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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Tom Cruising wrote:
Just finished Catcher in the Rye - that book has great style about it. Really enjoyed it.

Started reading Dawkins God Delusion. 100 pages in and finding myself hating the bloke. Agree with a lot of what he says but I can't bear the arrogance.  Some of the comments on the back are like "very funny" - no it isn't, it's about as funny as bollock cancer.


I struggled with the God Delusion too - I just couldn't bear his arrogant style.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently on the go:

Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

The Towers of Midnight - Robert Jordan

A Brief History of Time (still... been working through this for about eight months...)

Portable Atheist's Handbook (edited by Christopher Hitchens)

next on the shelf:

The Dawkins Delusion

The Qu'ran

Personally, I've read The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth, and Dawkins didn't come across to me as arrogant, particularly. Greatest Show On Earth did unnecessarily heckle religion a few times, which undermined its worth as a book purely about the wonder of evolution, but aside from that I found them both to be good reads.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently reading 1633 by Eric Flint, having just finished 1632.

It's amazing what interesting, and good, books there are for free download now - got to love the Kindle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally tend to have one fiction and one non-fiction book on the go simultaneously, so the current reading material is The Heart of Buddhism by Guy Claxton and A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller.




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved a Canticle for Leibowitz - it's a great book, very readable, and very interesting in how an idea can spread.

The sequel isn't as good, but also worth reading.


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