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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Smith View Post
    Another book about Winston Churchill. How could I resist?
    He won the Nobel for literature right? What book or work was it for?
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
    Flannery O'Connor on the beats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Grievous View Post
    He won the Nobel for literature right? What book or work was it for?
    Yes, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.No specific book was cited by name to justify the award.

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    Ok. Maybe It was all the letters he wrote during wartime.

    I think Sartre is the only man to ever decline the Nobel. (You can take the poor french man out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of the poor frenchman!)
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
    Flannery O'Connor on the beats.

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    I always assumed Churchill won for his multi-volume history of WWII, but never really checked to see.

    For a mere $2.99 I found a copy of Will Self's The Book of Dave today.

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    This thread is on page 5.

    I don't think I'll be buying another book until it hits at least page 15.

    1) I am buying books faster than I am reading them(Don't we all).

    2) I can't afford it.

    I'll still pop in from time to time to comment on peoples' new books.
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
    Flannery O'Connor on the beats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Grievous View Post
    This thread is on page 5.

    I don't think I'll be buying another book until it hits at least page 15.

    1) I am buying books faster than I am reading them(Don't we all).

    2) I can't afford it.

    I'll still pop in from time to time to comment on peoples' new books.
    Quote from Schopenhauer I came across recently: "Buying books would be a good idea, if you could also buy the time to read them."

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    I read fairly fast.

    But at the moment I am reading some russian literature (Check the sig) and it is taking a lot of energy out of me.

    I can whizz through thrillers and dramas the fastest........
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
    Flannery O'Connor on the beats.

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    I just picked up three of the Hard Case Crime line today. They came to my attention through the backup features in Brubaker & Phillips' Criminal. I'm not particularly into the genre, but I thought I'd give it a shot since they were on sale. I picked up Max Allan Collins' first Ms. Tree novel along with an entry each from Stephen King and Donald Westlake.

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    Stopped in at Shopko to look for a globe for my son for a science project. No luck there, but they were clearing out a bunch of Hard Case Crime books or 29 cents apiece. They had...and I purchased...

    Fade to Blonde by Max Philips.

    361 by Donald Westlake

    Dutch Uncle by Peter Pavia

    A Touch of Death by Charles Williams

    Say it With Bullets by Richard Powell

    Grave Descend by John Lange

    Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block

    Robbie's Wife by Russell Hill

    The Vengeful Virgin by Gil Brewer

    Slide by Ken Bruen & Jason Starr

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    Nice Haul Slam.

    You can't beat bargains.
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
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    Hard Rain by Barry Eisler

    The Killing Floor by Lee Child

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    Cartoon History of the Modern World, Volume 2
    Unshelved Vol. 4 "Book Club"
    Unshelved Vol. 6 "Frequently Asked Questions"
    What have I always believed? That, on the whole, and by and large, if a person lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out ok.

    "In 1996, I was 36. And you're still a frothing moonbat." ~Paradox

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    The boyfriend got me The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Up & Down New York last week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma View Post
    Cartoon History of the Modern World, Volume 2
    Unshelved Vol. 4 "Book Club"
    Unshelved Vol. 6 "Frequently Asked Questions"
    I keep forgetting to pick up a copy of Unshelved. I saw their booth at Mid-winter Boston. I *just* put it on hold right now. A library in the system owns Volume 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_mmmchocolate View Post
    The boyfriend got me The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Up & Down New York last week.


    I keep forgetting to pick up a copy of Unshelved. I saw their booth at Mid-winter Boston. I *just* put it on hold right now. A library in the system owns Volume 1.
    I met the artist and writer of Unshelved at a CLA convention, and then at SDCC. They are spot on concerning public libraries (except their crazies are eccentric, mine are seriously nuts).
    What have I always believed? That, on the whole, and by and large, if a person lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out ok.

    "In 1996, I was 36. And you're still a frothing moonbat." ~Paradox

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    Picked up a copy of Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair yesterday. So far it's pure gold.
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