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Old 11-18-2018, 03:15 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, 05:41 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, 10:10 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, 03:06 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, 01:02 AM   #155
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Ah. Thank you for that. I need to order books, anyway.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 09:34 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, 01:06 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, 11:22 AM   #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.
 
Old 12-14-2018, 06:06 AM   #159
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I've just found a fascinating book called Neurotribes by Steve Silberman. It is the history of public attitudes to autism, culminating in the modern view that it is simply an alternative way of wiring the brain with both advantages and disadvantages.

The earlier chapters are heavy reading. Back in the 60s autistic kids were usually locked up in institutions and horribly abused. And their parents were told it was all their fault.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 10:18 AM   #160
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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).
I've finished it. Ok it's a page-turner but like many many other similar books, so nothing exceptional from my point of view even if I enjoyed reading it.

Now I'm reading Munich from Robert Harris, a novel whose action is taking place during WWII.
I'm currently around p.200 (on 430) and it's really captivating because narration alternates between british and german points of view. If it keeps going like this, I will definitely recommend that book!

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Old 12-21-2018, 10:40 AM   #161
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The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper, not at all like that god awful film by the same name!
I've read it every xmas since I was 12 ( now 58 ), gets me in the xmas mood.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 04:36 PM   #162
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Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/..._Wu_Li_Masters
 
Old 01-01-2019, 09:44 PM   #163
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Mind blown.

Check it out:

The Theory That Would Not Die
How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy

by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Once again: mind blown.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 03:03 AM   #164
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« Les trognes : l'arbre paysan aux mille usages » by Dominique Mansion

I have some difficulty to translate « Trogne » or « Têtard » into English. Already the German language appears to have evolved past the point where comprehensive expressions were available. So, here is a video featuring the author and the trees:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1nw8DB2anE

A beautiful and useful book, anyway.
 
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i got this book for christmas:
Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation
a wonderfully quick and easy, yet very disturbing read.
I was surprised about the ending... ;-)
 
  


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