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anthonycm wrote: I have a recommendation for "Daemon" by Daniel Suarez next. It's not really my genre, but I think I'll give it a try.
stacey wrote: [quote=anthonycm]I have a recommendation for "Daemon" by Daniel Suarez next. It's not really my genre, but I think I'll give it a try.
homeowner wrote: [quote=stacey][quote=anthonycm]I have a recommendation for "Daemon" by Daniel Suarez next. It's not really my genre, but I think I'll give it a try.
vidro3 wrote: also just finished disgrace by jm coetzee. very good. easy read. would probably take you a day.
vidro3 wrote: what about the books that the series Dexter was based on? I dunno if they are good or not but if you like the series you might want to check them out. and then tell me all about them.
I am absolutely startled that this thread became dormant.
As we all know, among the many things God's Country is known for is the fact that Brooklynites LOVE good books. So why isn't this the busiest thread in the forum???
C'on folks - what's on your reading agenda?
OK. Here's mine:
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
While many of my youthful classmates read it back in the 1960s, for some reason I failed to read it. Well, I'm making up for lost time! :)
If your looking for hardcore brooklyn, give Selby's Last Exit To Brooklyn a try.
The Cosmic Serpent : DNA and The Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby.
One of the most interesting and ground-breaking books Ive ever read.
The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge is a 1998 non-fiction book by Jeremy Narby. Narby performed two years of field work in the Pichis Valley of the Peruvian Amazon researching the ecology of the Asháninka, an indigenous peoples in Peru.Investigating the connections between shamanism and molecular biology, Narby hypothesizes that shamans may be able to access information at the molecular level through the ingestion of entheogens, specifically ayahuasca. Biophysicist Jacques Dubochet criticized Narby for not testing his hypothesis. Narby and three molecular biologists revisited the Peruvian Amazon to try to test the hypothesis, and their work is featured in the documentary film, Night of the Liana.
Currently reading Fakebook: A True Store, Based on Actual Lies by Dave Cicirelli
Basically, its a story about a guy who gets fed up with the way Facebook presents the fabulous accomplishments of people you really don't care a lot about. So he decides to send his electronic self out in the world to live the kind of adventure he felt he should be having. He lets only his immediate family and a couple of close friends in on the scheme. Publishers Weekly describes it as "a wacky and bold memoir about identity in this cockeyed social media environment". I think its mostly about a guy from New Jersey who has that late-twenties crisis of consciousness everyone goes through, who also needs to be the center of attention, and how he deals with it.
Hamilton said:If your looking for hardcore brooklyn, give Selby's Last Exit To Brooklyn a try.
Read it well over 40 years ago and have never forgotten what a hard hitting book that was.
Perhaps some one should come up with a list of the Top 10 books about Brooklyn. It would certainly rank way up there.
Pro boxing writer Joe Rein from Brooklyn wrote under the name "John Garfield" for many decades. I was greatly privileged to have exchanged ideas with him on several websites. A true gentleman, exceptionally knowledgeable about boxing, and one to be remembered with great fondness forever.
Will be greatly missed.
Gloves, Glory and God by legendary boxer Henry Armstrong
Just now getting around to reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Found it in a curb box. Worth getting into?