is.”
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I just finished "Noir" by Christopher Moore. More Moore great fiction with some nice ties to reality.

Set here in the bhey area...

Another hard to put down, fun read.
If you enjoy that Tim Dorsey would be another you'd enjoy.
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So in the last couple months I've finished the entire Stormlight Archives plus Patrick Rothfuss's Name of the Wind + Wise Man's Fear.

Both series were fantastic and I'd highly recommend them, but it's not for the light reader - each book is ~1200 pages.

Stormlight Archive:
  • The Way of Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Oathbringer

So maybe 6,000 pages total.

Next gonna take a break from fantasy/fiction and work my way through Team of Teams by General McChrystal, and Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull.
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