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I most recently read instructions on how to put together a bed frame that I purchased online. It was more letters and pictures than it was words.
Can't believe I took so long to get around reading STARSHIP TROOPERS.. book's been fantastic so far.
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wy4786: Can't believe I took so long to get around reading STARSHIP TROOPERS.. book's been fantastic so far.
I came across that one when I was a child and on a "reading binge". The book is more political than the movie makes it seem. I think I also read "The Shining" around that time...
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wy4786: Can't believe I took so long to get around reading STARSHIP TROOPERS.. book's been fantastic so far.
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JDelekto: I came across that one when I was a child and on a "reading binge". The book is more political than the movie makes it seem. I think I also read "The Shining" around that time...
XD There have been threads about this before, and without meaning to demean anyone, Heinlein was a right wing nut. :P Even his friends admitted as much and I remember seeing a taped interview with Ellison who, while being a life long friend of Heinlein, also said he was a giant asshole. :P

Robert believed all that "domino theory red menace crap" that almost killed this country via McCarthyism and of course led to the mess of the Vietnam Conflict, of which Heinlein was a HUGE supporter.

With the movie Verhoeven of course set out to make a parody of the book (which I think he was brilliantly successful doing) but I'm still puzzled how he got away with it. It takes guts to get the rights to this classic book and then use it to make a huge big budget movie just to make fun of it. As a peace freak I thought it was great and did a brilliant job of showing how fucking stupid all that gung-ho 'saviors of decency and democracy American hero B.S.', but I can certainly see how it pissed off many of Henlein's fans.
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JDelekto: I came across that one when I was a child and on a "reading binge". The book is more political than the movie makes it seem. I think I also read "The Shining" around that time...
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tinyE: XD There have been threads about this before, and without meaning to demean anyone, Heinlein was a right wing nut. :P Even his friends admitted as much and I remember seeing a taped interview with Ellison who, while being a life long friend of Heinlein, also said he was a giant asshole. :P

Robert believed all that "domino theory red menace crap" that almost killed this country via McCarthyism and of course led to the mess of the Vietnam Conflict, of which Heinlein was a HUGE supporter.

With the movie Verhoeven of course set out to make a parody of the book (which I think he was brilliantly successful doing) but I'm still puzzled how he got away with it. It takes guts to get the rights to this classic book and then use it to make a huge big budget movie just to make fun of it. As a peace freak I thought it was great and did a brilliant job of showing how fucking stupid all that gung-ho 'saviors of decency and democracy American hero B.S.', but I can certainly see how it pissed off many of Henlein's fans.
I don't become the books I read, or maybe I do and just don't know it. I also read a lot of the "childcraft" books my parents had on their shelves, other encyclopedias on "how things work" as well as this one huge collection which had Anderson's Fairy Tales, The Brothers' Grimm, The Arabian Knights, other Greek Philosophers and of course (my favorite) Aesop's fables.
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tinyE: XD There have been threads about this before, and without meaning to demean anyone, Heinlein was a right wing nut. :P Even his friends admitted as much and I remember seeing a taped interview with Ellison who, while being a life long friend of Heinlein, also said he was a giant asshole. :P

Robert believed all that "domino theory red menace crap" that almost killed this country via McCarthyism and of course led to the mess of the Vietnam Conflict, of which Heinlein was a HUGE supporter.

With the movie Verhoeven of course set out to make a parody of the book (which I think he was brilliantly successful doing) but I'm still puzzled how he got away with it. It takes guts to get the rights to this classic book and then use it to make a huge big budget movie just to make fun of it. As a peace freak I thought it was great and did a brilliant job of showing how fucking stupid all that gung-ho 'saviors of decency and democracy American hero B.S.', but I can certainly see how it pissed off many of Henlein's fans.
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JDelekto: I don't become the books I read, or maybe I do and just don't know it.
Oh I didn't mean it that way, sorry. XD I read Troopers and loved it because it is a well written book and it is a very interesting perspective on a very ugly time in this countrie's history. In fact, I wholeheartedly recommend anyone studying the 60s to read it because you can't have an informed opinion without taking in all sides of the issue.
Post edited June 28, 2015 by tinyE
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JDelekto: I don't become the books I read, or maybe I do and just don't know it.
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tinyE: Oh I didn't mean it that way, sorry. XD I read Troopers and loved it because it is a well written book and it is a very interesting perspective on a very ugly time in this countrie's history. In fact, I wholeheartedly recommend anyone studying the 60s to read it because you can't have an informed opinion without taking in all sides of the issue.
I didn't think you meant it that way at all. Like all art, I love movies, music, paintings and even the written word where people can express themselves more openly than they can their own best friend.

I tend to look at things these days more objectively than subjectively.
Post edited June 28, 2015 by JDelekto
I`m reading "Träumende Leere" (The Dreaming Void) of Peter F. Hamilton, the first book of the Void quadrology, again!!! :-)
Ward Moore's Bring the Jubilee was next on my list, but somehow I started reading A Universal History of Iniquity by Borges instead. It's...eh, I agree with Borges circa his second introduction to the book. But it's a short, easy read so I'll probably finish it.
At the moment "They know everything about you" from Robert Scheer. I can recommend it. If you want to know more about data collection and data mining of corporations and the NSA.
Post edited July 01, 2015 by MaGo72
I'm reading Russell Brands "Revolution". He's a dick but at least admits that. It's ok. I'm frequently double checking some of his claims to see if they're accurate and so far, they have been. Worth a read if you don't want to delve too deeply in to some of the existing....injustices. It's almost like an "everything that's wrong with the world for dummies".
I'm reading the GOG game forums currently.
Wages of Rebellion by Chris Hedges

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pigdog: I'm reading Russell Brands "Revolution"...It's almost like an "everything that's wrong with the world..."
You might like Hedges' last book Death of the Liberal Class.
Finished reading this Italian edition of Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. Brilliant, when not boring or frivolous. 3/5.
The Red Dragon, the Yellow Emperor and some other books that are better left unmentioned.