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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboxingfan View Post
    "Fumes the Memorious"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    also @El Kabong one of the books I read this year was based around the "Satanic Panic"

    Say You Love Satan - David St. Clair

    I've read a few books by the Author and I quite like what he does, he takes historical cases (usually about demonic possession) and writes it almost as if it is a story, whilst this one was an interesting case the execution was extremely poor, I was looking forward to the court/trial aspect of the book but it was extremely repetitive and all in all just a bit boring, the main thing that dragged the book down though was the dialogue, it was so fucking cringe inducing it was unreal
    Well I looked up the book and yeah it had potential to be very intriguing. The book I'm on (The Franklin Scandal) has all of the trial aspects you'd ever want and there's another book by the same author Nick Bryant called 'Confessions of a DC Madam' which is supposed to uncover more about this child trafficking scandal that touched the Reagan White House by way of Craig J. Spence.


    Anyway this topic seems to always tantalize, you get bits and pieces of what you WANT to know about, the truth is very obscure, and what do you have to base your judgement on drug addicts? The seemingly mentally ill broken people who may or may not have had very horrible things happen to them.


    You tell me about the child trafficking, about the sale or murder of children and big time celebrities, big time politicians, big time money involved and there's mysterious deaths like that of Gary Caradori and his son, the CIA is involved, police harassment, etc.....yeah that all piques the interest but you never ever pull the 1 thread that gets to the end of it all where one can say OH that's what was happening.
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    @Batman, really gotten in deep on the trial of Alisha Owen and at least as author Nick Bryant has relayed it was a complete and utter sham of a trial a legal disgrace and it was appalling how the prosecution and judge conducted themselves.


    Alisha Owen's previous attorney was having an extramarital affair with an FBI Agent on the Owen case and Owen's new attorney bringing up that FACT drew 'objections' (naturally) but also the ire of the JUDGE which is mind boggling! Also added to that insult was the injury that Owen's prior attorney basically set her up for the FBI to either nail to the wall or intimidate her into silence. really nasty stuff.
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    Reading the classic Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' at present....part of me wished to read his autobiography, but that is a full fucking forest of paper. I could sink a battleship with volume one of that book!


    I am also intrigued by J.D. Salinger's posthumous releases....ever read any Salinger @Batman? I watched a documentary on the guy, crazy brilliant fellow and deeply involved in the OSS. He took part of 'Catcher in the Rye' with him when he landed on D-Day.
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    Read House and Power of X comics which are about 12 issues interlinked and sets a whole new era of X-Men. Essentially Professor X has been shown that whatever he tries mutant-kind will always lose to mankind.

    So Professor X starts a different and (to some people) extreme strategy to ensure mutant survival. He has developed flowers designed for various purposes such as extending the human lifespan, curing cancer and to live healthy lives. He offers these flowers to the world in exchange for recognition of a new sovereign nation of Mutants called Krakoa where "Man is not welcome."

    He keeps other flowers that provides other powers such as providing a gate way to anywhere in the universe. He also is able to restore mutants who have died on missions he has sent them on.

    The mutants have their own language, culture and socio/economic/political system and the artist has gone into great lengths to illustrate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Reading the classic Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' at present....part of me wished to read his autobiography, but that is a full fucking forest of paper. I could sink a battleship with volume one of that book!


    I am also intrigued by J.D. Salinger's posthumous releases....ever read any Salinger @Batman? I watched a documentary on the guy, crazy brilliant fellow and deeply involved in the OSS. He took part of 'Catcher in the Rye' with him when he landed on D-Day.
    I've only read Catcher in the Rye, I thought that was the only book he released.

    I didn't overly enjoy it to be honest, I think I was in my early 20s when I read it so I probably got there a little too late, I can certainly see why people in their mid teens would enjoy it, I've always meant to go back and re-read it but there is always something else I want to read just that little bit more.

    Holden just came across as a whinging little twat, walking around calling everyone a phony, he was basically emo before it was known as emo.

    Again though its been about 15 years since I've read it so I may look on it overly negatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Reading the classic Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' at present....part of me wished to read his autobiography, but that is a full fucking forest of paper. I could sink a battleship with volume one of that book!


    I am also intrigued by J.D. Salinger's posthumous releases....ever read any Salinger @Batman? I watched a documentary on the guy, crazy brilliant fellow and deeply involved in the OSS. He took part of 'Catcher in the Rye' with him when he landed on D-Day.
    I've only read Catcher in the Rye, I thought that was the only book he released.

    I didn't overly enjoy it to be honest, I think I was in my early 20s when I read it so I probably got there a little too late, I can certainly see why people in their mid teens would enjoy it, I've always meant to go back and re-read it but there is always something else I want to read just that little bit more.

    Holden just came across as a whinging little twat, walking around calling everyone a phony, he was basically emo before it was known as emo.

    Again though its been about 15 years since I've read it so I may look on it overly negatively.
    Oh no Salinger has had other books, but 'Catcher in The Rye' is in/famous on account of being the "answer" as to why Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon, why John Hinkley Jr. shot Ronald Reagan, the book many a person were carrying (purposely or by chance) when they murdered another individual....now that doesn't mean it's any great shakes as a book on it's own, but apparently the premise of the book, the themes of it, speak quite clearly to certain people.

    Books by Salinger
    The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
    Nine Stories (1953)
    "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" (194
    "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" (194
    "Just Before the War with the Eskimos" (194
    "The Laughing Man" (1949)
    "Down at the Dinghy" (1949)
    "For Esmé—with Love and Squalor" (1950)
    "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes" (1951)
    "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period" (1952)
    "Teddy" (1953)
    Franny and Zooey (1961)
    "Franny" (1955)
    "Zooey" (1957)
    Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963)
    "Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters" (1955)
    "Seymour: An Introduction" (1959)
    Three Early Stories (2014)
    "The Young Folks" (1940)
    "Go See Eddie" (1940)
    "Once a Week Won't Kill You" (1944)

    I've not read any Salinger but the documentary about the man was quite impressive and apparently he fell in love with some Nazi spy whilst he was working for the OSS.

    I'm enjoying The Adventures of Tom Sawyer quite a bit. Twain is quite good about putting the reader in the mindset of a child.
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    Got an awesome early Christmas gift from an old friend, Harry Mullans Encyclopedia of boxing 8th and 9th edition and a copy of The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer. Stat-record books and piece articles not exactly a traditional 'read' but I forgot what a new book actually smells like

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