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      • 40. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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        Delores Claiborn was excellent.

        The Dark tower series.

        My sister loved The Green Mile.

        The Running Man is good.

        I never read any of his stuff until the family connection. I have some
        great black and white photos of his house in ME.

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        • 41. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
          Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

          Dune by Frank Herbert(first 3)

          Aubrey/Maturin novels (20) by Patrick O'Brian

          The Diamond Edge and Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
          • 42. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
            dave milbut Community Member
            >Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

            ooo. recently read. awesome!

            >Dune by Frank Herbert(first 3)

            sci-fi classics!

            Anyone read Rose Red? Just saw the mini-series and it was good. The book's probably better!
            • 43. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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              "Green Mile" is great. Got tired of the rest of King's horror stuff, got to be too formula.

              I highly recommend "Farenheit 451." I think a movie remake of it is coming along.
              • 44. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                >>I highly recommend "Farenheit 451."

                Now there's a book I need to read again. I read it years ago and loved it.

                Rich
                • 45. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                  Jay Chevako Community Member
                  > I highly recommend "Farenheit 451." I think a movie remake of it is coming
                  along.

                  If there was ever a book that should never be made into a movie this is it.
                  Jay
                  • 46. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                    If it is done well.
                    • 47. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                      Yes I know the Tom and the Barrow Downs were missing., but that was probably the only part they could chop out without severly affecting the plot line. There is an extended DVD to be released in November I wonder If Tom will be in it.
                      • 48. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                        dave milbut Community Member
                        >that was probably the only part they could chop out without severly affecting the plot line.

                        You're right, of course, but that's why it's ALWAYS cut. It would've been nice to stick to the script. :)

                        >There is an extended DVD to be released in November I wonder If Tom will be in it.

                        I don't think so. But maybe. I think we would've heard. The description of the platinum extended edition says 30 mins of unseen footage.... one can hope, but I doubt it.

                        also:

                        Four feature-length audio commentaries by director and writers, the design team, the production team, and the cast featuring more than 30 participants

                        Two discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

                        It's here:
                        Amazon
                        • 49. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                          No Tom. Here is the slashdot thread. The review is still slashdotted but someone has posted the text of it about half way down the comments. Sounds cool though.
                          • 50. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                            Originally posted by Lundberg02:

                            "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" by Fridtjof Capra is an attempt to meld eastern mysticism with outdated modern physics. It is nonsense written by a lunatic."


                            It was by Gary Zukav, Lundberg...and I thought it was pretty brilliant. Which leads me to the questions....Have you actiually read it, or are you confusing it with Frijtof's "The Tao of Physics?" Which part of his work has lead you to such a dismissive tone about it? You don't cotton to Eastern Religion (or religion in general), you're being too critical of the science, which, by today's standards (The D.W-L M was written in '79) is a bit outdated, of course? You can't grasp the connections Zukav was making between the physics and religious experience? Zukav wasn't so much trying to meld the two seemingly disparate ideas as he was pointing the way toward that possibility. Perhaps you of too literate a mind to let go to the joyfulsness that can come with the free conjecture that precipitates and infuses many of modern physic's ideas. Most theorists in physics gain their insights, and will freely admit, by taking the pure science they already know and allow it to percolate and synthesize on congnitive levels that are outside of and parallel to the thought processes they use to bake a loaf of bread. Einstein explained a similar idea, as does Hawking.

                            Capra wrote "The Tao of Physics" which took a considerably different tenor than Zukav's "The Dancing Wu-Li Masters."

                            I'll admit that Zukav comes off as a bit of a flake lately, but that book was solid, and well-written, and went much further than any widely sanctified religious book (see: The Bible, The Koran, The Torah, The Bhagavad Gita, et al) in explaining to non-believers what all the hubbub is about.

                            Carl (viol8tion)...I'm surprised you didn't chime in on this.....

                            Ready..GO!!!!
                            • 51. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                              > You people need to get out of the 8 to 14 age group section.

