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Post#91 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:51 pm by Iamphilhughes

PornDoc wrote:
Here it is in a couple different formats. You'll enjoy it.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5uucjcpnawjde72

I've read a couple Hemmingway novels. One of them being The Sun. He uses a lot of symbolism within a pretty simple story. If you've read the Rum Diary, it's actually quite similar.


Thanks again! I've heard Hemmingway is big on symbolism.
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Post#92 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:35 pm by Rasho Brezec

Iamphilhughes wrote:
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Rasho Brezec wrote:Anyone read Benioff's City of Thieves? I'm trying to find an ebook but no luck.


I have it on my other computer. I'll post it in a couple hours. Excellent book.


Thank you!! I've been looking on torrents but to no avail. This book looks excellent.

Whats everyones opinion on Hemingway? Trying to get into him...going to read my first Hemingway with The Sun Also Rises.

I'm reading For Whom the Bell Tolls right now and going from Russian authors to Hemingway it feels like I'm reading a picture book.
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Post#93 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:37 pm by Rasho Brezec

PornDoc wrote:Here it is in a couple different formats. You'll enjoy it.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5uucjcpnawjde72

I've read a couple Hemmingway novels. One of them being The Sun. He uses a lot of symbolism within a pretty simple story. If you've read the Rum Diary, it's actually quite similar.

You're awesome, thanks.
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Post#94 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:16 pm by Iamphilhughes

Rasho Brezec wrote:I'm reading For Whom the Bell Tolls right now and going from Russian authors to Hemingway it feels like I'm reading a picture book.


How do you like so far? Was torn between that and The Sun Also Rises
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Post#95 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:37 am by Iamphilhughes

I tried reading my first Hemingway and I couldnt...The writing was really simplistic and it felt really old. Didn't age well at all.
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Post#96 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:51 am by Rasho Brezec

I'm not a fan of his writing style. The pace is too fast and the sentences are so drawn out I get the feeling like I forget to breathe in between paragraphs.
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Post#97 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:10 am by Knickstape1214

now that finals are over (well, they will be in a few hours), i've decided to start reading non-school required books again. LOVED dan brown's angels and demons, da vinci code, and the lost symbol...soooo i decided to start reading deception point. started it yesterday but it's already really good. i can tell i'm going to enjoy this one.
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Post#98 Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findn
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:59 am by HixNixKnicksTix

Proof of Heaven. It's a short, easy read. A fun, mind-opening and informative book for those looking to get away from fiction novels for a bit. If you're at all interested in near death experiences, I highly recommend this one. (Also, it's not preachy or Christian or trying to affiliate itself with any religion.)

Synopsis:
Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
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