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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2012 12:45 am
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Count Grog wrote:
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Just finished The Destroyer's book. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Too much of life outside of the ring and not enough about his wrestling career and inside the ring for me. I think the author having little knowledge of pro wrestling didn't help.
I was planning to get it but not worth it? Thats what I thought of Angelo Moscas book, too much Canadian Football too little wrestling


No it's probably worth it. i don't regret buying it or taking the time to read it. I just wanted more about his wrestling career and less personal stuff. Im taking mine to Vegas to get Dick to sign it. he'll probably be selling them there. If you don't want to bjuy it you can borrow mine after I get Dick to sign it.

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Famous Mortimer wrote:
I keep meaning to buy Gary Hart's book. Recommendations?

 

After racing through that crime book last night, I'm thinking of cracking on with page 300+ of the 1500 page JFK book I have, or the one which just arrived from Amazon, on the late night TV wars, Conan and Jay Leno and suchlike. The moment's passed now, and Conan has shown himself to be every bit as lazy as Dave and Jay (although still funnier than either), but it still might be worth a read.


great, great... one of the best wrestling books ever



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yellowdog wrote: Famous Mortimer wrote:
I keep meaning to buy Gary Hart's book. Recommendations?

 

After racing through that crime book last night, I'm thinking of cracking on with page 300+ of the 1500 page JFK book I have, or the one which just arrived from Amazon, on the late night TV wars, Conan and Jay Leno and suchlike. The moment's passed now, and Conan has shown himself to be every bit as lazy as Dave and Jay (although still funnier than either), but it still might be worth a read.


great, great... one of the best wrestling books ever

How many pages does Gary Hart's book come in at?

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I liked Beyer's book because I enjoyed reading about his entire life. The Gary Hart book kicks all sorts of ass and I wasn't even a huge fan of Gary Hart.



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carpetbeggar wrote:
yellowdog wrote: Famous Mortimer wrote:
I keep meaning to buy Gary Hart's book. Recommendations?

 

After racing through that crime book last night, I'm thinking of cracking on with page 300+ of the 1500 page JFK book I have, or the one which just arrived from Amazon, on the late night TV wars, Conan and Jay Leno and suchlike. The moment's passed now, and Conan has shown himself to be every bit as lazy as Dave and Jay (although still funnier than either), but it still might be worth a read.


great, great... one of the best wrestling books ever

How many pages does Gary Hart's book come in at?


a little over 400



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Started reading "Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson".  Decent but I've read so many of his personal letters that I know it all already and would rather read his own writings rather than someone paraphrasing him.  Still, a good introduction for those interested who don't already know a lot about the subject matter.



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Just picked up " Flyer'd Up"  Trivia, Facts, and Anecdotes For Fans Of The Orange And Black.   I might try to pick up a Book or 2 by Bill James.



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I generally read the mystery/thriller genre with an occasional wrestling book or bio/autobio tossed in for flavor. I stay way from the True Crime genre. The only book I ever read that might be considered True Crime by some is the Chris Benoit book Ring of Hell. However I picked up a True Crime book last week called In The Still Of The Night by Ann Rule. Excellent book about the death of Ronda Reynolds which was first ruled a suicide then changed to a murder several years after the fact. Ronda's killer still remains at large. If you want to learn more about her story, google Ronda Reynolds Washington. 



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clawmaster wrote: I generally read the mystery/thriller genre with an occasional wrestling book or bio/autobio tossed in for flavor. I stay way from the True Crime genre. The only book I ever read that might be considered True Crime by some is the Chris Benoit book Ring of Hell. However I picked up a True Crime book last week called In The Still Of The Night by Ann Rule. Excellent book about the death of Ronda Reynolds which was first ruled a suicide then changed to a murder several years after the fact. Ronda's killer still remains at large. If you want to learn more about her story, google Ronda Reynolds Washington. 
Some true crime books are good.  I still love reading Helter Skelter every so often

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Just started "Wolf: The Lives of Jack London" by Jas. Healy.  Pretty good so far.



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clawmaster wrote: I generally read the mystery/thriller genre with an occasional wrestling book or bio/autobio tossed in for flavor. I stay way from the True Crime genre. The only book I ever read that might be considered True Crime by some is the Chris Benoit book Ring of Hell. However I picked up a True Crime book last week called In The Still Of The Night by Ann Rule. Excellent book about the death of Ronda Reynolds which was first ruled a suicide then changed to a murder several years after the fact. Ronda's killer still remains at large. If you want to learn more about her story, google Ronda Reynolds Washington. 

Her book on Ted Bundy is an absolute classic as well.

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mike3775 wrote:
Some true crime books are good.  I still love reading Helter Skelter every so often


For the Thrill of It (Simon Baatz): Leopold and Loeb
And the Dead Shall Rise (Steve Oney): Leo Frank
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (Kate Summerscale): Murder of Saville Kent in 1860s England
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Mary S. Ryzuk): John List in the 1970s
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote): Clutter massacre in Holcomb, KS. This is a novel, but Capote did extensive interviews with the condemned.



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Hammer to Fall wrote: mike3775 wrote:
Some true crime books are good.  I still love reading Helter Skelter every so often


For the Thrill of It (Simon Baatz): Leopold and Loeb
And the Dead Shall Rise (Steve Oney): Leo Frank
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (Kate Summerscale): Murder of Saville Kent in 1860s England
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Mary S. Ryzuk): John List in the 1970s
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote): Clutter massacre in Holcomb, KS. This is a novel, but Capote did extensive interviews with the condemned.

I recently read an anthology put together by Harold Schechter that featured true crime writing dating back to the 17th century.  Some pieces were good, some were almost unreadable, but it's a good cross-section of murder writing.  And I found out that an axe to the head was the preferred murder method until about the 20th century.

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Bump. Someone sticky this fucker, it's a good reference tool when I'm looking for something to read (on those rare occasions when I think I have time).

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