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[Al-fons Blazing] Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:20:03 PM 
The Art of Dreaming. By Carlos Castaneda.

If you haven't read anything from Castaneda prior to this book, it might be hard to understand.
[Palmer Griffiths] Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:13:51 PM 
I just read a book called A Perfect Hell by John Nadler.It's about a unit my GrandDad served in during World War II called the First Special Service Force "The Black Devils". He told me a few things when he was in it but the book gave me some more insight into the scope of what he was involved with.Sadly he passed away last year.
[_strat_] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:33:53 AM 

Terry Pratchet again - Guards, Guards! This time... Great stuff...

[Chinese metal] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:02:50 AM 
Confessions of an economic hitman
wonder if  those confessions he gave make sense any more  , seems like such kind of books are written and published more and more every year, as if every one knows a big secret.
[blackshadow] Saturday, June 20, 2009 1:05:18 PM 
I'm reading Crossing Over by John Edward
[soul stealer] Monday, June 08, 2009 1:27:48 PM 
i went to books a million recently and bought a book called Dark Side. It's about myths in metal and other music. haven't started reading it yet, though
[Matts458] Monday, May 04, 2009 12:02:26 PM 
Iron Maiden: 30 Years Of The Beast- Paul Stenning
[joedraper] Sunday, May 03, 2009 2:23:09 PM 
Every Second Counts - Lance Armstrong

The amazing thing is that I read this book in one day. I'm a cycling nerd so I found his first book really interesting and had to read the second one. I think that Lance is a very brash, loudmouth, straightforward guy. He's 100% American and it shows in pretty much everything he does. He makes no apologies for who he is or what his views are and that has to be admired. It's nice to see someone straightforward and sure of himself.

If you're a cyclist, cancer patient or just someone needing motivation, read this book (but read It's Not About The Bike first lol).
[Palmer Griffiths] Saturday, May 02, 2009 2:54:00 PM 
Right now I'm reading  a book called Testaments of Honor : Personal Histories of Canada's War Veterans by Blake Heathcote. It is stories from the Veterans of World War II talking about there experiences overseas.
[joedraper] Monday, March 23, 2009 10:15:39 AM 
All Night Long: The True Story Of Bon Jovi by Mick Wall
I have no idea why Mick Wall who is obviously a huge Jon Bon Jovi fan, or is getting some sort of kick back from Jon himself titles this book “The True Story Of Bon Jovi” because what it truly is, is the glamorisation and butt-licking story of Jon bon Jovi. The book claims to include full details of all band members, which it clearly does not. What it does have is little snippets in the form of comments from the rest of Jon’s posse and way too much droning on about how great Jon is and how the rest of the other guys would be nothing without him. Pfft! The book goes on and on about what a success Jon’s solo album was and how Richie’s solo album was a complete flop. Now, I’ve got both albums and I have always thought that Richie was the star of that band and that was only confirmed by playing his and Jon’s solo albums back to back. Richie is far more musically, how can we put this, mature and versatile than Jon ‘I’m so beautiful’ Bon Jovi ever could be. I always thought that David, Tico and Alec (who’s attitude I absolutely adored in the band) never got the credit that they duly deserved. David is a piano genius who put such an edge on that band. Tico and Alec were the typically telepathic rhythm section that should never be separated (and yet they were?) I always thought that the whole Bon Jovi thing was the Jon & Richie show but this book left me dismayed to realize that it’s always been the Jon Bon Jovi ego trip. What a shame, what a waste.
Aerosmith: Life In The Fast Lane by Malcolm Dome
What a controversy between this biography and the Bon Jovi monstrosity badly told by Mick Wall. Malcolm Dome can actually put together a good unbiased biography and manages to stay focused on the information that fans want to know about; the actual story of the band and the story behind the albums. He manages to give unbiased details on each album up until Get A Grip (which is where the book ends) and also manages, unlike Mick Wall, to not throw any band members name into the gutter and shows no favouritism to any one member. He understands and brings across the story of what a band is all about. This book was a pleasure to read and made use of beautiful, descriptive wording without being overly complicated. There were however a few spelling errors but this is not necessarily the fault of the author, it could have been a mix up in transferring data during publishing so I wont fault him for that.
[METALMANJP] Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:27:35 AM 

Louis L'amour    The Sacketts.  There is a total of 19 books in all. I'm on book number 6 .

