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What are you reading now?

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Fish_Whisperer, May 18, 2007.

  1. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Mexico
    I read that one recently and really enjoyed it. Made me never want to be a big mountain climber though, those people are crazy.
    If you like that one you would probably like "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakower (sp?)
    A really fantastic book.
  2. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Mexico
    Thanks. His name is Maj. Douglas Zembiec. He is a hard person to describe, to people who new him he was a force of nature, unlike anyone else I have met.
    Here is some stuff about him:
    A great story in the local paper in pdf format:

  3. Mikhail Frenkel

    Mikhail Frenkel Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Avon, CT, USA
    "kafka on the shore" by Murakami and "Diving & Snorkeling in Bonaire" by Lonely Planet
  4. suthnbelle

    suthnbelle ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hood River, Oregon
    I've already read Krakauer's and thinking about reading his other two. I haven't read the wilderness one yet.

    I'm interested in climbing but not the big mountains. :D The obsession and dedication that mountaineers show toward their sport reminds me of the same for some in diving. Anyway, it is a great book.
  5. cdiver2

    cdiver2 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Safety Harbor (West central) GB xpat
    I have just finished. Fighting For Peace by General Sir Michael Rose.

    Telling his story as commander of the UN forces in Bosnia in 1994.

    Now reading. Thieves Of Baghdad by Col Matthew Bogdanos

    Telling his story of getting priceless artifacts returned to the Baghdad museum after it had been looted.
  6. Vie

    Vie Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Krung Thep, Siam, mostly.
    A Plastic Nation: The Curse of Thainess in Thai-Burmese Relations by Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

    Defending the Lion City: The Armed Forces of Singapore by Tim Huxley.

    May 14, 2007 issue of The New Yorker (The Innovators Issue) - very interesting article on the Antikythera Mechanism.
  7. zen_man

    zen_man Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NorCal
    I just started reading this as well. My wife said that it may be her second all time favorite book. Everything is second to Shogun in her eyes! :D
  8. Scott T

    Scott T Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Southern California
    Currently have two going

    "The White Death" basically about avalanches and

    "The Wayfarer Redemption" Middle Earth-type drivel, but entertaining.
  9. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: In a car underwater with time to kill....
    Haruki Murakami ROCKS!! I've loved most of his books, and if you want to get down to it, I liked "Kafka On The Shore," the least.... "Sputnik Sweetheart," "Pinball 1974," "Dance Dance Dance," "A Wild Sheep Chase," "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles," "The Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World," and of course, "Norwegian Wood." :thumb:

    I'm reading "After Dark" now, and really enjoying it. :)
  10. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Solo Diver


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