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Dave Bross
01-25-2012, 10:15 AM
Deep Survival - Who Lives, Who Dies and Why

Laurence Gonzales


What does this have to do with art? You'll be surprised at all that applies.

As a bonus, this guy can write and there's some terriffic stories too.

Might also save your backside in those "interesting" situations.

Barb Sanderson
01-25-2012, 10:57 AM
Thanks Dave! I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting books. One of my friends urged me to read Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami and I'm so glad I did. One of the most creative books I've read in a long long time!
Barb

Dave Bross
01-25-2012, 03:07 PM
Thanks for those Barb.

I too am always interested in a good read.

David Hopman
01-26-2012, 01:45 AM
Thanks Dave! I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting books. One of my friends urged me to read Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami and I'm so glad I did. One of the most creative books I've read in a long long time!
Barb

And don't miss The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Ray Laubs
01-26-2012, 06:22 AM
I read "the road atlas" by Rand Mcnally once. Got to bored with it and stopped about 1/2 way through.

Lawrence Ruskin
01-26-2012, 08:29 AM
News from nowhere by William Morris.

Morris wrote this in the 1890s in Victorian England.

Good book and the most important book I own, Give it a look.

He was a very insightful man.

Randy Kaltenbach
01-26-2012, 10:55 AM
News from nowhere by William Morris.Found it free online at:
http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/m/morris/william/m87nn/
-or-
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3261

Dave Bross
01-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks Randy!

Is this the same William Morris of Arts and Crafts era fame?

Barb Sanderson
01-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Thanks David. I finished Hard Boiled Wonderland & the End of the World and jumped into A Wild Sheep Chase but it was a toss up with Wild Bird Chronicle..,...maybe next! Murakami is so fun to read!
Barb

Zach Jorgenson
01-26-2012, 07:44 PM
Love Murakami books, Wind up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood. Good stuff.

Dave Bross
01-26-2012, 07:52 PM
News from Nowhere is great! I'm about 12 chapters in.

Wind in the Willows meets Summerhill.

Lawrence Ruskin
01-27-2012, 07:41 AM
Yes it's the same Morris of the arts and crafts movement.

Designed everything from houses ,stained glass windows to textiles.

Influenced Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright and many others.

A political thinker and early environmentalist he and John Ruskin dreamed up things like unemployment insurance, universal health care, and woman's rights.

Had a great deal to say about the arts, and how life should be led...

The era he belonged to was a very brave and progressive one, sadly it was brought low by the first world war.