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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:48 PM
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Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine


New from "Outtaourass Press"?
It's actually a very good series that compares themes in many different movies, TV shows, etc. to philosophical ideas, including Seinfled: A Book About Everything and Nothing; The Simpsons: The D'oh! of Homer; The Matrix: Welcome to the Desert of the Real; Buffy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale; Lord of the Rings: One Book to Rule Them All; Baseball: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box; The Sopranos: I Kill Therefore I Am; Woody Allen: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?; Harry Potter: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts; Mel Gibson's Passion: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy; More Matrix: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded; and the one I'm currently reading.

More volumes in the works include Superheroes, The Atkins Diet, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Hip-Hop. No, I did not make any of the above up.

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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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Before I read Wolves, I actually read every Gray Death book. The origins are great, the further adventures are OK, but the final book was just to depressing for words. It seemed more like a sad attempt to end the CBT era. I found many instances of that toward the end.

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I am reading Wolves at the border - Robert N Charrette - Classic Battletech - I love that era.
Excellent choice I'm particularly fond of the series of books on the foundation of the Grey Death Legion.

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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine


New from "Outtaourass Press"?
It's actually a very good series that compares themes in many different movies, TV shows, etc. to philosophical ideas, including Seinfled: A Book About Everything and Nothing; The Simpsons: The D'oh! of Homer; The Matrix: Welcome to the Desert of the Real; Buffy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale; Lord of the Rings: One Book to Rule Them All; Baseball: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box; The Sopranos: I Kill Therefore I Am; Woody Allen: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?; Harry Potter: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts; Mel Gibson's Passion: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy; More Matrix: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded; and the one I'm currently reading.

More volumes in the works include Superheroes, The Atkins Diet, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Hip-Hop. No, I did not make any of the above up.
Man... Outtaourass Press has quite the collection going.

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Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine


New from "Outtaourass Press"?
It's actually a very good series that compares themes in many different movies, TV shows, etc. to philosophical ideas, including Seinfled: A Book About Everything and Nothing; The Simpsons: The D'oh! of Homer; The Matrix: Welcome to the Desert of the Real; Buffy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale; Lord of the Rings: One Book to Rule Them All; Baseball: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box; The Sopranos: I Kill Therefore I Am; Woody Allen: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?; Harry Potter: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts; Mel Gibson's Passion: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy; More Matrix: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded; and the one I'm currently reading.

More volumes in the works include Superheroes, The Atkins Diet, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Hip-Hop. No, I did not make any of the above up.
Where did you get those? What seection are they in?
I'm Reading Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows.
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2nd book in the Shadowmarch series by Tad Williams. Slow going but enjoyable none-the-less.

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Before I read Wolves, I actually read every Gray Death book. The origins are great, the further adventures are OK, but the final book was just to depressing for words. It seemed more like a sad attempt to end the CBT era. I found many instances of that toward the end.
Bah! I just wrote and then deleted a massively fanboy post. Suffice to say I basically agree with you, though I rather enjoyed the clan story arc and the tale of Victor Ian Steiner-Davion.

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The Seige of Eternity by Frederick Pohl, The Return of Nathan Brazil by Jack Chalker, and Live from New York by Tom Shales.

I usually have 3 or 4 books going at once... whichever one happens to be closest when I'm in the mood to read, I grab it and go.
You must be talented - i don't think i'd be able to manage more than one at a time - I would just get so muddled up with storylines etc.
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I got it as a gift, so I don't know what to tell you. Amazon might have them, or there's more info on their site, opencourbooks.com (not outtaourasspress.com).

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I just finished reading "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara. It's a novel about the events of the battle of Gettysburg and it won a Pulitzer Prize. I highly recommend it. The Ted Turner movie "Gettysburg" was based on this book. (Just be warned that while it gets 90% of the actual battle right it is not completely historically correct. That doesn't make it a bad book, just don't walk away from it thinking you've read a historical account of the battle.) Even General Norman Schwarzkopf says that this is "the best and most realistic historical novel about war I have ever read." And who's to doubt "Stormin Normin"?

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