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a damned interestiing read this one.
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Actually reading -

Biologische Anthropologie (H.-G. Gadamer & P. Vogler)
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Pluralismus und Ethos der Wissenschaft (Beckers, Hägele, Hahn & Ortner)

Just some random high brow-stuff as usual..
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And in contrast, I've just taken delivery of a new batch of old progs...
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It was absolutely criminal that they printed the episodes of Firekind in the wrong order.

Edit to add: I wonder if James Cameron had read Firekind before he made Avatar.
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The Strontium Dog hardback came today, reprinting all Johnny Alpha's early adventures from Starlord, including full-colour reproductions of all colour pages. I've been looking forward to this, so that's what I'll be reading later.
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The 77: An anthology comic in the great tradition of nineteen-seventies kids' comics.

The first two issues are still available at https://getmycomics.com/Release/Indie/The77 and the kick-start campaign for number 3 is starting on Friday.

It gets the official MarkFiend seal of approval! :seal:
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Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877 by Harry L. Watson
(If anyone intrested, here's vol. II)

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

And some Network Administration books
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I am looking for a good book about Chinese civilization's progress from ancient times up to Ming Dynasty period.
If someone has a recommendation about the subject please provide book reference :D
Thank you in advance :notworthy: :notworthy: :bat:
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Big Si wrote:
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I’m about halfway through now. This is positively brutal, but I can’t put it down.
And I finished it yesterday. Highly recommended, but you've got to have a pretty strong stomach for some of it.
Just about to start on mine :D
It is positively brutal. What a fantastic read though. I had serious difficulty putting it down.
He cast himself in such a bad light he made some of the other low life's seem like Mary Poppins.
I wasn't actually aware of Screaming Trees output to be honest. Had a listen after reading it and wasn't a fan.
His solo stuff however is great.
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Silver_Owl wrote:
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Big Si wrote:
09 May 2020, 22:59
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And I finished it yesterday. Highly recommended, but you've got to have a pretty strong stomach for some of it.
Just about to start on mine :D
It is positively brutal. What a fantastic read though. I had serious difficulty putting it down.
He cast himself in such a bad light he made some of the other low life's seem like Mary Poppins.
I wasn't actually aware of Screaming Trees output to be honest. Had a listen after reading it and wasn't a fan.
His solo stuff however is great.
Enjoyed reading the Book earlier this year and was very surprised at the depths his Drug Addiction took him.

Yeah, the Screaming Trees to my ears was mostly the work of the Conner Brothers. But his own Solo Work is just......Wow! :kiss:

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Great book. Rollercoaster of a life.
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Thinking, fast and slow by D. Kahneman.
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For pleasure: Trevor’s Waiting for Another War which arrived today.

For work (but also for pleasure): Aristotle’s Rhetoric.
The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside.
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Apologies for the rampant self-promo but my sixth horror novel Greyfriars Reformatory is published tomorrow & I still get a wee bit excited by these fleeting George McFly moments.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/ ... 1787584730

Missed a trick not calling it "The Haunting Of..." didn't i! Ha! :bat:

Am giving away a coupla copies on me blog Tues if horror's your bag & you fancy a flutter:
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Re-reading The Dice Man for the first time in about twenty years. Feels different this time. With the way the world appears to be I'm halfway to picking up a set and seeing where it takes me....
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Missed a trick not calling it "The Haunting Of..." didn't i! Ha! :bat:

Am giving away a coupla copies on me blog Tues if horror's your bag & you fancy a flutter:
Blog does not work for me and its TUEs :( :( :(
Can not load page it says :( :(
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iesus wrote:
20 Oct 2020, 15:15
hellboy69 wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 11:32

Missed a trick not calling it "The Haunting Of..." didn't i! Ha! :bat:

Am giving away a coupla copies on me blog Tues if horror's your bag & you fancy a flutter:
Blog does not work for me and its TUEs :( :( :(
Can not load page it says :( :(
Sorry to hear it wouldn't load the page, must've been a Wordpress thing :( :(

Had over 30 entries for the giveaway, thanks all for entering.

Currently reading: Malice by Francois Flahault, because the monsters are still us! :bat:
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Last argument of kings by Joe Abercrombie , the first law books are terrific :D
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OLDFART wrote:
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Last argument of kings by Joe Abercrombie , the first law books are terrific :D
They sure are, along with Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard series and Richard Morgans A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy. All of Abercrombies subsequent work has been fantastic too.
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