Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 10 to 18 of 25

Thread: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

  1. #10

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    I read monster... it was decent but I found it a bit heavy handed with the anti-evolution rhetoric. I have "Visitation" somewhere but I never got around to reading it, with your recommendation I will.

  2. #11

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    I enjoyed The Oath but I preferred Visitation. Have you read his newest book Monster?
    Have you read This Present Darkness? The original Peretti classic.

    If you like Christian fiction, there's the Left Behind series.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

  3. #12

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post

    1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway: One of my favorite books. A great story with very in depth characters.
    Read this before my senior year of high school. I remember I enjoyed it but I'd probably benefit from reading it again.
    1. Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
      The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan: I'm still reading it. It does not appear to be a terrible but but I am not prepared to endorse it.
    Read this before my sophomore or junior year of high school. Wasn't a fan.
    1. Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
      Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. GREAT story about operation Red Wing.
    Plan on reading this when I get the chance.
    1. Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
      Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, I know it's not a fiction but the story is very captivating. It's a different kind of story from his previous two (Into Thin Air and Into the Wild) but it still had Krakauer's signature writing style.
    Read this last year, I'm a fan of pretty much anything Krakauer. Was really excited to read his book on Pat Tillman and was very disappointed when he pulled it at the last minute.


    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    So what other recommendations do you guys have? I need a summer reading list. .
    I've been around a quarter of the way through "The 33 Strategies of War" by Robert Greene since I started student teaching.

    Haven't had the opportunity to get much work in on it since I started.

  4. #13
    Olympic Champ r.payton@att.net's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Danville .Indiana
    Posts
    8,718

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    The only novel by Amy Tan i have enjoyed was
    ''the Kitchen God's Wife ''John Irving tackles ifficult subjects in a graceful manner -i.e.-incest and abortion, in ''The Cider House Rules '' as wrestlers we will identify with each character in Irving's works-his first day at wrestling practice in 'Garp'' where Ernie yells ''No Sympathy'' at a kid who ate 2 lunches and was puking his guts out .
    The single most bizarre novel have ever read is 'The Confidence Man ''-please someone rwead it and pm me on their take -I have read it every five years since college and still am clueless . Aced the teast and was totallyclueless .
    The Confidence Man was written by Melville -he of Moby Dick fame .

  5. #14

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    I've read most every Peretti book except for Monster. I bought it but since I'm reading about 2 novels a month for my classes along with 50+ pages a night for my education classes I don't have a lot of time to read for enjoyment right now.

    I read the entire Left Behind series. I enjoyed them but at times I thought that they could have combined the books. There were several that just seemed to drag on and for a while the plot seemed to stagnate.

  6. #15

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    I read the entire Left Behind series. I enjoyed them but at times I thought that they could have combined the books. There were several that just seemed to drag on and for a while the plot seemed to stagnate.
    Agreed. Originally they were contracted for a certain number of books and you could kinda tell because it seemed like they'd stretch certain plotlines out a bit too much. The first 4-5 were great though.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

  7. #16

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    I've read most every Peretti book except for Monster. I bought it but since I'm reading about 2 novels a month for my classes along with 50+ pages a night for my education classes I don't have a lot of time to read for enjoyment right now.

    I read the entire Left Behind series. I enjoyed them but at times I thought that they could have combined the books. There were several that just seemed to drag on and for a while the plot seemed to stagnate.
    I haven't read the Left Behind series, but several friends of mine have mocked them so thoroughly in my presence that I'm not sure I could enjoy them.

    I enjoyed the "Darkness" books a great deal, one thing I never figured out (and I bet Peretti didn't either); what happens to angels when they die? Both those books were full of supernatural battles but only the demons ever seemed to get killed.

  8. #17
    Olympic Champ
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    It's a long way from East Colorado
    Posts
    3,740

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    Conclusion: no one wants to get Left Behind.

  9. #18

    Default Re: Books. . . You know with words and stuff. . .

    http://www.venturacountystar.com/new...-lie-about-it/

    The top 10 books people pretend to have read, in order, are: “1984,” by George Orwell; “War and Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy; “Ulysses,” by James Joyce; the Bible; “Madame Bovary,” by Gustave Flaubert; “A Brief History of Time,” by Stephen Hawking; “Midnight’s Children,” by Salman Rushdie; “In Remembrance of Things Past,” by Marcel Proust; “Dreams from My Father,” by Barack Obama; and “The Selfish Gene,” by Richard Dawkins.

    Actually, I have read most of these - or at least parts before I gave up in terminal boredom. I actually enjoyed War and Peace, something that my wife can't believe as it is her prime example of overrated "great" literature. (That is a catagory that we put a LOT of books into. My 1st on the list of overrated is The Great Gatspy.) I've read big chunks of the Bible, old and new testements, mostly in the King James version, but several other translations also. (With the Koran, a slug of eastern religious writings, and even a bit of the Book of Mormon.) I dropped Madame Bovery after about 100 pages. Can't see any reason to put myself through that. I have a copy of Hawkins book, and I am SLOWLY plowing through it. It is so information dense that I read a couple of paragraphs and then have to put it down to digest what I have read. I haven't even looked at Midnight's Children, but read Islamic Verses and wasn't very impressed. In Rememberance of Things Past was worth a second reading. Don't think I will bother with Obama. Richard Dawkins is brilliant. If you haven't read The Blind Watchmaker you have missed one of the truely important theological works of our time. I haven't gotten to The Selfish Gene yet, but I am sure I will.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •