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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2boxers, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Dino the weirdo
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 884

    Dino the weirdo

    Anything by Bill O'Reilly.......His chapter on Lawyers in "Who's Looking Out For You"....should be required reading.
  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,709


    "Where Have All the Leaders Gone' by Lee Iacoca (spelling)
  3. Dick Dake
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 788

    Dick Dake

    "We Got Fired!: . . . And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us" by Harvey Mackay and "War as I Knew it" by G.S. Patton is great.
    New Cussler book came out this month too.
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Oh yeah! A couple of my Mark Twain favorites:
    "Captain Stormalong's Visit to Heaven"
    "Adam and Eves Diaries"
  5. Bookz
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 221


    Anything by Hunter Thompson, likewise anything by Dominique la Pierre (I think spelling is right) who does historical novels that are fact based, "The Great War For Civilisation" by Robert Fisk and on motoring topics "The Jimmy Murhphy Story" and "Ralph dePalma Gentleman Racer" by Gary Doyle, "The Last Onslaught On Detriot" by Richard Langworth, "ALL Arms And Elbows" by Innes Ireland.
    Reading gives us all the oppertunity to stretch our minds and imagination.
    If anyone ever wants Motoring book recomendations PM me as I own a Motoring Bookshop and carry about 5000 differant titles at all time. I can really blow your wish list out.
    Also if you are looking for a out of print title try ABE Books. It is a huge book dealer site and you can often find what you want on it.
  6. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
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  7. rustbucket65
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 138


    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
    Electric Cool Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolf

    Are a couple cool ones from my college days.
  8. why not try oprah's book club im sure one of her choices will put you to fuckin sleep way fast and in a hurry..
  9. Dick Dake
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 788

    Dick Dake

    The All knowing and Powerful Oprah did have "The Road" on her book club. It has apocalypse, cannibals, and despair. Not a bad choice for once, it's almost literature.
  10. Wasko
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 29


    The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby _ Tom Wolfe
    Hell's Angel - Sonny Barger
    Another Roadside Attraction _ Tom Robbins
    Anything written by Kurt Vonnegut but especially Slaughterhouse 5
    Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
    Anything by Christopher Moore " Lamb - The Gospel according to Biff, Jesus' Best friend"
    Brett Easton Ellis - Raw, indulgent, 80's related lit
    Satan Burger - Carlton Mellnick III
    Prometheus Rising Robert Anton Wilson
    Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
    The History of the Devil - Gerrard Messadie ( Just for a fair view of the religious, the other side of the argument) ;)
  11. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,249


    Anything by W.E.B. Griffin, AWSOME. Great fictional war novels and detective novles as well. His WWII stuff is the best.

    Read one of his book and you'll want to go out and buy a fifth of Famous Grouse.
  12. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,406

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Famous Grouse?! :eek: I only do single malts! :rolleyes: :p :D
  13. Chebby belair
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
    Posts: 847

    Chebby belair
    from Australia

    Helmet for my pillow - Robert Leckie. Unvarnished account of marines at Guadalcanal.
    There is a really good bio of Richard Petty that covers his early days at the track with Lee. I forget the name, but is a cheapo Fawcett print.
  14. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
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  15. kid berzerker
    Joined: May 13, 2006
    Posts: 110

    kid berzerker

    Dora Lives: the authorized story of miki dora
    the hot rod world of robert williams
    Los Angeles and the birth of Auto racing
  16. Michael_e
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
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  17. tootallrodder
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
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    Member Emeritus

    Anything by Clive Cussler.
  18. I'll second that and, if you can find it, legendary striper and paint formulator, "St. John" Morton's autobiography:
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 335


    The Smokey Yunick 3 book set is the best ...!

    ANYBODY interested in Hot Rods & Race Cars should read about the adventures of this man.....He jammed 10 Life's worth of adventure into his one.
  20. Dr_X
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 232


    I just finished reading "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley for a class I am taking. If you haven't already read it, check it out. Henry Ford is worshiped as the creator of the new world.
  21. mustube
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 8


    Just got finished reading that book, and I highly reccomend it. It also has some great photos. One of the best books I have read.
  22. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
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  24. Lesabre
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 51

    from joisey

    Try ' Gravitys Rainbow ' by Thomas Pynchon
  25. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
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    Thorkle Rod

    Report by the Atomic Energy Commision. Report of Dangers and Benefits of Aerosols with Photo's and charts from Nasa.
  26. pittsburgholdschooler
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 174


    Just picked this up....good reading...

    Attached Files:

  27. "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac.

    "Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain. (anything by Twain)

    "With The Old Breed At Peleliu and Okinawa"
    by E.B. Sledge. A USMC diary from WWII.

    "Chicago Stories" Tales of the city by: Saul Bellow, Ring Lardner, Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Elliot Ness, James Farrel, David Mamet and others. (this is an exceptional collection of fiction and nonfiction.)

    Reading is good.
  28. Posted by Artiki:

    "God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens - (Stunning piece of work)"

    Christopher Hitchens is very interesting. He is often on National Public Radio over hear trying to terrorize people. He has a great spooky voice too.
  29. I forgot a great one,"Horatio's Drive"the book that accompanies the film documentary.First drive across America in an automobile,very good read.Long live the legend of "Bud the Dog"(Coop knows what i'm talking about);)
  30. Artiki
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,012

    from Brum...

    Yeah, Brave New World is excellent. I'd forgotten about the use of Henry Ford as a deity. Instead of a crucifix, Ford's followers wore a 'T' around their necks. Genius.

    Hmm...'terrorize' may not be the choice of word I'd use myself, considering the current climate :eek:
    There's some great video of Hitchens on Google Video giving a talk and then taking a Q & A session about the above book, and another video in which he goes head-to-head with Al Sharpton. Good viewing.

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