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#141 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.79
Just got done reading -

Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz

http://www.amazon.com/Off-Rails-Aboard-Crazy-Blizzard/dp/097969289X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269734213&sr=8-1

The book was written by Ozzy's bassist Rudy Sarzo and it takes place from when Rudy and Randy Rhoads played together in Quiet Riot all the way through Ozzy's Blizzard of Oz and Diary of a Madman tours to Randy's tragic death.

Very interesting stories throughout the whole book, especially the ones involving Sharon Osbourne.



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#142 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
I am half way through "STIFFED". It's about how the mob infiltrated and nearly destroyed MCA records in the 80s. Great information on how fucked the record business really is.

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#143 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I am half way through "STIFFED". It's about how the mob infiltrated and nearly destroyed MCA records in the 80s. Great information on how fucked the record business really is.


I remember reading that book sometime in the 90's. A pretty good read as I recall, along with being a captivating story; but it seemed to me at the time that the author/author's source had a pretty big ax to grind against the Reagan Justice Dept. Still, well worth the read.



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#144 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.36
I just finished reading The 500 by Matthew Quirk. Basically, as it states on the cover no less, it is The Firm except in Washington. I greatly enjoyed this book. The main character was complicated, and the villains are vividly drawn.

There are a bit too many conveniences, as in stuff like "good thing I learned this important skill in the Navy/school/TV" which then allows the author to move the narrative along. It strains credibility a little, but overall that is a small quibble.

Next up is either Gone Girl or the novelization of Battle Royale (i.e. the Japanese book on which The Hunger Games owes its existence to).



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#145 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.56
    Originally posted by Torchslasher


    Next up is...the novelization of Battle Royale (i.e. the Japanese book on which The Hunger Games owes its existence to).


This is the only book I've ever read more than once.

Currently reading The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power by Daniel Yergin. Pretty much the definitive history of the oil industry.
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I'm working my way through the LEFT BEHIND series.



...on a roll!
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#147 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.70
I read Arthur C. Clarke's Fountains of Paradise, which is about efforts to build a space elevator. There was some cool stuff in there, especially having a story from the perspective of a brilliant mechanical/civil engineer, but as a whole it was boring and predictable.

I'm reading Paul Chadwick's comic series Concrete. I love the tone of these books and the simple yet thought provoking stories. The origin story was rather lame, but everything else is wonderfully done. The two books on conservationists and overpopulation are probably going to be in my collection forever.

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Kevintripod
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#148 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.60
Finishing up on Bobby Blotzer's book (drummer of RATT)

"Tales of a RATT: Things You Shouldn't Know"


Great book if your a fan of RATT or 80's metal music.





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#149 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.95
Reading Mein Kampf. Great book and making me see the 20th Century a little differently...
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#150 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.36
    Originally posted by Bullitt
      Originally posted by Torchslasher


      Next up is...the novelization of Battle Royale (i.e. the Japanese book on which The Hunger Games owes its existence to).


    This is the only book I've ever read more than once.


It took me only parts of three days to finish this book. This was a great read, especially the ending (s). I now have to see the movie.



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