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Basil
10-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Re-reading some old books again that have been sitting around collecting dust.

GaryBeu
10-19-2013, 06:55 PM
IMHO this is a GREAT book... I also loved "Illusions".

DrEntropy
10-20-2013, 06:14 PM
Books gathering dust....

My "library" is replete with dusty tomes. Some are "classics" and some are contemporary. Among the ones I've read and re-read are late fifties and early sixties "Book of the Month" ones.

I grew up on Kipling, Defoe, Mellvile, LeCarre, Mitchel, Fleming, Norton, Heinlein, Azimov and Rand... among many others.

GaryBeu
10-20-2013, 07:22 PM
I think that EVERYONE in the USA should read "The Grapes of Wrath" every few years...humbling story for modern day kids and young adults.

HealeyRick
10-20-2013, 08:05 PM
Gee, I hoped it was going to be this:

https://i40.tinypic.com/w15mxy.jpg

DrEntropy
10-21-2013, 06:19 AM
Gee, I hoped it was going to be this:

https://i40.tinypic.com/w15mxy.jpg

Scholastic Books!!! Read that when in third grade if memory serves. And another called: "The Red, Red Roadster." An Alfa story, similar story line though.

Messed me up fer life, methinks. :smirk:

Basil
10-21-2013, 08:48 AM
Speaking of great books, I just bought the HD version of To Kill a Mockingbird and watched it over the weekend. What a great movie (and book).

DNK
10-21-2013, 09:00 AM
Timely thread.
I just saw that Pat Conroy has the final closure for his "The Great Santini" book out.
It's called "The Death of the Great Santini"
Watch most of the movie over the years yet I had no idea he wrote it.
Might have to pick up the first so I can read the second
Big fan of his writing

HealeyRick
10-21-2013, 09:26 AM
Messed me up fer life, methinks. :smirk:

I think it was an epidemic. Just read the reviews on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Red-Car-Don-Stanford/product-reviews/1568497318/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Or, as Peter Egan put it in his Side Glances column here: https://www.roadandtrack.com/rt-archive/in-the-shadow-of-the-red-car

"Now, I have discovered over the years that there are two types of car enthusiasts: 1) Those who never heard of The Red Car and 2) those who read the book at an impressionable age and had their lives ruined by it. "

mikephillips
10-21-2013, 11:54 AM
The Red Car was one of those things that moved me to British cars when I was a kid. grew up in a small midwet farming community and never actually saw one until years later, but I knew I wanted a TC someday.

Mickey Richaud
10-21-2013, 12:01 PM
Scholastic Books!!! Read that when in third grade if memory serves. And another called: "The Red, Red Roadster." An Alfa story, similar story line though.

Messed me up fer life, methinks. :smirk:

Ditto once again! In fact, I still have a copy, along with The Black Tiger, and The Black Tiger at LeMans. Read all of 'em as a kid, circa 1959.

Trevor Triumph
10-21-2013, 02:41 PM
Now that I have a Kindle I've been reading the books I avoided in school. As an adult I think they are interesting. I have called them the books that are supposed to be good for you. Gulliver's Travels, Iliad, and Sophie's' Choice are among them. The down side, sort of, is that the Kindle has a dictionary loaded so when I see a would I don't know i just tap and the definition appears. With Styron that happened nearly every page. I learned that by not going to the dictionary and turning pages I never learned the definition- no work involved.

DNK
10-21-2013, 03:16 PM
I'm reading a Faye Kellerman detecto novel.
That built in dictionary would be helpful if it did Yiddish as the story takes place in Boro Park NY one of the country's largest Jewish Community.
Yikes , I ask my wife what these words mean and she just shakes her head

Basil
10-21-2013, 04:07 PM
I'm reading a Faye Kellerman detecto novel.
That built in dictionary would be helpful if it did Yiddish as the story takes place in Boro Park NY one of the country's largest Jewish Community.
Yikes , I ask my wife what these words mean and she just shakes her head

Well, just don't get verklempt over it!

Gliderman8
10-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Don't be a putz... go HERE (https://www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com/)

Gliderman8
10-21-2013, 04:33 PM
Don-
Isn't that what Paul Revere said: "The Yiddish are coming, the Yiddish are coming" :)

DrEntropy
10-21-2013, 06:50 PM
:lol: