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 Posted: Mon Dec 7th, 2015 07:38 pm
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Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: Blazer wrote: I'm completely out of the comics loop and have been just about since the New 52 happened...probably even a few years before that, sat 2004/2005. Did I see a rumor recently that Gordon is now Batman?I know he donned a retarded suit of armor to become Batman when Bruce "died".(The suit looked dumb as hell, at least in the 90s the Azrael Batman's suit looked decent this suit looked like a suit made for Captain Carrot)  I don't know the particulars or of he still is because I loathe what DC and Marvel put out today.  I only read the Gordon of Gotham because it was given to me.  I really tried to give these new comics a chance but they suck. 
Robo-Batman and on the cover of Batman he looks like a fucking fairy.  And isn't Gordon supposed to be a hundred years old?  I haven't read batman in a long while so don't know where they rebooted it and forgot all about continuity(sort of like WWE) but in the last Batman's I did read Gordon looked as old as the hills.  And of course Bruce Wayne isn't dead, he's more likely to come out of the closet than die.



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Angelic Assassin wrote: Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: Blazer wrote: I'm completely out of the comics loop and have been just about since the New 52 happened...probably even a few years before that, sat 2004/2005. Did I see a rumor recently that Gordon is now Batman?I know he donned a retarded suit of armor to become Batman when Bruce "died".(The suit looked dumb as hell, at least in the 90s the Azrael Batman's suit looked decent this suit looked like a suit made for Captain Carrot)  I don't know the particulars or of he still is because I loathe what DC and Marvel put out today.  I only read the Gordon of Gotham because it was given to me.  I really tried to give these new comics a chance but they suck. 
Robo-Batman and on the cover of Batman he looks like a fucking fairy.  And isn't Gordon supposed to be a hundred years old?  I haven't read batman in a long while so don't know where they rebooted it and forgot all about continuity(sort of like WWE) but in the last Batman's I did read Gordon looked as old as the hills.  And of course Bruce Wayne isn't dead, he's more likely to come out of the closet than die.
In the new continuity Gordon is older, but could still throw down and kick ass if he needs to. 



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Michael Connolly-The Burning Room


A Harry Bosch novel, one of my favorite series and while this one was fine it didn't seem to have the oomph of previous entries into the canon.  Seemed more formulaic than I remember Connolly being and maybe he's just running out of ideas.

Fantasy Life-Matthew Berry


For the fantasy sports crowd a light quick read despite being near 400 pages but with some real funny stories of the things that go on in fantasy leagues on a regular basis.  Bargain bin book Ivana picked up for me for 7.99 as she knew I didn't have it and would get a kick out of it.  All she knows from sports is Tom Brady.   A book that win some non game days coming up in all sports you could blow through in an afternoon.


Odd Apocalypse-Dean Koontz


Actually rereading all the Dean Koontz Odd Thomas Books as the last one just came out in paperback.  I'm weird that way and just wanted to refressh my memory on everything.


Charles Dickens-The Pickwick Papers


On a bedside night table crammed with reading material I always have a "classic" on the go and this is one I hadn't yet read.   It's Dickens and not sure many here would read it, it just so happens its one of the books in the group I'm reading.


Next up will be me going into the library(the home one) where my dear departed Debra said  there were more books than I'd be able to read if I lived to be 200 years old.  She's probably right but I'm going to give it the old college try, reading normally and not speed reading.

Already selected for reading are;


Bloody Sunday's-Mike Freeman-Inside the dazzling rough and tumble world of the NFL.  From about a decade ago but a recent bargain bin selection, 3 for $10 variety.


Tales To Astonish-Ronin Ro


 For comic book fans  and the history of comic books and Jack Kirby and Stan Lee particularly.  Not really buying comic books anymore but have a few of these types of books kicking around that I've kept putting off reading.

The League-The rise and Decline of the NFL-David Harris

I've read before a long time ago and for some reason feel like reading it again.


And finally(for now) a 50 cent bargain bin find that at just over 230 pages i'm finally going to sit and read cover to cover no matter how bad it might be

Bucket Nut-Liza Cody

She's Big, She's Ugly, She's Bad!  She's simply "Bucket Nut".  Some kind of a crime novel and Eva not exactly sure if she is actually the protagonist or not but she has ambitions on being the Women's Heavyweight Wrestling Champion of Great Britain.  How horrible could it be? 



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Oh and I need to find a way to read the Gary Hart book online.  Don't feel like printing it but I can only sit at a computer and read for so long.  Old school in that I like to hold what I'm reading in my hands.  No tablet, e-reader, whatever, etc.



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Angelic Assassin wrote: Oh and I need to find a way to read the Gary Hart book online.  Don't feel like printing it but I can only sit at a computer and read for so long.  Old school in that I like to hold what I'm reading in my hands.  No tablet, e-reader, whatever, etc.
I also have been reading this on my computer and just love it.   But, I can only sit for so long, I am into about page 40-50 out of it.

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e-reader is the best way to go if your having issues like that. With the proper case it feels just like a book and it's easier to hold as well.

I love mine, I just wish I could find some time to read it more!



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Just finished the Gary Hart book- "My Life In Wrestling" and it was excellent. I highly recommend it for any old school fan like myself!

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I finally started "City on Fire", the smash-hit 1,000+ page novel of 2015 by first-time published author Garth Risk Hallberg. And through 50 pages, it's as good as advertised and I don't want to put it down.



http://garthriskhallberg.com/

New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve.

The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever.

City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live…and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place.

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"A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror" by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen

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Just took out "Ford County" by John Grisham.  Not sure if I've read it or not, as I've sort of lost track with the Grisham books.



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I have been reading Peter Guralnick's two-part Elvis Presley biography LAST TRAIN FROM MEMPHIS and CARELESS LOVE
can't put it (them) down
it's funny how some authors can write biographies that are dull as dirt and others tell the same story but it just leaps off the page - there have been many Elvis biographies, obviously, but Guralnicks two-part 1000 pager is widely considered heads above the others and I can see why

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 Some books I have read lately.

 The English Spy by Daniel Silva  -  Still my favorite character. The Israel super spy and his new friend deal with the IRA.

 Bob Backlund's book

 Matt Lands by Jim Brunzell  -  Very short book. Only a handful of good stories. Could have and should have been better.

 Hindenburg: Icon of German Militarism  -  Never excepted blame for anything, even though it was mostly his fault and then still came out the German hero.

 

 

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Finished "Killing Patton" by Bill O'Reilly. Really interesting stuff in there about his death, including that it likely was a CIA-led assasination in order to keep us out of potential WW3. 

Patton and Truman were two guys that didn't trust the Russians. FDR, like a dope, thought Stalin was a great guy. Patton knew that the Reds were going to be the bigger issue and had major issues with Eisenhower and Ike's faulty strategies, which he was proven correct on. 

Highly recommended read.



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I think I'll read that.

But for now I think I'm gonna write a book. Call it "Stuck between a rock and a hard spot - A Gen Xers Managers guide to surviving Asshole Baby Boomers that think we owe them the right to retire on the job and suck-ass Millennial that just think we owe them"

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Quattro wrote: I think I'll read that.

But for now I think I'm gonna write a book. Call it "Stuck between a rock and a hard spot - A Gen Xers Managers guide to surviving Asshole Baby Boomers that think we owe them the right to retire on the job and suck-ass Millennial that just think we owe them"
I feel for you.  I remember interviewing sales reps in 2000 when the bull market was out of fucking control. These kids were straight out of school and saying "I'd like an $80K salary" and my first thought was "next". It's gotten worse with the fucking wusses of today.



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