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#101 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.56
    Originally posted by Divakind
    A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex


Me too. I really liked it, but was disappointed that it covered very little of his WWF days, where he truly became a star. Guess he saved a little something for the sequel.




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#102 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.34
    Originally posted by kentish
      Originally posted by Divakind
      A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex


    Me too. I really liked it, but was disappointed that it covered very little of his WWF days, where he truly became a star. Guess he saved a little something for the sequel.


I am waiting for the UPS man to drop mine off any moment now. Every review I've read or heard has been extremely positive, so I cannot wait!
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#103 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by kentish
      Originally posted by Divakind
      A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex


    Me too. I really liked it, but was disappointed that it covered very little of his WWF days, where he truly became a star. Guess he saved a little something for the sequel.

Eh, for me that was fine. His time in WWE has been scrutinized and would almost certainly have to be sanitized if he wanted to avoid any legal issues/problems if he ever wanted to work with them again. By covering up to WWE he told us what is really the most interesting part of the story without having to hold much back it seems.

And yeah, perhaps in 2011, "The Lion's Tale Continues" will have more material available for it :)
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#104 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.56
    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by kentish
        Originally posted by Divakind
        A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex


      Me too. I really liked it, but was disappointed that it covered very little of his WWF days, where he truly became a star. Guess he saved a little something for the sequel.

    Eh, for me that was fine. His time in WWE has been scrutinized and would almost certainly have to be sanitized if he wanted to avoid any legal issues/problems if he ever wanted to work with them again. By covering up to WWE he told us what is really the most interesting part of the story without having to hold much back it seems.

    And yeah, perhaps in 2011, "The Lion's Tale Continues" will have more material available for it :)


Yes, but I assume most people were like me and wanted to hear what his thoughts were on HHH more than how much of an asshole Mil Mascaras is.




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#105 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.86
I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan.



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#106 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
I started the year reading Blaze by Richard Bachman/Stephen King, then The Taking by Dean Koontz. I liked the first one okay. The second was my first Koontz book and while I loved the vivid descriptions of the scenery, it ended very abruptly and I didn't get into that part of it.

Then I read The Tommyknockers by Stephen King, and loved it. I think it's one of the best stories I've ever read. After that was 1984 by George Orwell, which was depressing to me, Nathanial by John Saul, which was not very good and left a lot of unanswered questions, and John Grisham's The Pelican Brief, which was great.

I'm currently on Watership Down by Richard Adams, which I'm really enjoying. After that is some more Stephen King and some Michael Crichton.
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#107 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
I just finished THE HEROIN DIARIES by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. Pretty creepy shit in that book. It's basically his diary he kept in 1986 on his day to day battle with heroin and cocaine addiction and the nightmarish things it did to his body and his mind.

Also in the middle of the Bret Hart book, great read so far, interesting how he thinks Flair is shit.
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#108 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.33
Windows Vista for Dummies.

I'm still confused. :)



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#109 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
Finished the Bret Hart book, and it was great right up until Owen's passing. Seems like he just skimmed over everything that happened with that, and in his WCW tenure.

Otherwise a great read though. Now I am curious as to how good Dynamite's book is.
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#110 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
I just finished World War Z the other day (sorry can't remember the author's name right now)

Mixed feelings on this one, for the most part it was a quick enjoyable read, but there were definately chapters that dragged and/or felt like filler.

The premiss is that the writer is presenting outtakes from his official UN report on the Zombie war, consisting of interviews with key players and ordinary people.

The couple of characters he write multiple chapters on are well done, its the one off characters that often feel forced and tacked on.

If he were to write some sort of sequal (Maybe diaries from the Zombie War?) I'd do the same thing I did when people started recomending this one to me, wait for the paperback and pick it up.
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#111 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52

I'm currently reading the Time Odyssey trilogy by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. (Time's Eye, Sunstorm, and Firstborn)

I'm right in the middle of Firstborn, and I'm reserving judgement on the whole series until I finish. A pretty quick read, enjoyable for the most part, so far.
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#112 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.99
I'm about 2/3 through the last book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. It's just as good as I expected it to be.



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#113 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
I just got THE HOLOCAUST CHRONICLE. Its fascinating so far. Covers Antisemitism from basically the first known cases over a thousand years ago, and tells the story of the concentration camps and what happened there and some horrific survival tales.

http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/
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"The Soul of Baseball" by Joe Posnanski. Excellently written book about cross country tour with Buck O'Neill.




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#115 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by pieman
    "The Soul of Baseball" by Joe Posnanski. Excellently written book about cross country tour with Buck O'Neill.

Seconded. That is a good book. Another good baseball book is Willie's Time, which might be the best written baseball book I've ever read.

I just got done reading Jack Cavanaugh's biography about Gene Tunney, which is also excellent. Another fantastic book I read recently is The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer. He's half-German, half-French who enlisted in the German army; this is essentially his memoir of life on the Eastern front, and he joined up right after Stalingrad, so he pretty much retreated the entire war.
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#116 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.99
I had never read The Giver by Lois Lowry as a kid, and just read it a couple of days ago. I don't that I would call it "good" now, but if I had read it when I was 12 or so I would have loved it. I've read too much sci-fi stuff by now that the story was too predictable. It was well written though, seeing how it held my attention for about 3 hours straight start to finish, providing me with a decent sunburn at the beach.



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#117 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
If anyone here is a poker player looking for a different kind of take on a tournament, get the new book by Gus Hansen "Every Hand Explained". In it he goes hand-by-hand through every hand he played in the Aussie Millions tournament he won. I found it fascinating to see how the mindset changed and was colored by previous hands. Not nearly as technical as say the Harrington books, but a good read if you're trying to work through some of your thought processes, particularly in tournament play.



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#118 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.30
Went to the bookstore to pick up the D&D 4th Edition sourcebooks for my first ever game session on Saturday. While I was there, I picked up Stuff White People Like: The Definitve Guide To The Unique Taste of Millions (The W at Amazon), the book based on the popular blog. Some of the sections are identical to the blog, but there are a good number that are new content (there's 150 in total in the book). Also picked up Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth.

Didn't realize how expensive bookstores were. Paid $135 for books that would have been about $100 on amazon (with free shipping of course). If I didn't need those sourcebooks right away I wouldn't have bothered.
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#119 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.94
    Originally posted by samoflange
    I had never read The Giver by Lois Lowry as a kid, and just read it a couple of days ago. I don't that I would call it "good" now, but if I had read it when I was 12 or so I would have loved it. I've read too much sci-fi stuff by now that the story was too predictable. It was well written though, seeing how it held my attention for about 3 hours straight start to finish, providing me with a decent sunburn at the beach.


I've read it twice as an adult, once within recent months and found parts of the book pretty disturbing for adults and kids---one part in particular really stands out.
Lowry paints a pretty bleak picture of a future/alternate society. I does make you think for sure.

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#120 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.58
I read Kinky Friedman's Elvis, Jesus & Coca-Cola (The W at Amazon) last Saturday. It's a murder mystery, with Kinky (writing first person) in the Sherlock Holmes role, assisted by Ratso Sloman ("my sometime Dr. Watson and ofttime housepest") and the rest of the Village Irregulars. The book was good for what it was; a light, breezy and oft-times humorous detective novel. It's an easy read with super short chapters (i.e., a lot of stopping points) making it a good fit for train/subway commuters (just try not to laugh too loud in public). Recommended.



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