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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Come out come out wherever you are

Just a few reminders.

Did a book opening just below. Hope you guys got a few seconds to grab the next book.

Also, am planning to review and discuss The Anthologist this Friday unless you need more time. Please let me know.

Ball is rolling!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Book Opening Book Seven Set Two

It's time.

For another edition of I make a grade A fool of myself opening a book.
Actually, I'm rather boring this time. Have a look see.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Lost City of Z Discussion


The Lost City of Z

by David Grann

genre: Non-Fiction/Biography


Obsession. David Grann, a journalist, sets out to write about the life of Colonel Percy Fawcett and his treks into the Amazon jungle for the Royal Geographical Society. Fawcett becomes obsessed with the idea of a lost civilization, as many have done, in the Amazon jungles which adheres to the legends of a city of gold and riches.

Interspersed with the stories of failed journeys by Fawcett and other crews, Grann lives his own obsession bringing us along for the ride. Given the horrors of trekking through the Amazon, and the fate of so many before him, I felt like a person staring at a car accident but not wanting to look. In the end, Grann's book enlightens more the seduction of discovery for these men than the actual findings. The findings, though astounding, wan in the wake of the near addict obsession of the trek itself.

I am exceedingly grateful that Grann wrote the book for the reason that I loved the trek, the fascination with this obsession, but you would not catch me following such a path unless it were in the form of written words. The book itself carries the expected journalistic style from the author, though it drags in some places and jumps about a bit, the conveyance of each man's feverish need to go routing about in a dangerous jungle kept me pleased and reading.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How bout now?

Hey, wanna discuss Z on Friday? Sounds like you all have that one ready to go! I'm so glad you guys were able to get it and seemed to have enjoyed it.

Things are picking up in my world. Which is good. So what do you say?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I'm Baaaaack!

Tell me of your homeworld Usul.

Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?

This town needs an enema!

I'd sooner kiss a wookie!

All right, enough with the oddities. Wanna watch a video of a weirdo with a brown book? Ok.