                              We apologize for not having your obvious taste and sophistication. Drop
                              the F****g attitude!

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                              • 52. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                > Ready..GO!!!!

                                I was out partying from 5PM yesterday until way toooo late. I am not in
                                a pretty mood this morning, and I read that post, well I responded with
                                the only appropriate response to his post directly, then finished
                                reading the thread.

                                The Dancing WuLi Masters is the best book that explains quantum physics
                                in a manner that is understandable to the layman, that I have ever read.
                                As far as I know, none of the theories that Zukov in his own twisted
                                way expounds upon has been disproven. The book is all accepted scientic
                                theory (when it was written) and proven principals. Zukov does have
                                some flaky ideas, but in the WuLi Masters they take a back seat to the
                                science. And any reasonably intelligenmt person can come to their own
                                conclusions about the religious part.

                                Nothing, to me, is more flaky than teachiung about a god that comes to
                                earth and dies and comes back to life and ascends up to a heaven (in
                                3-dimensions?) and is now foing to give eternal life to all of his
                                children that refuse to use the minds he supposedly gave them and
                                believe in something that cannot ever be proven and that flies in the
                                face of logic; and who is going to eternally punish his children who use
                                the minds he supposedly gave them to figure out "hey, this doesn't make
                                sense" .. but I will not expound any further on that as it is sure to
                                create controversy.

                                I have Capra's The Web of Life, and this is one that I have never been
                                able to get into. I got to chapter 3, and it still sits on my shelf, so
                                I can neither recommend nor comment on it.

                                Oh.. and a list of some of the other books on my shelf:
                                The entire works of Voltaire - 26 volumes
                                The Complete works of Shakespeare
                                The Unabridged Edgar Allen Poe
                                The Mind of God - Paul Davies
                                The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot (this one is really out there)
                                Star Wave - Fred Alan Wolf
                                The End of Science - John Horgan
                                Wholeness and the Implicate Order - David Bohm
                                The Last Three Minutes - Paul Davies
                                The Origin of the Universe - John D. Barrow
                                The Origin of Mankind - Richard Leakey

                                Thoreau, Plato, Rollo May, RD Laing, William Blake...everything by
                                Tolkien, everything by CS Lewis... Calvin and Hobbes... oh and 8
                                different versions of the Bilble, the book of Mormon, the Koran, Strongs
                                exhaustive concordance which tells you where the words are in the bible
                                and then gives you the greek, hebrew or aramaic word it was translated
                                from. So my interests are varied, and I would prefer to have a wide
                                world view and at least a nominal understanding of all things rather
                                than be narrow minded self-righteous idiot that waltzes into a
                                conversation and makes disparaging remarks in order to elevate his own
                                ego and cover up his own feeling of inadequacy.

                                But I digress.

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                                • 53. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                  Carl...have you read any P.D. Ouspensky?

                                  Wrap your head around "Tertium Organum" sometime. Even if you can't get into it right away, it's a book that would likely feel at home on your shelves.

                                  It was originally published circa 1904, and is still a mind-bender, even if some of the theories are outdated.
                                  • 54. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                    dave milbut Community Member
                                    I liked (emensely actually) The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet! Very deceptive for their simplicity. Very profound thoughts hidden in such a simple bear.

                                    dave
                                    • 55. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                      Lundberg02 Community Member
                                      You're right!!! Zukav and Capra are both flakes and I understandably mixed their authorship. Been a long time since I dismissed them in my narrow minded righteous manner. I can't remember the name of the guy who wote that load of crap about the morphogenetic field, either, but he clearly had never heard of diffusion phenomena in biology.
                                      • 56. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                        >So my interests are varied, and I would prefer to have a wide
                                        world view and at least a nominal understanding of all things rather
                                        than be narrow minded self-righteous idiot that waltzes into a
                                        conversation and makes disparaging remarks in order to elevate his own
                                        ego and cover up his own feeling of inadequacy.

                                        Wow! Right on, Dave! ;-)

                                        "A Confederacy of Dunces" John Kennedy Toole

                                        ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

                                        John
                                        • 57. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                          dave milbut Community Member
                                          John, that was Carl... I was beginning to think I was auto-typeing cuz I didn't remember saying that.

                                          Right on Carl! :)
                                          • 58. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                            "Listen, little man!"
                                            -Wilhelm Reich

                                            A guy that really stirred the pot.
                                            • 59. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                              (John_Levine_IOPHFI_INH) Community Member
                                              Oops! sorry Carl, RIGHT ON! ;-)

                                              Had to give credit where it's due, but I agree with much of what Dave says around here too, hence the confusion!
                                              • 60. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                Best book the first time I read it " Letters from the Earth", Mark Twain.

                                                Shocked and delighted me !
                                                • 61. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                  > the morphogenetic field

                                                  That would be Rupert Sheldrake


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                                                  • 62. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                    Dr. Seuss's Yertle the Turtle, The Big Brag, and the one with the cats tails (I don't recall the title).
                                                    • 63. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                      Lundberg02 Community Member
                                                      Personally, I always do my Photoshop work inside an Orgone Box and I clean my scanner with homeopathic Formula 409 diluted with superwater. BTW, the Orgone Box is outside in my crop circle.

                                                      Wilhelm Reich and R D Laing. Get serious. Why do people always want to believe the least likely possibilty?
                                                      • 64. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                        > Why do people always want to believe the least likely possibilty?

                                                        Where did I say I believed what was in the books, you moron?

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                                                        • 65. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                          dave milbut Community Member
                                                          Gee, I thought if it was in a book or on TV or in the movies it had to be true. Isn't that, like, a law or something?

                                                          BTW, can someone help me? I've been trying to install 7.01 upgrade on my 286 and it says it can't find my 70 directory. It's right there under DOS!!!

                                                          :)
                                                          • 66. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                            > Gee, I thought if it was in a book or on TV or in the movies it had to be true. Isn't that, like, a law or something?

                                                            Dave, you're right! If you read it in a magazine or newspaper, or in a
                                                            book, if you saw it on TV, or on the internet, then you obviously must
                                                            believe it.

                                                            I try to keep my horizons broad by reading a lot, from fiction to
                                                            non-fiction, from liberal political mags to right-wing political mags,
                                                            from mainstream religious books such as the bible to the lost gospels,
                                                            from eastern mysticism to Ayn Rand. And guess what, I am intelligent
                                                            enough to glean truths from any of them, and to toss the garbage. In
                                                            other words, when eating fish, one spits out the bones!

                                                            I would not recommend weak minded individual pursue this course of
                                                            action for fear that they might unwillingly believe some nonsense and
                                                            become brainwashed.

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                                                            • 67. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                              dave milbut Community Member
                                                              >I try to keep my horizons broad by reading a lot, from fiction to non-fiction, from liberal political mags to right-wing political mags, from mainstream religious books such as the bible to the lost gospels, from eastern mysticism to Ayn Rand. And guess what, I am intelligent enough to glean truths from any of them, and to toss the garbage. In other words, when eating fish, one spits out the bones!

                                                              Dude. Wow. You pretty much summed up my philosophy of life. Every [expletive deleted by forum host] word. 'Cept you forgot music. Let me add... from classical to zydago, to blues to swing, to rap and hip hop to pantara and slayer. What'dya think?

                                                              I belive in the afterlife, and I think the only things you take with you when your go are you love and your knowlege. Make sure you have enough of both when you get there!

