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Old 11-18-2018, 04:15 AM   #151
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Interesting insight into New York music in the 1970s
i recently watched CBGB, very nice, funny and still fairly realistic & documentary, i think.
sorry, not a book.
but the way the ramones were portrayed was just hilarious.
 
Old 11-19-2018, 06:41 PM   #152
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Have re-discovered these guys:

http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20000904

Haven't had this much fun in a while. Nothing has changed in 20 years.

Cthulhu Arrives

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Old 11-24-2018, 11:10 AM   #153
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i recently watched CBGB, very nice, funny and still fairly realistic & documentary, i think.
I have read so much hard critique against the movie that I had almost bad conscience to have mentioned it in the first place...

My next book will probably be “Letters concerning the English nation” by Voltaire... not the book, the letters are from Voltaire, but I believe they had first been published while he was in England.., and in English, or just one of both for fear of reprisal back home in France.

I have rediscovered the book in a cupboard, alongside one good biography of T.E. Lawrence, “The Ruby Cookbook”, “Design-Patterns in Ruby” and “The C++ Language” by you-know-who. Voltaire is the only one in this drawer, whom I have not actually read.
 
Old 11-25-2018, 04:06 AM   #154
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sorry, german lesson coming up:

just finished reading Jan Weiler - Kühn hat Ärger.
Very nice whodunnit with a lot of insight into Munich's many layers of society, as well as excursions into "Generation Golf" mentality.
don't get me wrong, this is a detective story in the best sense & suspense, but it's overflowing with extra aspects. many of them remain unresolved, still they add important background to the story.
in fact, this is screaming for a sequel.

PS: i just found out that Jan Weiler has also written Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! - an absolutely hilarious story about multicultural relations that i read many years ago.

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Old 11-26-2018, 02:02 AM   #155
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Ah. Thank you for that. I need to order books, anyway.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 10:34 PM   #156
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I've just started The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins. It's a well-known best-seller (20+ million copies published in 40+ languages) and there was a movie in 2016 as well (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3631112).
 
Old 12-03-2018, 02:06 AM   #157
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currently reading Jo Walton's Among Others.
It's weird. The Background section of the wikipedia article describes it well. That, plus fairies (in the British sense, not in the Hollywood sense).

One of the best descriptions of magic I have ever seen, and other quoteworthy quotes.
 
Old 12-06-2018, 12:22 PM   #158
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How We Got to Now
Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson
Got it from the Overdrive library

6 things I'd never really thought about. Blew me away and tons of fun.
 
  


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