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    I am currently reading Pyramids by Terry Pratchett.

    I like humour that sneaks up on me slightly after I have read the actual text...

    An example: Two embalmers are chatting while preparing the dead Pharoah for mummification. One asks the other if this had been a good King.

    The other pauses with a jar in his hand, seeming to give their conversation some thought for the first time.

    "Never think about it 'till they come down here. I suppose he was better than most. Nice pair of lungs. Clean kidneys. Good big sinuses, which is what I always look for in a King".
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    Afghanistan: A military history from Alexander The Great to the fall of the Taliban. (Stephen Tanner)
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    Very nice - I've recently ordered a book called "Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan." I look forward to reading it.
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    Im reading "Arvet efter Gustav Vasa" by professor Lars-Olof Larsson.



    Its a well writen and highly interesting book about the heirs of King Gustav Eriksson (Vasa) and their struggle for the Swedish crown after his death.
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    Im Reading Sharpe's Enemy

    part of the Sharpe series which takes place during the Napoleonic wars. Its a great series.

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    "The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane" - Another of Robert E. Howard's creations (creator of Conan). About a Puritan who travels the world righting evils with no apparent motive. Ex-Inquisitor and ex-witch hunter. Armed with a wide rapier and two blunderbusses as well as a Ju-Ju staff given to him by N'Longa the shaman...

    But all's not well. apparently theyre making a movie out of it starring James Purefoy (which i dont mind, a young Solomon Kane aint bad.) But like all hollywood movies, theyre going to botch up the original stories and screw up the character.. I REALLY HATE hollywood sometimes...

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    ^Robert E. Howard, one of the greatest creative minds that ever lived. Makes Tolkien look like a dribbling retard.

    Reading:
    1)The Late Great USA, by Jerome Corsi.
    2) Re-reading the Illuminatus! trilogy by Shea and R.A.W.
    3) Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike.
    4) The Secret Teachings of all Ages, by Manly P. Hall.
    5) Re-reading the Chung Kuo Octology, by David Wingrove.

    ....and 6) an ultra-stupid Mack Bolan book when I'm on the crapper in the mornng.

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    Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett.

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    An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro and Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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    LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring

    and War of the Rats by David L. Robbins

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    Kinky Friedman's Armadillos and Old Lace, Naomi Klein's the Shock Doctrine and Orwell's 1984.
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    The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield.

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    I am currently reading...

    Brideshead Revisited (For the second time. I couldn't resist after seeing the series on Ovation) - Evelyn Waugh
    Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
    English History 1914-1945 - A.J.P. Taylor

    The history book is quite good. Very readable and interesting.

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    The Brothers Karamasov - Fyodor Mikhailovitch Dostoevsky
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    The Magus by John Fowles

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    Just began in Imperium by Robert Harris.
    It looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast...

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    Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell.
    Read Le Morte de Arthur a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    The Brothers Karamasov - Fyodor Mikhailovitch Dostoevsky
    Just 250 pages left
    The Brothers Karamazov isn't very long at all. Try reading War and Peace and [I]Remembrance of Things Past[/I, the latter of which comes in at 3000 pages.

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    I'm now reading Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

    It's giving me a headache.
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    Gene by Stel Pavlou


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing View Post
    Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett.
    Dennett's a good philosopher, you have to give him that.

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