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This thread is a place for Bears to present good books that they have read or are reading to other Bears. You can list the book's title and nothing more. You can share the book's cover and nothing more. You can share the book's cover and include a few sentences that summarize the book and explain why you like or dislike it. You can write a 1,000 word review about a book. Present the book however you want. Books on all subject matters are welcome. Poems are welcome.

 

 

 


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File source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:When_the_Legends_Die_(1963_cover).jpg

 

"The novel is roughly divided into three parts: Tom Black Bull's youth with his parents who lived 'off the reservation' in the wilderness of southern Colorado; Tom's 'abandonment' of the Indian lifestyle and his success on the rodeo circuit in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma; and finally Tom's return to his roots — reconciling himself with his heritage and his solitary relationship with the land and the wilderness." -- Wikipedia

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Larry Legend:

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Annabel Lee

 

It was many and many a year ago,

In a kingdom by the sea,

That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea. 

 

-- Edgar Allan Poe

 

Edited by OldSchool47 - 4/29/14 at 3:09pm
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"The title refers to Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, here applied both on the molecular (genetic) level (producing the atypical embryo the story hinges on) and on a macro, societal level." -- Wikipedia

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1st Travis McGee novel. "In the early chapters we learn that McGee is a bachelor, a man who can be friends with ladies as well as have a passion for them, and a man of principle (although they are somewhat at the mercy of his uncertain emotional condition and his circumstances at the moment; in McGee's own words, 'Some of them I'll bend way, way, over, but not break'." -- Wikipedia

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10th Travis McGee novel. "McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, where he realizes pretty quickly that something’s just not right. Not only has Maureen’s doctor killed herself, but a string of murders and suicides are piling up—and no one seems to have any answers. Just when it seems that things can’t get any stranger, McGee becomes the lead suspect in the murder of a local nurse. As if Maureen didn’t have enough problems, the man on a mission to save her will have to save himself first—before time runs out." -- Goodreads

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GGA.

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Parasites. Yikes. Get the exterminator.

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"Adrift in the lonely rice fields of Northern China, American agent Tony McKay found himself face to face with the most diabolical evil he had ever encountered. The 'Cold Men,' spiritless creatures that did the unscrupulous bidding of the most dangerous secret organization on earth--The Si Fan!" -- Goodreads

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Edward Rolf Tufte is an American statistician and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University.

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7th Travis McGee novel. "Evangeline may be the intended target in a complex scheme, but she’s no ordinary victim. Behind her darker than amber eyes is a woman who lures men onto her boat and robs them, throwing them overboard when she’s done with them. And now she’s enlisted the resistant Travis and Meyer to rescue her 'savings' from her partners in crime." -- Random House

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"I could see myself only raging through life without end like one of Nietzsche’s blond-beasts, lustfully roving and conquering by sheer superiority and strength." -- Book Excerpt

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"The Nick Adams Stories includes 24 stories and sketches, eight of which were previously unpublished. Some of Hemingway's earliest work such as 'Indian Camp' is represented, as well as some of his best known stories such as 'Big Two-Hearted River.'" -- Wikipedia

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Interesting selections.

 

There's a long-standing thread on this topic, though.  

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Interesting selections.

 

There's a long-standing thread on this topic, though.  

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/122988/the-good-read-thread/90#post_1729426

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Ah.  Thanks for reminding me.

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Et voila:

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The Fury of Rain Storms

 

 

The rain drums down like red ants,

each bouncing off my window.

These ants are in great pain

and they cry out as they hit,

as if their little legs were only

stitched on and their heads pasted.

And oh they bring to mind the grave,

so humble, so willing to be beat upon

with its awful lettering and

the body lying underneath

without an umbrella.

 

Depression is boring, I think,

and I would do better to make

some soup and light up the cave.

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I worked with Bill in Florida many years ago.

 

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