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DavidP
07-14-2004, 07:42 PM
I was wondering if anyone has read this book: The Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander or at least heard about it.

Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060563419/qid=1089855647/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-2182509-8811063?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

If you have read it, how was it? And if you have heard about it, what did you hear?

P.S. We should start a CProg Book Club

axon
07-14-2004, 07:59 PM
>>We should start a CProg Book Club

lol, I agree...doubt that many would read the books though.

oh and BTW, I've never heard of that book David, but from the summary I don't think I would like it very much.

axon
07-14-2004, 08:08 PM
well if we are on the topic of books, here are the ones I'm currently reading:

1. Myth of Sisyphus and other essays (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679733736/qid=1089857059/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-5763819-8025416) - Camus
2. The Wall: And Other Stories (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0811201902/qid=1089857175/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-5763819-8025416) - Sartre
3. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0192801694/qid=1089857264/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/103-5763819-8025416?v=glance&s=books) - Conrad
4. The Bible

DavidP
07-15-2004, 08:40 AM
Another good book for people to read:

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0399144463/qid=1089902388/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/102-1909509-9061743?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

EvBladeRunnervE
07-15-2004, 09:13 AM
well if we are on the topic of books, here are the ones I'm currently reading:

1) The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an; by Yusuf Ali
2)On Quaternions and Octonions: Their Geometry, Arithmetic, and Symmetry; by John H. Conway, Derek A. Smith
3) The HitchHiker's guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

linuxdude
07-15-2004, 02:12 PM
My 2 favorite books are 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye

Cii
07-15-2004, 02:27 PM
social eh?
then i second catcher in the rye. excellent book
and maybe, disgrace by coetzee

axon
07-15-2004, 05:18 PM
>>My 2 favorite books are 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye

still in high school, ey?

gcn_zelda
07-15-2004, 06:42 PM
Any John Grisham book is good.

I'm trying to get The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by John Brown from the library.

Orson Scott Card is good, too.

Govtcheez
07-15-2004, 06:45 PM
Another good book for people to read:

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0399144463/qid=1089902388/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/102-1909509-9061743?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
Guh, I had to read this book at work. I made money while I was reading it, but it still wasn't worth it. This guy's made millions of dollars by telling people "if you don't adapt to what's happening, you'll fail"

No crap :rolleyes:

axon
07-15-2004, 06:47 PM
>>I'm trying to get The DaVinci Code
I've read it a few months ago: here is my review from FD


05.17.2004 @ FD
Well, I've caved in and bought the book last week. I just finished readnig it and have a similar sentiment to Rick; the last 100 pages or so where pretty bad, it seemed as if Brown lost steam while writing it.

I've read and heard about many of these theories before when I took an art history class a few semesters ago, but the book was still quite interesting and fun to read. It is still way to expensive though; if you're interested, wait for the paperback.

gcn_zelda
07-15-2004, 06:50 PM
I've read it a few months ago
There's a thirty person waiting list at the library for it.

axon
07-15-2004, 07:00 PM
>>There's a thirty person waiting list at the library for it.

yeah that was the same story at my library...I was going to europe and I heard the book is really hot over there, so I ended up buying it a week before I left....but it was like 30% off plus I had some money left on my borders gift card :)

linuxdude
07-15-2004, 10:06 PM
>>My 2 favorite books are 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye

still in high school, ey?
yeah why?

axon
07-16-2004, 06:37 AM
well, most people who actually enjoy some of the books they are made to read, and most who don't read anything past high school name those two books (or at least Catcher in The Rye) as their favorites :)

DavidP
07-16-2004, 07:07 AM
>There's a thirty person waiting list at the library for it.

not at the library around here...they got lots of copies and all are available

Govtcheez
07-16-2004, 09:38 AM
well, most people who actually enjoy some of the books they are made to read, and most who don't read anything past high school name those two books (or at least Catcher in The Rye) as their favorites :)
There's nothing wrong with either of those books. Two of my favorite books are Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies. I didn't read them in high school, I read them because they're good books.

axon
07-16-2004, 12:35 PM
>>There's nothing wrong with either of those books.

never said there is GC, I enjoyed both of thos books as well...its just something I noticed; a trend we could call it :)