Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > General Discussions > The Woodshed

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #231  
Old 12-25-2012, 06:35 AM
Play The Man's Avatar
Play The Man Play The Man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,259
Default











__________________
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555
Reply With Quote
  #232  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:59 AM
Play The Man's Avatar
Play The Man Play The Man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,259
Default


__________________
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555
Reply With Quote
  #233  
Old 01-07-2013, 01:53 AM
flo's Avatar
flo flo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Posts: 7,672
Default

PTM, how about some a review, particularly the gigantic McGinnes book? (I take it that is the follow-up to Fatal Vision?). I'd also like to know what you thought of the Lileks and Summerscale books.

I just recalled that McGinnis is the same guy who stalked S. Palin for a story. I had read Fatal Vision but have zero interest in anything he has to say anymore. I'd still like to hear about the other 2 books though, PTM, I was just looking at Amazon and see that the Lileks book is hard to find - my library doesn't have it either!
__________________
http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=339&dateline=13068036  43

Rejoice ever more. 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Last edited by flo; 01-07-2013 at 02:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #234  
Old 01-07-2013, 02:02 AM
flo's Avatar
flo flo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Posts: 7,672
Default

I just finished and am now reading .

Both quick reads but the first one was difficult due to subject matter. I would highly recommend it. I just started the second one but love Wolfe's writing style!
__________________
http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=339&dateline=13068036  43

Rejoice ever more. 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Reply With Quote
  #235  
Old 01-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Neezar's Avatar
Neezar Neezar is offline
SupaDupaMod
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South
Posts: 6,471
Send a message via Yahoo to Neezar
Default





At the age of twelve, an orphan named Will Cooper is given a horse, a key, and a map and is sent on a journey through the uncharted wilderness of the Cherokee Nation. Will is a bound boy, obliged to run a remote Indian trading post. As he fulfills his lonesome duty, Will finds a father in Bear, a Cherokee chief, and is adopted by him and his people, developing relationships that ultimately forge Willís character. All the while, his love of Claire, the enigmatic and captivating charge of volatile and powerful Featherstone, will forever rule Willís heart. In a voice filled with both humor and yearning, Will tells of a lifelong search for home, the hunger for fortune and adventure, the rebuilding of a trampled culture, and above all an enduring pursuit of passion.
Reply With Quote
  #236  
Old 01-08-2013, 10:27 PM
Play The Man's Avatar
Play The Man Play The Man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,259
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flo View Post
PTM, how about some a review, particularly the gigantic McGinnes book? (I take it that is the follow-up to Fatal Vision?). I'd also like to know what you thought of the Lileks and Summerscale books.

I just recalled that McGinnis is the same guy who stalked S. Palin for a story. I had read Fatal Vision but have zero interest in anything he has to say anymore. I'd still like to hear about the other 2 books though, PTM, I was just looking at Amazon and see that the Lileks book is hard to find - my library doesn't have it either!
Final Vision is a Kindle Single. Kindle Singles are short e-books about the length of a long magazine article, pamphlet, or booklet. They sell for about $2 or $3 rather than the cost of a regular e-book, which is usually $10 or $12. Jeffrey MacDonald has been appealing in the courts for years and this fall there was an important hearing. Final Vison refutes the arguments put forward by MacDonald and his defense team. There was a female drug addict who confessed to being present during the killings. She was a pathological liar who told different stories to different people. She died in the 80's from cirrhosis. MacDonald claims that she and her friends killed his family. The judge should make a ruling this spring. It sounds as if this case will not be finalized for 2-3 more years.

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher was good. It is about a child murder that occurred in an upper-middle-class home in rural Victorian England. The case was investigated by a Detective Whicher, one of the original detectives of Scotland yard. It has been on several lists of the best in crime-related books.

I am only about 1/3 of the way through the Lilek's book. It was only $3 at the Kindle store so I decided to give it a chance. It is about a failed journalist who inherits an old mansion and gets accidentally drawn into several poisoning cases perpetrated by a leftist terrorist organization called the AIL (Alimentary Instruction League). I was curious because it is based in Minnesota and I have ties there. Lileks tends to use a lot of imaginative similes and metaphors and tries to introduce humorous elements. It can be hit or miss at times but I'm interested in seeing how the story plays out.
__________________
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555
Reply With Quote
  #237  
Old 01-09-2013, 01:40 AM
MattHughesRocks's Avatar
MattHughesRocks MattHughesRocks is offline
Stump Rules!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 9,778
Default

__________________


http://stumpdotcom.com/
Reply With Quote
  #238  
Old 01-09-2013, 09:39 AM
TexasRN's Avatar
TexasRN TexasRN is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Texan living in NC
Posts: 4,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neezar View Post




At the age of twelve, an orphan named Will Cooper is given a horse, a key, and a map and is sent on a journey through the uncharted wilderness of the Cherokee Nation. Will is a bound boy, obliged to run a remote Indian trading post. As he fulfills his lonesome duty, Will finds a father in Bear, a Cherokee chief, and is adopted by him and his people, developing relationships that ultimately forge Willís character. All the while, his love of Claire, the enigmatic and captivating charge of volatile and powerful Featherstone, will forever rule Willís heart. In a voice filled with both humor and yearning, Will tells of a lifelong search for home, the hunger for fortune and adventure, the rebuilding of a trampled culture, and above all an enduring pursuit of passion.
Oooh, that one sounds really good! I'm going to have to get that soon.


~Amy
__________________
__________________________________________

My son made this for me:
Reply With Quote
  #239  
Old 01-09-2013, 01:36 PM
adamt adamt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,511
Default

every winter we read the girls some little house on the prairie books, right now we are reading farmer boy, the story of almanzos childhood, we read a chapter every night after suppertime

i personally try to read the narnia series every winter but i don't know that i could get it done this year

any one read the lotr books, or tolkeins other works? are you supposed to read hobbit first?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #240  
Old 01-09-2013, 02:55 PM
rearnakedchoke rearnakedchoke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,513
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adamt View Post
every winter we read the girls some little house on the prairie books, right now we are reading farmer boy, the story of almanzos childhood, we read a chapter every night after suppertime

i personally try to read the narnia series every winter but i don't know that i could get it done this year

any one read the lotr books, or tolkeins other works? are you supposed to read hobbit first?
i think i'd read the hobbit first .. then the trilogy ... i always read things or watch things outta order and then wish i'd done it in order .. except star wars ...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.