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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: September 24th, 2017, 1:44 pm 
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Just finished re-reading the 1958 political novel “The Ugly American” by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick (with real-life models behind several people and situations - the paperback book of the period itself is disintegrating into a looseleaf collection slowly but surely), and have almost finished their 1965 follow-up novel “Sarkhan”. Savage indictments of the thundering ignorance of about all US bureaucracies of the time, more concerned with intra-US turf fights than with what was going on outside the borders of the US, and thus droningly repeating mistakes again and again due to the arrogance flowing from the thundering ignorance.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: October 8th, 2017, 9:59 pm 
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Re-reading "Lord of the Rings" again.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: October 9th, 2017, 9:37 am 
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A series of books by an Egyptian-born former Islamist (now German citizen) who has by now turned into one of the severest critics of Islam. He knows what he’s talking about, being the son of an Imam of the village / town he was born in and having memorized the Quran (Koran) at an early age, and having read much published in Arabic on the topic which many western commentators who are unable to read Arabic have no knowledge of.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: October 9th, 2017, 8:41 pm 
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I'm reading The Remains of the Day by recent Literature Nobel prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. I've seen the film a couple of times and really enjoyed it; particularly the performances of Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Actually, it was a stellar cast all around.

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