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Old 09-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #10541
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a broad-audience (say NYT Bestseller-style, but maybe a little more technical) book about current mainstream/moderate conservative ideas in economic or foreign policy.

...that is not written by Coulter/O'Reilly/Rand and otherwise isn't an elaborate set-up of Obama/Clinton as pinko commies. Because...no. I'm sure there are great, practical motivations for today's moderate-conservative bunch, but it's sort of hard to hear them with all the AAHHH THE SOCIALISTS TAKE OUR GUNS AND TAXES WILL EVENTUALLY BE AT 120% BECAUSE OF THE IMMIGRANTS BAAHHH in the background.

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1. Invisible Hands by Kim Phillips-Fein (she is a professor at NYU and an expert on the conservative movement
2. Gun Crusaders by Scott Meltzer
3. The Age of Reagan by Sean Wilentz
4. All the Devils are Here by Bethany McLean.

I actually speciaized my university and post-university research in the conservative movement, so PM me if you want a broader list of good texts.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #10542
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Hey Guys. I'm looking for some suggestions. I just finished reading The way of shadows by Brent Weeks, and I've already ordered the second one. Could you suggest around 3-5 books for me to read. I'm quite into fantasy, sci fi and horror, but I'm open to all suggestions.

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The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons. 4 books. That is all.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #10543
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Re-reading Lord of the Rings. Haven't read it since it was read to me as a child by my dad. Man it's so good. I forgot how much I loved it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #10544
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Finished reading The Mission, The Men, and Me by Pete Blaber, and it was fantastic. Very frustratingly accurate
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:51 PM   #10545
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I just finished "A Dance with Dragons" and think everyone should at least attempt to read the book series "A song of ice and fire" by George RR Martin..

Tv series is amazing also, although it is slowly going away from some book plots.. hope not many though.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:04 AM   #10546
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Heh, I'm used to really long series. I've read The Wheel of Time...

I'm on Wolves of the Calla atm. I thought I'd get through them a lot quicker since my new flat doesn't have internet yet, but I've ended up spending a lot of time watching Black Books, Yes Minister and Sharpe and so I haven't really sped up on the reading like I expected.

Haha Dark Towers took me forever. Worth it though. Wolves of Calla has an epic climax, I liked that one.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:42 AM   #10547
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Disappointed by the lack of Wheel of Time mentions. While I definitely need to expand into other writings my self, The Wheel Of Time is THE series! Screw all this 'check out how intelligent I am' crap. Robert Jordan truly created, not just a story, but a world with The Wheel of Time. You look forward to the characters not necessarily because of the plot they're involved in, but because they are people who you become familiar with, friend or otherwise.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:51 AM   #10548
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Hello my friends! Hope you all had a good weekend! Does anyone want Obama to turn white?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:22 AM   #10549
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Looking for a new book to read. Just finished The Book Thief, which was the best one I've read so far. Before that I read The Lord of the Rings, and though I liked it a lot, it was a bit of a heavy / slow read, so I'd rather avoid something like that for a while (I expect someone will suggest The Hobbit, but I've read it as well).

Other books I've read that I liked include The Other Hand, The Bell Jar, The Kite Runner and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:28 AM   #10550
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Looking for a new book to read. Just finished The Book Thief, which was the best one I've read so far. Before that I read The Lord of the Rings, and though I liked it a lot, it was a bit of a heavy / slow read, so I'd rather avoid something like that for a while (I expect someone will suggest The Hobbit, but I've read it as well).

Other books I've read that I liked include The Other Hand, The Bell Jar, The Kite Runner and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Appreciate any suggestions.


try "the thief of always" by Clive barker. it is pegged as a childrens book but i enjoy it every time i read it, it is definitely a light read compared to "the hobbit".
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #10551
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Briefly tried Catcher in the Rye yesterday. Got about twenty pages in and gave up, found the narrator quite irritating. Moved straight onto The Sun Also Rises.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #10552
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:32 AM   #10553
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:05 PM   #10554
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #10555
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #10556
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On the third book of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy. Great series.

Yes, my only disappointment was the ending. But I won't give that away. He wrote a Steampunk book that's assumed to be a few hundred years after the end of the trilogy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #10557
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Just finished Mistborn, starting Alloy of Law.

The ending was equal parts brilliance and disappointment in my opinion, but I'll forgive it because Brandon Sanderson is a genius. The Hoid character, crossovers from one series into the next, all his original series taking place in the same universe with an interconnected mythology...

A Song of Ice and Fire is still my favorite fantasy series but if Sanderson pulls off his super-series "Cosmere" project then I think it will legitimately be the best bit of fantasy fiction ever made. I wouldn't normally jump all over an author's dick like that, but I get chills at thinking of the way his series are interconnected. Just knowing that [spoilerspoilerspoiler]Demoux and Hoid from Mistborn were in The Way of Kings, on a different world...[/spoilerspoilerspoiler] This guy is going places.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #10558
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I read 'The perks of being a wallflower' (haven't seen the film, don't think I will.) and I have to say I'm a little disappointed.

I tried to like it, but the writing seemed juvenile throughout, and the protagonist cried too much for my liking. Also, it's pretty uneventful. Alone, that would be no criticism at all, because I really enjoyed Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, and 'An Artist of the Floating World', both fairly uneventful and ponderous.

Maybe I didn't understand it properly. Also, I thought the references to other works were gratuitous, however I'm following them up and might find something interesting, so I'm grateful they're there.

I'm currently reading 'The Trial' for my fiction, and for nonfiction, 'The Invisible Gorilla, and other ways our intuitions deceive us'.

The latter is thoroughly fascinating, detailing how unreliable memories can be, and other perceptual filters we often experience.

The former is Kafka, and no more need be said.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #10559
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I don't know if anyone's heard of the Humble Bundle, but they're running a pay-what-you-want promotion for a number of sci-fi/fantasy ebooks. I was wondering if anyone had read any of the works on the list:

Pirate Cinema (Cory Doctorow)
Pump Six and Other Stories (Paolo Bacigalupi)
Zoo City (Lauren Beukes)
Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle (Mercedes Lackey)
Stranger Things Happen (Kelly Link)
Magic for Beginners (Kelly Link)
Old Man's War (John Scalzi)
Signal to Noise (graphic novel) (Neil Gaiman)

The only one I've read is Old Man's War, which I really liked. I enjoyed American Gods so the Gaiman graphic novel intrigues me, and I've wanted to read some Bacigalupi for a while now. Any opinions?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #10560
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Recommend me some SF yo. I've only read The Dispossessed.
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