[Necroticist] Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5:05:09 AM 
Angie Sage - Septimus Heap books - charming little fantasy thing...she has talent...
[Matts458] Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:48:33 PM 
Parasite Eve- Hideaki Sena
[ladiesman] Friday, January 30, 2009 4:10:58 PM 
[Necroticist] Friday, January 30, 2009 7:45:35 AM 
Lilith Saintcrow - Jill Kismet series...Just finished the Dante Valentine books....kinda in similar vein
[joedraper] Friday, January 30, 2009 2:59:30 AM 

It's Me, Anna by Elbie Lotter

I'm exploring some local (South African) authors partly to gain some inspiration and partly to learn to write like a South African (my publishers keep telling my agent that I'm not writing like a South African and they want to see more of that from me. WTF? anyways...)

So this book, it's so well written but it was one of the hardest books I have had to read. It was written so bluntly but with so much raw emotion and it made me revisit dark places that I didn't want to ever go to again. 

Anna was repeatedly abused and raped by her stepfather. She turned from being the perfect princess little girl into a woman terrified of men, getting herself pregnant possibly by her stepfather but never knowing for sure because she ended up becoming very promiscuous because of how dead and victimized she was from such a young age. She lost out on love because she thought that she didn't deserve it and gave up on anything that was ever good for her. She had to deal with the guilt of her younger half sister's suicide because when she left home, her father then started to rape his own flesh and blood.  Her mother chose to believe her husband and turn her back on her daughter because of the "good home and stable income" that he provided for his "family". 

Anna finally freed herself by journying back to her childhood home to confront her now older stepfather and blew him to pieces as he opened the door. 

This author managed to take me on her journey and as the book ended, I felt every shot that she pumped into his body. 

Abuse of women and children is so life destroying and yet the ones who can prevent it either choose to wear blinkers or to choose the security of a home and money over believing what their children are so desperately trying to tell them.

If you suspect or know of any abuse taking place, be a hero.. Step up to the plate and save our children from these horrors.

[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:02:42 AM 
Star Trek Enterprise: Kobyashi Maru 

Just finished Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries.  All I have to say is, "Wow".  Really eye-opening stuff.  You get inside the guy's head for a whole year, and see the vicious cycle he's caught in with touring, drugs, the hangers-on, and so forth.  It brings the very real problems of dealing with addiction, loss, a fucked-up childhood, and a dysfunctional band and way of life into the open for everyone to see.  I highly recommend it.
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, January 19, 2009 6:47:21 PM 
I'm reading Inferno by Dante Alighieri for a class. I'm liking it, pretty good.
[Bev] Monday, January 19, 2009 9:23:43 AM 
Recently finished reading "Behind the Lines" W E B Griffith and am about to begin "Line of Fire" by the same author.
[_strat_] Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:50:25 AM 
Terry Pratchet - Night Watch, from the Discworld series... If Aragorn and Frank Drebin had a child, that would be it.
[ladiesman] Friday, January 16, 2009 12:22:46 PM 
[spapad] Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:55:17 PM 
Son of a Witch,    Gregory Maguire.
[adrianaec_88] Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:24:38 PM 
Antichrist - Niezstche (I think that's the english translation)
[_strat_] Sunday, January 11, 2009 4:47:53 PM 
Conan - Robert Howard

I cant get that Austrian accent out of my head when Im reading the dialogues...
[soul stealer] Sunday, January 11, 2009 3:07:28 PM 
a week ago I went to books-a-million and bought AC/DC:Maximum rock-n-roll. it's a pretty thick book, and after only 7 days, i'm about through with it! it is a really good book, over half of it is about the Bon years.
[ladiesman] Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:54:55 PM 
[Head banger] Sunday, January 04, 2009 10:42:17 PM 
I am reading that now.  my daughter just finished it.  its going ok so far, kinda predictable.  will see 3 and a half books to go.
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[mgdman] Sunday, January 04, 2009 9:11:51 PM 
Twilight !  with my 10 year old daughter.

Aahhh what us dads do for our girls !!
[spapad] Saturday, December 27, 2008 4:07:49 PM 
Cant wait to read the new James Patterson, Alex Cross book.
[ladiesman] Saturday, December 27, 2008 3:00:36 PM 

Vittorio:The vampire.ANNE RICE.

