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lakesidecallas
Jun 9, 2011 3:10 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
We came from here http://cubits.org/thereadingroom/thread/view/55502/

Herb, do you know when your surgery is going to be?

My elderly neighbor carries a gun on his hip at all times. His sister-in-law has an apartment under him, and he complains that she is too nervous because she keeps the doors locked all the time.
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Imagekqcrna
Jun 9, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
She's probably afraid of the lunatic upstairs with a gun. Smiling

Karen
Imagesheryl
Jun 9, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Mao, you're right about the footbinding and the starvation - I was thinking more about the politics between the two women in "Peony".

Anywho, not sure I will follow up with the sequel, either.... probably will though.

No, I haven't read "Swans", Jay - I'll have to look it up.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 9, 2011 4:34 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
woofie wrote:Hee hee, Frank if you need 15 shots, you are in trouble!


Well, of course! If you've drawn any gun, I hope you're in trouble & not BEING trouble. Whistling And then 15 shots seems just like a reasonable safety margin. Big Grin

Tho' I confess, I do have a certain romantic thing for revolvers...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Jun 9, 2011 4:56 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Guns scare the crap out of me. I've never had one, or held one for that matter. I don't expect to, either. I'm not advocating banning them, I just think some people shouldn't have them. Like me.

Karen
Imagewoofie
Jun 9, 2011 5:06 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Well, I just figure if I'm reaching for a firearm, I'm most likely going to be in full adrenaline rush mode and don't want to have to worry about whether the safety is on or off and having to pull back a noisy slide before I can defend myself. Double action revolver doesn't have any of those little distractions. But enough about guns, unless you want to talk about "Point of Impact," by Stephen Hunter, which was a great novel!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 9, 2011 5:17 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Not familiar w/that one... say more?
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Imagewoofie
Jun 9, 2011 7:04 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Copied this summary of Point of Impact off Amazon (hey, I just don't do book reports!)

"Two men, one determined to maintain his reclusive life in the Arkansas mountains, the other fiercely dedicated to remaining part of the FBI, are drawn together in an effort to clear their names and stay alive during an intricate cover-up of an unauthorized mercenary maneuver in a Latin American country. Bob Lee Swagger, or Bob the Nailer as he was known in Vietnam, is a sniper par excellence. Because of a war injury, he devotes his time to maintaining his marksmanship and avoiding the outside world. These skills and his loner status make him an ideal target for a pseudogovernmental group planning an assassination as part of the cover-up. Nick Memphis, pursuing an investigation from which he has been warned by his FBI superiors, stumbles onto facts about Swagger that force him to go undercover with him."

Might be a bit tedious for non-firearms enthusiasts, because he does go into a fair amount of detail about gun mechanisms and reloading.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 9, 2011 7:26 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Well, other than that, is at any good, or does it get kinda preposterous?
Like the Ringo... always the perfect answer comes along, never a real CYA moment. Rolling my eyes. Always manage to anticipate the enemy. Rolling my eyes. Always great sex. Rolling my eyes. The men are hunks, the women are babes, everyone is just brilliant enough. Rolling my eyes.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 9, 2011 10:25 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Oh, it's full of action and intrigue and a surprise ending (that I guessed, but then I know just enough about guns to be dangerous!). I loved it.

And I still say Dixie is a fraud. Last book makes a comment to the effect that a .357 is "bigger" than a .44 magnum. ??? I know, I know, I'm a picker of nits. Maybe I misinterpreted what she was trying to say. Or not. Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 10, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Maybe creeping Old Timer's disease?
I mean, every now & then I am astonished at the back-ass-wards things that come out of my mouth, things I know perfectly well, but some wire just shorts out upstairs. Blinking
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imageherbie43
Jun 10, 2011 8:32 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
you know the old saying "the more the merrier" goes bor bullets also. Whistling

as far as the problems i was having, it's working fine now but i have broadband high speed whatever so i don't think the problem is with my computer or anything like that.

funny story - when i was in boot camp in the navy we had to go to the firing range. we were given 22 rifles. when i asked if we would be firing hand guns i was told that if the enemy is close enough for you to use a hand gun on your ship then your're really in trouble

Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagewoofie
Jun 10, 2011 10:14 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ha, ha, Jay, I know that feeling: open mouth, insert foot, feel like an idiot.

And, Frank, I prefer this "old" saying: If some's good, more's better, and too much is just right! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imageherbie43
Jun 10, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
I agree I agree
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 10, 2011 1:02 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I agree I mean, if you can make your point w/one bullet, that's fine. But if the situation calls for a little more persuasion, it is nice to be able to call it up. Big Grin

In the Westerns, it was always when the bad guy ran out of bullets that he got deaded. I do try to learn from the mistakes of others. Even if they were dumb enough to tick off the Lone Ranger. Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 10, 2011 3:35 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Just started Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand. From the jacket...

Lush, thrilling, and erotically charged, a triumph of suspense & dazzling imagination, Elizabeth Hand's Mortal Love is an extraordinary work that sans more than a century, uniting genius past & present with strange, tensile strands of inspiration, obsession, & lust....

What connects these men--and others whose grand destinies are to imagine & create--is one woman. Eternal, unknowable, the very ideal of beauty & desirability, she exists somewhere beyond the boundaries of time, a sensuous dream of flesh & fantasy to inspire or destroy, an immortal lover... or an angel of death.


And it was in the SciFi/SF** section! This oughta be interesting. Big Grin

**Even the Public Library can't decide... some books were marked SF, some Sci Fi w/no particular rhyme or reason. The Santa Fe Library system also marks some of their mysteries w/ "?" instead of Mystery. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
Jun 10, 2011 9:22 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Read the first story in I am no one you know by Joyce Carol Oates
http://www.amazon.com/Am-No-One-You-Know/product-reviews/006...

A book of short stories. the first story was very good. As one reviewer puts it, Oates tends to write 'on the dark side of life's issues' so certainly not for everyone.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imageirisarian
Jun 10, 2011 9:27 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Finished with 'Wrecked'. Good for airplane reading, but not much else. However she did get all the pieces put together at the end. Too many characters if you ask me.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 11, 2011 6:22 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I've tried Oates several times, & yep, not for everyone. Not me, for sure. Enjoy? Big Grin
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
Jun 11, 2011 10:14 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I think I've only read one other, Oates, picked randomly as I knew she had a reputation...it was very dark and better left untitled here.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon

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