                                                              word.
                                                              Peace.
                                                              dave
                                                              • 68. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                                In my car presently I have hard rock (Zep, AC/DC) and zydeco/cajun
                                                                (Buckwheat Zydeco, Sonny Landreth, Beausoleil) and blues (Blind Lemon
                                                                Jefferson, BB King, Rob't Johnson). In my collection at home I have
                                                                classical, I love Bach. I have Jazz, don't care for acid jazz so much
                                                                as I like Miles Davis & John Coltrane. I love swing, have a lot (2
                                                                words) Benny Goodman. Sinatra is my favorite. For rock I have eclectic
                                                                taste, such as Morphine, Radiohead, Nick Cave. At work on my rack I have
                                                                Days of the New, War, Primus, Nick Cave and the Bad seeds, Blues
                                                                Traveller, John Mayall, BB King, 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, Stray
                                                                Cats, the Sundays, North Mississippi All Stars, Zappa, The Residents,
                                                                The Jolly Boys.

                                                                'nuff said!

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                                                                • 69. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                                  dave milbut Community Member
                                                                  Dude, you are the anti-dave, I hope we never meet, we may explode!!! :)
                                                                  • 70. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                                    How come you haven't mentioned the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan?!? I'm suprised, Dave!
                                                                    • 71. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                                      dave milbut Community Member
                                                                      it's in my list em... i'm re-reading path of daggers now! :) The Wheel weaves as the Wheel will.

                                                                      Suravye ninto manshima taishite,
                                                                      (Peace Favor Your Sword),

                                                                      dave
                                                                      • 72. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                                        Report From Ground Zero, by Dennis Smith. I have read his works for years and he is truly a wonderful and compelling author.

                                                                        While I have deep respect for firefighters everywhere, Last Man Down, Picciotto, was way too self-aggrandizing.
                                                                        • 73. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                                          dave milbut Community Member
                                                                          Just started the Red Badge of Courage today. I heard it's supposed to be pretty good. I'll let you know. It's not too thick!

                                                                          Oh! Here's one I forgot. Just recently read it. It's kind of a christian end-times thing (not "Left Behind" although that's good too!)

                                                                          It's called the Christ Clone Trilogy (3 books) by James BeauSeigneur. They're awesome! and they're complete. If anyone's been waiting for the next Left Behind... get these, you'll be blown away!
                                                                          • 74. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                                            Bonfire of the Vanities was brilliant but the film was rubbish, moronic film maker thought it was a comedy .. yes to Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, plus Orwell's other work and especially his essays, plenty of food for thought there... Steven King but horror/fantasy only, stuff like Geralds' game I just found boring and I thought Green Mile was patronising and stereotypical ...

                                                                            lots of easy-going crime stuff like Patricia Cornwell ... No Logo ... Stupid White Men .... re-read some Dickens when I have plenty of time, very dense, much of it funny, some just too sentimental ... still re-read Hitchhiker's from time to time, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, needs revisiting ... Zadie Smith's White Teeth was interesting, different ... to be honest, at the moment, lots of manuals and how-to books / javascript tutorials as I grapple with web-stuff I'm working on, plus newspapers (Guardian, Observer, Socialist Worker when I can get it), don't seem to have time to fit books in much lately (so how come I've got time to hang out in forums .... :) .. agree with the religion as superstition comments but don't want to get into that ...
                                                                            • 75. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                                              Viginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" is 200 pages of poetry disguised as prose.
                                                                              • 76. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
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                                                                                Woolf's "A Room of One's Own."

                                                                                I agree with you, Kath, the "Bonfire" movie was absolutely awful. And terribly miscast.
                                                                                • 77. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                                                  Lundberg02 Community Member
                                                                                  "The Magic Christian" by Terry Southern.

                                                                                  Anything by S J Perelman
                                                                                  • 78. Re: Biblioholics Anonymous
                                                                                    Dirck Community Member
                                                                                    "Somewhere a Roscoe..."
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                                                                                      dave milbut Community Member
                                                                                      Ok finished Red Badge of Courage on friday! Very cool. It's a regular guy's journey of "self realizaiton" or "becoming a man" framed by a tangental battle going on somewhere! :) Great quick read. Easy to see why it's been around almost 150 years now.
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