[Head banger] Monday, December 22, 2008 2:50:50 PM 
outstanding story
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[METALMANJP] Monday, December 22, 2008 2:17:55 PM 
[ladiesman] Monday, December 22, 2008 12:51:35 PM 


[METALMANJP] Tuesday, December 16, 2008 2:46:01 PM 
[ladiesman] Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:49:32 AM 

Brave new world,Revisited;Aldous Huxley.

[_strat_] Friday, December 12, 2008 3:52:36 AM 
Moving on from Poe, now reading "The Children of Hurin" from the one and only J.R.R. Tolkien. Soon to be followed by "The Hobbit" (for at least the 5th time) and then by the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (at least for the 10th time). Yup. December will be a Tolkien month for me.
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Monday, December 08, 2008 4:56:59 PM 

LOL Is the guy who wrote it from Montana????  Just kiddin.. thats the main reason I wanted to move from that state.

The people their are really wierd... 

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[joedraper] Monday, December 08, 2008 3:29:46 PM 
The First 5 Minutes After You Die - Isak Burger

I'm sick to death of these religious extremist (which this guy clearly is) using scare tactics and focusing on one section of the Bible to turn the words around to suit them. 
This book was locally writen (by a South African author) and he's focused on the story of Lazarus and the rich man going to heaven. I have no problem with the fact that he focused on that section but what I do have a problem with is how he preaches as if he's died and gone to both sides before. 

I know we all have different beliefs and understandings of things, especially spiritual matters but there is not one thing that my son or daughter could EVER do that would make me turn my back on them and scorn them. NOTHING! There is no way that I would offer my children free will and then punishing them for eternity for making use of that free will which I granted them. No way ever. 
Now, if we are God's children and he made us in his image, why should I believe that if I choose to live differently to the norm and have alternative understandings/ interpretations of things that he will damn me to hell forever and sit by and watch me burn and beg him to grant me restitution? 
I'm sorry but I just don't buy it.

I hate the fact that this guy insinsts that we need to all believe in one religion or we burn. What gives him the right?
[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Thursday, December 04, 2008 1:50:11 PM 
Star Wars - Clone Wars

My g/f gave this to me on my birthday and I've only recently had the opportunity to start reading it.
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:40:35 PM 
CRAIG!!!!!   HE LIVES!!! Always good to see you!!

I just finished Discussions on American Grammar.  I doubt seriously anyone here would find interest in it.  HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[Craig Wagenhoffer] Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:37:59 PM 
Did you like the book? I haven't read it, but I've read some glowing reviews about it.
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[Bazookajoe_666] Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:02:39 AM 
I decided to borrow Alice Cooper's biography, Golf Monster, today from the library. And it's definitly worth it. Fuck it's a good book haha. Funny and lots of cool stories.
[SkyRideR] Wednesday, December 03, 2008 8:44:47 PM 
my new bible of metal discourses: "Heavy Metal Painkillers"...
bow down all sinners to kk...
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[soul stealer] Monday, December 01, 2008 1:34:02 PM 
a few years ago, i purchased a really thick book that had all his poems and stories. i got a good deal for two dollars! i checked out the biography at the public library. good to see another Poe fan on here
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[_strat_] Monday, December 01, 2008 1:18:18 PM 
Cool, right now Im about halfway through Poes "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket". Great book.
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[soul stealer] Monday, December 01, 2008 1:07:56 PM 
i am currently reading the biography of edgar allen poe
[jimmyjames] Friday, November 28, 2008 5:42:30 AM 
I'm reading The Richest Man In Babylon by George S Clason. Tells you the secrets of accumulating wealth and keeping it.
[joedraper] Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:28:39 AM 

The Dirt - Motley Crue

I've had this one on my book stand for ages and decided to pick it up against my better judgement. 
This book is disgusting; gentle; hearbreaking; incredibly human and impossible to put down! I got to experience in particular sides of Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx that were very down to earth. I think that this book is a gem and should be read by any music lover.

I wept  when Neil wrote about the death of his baby girl. I don't know how in the world anyone can recover after such a loss. That chapter affected me in a very deep way.
Tommy, well, he's always been a firm favorite of mine purely because of how energetic and sort of innocent he is too all of life. When you get to read his sections he's very straight forward and comes across as a very lovable but missunderstood person. 
Mick was the star of the book for me though. I really grew to like him through this read.

[mesniu II] Monday, October 27, 2008 2:59:07 PM 
"Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers"- one day i'll read it completely.
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