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#41
Dune. I'm assuming you mean a coming of age story with a young male protagonist with near super-human training who inserts himself as the prophesied Messiah into an ancient religion that controls the most valuable substance in the universe, and then launches a holy war across the galaxy . If that's the case then you want Dune.
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(2016-05-13, 06:54 PM)Pouzar Wrote:
(2016-01-17, 05:06 PM)Cornholio Wrote: I set a hold on July 13 2015 and I am currently #314 on 87 copies. Ottawa public Library.
They really should shorten the borrowing period to two weeks instead of 3, or start ramping up the fines for over due books.

Why don't you go buy the book?
I'm a cheap bastard.
The only books I buy are not in the library collection.
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(2016-05-17, 08:14 AM)Hieremias Wrote: Dune. I'm assuming you mean a coming of age story with a young male protagonist with near super-human training who inserts himself as the prophesied Messiah into an ancient religion that controls the most valuable substance in the universe, and then launches a holy war across the galaxy . If that's the case then you want Dune.

That does sound good, but I'm looking for a change from sci fi and fantasy
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#44
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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#45
A Clockwork Orange

Edit: Get the British version with the last chapter.
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#46
Picked up "The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age."

Hopefully it's as good as it sounds.
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#47
He's not a great writer, but I started Edward Rutherford's London yesterday.
He gives a fairly good history of cities in his books, from almost prehistoric times up until the moment he wrote them
He couches them in melodramatic soap opera- style family story arches, but hat also gives some social context to the history.

Actually, the books would probably make good TV series. They are the very definition of sprawling epic.I've read New York, and now I'm on to London.
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#48
Reread Wolverine Origin. God I hope this arc gets a movie.10/10
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(2016-05-25, 05:56 AM)Barberpole Wrote: He's not a great writer, but I started Edward Rutherford's London yesterday.
He gives a fairly good history of cities in his books, from almost prehistoric times up until the moment he wrote them
He couches them in melodramatic soap opera- style family story arches, but hat also gives some social context to the history.

Actually, the books would probably make good TV series. They are the very definition of sprawling epic.I've read New York, and now I'm on to London.

I read Sarum. I enjoyed it but wasn't really inspired to read another of his books right away. Maybe at some point though.

I've had a strange urge lately to re-read Pillars of the Earth for some reason though.
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The only reason I want to read his books is for easy, light historical research, so when I see something, I might remember whatever he said about it.
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#51
Finished fantastic beasts and where to find em. Can't believe I didn't read it till now considering I'm a big Harry Potter fan
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#52
Just finished reading Undermajordomo Minor, by Patrick DeWitt.  

I really liked DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers a lot, so I decided to check his latest novel, too.  It is certainly an oddball book full of oddball characters, featuring some great dialogue between them, which is what I enjoy the most about his work.  One review mentioned that it would make a good Wes Anderson film, and maybe they are correct.

But overall, it was a fairly quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend if you're into unusual, surreal, or slightly dark comedies.  


I also picked up The Origins of Political Order, which like most political books, looks like a thoroughly boring tome that I will never make my way all the way through.  But if RATW has taught me anything, it's that I am woefully ignorant when it comes to history and politics, so why not start from the beginning?  I'll give it a shot, anyway.
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lol

Similarly, I've started The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory and I have almost no interest in music. Even worse, the artists the author is concentrating on are top 40 specialists, Katie Perry and the like.
Speed reading material.
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#54
I just grabbed "The Name of the Rose", from the Kindle store for $2.99.
I enjoyed the movie, and will attempt to not read this in Sean Connery's voice.
We just try to ignore the elephant somehow
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(2016-05-17, 12:19 AM)bicboi Wrote: does anyone have any suggestions for some good coming of age books? Preferably male protagonist who's entering adulthood?

I found a few at a book store, but the main characters were females and in different countries during different time periods and am looking for something more familiar

Check out any of the Harlan Coben books. I believe you're looking for the Mickey Bolitar series I believe there are 3 books so far all amazing
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(2016-06-17, 05:01 PM)Cornholio Wrote: lol

Similarly, I've started The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory and I have almost no interest in music. Even worse, the artists the author is concentrating on are top 40 specialists, Katie Perry and the like.
Speed reading material.

Hey, Cornholio, 

do you have any good recommendations for Canadian poli sci books? 

I want to start getting more educated on Canadian politics and we seem to have a very comparable interest in books.

If anyone else has an answer, I am all for it as well Happy
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#57
Can't help you there, although I can recommend that you stay away from Olivia Chow's autobiography.

PM Seamus, I think he has a degree in Political Science from Carleton.
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(2016-08-02, 05:14 PM)Cornholio Wrote: Can't help you there, although I can recommend that you stay away from Olivia Chow's autobiography.

PM Seamus, I think he has a degree in Political Science from Carleton.

Laugh  I'll make sure I avoid it. 

I bought The Big Shift by Ibbitson and have Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose us and we Choose Them by Susan Delacourt in the queue.

Hopefully I can get through both of them on my break.
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Anyone ever read the Earth's Children series? It's a historical fiction about prehistoric times.

My sister recommended it but I dunno. All I remember is a hokey 80's movie with Daryl Hannah called Clan of the Cave Bear.
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(2016-07-31, 08:24 PM)TheOilerFan83 Wrote:
(2016-06-17, 05:01 PM)Cornholio Wrote: lol

Similarly, I've started The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory and I have almost no interest in music. Even worse, the artists the author is concentrating on are top 40 specialists, Katie Perry and the like.
Speed reading material.

Hey, Cornholio, 

do you have any good recommendations for Canadian poli sci books? 

I want to start getting more educated on Canadian politics and we seem to have a very comparable interest in books.

If anyone else has an answer, I am all for it as well Happy
I liked 'The Morning After', the book on the 1995 referendum by Chantal Hebert.
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