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I got Explorations of Henry Stanley ( 1889 ) !!! for $10.....it is ANCIENT!! 

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I have never read The Sun Also Rises....and I don't think I ever saw the complete movie either, only pieces of it...







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I understand that the book is called FIESTA in Europe...


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Speaking of bulls, I have been wanting a Nguni cowhide on my wall ever since I saw these cattle in Africa....




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I read RAGTIME in 1976....I became a lifelong fan of E L Doctorow....



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I have WORLD'S FAIR and BILLY BATHGATE on my shelf here at home....I will get to them later....
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For non-fiction, see if you can get your hands on anything by Paul Johnson, especially "Modern Times".  It is a very comprehensive and intelligent overview of the first four decades of the 20th century.

For Churchill lore and history in general, Martin Gilbert is worth reading.

I think I saw Ray Bradbury somewhere earlier in the thread.  Bradbury is hard for me to read for some reason.  I jsut do not like his style.  Roger Zelasny, on the other hand, is easily my favourite of sci-fi/fantasy classics.  I like practically all of his work, especially the mythology driven novels like "This Immortal", "Lord of Light", etc.

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Well, the only Bradbury I read was Fahrenheit 451... I thought it was good because I had seen the movie ....and it WAS good.....( Bradbury actually said he liked the movie better than his book! ) 



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I read Childhood's End back in the sixties....I was amazed...I guess  I should read it again....







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My ex-wife liked the DUNE series....I never read them.....


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I truly do love this thread, some great reads Ed!!! Thumbs Up

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" There just isn't enough time to read EVERYTHING! " 





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Well, I am now reading Hemingway. I just finished DOCTOR ZHIVAGO which was a serious novel about serious people in serious circumstances in a world upside down....and now I am reading about Hemingway and his shallow frat-boy, wise-ass buddies talking smart to each other and getting drunk and screwing each other's girlfriends....( except Jake Barnes because he's impotent...)


We are now on the way to the bullfights in Spain but first we have to stop and be smart-asses while fishing for some trout in Spain.....


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