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Old 12-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #281
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I've never read it before and I'm finally getting around to it. It's great so far.
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Just learned that a movie was being made based on this book. So far, its a good read.



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Old 12-15-2012, 12:41 PM   #283
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I've never read it before and I'm finally getting around to it. It's great so far.
Love that book. Captures the chaos of the beat writers' live so well

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #284
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First book I've read in awhile that I haven't been able to put down. This guy is nuts in all the right ways.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #285
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Thank you. Just downloaded. Finished a book this morning and needed something new. Is the "catching the wolf of Wall Street" the sequel?
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Just learned that a movie was being made based on this book. So far, its a good read.
Just finished that book. Read it in two sittings

Pretty good... Not enough action for me and the author put WAY too much geography in there. I understand its about a world war but man... Felt like I was studying for an exam

Glad I read it though. I enjoy watching a movie after reading a book because my mind has already filled in a TON of background from imagination. That's why books are always better
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Just finished Pacific Crucible by Ian Toll.



Absolutely fascinating look at the lead up to Pearl Harbor, and then what transpired between that attack and the end of Midway. Really tells the story of the battleship mentality being supplanted by the carrier mentality.

It's also amazing how Japan put together a world class navy and rolled through China and the Pacific almost effortlessly, being horrendously underestimated by European powers. And then in the course of the first year of the war (from the US perspective), put themselves on a path to ruin with strategic decisions and and cultural factors.

Toll's other book, Six Frigates, about the creation of the US Navy is well reviewed and so that's going on my list.
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Thank you. Just downloaded. Finished a book this morning and needed something new. Is the "catching the wolf of Wall Street" the sequel?
I'm not sure. I know they're making it into a movie that comes out this year though.
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I'm not sure. I know they're making it into a movie that comes out this year though.

I read the Wolf of Wall Street about 3 years ago. Great book. It is a true story too. It is amazing that the guy did all this when he was 28, 30 years old. Flying a helicopter drunk and crash landing in his back yard in the Hamptons, sex was so rampant they had to put signs on the break room wall telling everyone not to make so much noise, getting his aunt to launder money in Switzerland for him........the story is unreal............... .......and it is all true......

I think Catching the Wolf of Wall Street was the sequel, but I never read it.
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Three chapters in. Pretty interesting stuff. Conspiracy theorist will love it.
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Just finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I found it very interesting, although not terribly deep in characters.

I haven't finished the book about Oppenheimer yet. I also started reading Nassim Taleb's Black Swan (and liked it) but didn't finish.

This just arrived, from one of my favorite authors, so I'll probably read it next:



I also just found out that Max Brooks is Mel Brooks' son and that really makes me want to read World War Z.
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You've just made me want to do the same.
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Finished "The Wisdom of Psychopaths"

Very interesting read. Definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in leadership/success and psychology.
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damn, you guys do alot of reading

i wonder if replacing shallow bishes with a book is in my future

cuz dating is pretty pathetic these days
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