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Posted by Webbie

BUMP!

I just completed The Way of the Fight a couple of days ago. It took less than three full days for me to complete it, and that's saying a lot for me because I rarely read books (though I'm trying to change that).

I thought it was a great read, but my opinion is biased because I'm a big GSP fan.

Any of you guys read it? If so, what did you think?

Next I'll be reading Atlas Shrugged.



Holy shit....you READ????

I'm reading my bank statement at the moment....it says $$$CHA-CHING$$$

Your WELCOME.

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Post #76   12/7/13 4:16:20PM   

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Posted by Webbie

BUMP!

I just completed The Way of the Fight a couple of days ago. It took less than three full days for me to complete it, and that's saying a lot for me because I rarely read books (though I'm trying to change that).

I thought it was a great read, but my opinion is biased because I'm a big GSP fan.

Any of you guys read it? If so, what did you think?

Next I'll be reading Atlas Shrugged.



Holy shit....you READ????

I'm reading my bank statement at the moment....it says $$$CHA-CHING$$$

Your WELCOME.



What's your book about? How to get your ass kicked over and over and somehow remain relevant?



Also, it's "you're", not "your." Even the real Chael would know that.

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Post #77   12/7/13 5:07:10PM   

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Posted by Webbie


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Oh god, Ayn Rand drives me up the wall.



Care to explain?

I haven't read any of her books yet, but I'm told Atlas Shrugged is a must read.

Plus I'm a big fan of BioShock, and objectivism is a big theme in that game.



She advocates a philosophy of individualism to the extent of sociopathic selfishness.

Granted Atlas Shrugged is a response to growing up in a corrupt socialist regime, and for that alone this makes for a valuable book. But what she stood for and firmly believed about how to make society better baffles me.

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Post #78   12/7/13 6:51:32PM   

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Yeah, I've actually heard a lot of people say basically the same thing about her.

The book sounds great though. I've already got a copy of it but I'm not allowed to start reading it until Christmas

Post #79   12/7/13 7:04:10PM   

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Read all the Song of ice and Fire books,...The game of thrones books if you will.

Currently reading Bobby the Brain Heenans' book...

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Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Goin through his whole collection only like 6 books down though haha

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Anybody interested in giving my radiation physics paper a read? It's probs only going to be about 4-5 pages with pretty picutres

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Goin through his whole collection only like 6 books down though haha



Kurt Vonnegut is probably my favorite author. Props

Currently, I'm reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger . It's the first in his Dark Tower series. I'm about 25% through it, and I very much enjoy it.

The story is about a gunslinger (Roland) on a physical and metaphorical quest for "the dark tower" and combines elements from western, fantasy, and horror genres.
According to some websites King considers the series as his "magnum opus" which I did not know until I looked up the information for this here description.

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Posted by airkerma

Anybody interested in giving my radiation physics paper a read? It's probs only going to be about 4-5 pages with pretty picutres



I'd be willing to give it a read, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed so I'm not sure how much help I'd be



Have any of you read this book? I've been thinking about buying it but I'd like a few opinions on it first.

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Posted by Webbie


Posted by airkerma

Anybody interested in giving my radiation physics paper a read? It's probs only going to be about 4-5 pages with pretty picutres



I'd be willing to give it a read, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed so I'm not sure how much help I'd be



Have any of you read this book? I've been thinking about buying it but I'd like a few opinions on it first.



So I ended up purchasing this book and I'm a little over 100 pages into it at the moment, and I already regret spending money on it. The author, Brian D'Souza, seems pretty biased towards certain people, and his writing reflects that. I don't have a problem with the man having his own opinions, but it just seems like he's doing his best to make certain people look terrible. I can understand and agree with some of it, but at times it seems like he's just trying to force his beliefs on the readers. It's a very disappointing read so far for me, but I paid money for it so I'll be finishing it ASAP so I can move onto something else.

Have any of you guys read it? I'd like to hear your opinions on it if you have.

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Decent read. I like the behind the scenes inner workings of teams.

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Vonnegut is the GOAT.
I'm pretty sure I've read everyone of his, even the short stories.
Cat's Cradle is probably my favorite book of all time.

Edit: Favorite fiction book I should've typed.

Currently reading a Confederacy of Dunces for the second time. Feels like the first time again since it's been so long though. Great book set in New Orleans.

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Just about finished reading World War Z.

Love zombie shit and it didn't let me down, I haven't seen the film but apparently they are completely different.
Lots of scenarios in which zombies are shown in many different lights; walking in herds on the sea floor, trapped for years in damaged office blocks, frozen during the winter months and thawing to attack when it heats back up.
Makes me want to take my guns and run to the hills, start a "community"

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Still plugging away at Infinite Jest. Most difficult/rewarding book I've ever picked up.

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I've got about 15 pages left in the book I mentioned before: Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts.

My (slightly early) conclusion: Brian D'Souza isn't a very good author. While some of it is informative, a lot of it is just him trying to force his opinion on the readers, and it's very annoying.

Next up: Atlas Shrugged. I'm excited for this one.

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