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    Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carr?®.
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    Atonement by Ian McEwan.
    Good story of how things can get totally out of hand with false accusations. First McEwan book I've read, makes me want to read more.

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    My Life with Bonnie & Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow
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    I downloaded the free Kindle app onto my iPhone, and a few of the many free classic books they offered, to see if I would like using an e-reader.

    Currently, I am reading Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi"

    I am finding I like having a good book on hand in a small, convenient package to read a few pages whenever I have a few minutes. I may have to look further into this e-reader technology.
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    Just got a kindle and Tarzan of the Apes and The USAcycling rule book.
    love the kindle 3 and may never buy paper again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patiodadio View Post
    My Life with Bonnie & Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow
    Good book! It adds some interesting insight.

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    Going Postal: The ups and downs of travelling the world on a postie bike - Kindle Edition - (Feb. 1, 2011) by Nathan Millward
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    Steppenwolf, at present. In the queue is On The Road, by Kerouac.
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    "NO ORDINARY TIME" by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Pulitzer prize winner, about FDR/ Eleanor leading up to and during WWII. Good Read... (In between, maybe a little D. Koontz)
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Steppenwolf, at present. In the queue is On The Road, by Kerouac.
    I started Steppenwolf last summer and never finished it. I enjoyed what I read but wasn't in the mood. I need to go back and finish it.

    As for On the Road, the unedited version is available. Compared to the edited version it seems more complete and you don't have to juggle the aliases with who they belong to as their real names are used.

    On the Road: The Original Scroll

    I see they're making a movie of On the Road. I'm afraid to watch it. Movies from books usually never do the story justice. Though, I am interested in seeing how they pull off his rambling life and rambling writing.

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    I have been working my way through a series of books by Alexander McCall Smith that begins with The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. This is definitely not typical detective genre material. It is set in Botswana and is more about life and the intricacies of how it is viewed from that setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PT9766 View Post
    If it's Lawrence of Arabia and Brough Superior motorcycles you're interested in there are two books published in 2010 which you should read -

    "Brough Superior - the Complete Story" by Peter Miller, published by Crowood Press.

    And "Legends in Their Lifetime - George Brough & Lawrence of Arabia" by the late C.E Allen, published by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club of England.

    Both books available through the Vintage Motor Cycle Club at http://www.vmcc.net/

    There is more interesting, and behind the scenes information, about Broughs and Lawrence in those two books than most people in the world will ever really want to know.

    Korda's book is very good and interesting about Lawrence and his life and times - particularly the political and his continuing impact on the middle East. However Korda seems, in my view, to have never considered the motorcycling aspect of Lawrence's life as of any great significance until the accident of May, 1935.PT9766
    I have read reviews and heard him interviewed on his book tour but have yet to read Korda's book. I have long felt that biographers of Lawrence have not understood what motorcycling really means to the understanding of him. It may take a motorcyclist to have the insight into that importance and not just dismiss it as an anomaly resulting in his demise. Thanks for the book suggestions. I will have to seek them out.
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    Re-read Catcher In the Rye and read for the first time Fight Club this week.

    Both books have quite a considerable bit of similarities between them, even the ending.

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    As soon as my wife is done with it, I'll be reading "In the Blink of an Eye" by Michael Waltrip.
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