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« Reply #375 on: September 29, 2016, 10:18:25 AM »

Thank you, Emily, for this.
I will add this to my reading list. Have read numerous books about Hitler, and Germany, during that turbulent time period. Maybe one day I will fully understand exactly how his rise to power was able to happen, and especially why the German people were so willing to go along with his (stuff).
As someone with 3/4 German ancestry, I am repulsed by him, but have an obsession to watch or read anything about him that becomes available.

This post is lifted from my other forum. The book from which it comes, which I don't think has been translated into English yet (I may be wrong), contains lengthy passages about Hitler, told (according to my wife who is reading the Dutch version) disarmingly but with utter detachment. I cannot believe that there won't be an English-language edition soon...

We drove through a tunnel and all of a sudden a fjord lay beneath us, wide and blue, with farmhouses here and there along one shore and along the other a steep treeless mountain slope, bluish in the hazy sunlight. ... And Vanja's voice from the back seat. [Vanja is the author's elder daughter, then five or six years old.]
"When are we there, daddy?"
"It's not much further. Chin up."
"But it's so boring, daddy!"
"Look at that! A waterfall on the other side!"
"I can see it."
"Shall I put some music on?"
"Yes."
So I put on Dennis Wilson, which is what Vanja calls car music every time I play it at home. In the mirror I saw her leaning back, looking blankly out of the window.

Translated by jk from the Dutch version of part 6 of Min camp (My Struggle) by the Norwegian author Karl Knausgård.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Ove_Knausgard
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« Reply #376 on: October 08, 2016, 02:38:08 AM »

New kettle instruction - jolly interesting.
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« Reply #377 on: October 10, 2016, 11:16:48 AM »

I see the first 5 volumes of the Knausgard available. Is that series worth looking into? Trying to expand my horizons by reading more International writers.

RR1 - what is "new kettle instruction"?
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« Reply #378 on: October 10, 2016, 01:06:32 PM »

This post is lifted from my other forum. The book from which it comes, which I don't think has been translated into English yet (I may be wrong), contains lengthy passages about Hitler, told (according to my wife who is reading the Dutch version) disarmingly but with utter detachment. I cannot believe that there won't be an English-language edition soon...

Here you go:

https://archipelagobooks.org/book/my-struggle-book-six/

"Coming soon."
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« Reply #379 on: October 10, 2016, 08:26:28 PM »

RR1 - what is "new kettle instruction"?
I bought new kettle with cool fancy features. There is instruction (or what it's called).
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« Reply #380 on: October 10, 2016, 08:43:46 PM »

Soon I'll be reading "I am Brian Wilson" Smiley
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« Reply #381 on: October 10, 2016, 08:52:35 PM »

Soon I'll be reading "I am Brian Wilson" Smiley
Cool! Keep us updated, here or main thread.
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« Reply #382 on: October 10, 2016, 09:13:31 PM »

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« Reply #383 on: October 11, 2016, 11:14:29 AM »

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen   Cool
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« Reply #384 on: October 11, 2016, 03:05:27 PM »

I see the first 5 volumes of the Knausgard available. Is that series worth looking into? Trying to expand my horizons by reading more International writers.

My wife and daughter-in-law are major fans (they read it in Dutch and even got a volume signed by the man himself). I'm told it's a sensational read----Nobel Prize material...
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« Reply #385 on: October 11, 2016, 06:00:02 PM »

My BW book arrived today. Been reading that, of course.
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« Reply #386 on: October 11, 2016, 06:18:21 PM »

I will as soon as I get off work
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« Reply #387 on: October 11, 2016, 08:53:56 PM »

I see the first 5 volumes of the Knausgard available. Is that series worth looking into? Trying to expand my horizons by reading more International writers.

My wife and daughter-in-law are major fans (they read it in Dutch and even got a volume signed by the man himself). I'm told it's a sensational read----Nobel Prize material...


Great. Will download Volume 1 and take it from there.
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« Reply #388 on: October 13, 2016, 01:22:00 PM »

Almost finished reading Brian's book. Great read so far. Only criticism - wish it had an index, as it's not written chronologically.

A couple of days ago I was in a local library for a couple of  hours and read half of Agatha Christie's "At Bertram's Hotel." It was a good read - Christie described the hotel as an old fashioned place where Americans could go to experience an old timey British ambience. And in describing it, I would love to be able to stay at a place like that LOL, especially as the places I stay nowadays are all cookie cutter, sterile, too utilitarian.
Curiously, a certain word came up several times, a word that caused more than a little flak for one of our presidential candidates.
Will go back to finish the book when I have the time. The only odd thing about it is that it's supposed to be a Miss Marple book, but she has hardly been in it so far.
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« Reply #389 on: October 25, 2016, 02:18:58 AM »

A great holiday read, if a little difficult to stop laughing about:

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« Reply #390 on: October 25, 2016, 02:42:45 AM »

I just re-read Ivanhoe. What a story, what a roster of characters, what a style. So much better than watching Game of Thrones, let alone trying to read the books: even the (great, imho) Peter Dinklage admitted that he tried reading them, but couldn't.
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« Reply #392 on: October 26, 2016, 05:22:21 AM »

"Hitler Homer Bible Christ," by Richard Carrier.
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« Reply #393 on: October 28, 2016, 07:46:38 PM »

Destiny of the republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of the president.
Great book about James Garfield
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« Reply #394 on: October 28, 2016, 08:53:57 PM »

Destiny of the republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of the president.
Great book about James Garfield

Glad to see that it's a great book. It's in my queue to read in the near future.
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« Reply #395 on: November 16, 2016, 08:41:19 AM »

R. L. Stine goosebump No.24 "Phantom of the auditorium".
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« Reply #396 on: November 16, 2016, 08:54:56 AM »

"It Can't Happen Here," by (minnesota's own) Sinclair Lewis. Obvious reasons.
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« Reply #397 on: November 26, 2016, 07:51:22 AM »

Yesterday I picked up four books:
 - Vegetarian Cooking of India, Mridula Baljekar
 - Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle
 - Readings on Fascism and National Socialism, ed. U. of Colorado Dept. of Philosophy
 - Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, V.I. Lenin

The latter two, I was just thinking I hadn't ever actually read anything by contemporaneous proponents of those systems. They were there, they were cheap, why not?
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« Reply #398 on: November 28, 2016, 06:01:33 PM »

"Crooked House" by Agatha Christie. I just found it in the basement, last pages missed so I went to library site to finish it. It's very unusual & advanced for the time in that the murderer is Josephine, the 12-year-old girl. It's very smart because nobody would suspect child. She was bragging about knowing the identity of killer but funnily the adults around her decided that if she knows too much, she'll be the next victim. Agatha rules! 3D No wonder it's her favorite detective she'd written. & I was amazed that it wasn't adapted till now to film. But maybe they couldn't find the right girl to play villain.
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« Reply #399 on: November 28, 2016, 06:35:34 PM »

Oh no, you told the identity of the killer!
Should have indicated "spoiler alert"
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