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    Doshell Propivo Registered User

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    I can't do podcasts. I wait for the transcript and just skip around all over the place and piece things together.
     
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    How's the Robert Johnson book?
     
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    With December 7th just passing, All the Gallant Men by Donald Stratton was a great book.
     
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    If anyone's into audiobooks and history, 'Endurance', which is about Ernest Schackleton's attempt to get to the South pole in 1914, is one of the greatest survival stories and audio books I've ever listened to, and I go through about one a week.
    Also, Heroin diaries by Nicky Sixx from Motley Crue is outstanding. Not really into their music, it's just a great listen.
    Takes me an hour to get to/from work. Audio books are perfect for this.
     
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    Awesome, and a LI connection to boot (he lived on the East End the last half of his life). I'm about halfway through the Jeeves series. Cracks me up, and he's a really good writer. I'll start on the Blandings series when I finish Jeeves.

    I never read the Narnia series so have been doing that recently and am on the 2nd to last book now. I'll probably read The Count of Monte Cristo next (another classic I've never read). A few of my all-time favs are LOTR (duh), The Secret of Santa Vittoria (60s movie I've never seen but a book I've read a few times), and A Soldier of the Great War (Mark Helprin, my favorite living author - not to be confused with the columnist Mark Helperin).
     
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    I do skip over the inevitable pot smoking segment of most Rogan's podcasts.
     
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    "We want Fishsticks" was a good quick read - but a brutal reminder of how bad Maloney & Milbury were, the Rangers winning the Cup in '94, knocking us out of the playoffs that year, the reactionary changing of the logo to jump on the trend of "new" 90's unis with teams like the Ducks, trading Turgeon and Hogue, the pain of the Kirk Muller saga, Ray Ferraro leaving, the hits went on and on.
     
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    Big L Grandpa’s Cough Medicine is 180 Proof

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    It was cringeworthy. I had put most of that stuff out of my mind, as any sane person should. There was a lot of “oh yeah, I remember that. Ugh”
     
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    Healy leaving. And winning the cup with the Rangers.. Kasparaitis getting traded...
     
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    Good. Short, but well researched and written.

    I have the Columbia two CD set "The Complete Recordings" that I bought when it came out in 1990. There's a long bio and essay by Stephen LaVere in it, and there are a couple of 'differences of opinion' between the two authors (addressed in the book), and a bit of new information unearthed in the last 30 years.
     
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    Have you read Lewis' 'The Screwtape Letters'?

    I've usually got a 'classic' on the go. Read Monte Cristo years ago. Last year I read 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', and 'The Lion of the North' is next on the list.
     
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    Yes to the bolded. Great book. Lewis was so smart. To think he was buddies with Tolkien and they used to go out for dinner and beers together - talk about wanting to be a fly on the wall....
    I have not read the other 3 books you mentioned.
     
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    Lewis was a brilliant writer, but I think a bit too preachy for many people. The Narnia stories are one example of the movies being better than the books (to a lot of people), because they skip some of that.

    On the other hand, watching the LOTR movies, I'm regularly noticing what is left out.

    Have you read Lewis' space trilogy: 'Out of the Silent Planet', 'Perelandria', and 'That Hideous Strength'?
     
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    No, not yet anyway. One of these days I'll have time enough to read everything I want to read.

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