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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Short answer yes I think he was stoned 😀
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

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Steven King "On Writing". Interesting enough that Ill finish it!


Yes, very interesting way to write about writing, but then, there's nothing ordinary about King's imagination and writing. I just lent my copy to an aspiring 22 year old writer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

“The long Haul” A trucker’s life on the Road by Finn Murphy
Dropped out of college to become a long haul trucker. Over 30 years and over a million miles traveled. Stories and plenty of them. A good read.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley

Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year 2110, where science had discovered
the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another. Where
a man's mind could be snatched from the past, when his body was at the point of death,
and brought forward into a "host body" in this fantastic future world.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

air_cooled75 wrote:
Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley

Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year 2110, where science had discovered
the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another. Where
a man's mind could be snatched from the past, when his body was at the point of death,
and brought forward into a "host body" in this fantastic future world.


This "transferring (of) a man's consciousness from one body to another" is exactly what happens when we read a book. The author's consciousness becomes our own.

Oh, the beauty of our universe!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

kiwighia68 wrote:
air_cooled75 wrote:
Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley

Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year 2110, where science had discovered
the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another. Where
a man's mind could be snatched from the past, when his body was at the point of death,
and brought forward into a "host body" in this fantastic future world.


This "transferring (of) a man's consciousness from one body to another" is exactly what happens when we read a book. The author's consciousness becomes our own.

Oh, the beauty of our universe!


X2 kudos to those that have achieved the knowing that comes from reading wether it be for pleasure or enlightenment.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

air_cooled75 wrote:
Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley

Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year 2110, where science had discovered
the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another. Where
a man's mind could be snatched from the past, when his body was at the point of death,
and brought forward into a "host body" in this fantastic future world.


Hmm so that's where the storyline for Freejack came from! (Although they reversed it- in the film it's the body that's snatched from the past to be a host for the mind):


Link


They also may have tapped that book for HBO's Westworld Season 2:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

“Killers of the flower Moon” by David Grann the truth is stranger than fiction.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

I finally finished Ken Follett's "A Column of Fire". I really enjoyed this book as I did with all his books. Sense I retired I no longer commute so I'm not in the car as much as I used to. That's where I did 90% of reading or listening as I have been doing these books on disks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

I’m reading Free Will by Sam Harris, one less chore from my bucket list.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

I revisited an older book by Sam Harris “ Letter to a Christian Nation” I had looked at it back in 2006 and it’s only 96 pages so I’m reading it again. 😀
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

I've not been through the whole thread, so apologies for any repeats, but these are my favourite/recommended novels:-
three men on the bummel by j k jerome
caspar hauser by j wassermann
all the light we cannot see by a doerr
slaughterhouse 5 by k vonnegut jr
the book thief by m zusak
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

the samba has books?? Shocked Confused Think Popcorn
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Currently reading
NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW.

Got back into watching wrestling (not sports entertainment Vince)
because of this era. It was sad to see WCW fail. Now I'm learning
why it happened.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
I revisited an older book by Sam Harris “ Letter to a Christian Nation” I had looked at it back in 2006 and it’s only 96 pages so I’m reading it again. 😀


Wink

Free Will only has 80 pages, but he gets the message out in 3 or 4.
And in practical experience he’s 1000% correct in his assertions, I’ve had the debate many times and it’s always the same conclusions.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell


Funny, Malcom Gladwell makes me think. A lot. Too much at times. I have to put his books down for awhile and come back to them. I guess I need to read this one now.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Not a book, but here goes:

http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html

I mean, it's Hunter S. Thompson...

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Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Rescue at Los Banos by Bruce Henderson. This is about the US Airborne rescuing civilians at an Japanese interment camp in WW II Philippines. Typical WW II book with lots of atrocities, but with a happy ending.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Samba Book Club Reply with quote

Ahab's Trade.
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