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    I'd recommend this Viesturs book to anyone, regardless of whether they are a fan of climbing. I read this one about nine months ago. Pretty amazing how Everest gets all of the pub, solely because it's the highest peak. Other mountains (K2 specifically) are much more dangerous and not climbed as often. Viesturs most recent book is all about K2 - I have it here and I've only read the first 50 pages or so. For some reason I drifted into other books, but I'll eventually get back to it.

    Here is the link: Amazon.com: K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain (9780767932509): Ed Viesturs, David Roberts: Books
    Yeah the Viestrus book is incredible, but if you think that K2 is nuts then read up on Annapurna . If you like the Viestrus book then you should definitely check out High Exposure. Next on my list is a book called "Above the Clouds" [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Above-Clouds-Diaries-High-Altitude-Mountaineer/dp/0312269706"]Amazon.com: Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer (9780312269708): Anatoli Boukreev, Linda Wylie, Galen Rowell: Books[/ame] It's the only book that I have not yet read about the '96 Everest disaster.
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    Recently finished "The Given Day" by Dennis Lehane. Good book that should be made into a movie. He also wrote "Mystic River" "Gone, Baby, Gone" and "Shutter Island"

    I am saving money by trying to finish every unread book that I have collected over the years. My wife's book club books have been getting redundant, so I have been tackling books I bought years ago at a used book sale at a library:

    I just finished "education of a Yankee" by Judson Hale. Hale is the editor of Yankee magazine and comes from old money, but had a very unorthodox upbringing. It is probably out of print now, I picked it up after I heard him speak and it had a lot of local tie-ins for me.

    Right now, I am reading "Jack" by AM Holmes. I've have read some of her other books and they were very good but a little too graphic. This one seems a lot more tame so far.

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    I just finished Stephen King's "Under the Dome" last week - what a tome. Just started "The Road". Next up is Crichton's "Pirate Latitudes".

    After those I think I'll tackle "The Stand" which runs just a bit longer than Dome. I'd never read a novel over 1,000 pages before and just loved Dome because how many and the depth of the characters.
    I recently read "the Road", it was well written but a little too bleak and monotonous for my taste. I much preferred the Stand, which is one of my favorites. It's pretty awesome.

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    When reading ''The Stand'' remember it was written several years before known outbreaks of the AIDS virus occurred - King is eerily prophetic in many of his works -went from being unable to pay his phone bill to selling CARRIE and becoming a billionaire seemingly overnight -rather Faustian .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Recently finished "The Given Day" by Dennis Lehane. Good book that should be made into a movie. He also wrote "Mystic River" "Gone, Baby, Gone" and "Shutter Island".
    Did you read "Gone, Baby, Gone," and if so, did you like it? I have read or am reading all the others.
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    i finished got fight by forrest griffin a few months ago real good read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Did you read "Gone, Baby, Gone," and if so, did you like it? I have read or am reading all the others.
    "The Given Day" is his first book that I have read. I saw Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Baby and I almost never read a book if I have seen the movie first.

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