The Caffeinated Penguin

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Book stack update

Posted By on January 29, 2008


Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, Stephen King This is the final Dark Tower book, and it ended well. However, it lacks the charge one gets from reading the first three books. As these books were written, the author has aged, and the simple fire and passion of a young man has given way to the self-reflection and deep thoughts of an older man. As such, the later tomes become more contemplative, and this is no exception. Frankly, I am disappointed – not because of the book, but because the tale is done. To an extent, the story was better when we left our heroes rocketing towards possible doom aboard a senile old monorail. However, one must remember that there are other worlds than these.

Politically Correct Guns, Alan Gottlieb This was just funny. The typesetting was rough, the use of clip-art was garish, but the quotes, stats and figures just illustrate how.. special.. the anti-gun machine is.

  • = denotes new addition

Currently Reading: The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery, Massad Ayoob Serenity Found, Jane Espenson Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens, Mary Mason Campbell

Currently on the stack: The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Mark W. Smith Supreme Court Gun Cases – Two Centuries of Gun Rights Revealed, Kopel, Halbrook and Korwin Straight Shooting – Firearms, Economics and Public Policy, John R. Lott, Jr. America Fights Back – Armed Self-Defence in a Violent Age, Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman The Past Through Tomorrow, Robert Heinlein The Federalist Papers, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay We Were Soldiers Once… and Young, Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present, Howard Zinn The Underground History of American Education, John Taylor Gatto The Falcon Banner, Christopher P. Lydon Sigil of the Wolf, Christopher P. Lydon The Lion's Pride, Christopher P. Lydon Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy, G. Gordon Liddy The Door Into Summer, Robert Heinlein Tomorrow, The Stars, Robert Heinlein The Rolling Stones, Robert Heinlein The Number of the Beast, Robert Heinlein Great Issues in American History, Volume II – From the Revolution to the Civil War, 1765-1865, Richard Hofstadter. Great Issues in American History, Volume III – From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1981, Richard Hofstadter and Beatrice K. Hofstadter The American Political Tradition and the men who made it Richard Hofstadter SAS Survival Handbook, John “Lofty” Wiseman On Killing : The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, Dave Grossman On Combat, Dave Grossman Serenity: The Official Visual Companion, Joss Whedon


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