Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by ElPee, Feb 9, 2013.
Fell in love with Charterhouse when 19,re-read and each time a different perspective......
Paul Auster's Leviathan.
Just one more thing about Kircher (referring to #339 and #340). Every time he is using the word "Kunst", which means in English "art", he is actually meaning "Technik", which means in English "technique". It is a sort of keyword. It took quite a long time to learn that. I would not spend so much time with his "Hall- und Thonkunst" if the topic was not about music. Reading it is an enigmatic but magic challenge.
The last book I've read was Seven Eves by Neal Stephenson. Just started reading Moby Dick.
I'm currently reading Aleksandr Solzhenitzen, The Gulag Archipelago. Long books but will learn you some stuff.
Also reading a few electronics books.
I'm not exactly an avid reader, but the last book I read was Johnny Cash's Autobiography.
Moby Dick is superb and musnt be rushed,last read it by gas-light during family camping holiday in France.
His shorter works are also worth seeking out....
"Ecology And The Politics Of Scarcity" by Wm. Ophuls
my favorite contemporary author
Just started into F.Nietzsche - Thus Spake Zarathustra (trans.Kaufmann).
About to sit down and delve into this on this wintry (-4 Fahrenheit) morning:
Sun Tzu: The Art of War - The New Illustrated Edition, Translated by Samuel B. Griffith.
Initial U.S. publication, 2016 - Shelter Harbor Press
My wife purchased the pictured book stand for me for Christmas and, this past Saturday, gifted me a hardcover edition of the book noted above.
Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin
Chernow’s “Grant”. Nothing new so far and some glaring errors of fact and some VERY dubious interpretations of people and events. I’m running out of gas on this one though I must say it’s well written.
The Fleet That Had To Die by Richard Hough.I use to belong to the military book club but now get all my reading from amazon ebooks .
That looks like an interesting book. How is it?
Its actually fairly good,not as dry as I expected for an historical account.That motley collection of Russian ships travelled an unheard of 16,500 miles and had many misadventures along the way.Nobody believed it was possible.
"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William L. Shirer.
Continuing with "In Search Of Lost Time". I am on page 2790 now (out of 4194 pages)... this book is going to kill me. I really want to read it to the end but I doubt more and more that I will succeed. Started with the book some 16 years ago...
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