What Have You Read?

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Have you read:

Masked Rider
1
6%
Ghost Rider
4
22%
Travelling Music
3
17%
Two of the three (tell us which two, please)
5
28%
All three (tell us which three, please *wink*)
4
22%
None of the above, cuz you don't believe drummers can write books
1
6%
 
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Post by ElfDude » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:43 pm

Soup... I shared some of your feelings while reading too.

A friend of mine recently read it, and his comment to me was something like, "Did you get the impression that he would have gotten better a lot quicker if he'd just gotten back to work instead of dropping out of life for so long?"

Umm... yes, I did. :)

But I still love the book.
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Post by Soup4Rush » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:44 pm

yeah.. he is a very intelligent man and very well spoken..
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:47 pm

And just as messed up, if not more, than we here at BT! LOL
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Post by Soup4Rush » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:00 pm

you know, I thought of the Rush chicks while reading about the part where the girl walking her dog smiled at him and how he never thought he was an attractive guy.. boy, if he read some of the posts around here, can you imagine what he would say?? made me laugh thinking about it..
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:11 pm

*blushes thinking of some of her old posts*

Man, we can get a bit crazy, can't we? LOL
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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:51 pm

NO SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I don't have this one yet.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


Please.
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Post by Soup4Rush » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:36 am

sorry, I thought I was the only one around here who had not read Ghost Rider yet.. Nice to know I am not the only slacker.. :razz:
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:25 am

Soup4Rush wrote:
don't you think it was kind of selfish of him in regards to his family and friends to go off on such a dangerous excursion? without anybody else? in his state of mind.. I wondered how many of his friends or family wondered if they would ever see him alive again. From what I have read he seems kind of selfish and does not like to be bothered by people.. Maybe I am missing something... some of what he wrote was kind of mean too, like he was blaming the kid for him putting diesel fuel in his gas tank, or the wallowing middle age hippos around the buffet table..
I have to admit, Neil has become one of my favorite writers because of his vivid scene painting and honesty.

The little jerk did fill his tank with diesel, the hippos around the buffet are dangerously, disgustingly self-indulgent. I can see why he would wonder why other people should be allowed to live on when his love's lives are snuffed. I believe that if he didn't go on this search, he would be dead.

I'm very glad he wrote these stories down for us. :-)
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Post by ElfDude » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:34 am

Big Blue Owl wrote:
Soup4Rush wrote:
don't you think it was kind of selfish of him in regards to his family and friends to go off on such a dangerous excursion? without anybody else? in his state of mind.. I wondered how many of his friends or family wondered if they would ever see him alive again. From what I have read he seems kind of selfish and does not like to be bothered by people.. Maybe I am missing something... some of what he wrote was kind of mean too, like he was blaming the kid for him putting diesel fuel in his gas tank, or the wallowing middle age hippos around the buffet table..
I have to admit, Neil has become one of my favorite writers because of his vivid scene painting and honesty.

The little jerk did fill his tank with diesel, the hippos around the buffet are dangerously, disgustingly self-indulgent. I can see why he would wonder why other people should be allowed to live on when his love's lives are snuffed. I believe that if he didn't go on this search, he would be dead.

I'm very glad he wrote these stories down for us. :-)
Ditto that as well. I used to read Ghost Rider at least once a year for a few years after I lost my wife.

Leon, stop reading now. SPOILER ALERT!

I did notice that almost every time he griped about someone around him, it was usually followed by some sort of self-disparaging (sp?) remark. He was upset with almost everyone, himself included.

And as to the diesel incident, didn't he make sure to point out that he wasn't mad at the kid himself, just the fact that it had happened?
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Post by Soup4Rush » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:01 am

I just reread the diesel in the gastank part.. BBO was right.. it was the kid's fault as he handed the wrong nozzle to Neil.. and he did actually feel sorry for the kid.. my bad.. :oops: sorry, I need to read slower. :-)
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Post by Walkinghairball » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:44 am

*Peering thru one eye* I'm not reading nuthin'.


Not that eye Soup.
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:19 am

Soup4Rush wrote:I just reread the diesel in the gastank part.. BBO was right.. it was the kid's fault as he handed the wrong nozzle to Neil.. and he did actually feel sorry for the kid.. my bad.. :oops: sorry, I need to read slower. :-)
Nothing to be sorry about, Soup! :-)

I finished Roadshow yesterday and I was sad to see it end. So that's all of them for me. I think I'll do a hard science fiction (like having some sherbet between courses to clean the palate) then start over with Masked Rider. I didn't give that one enough attention when I read it first time.
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Post by ElfDude » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:34 am

Still need to read Masked Rider and Traveling Music.

I recently read My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas. I thought it was so good that I'm reading it out loud to my daughters. He's a remarkable man.
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:40 am

ElfDude wrote:
I recently read My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas. I thought it was so good that I'm reading it out loud to my daughters. He's a remarkable man.
But...but...
I won't say it.
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Post by ElfDude » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:48 am

Big Blue Owl wrote:
ElfDude wrote:
I recently read My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas. I thought it was so good that I'm reading it out loud to my daughters. He's a remarkable man.
But...but...
I won't say it.
A remarkable man who had some serious lies told about him. In the book he doesn't go into detail about what they were. I think it's fairly kid-safe.
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