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Offline Florestan

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1120 on: April 01, 2008, 11:32:45 PM »
Nice post, Lilas!

AS for me, I'm reading Lituma in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa. Excellent, as everything I've read from him.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1121 on: April 02, 2008, 12:00:49 AM »


Only 135 pages but a deeply stimulating, insightful and comprehensive read for the subject matter it tackles.

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« Reply #1122 on: April 02, 2008, 02:59:48 AM »


Only 135 pages but a deeply stimulating, insightful and comprehensive read for the subject matter it tackles.



Hey, now I'm interested!

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« Reply #1123 on: April 02, 2008, 01:06:26 PM »


Hey, now I'm interested!

Interesting it is.  Both of their speeches given within days of each other offer a good critique of relativism (Pera is especially brilliant here) and why its impact (lack of faith in Christianity, its long esteemed morality, etc.) is having such a negative influence on Europe--and Western Civilization--today.  The book concludes with two letters written between them (one from Pera to the Pope, and then a response from Benedict to Pera) that centers around the idea of a civil religion in Europe, one that the secular Pera wishes to be a kind of "non-denominational Christian religion" that can incorporate the various faiths, practices and moral/ethical foundations of Christians into a single religious block. Even more interesting, Pera wishes to include secular people of good will within this block!
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« Reply #1124 on: April 02, 2008, 01:31:56 PM »
Just picked this up from the library:


Haffner

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« Reply #1125 on: April 02, 2008, 01:33:35 PM »
Just picked this up from the library:





Killer!

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« Reply #1126 on: April 02, 2008, 01:39:54 PM »
Killer!

Yeah, it's one of those over-sized books with lots of art in it. Maybe I should actually buy one.  ;D

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1127 on: April 02, 2008, 02:54:45 PM »
I read a lot of Conan in my teens (1970s). And I liked those Frank Frazetta covers, too...
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« Reply #1128 on: April 02, 2008, 03:05:26 PM »
I read a lot of Conan in my teens (1970s). And I liked those Frank Frazetta covers, too...

Yep, me too. And I've been reliving the experience lately.  ;D

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1129 on: April 02, 2008, 03:37:08 PM »
Just picked this up from the library:



Cool.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1130 on: April 02, 2008, 03:37:36 PM »
I read a lot of Conan in my teens (1970s). And I liked those Frank Frazetta covers, too...

Yup.
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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« Reply #1131 on: April 02, 2008, 03:40:56 PM »
This guy is a disciple of Frazetta, he did the Kiss Destroyer, Rainbow Rising, and Manowar albums covers. I think y'all will like:


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« Reply #1132 on: April 02, 2008, 03:44:15 PM »
This guy is a disciple of Frazetta, he did the Kiss Destroyer, Rainbow Rising, and Manowar albums covers. I think y'all will like:


kenkellyart.com

Ken Kelly did some AWESOME book covers for Conan. They're in this book too. Two-pagers!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1133 on: April 02, 2008, 03:45:27 PM »
If Sarge could photo shop your Fraz Conan cover Dave and stick a Fender where the sword is, you will have a good idea of what our very own Andrew the Conquerer looks like.  8)
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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« Reply #1134 on: April 02, 2008, 03:46:48 PM »
If Sarge could photo shop your Fraz Conan cover Dave and stick a Fender where the sword is, you will have a good idea of what our very own Andrew the Conquerer looks like.  8)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1135 on: April 02, 2008, 03:56:09 PM »
I believe Kelly did a lot of the previous re-releases of the Howard stuff.  Pocket size paperbacks with silver boarders.  I had a few but dumped them when the new Howard editions came out.  The covers were very good.  Now, if any of you pull out some Boris Vallejo renditions, I'm outaa here.
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« Reply #1136 on: April 02, 2008, 04:02:37 PM »
I believe Kelly did a lot of the previous re-releases of the Howard stuff.  Pocket size paperbacks with silver boarders.  I had a few but dumped them when the new Howard editions came out.  The covers were very good.  Now, if any of you pull out some Boris Vallejo renditions, I'm outaa here.

I didn't mind Vallejo as a kid, but yeah...

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1137 on: April 02, 2008, 04:15:21 PM »
I didn't mind Vallejo as a kid, but yeah...

Now the Bama Doc Savage covers are another story.  Cool then, cool now.

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« Reply #1138 on: April 02, 2008, 04:35:50 PM »
Now the Bama Doc Savage covers are another story.  Cool then, cool now.





Extremely heroic.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1139 on: April 05, 2008, 08:19:16 AM »
Marcel Proust - À la recherche du temps perdu (Moncrieff translation)

I read Swann's Way and about half of Within a Budding Grove about a year ago, but I don't think I was really ready for it. I've been putting off doing this for too long.