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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,920 mod
    I saw the Hoffman version of In Cold Blood and bought the book the next day. Capote or Steinbeck are my favorite. 
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    WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited June 2019

    I think Hoffman played in a bio-pic about the events surrounding Capote's experiences with the killers and researching the Clutter murders Kasey. It wasn't really In Cold Blood, unless I'm missing something which is always possible.

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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,920 mod
    @WCDawg no you’re right. It’s also been 14 years since I saw the movie so somethings aren’t in the bank like they used to be
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    WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    No problem Kasey, I can't recall who did star in the remake. of ICB.

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    DawgBonesDawgBones Posts: 2,211 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Not the movie in question but the late Philip Seymour Hoffman did Capote better than Capote.

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    cschuler13cschuler13 Posts: 35 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Found this in the forum and thought I'd bring it back to the top. Anybody read any good books lately?


    Another question for the avid book readers: what is the best book you have ever read?

    Mine would be either Tuesdays with Morrie or The Sun Also Rises.

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    greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 2,674 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Just funny that some of the topics on the board’s front page are:

    Favorite slow song

    Books

    I’m selling a green shirt if you want one

    National tequila day

    When is football season again? Btw, did anyone say the Bible yet for best book? If not, I’ll say it.

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    donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I am re -reading Ball Four. Seems boring now, 30 years later. Hard to remember what all the excitement was about.

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    donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Per Bankwalker’s suggestion I read two Neal Boortz books on Fair Tax. Found them to be very informative and thought provoking.

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    JeffSentellJeffSentell Posts: 8,591 admin

    Literary folks, eh? You mean people still read?

    Take these next few for a spin. Thank me later.


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    scooterdawgscooterdawg Posts: 3,066 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I've read "The Things They Carried" and "Where Men Win Glory". I'm a big Krakauer fan ever since I read his Everest book "Into Thin Air", though admittedly I was less into "Into The Wild" than most.

    Love "The Sun Also Rises" My favorite Hemingway book @cschuler13

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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,920 mod

    Into the Wild is my least favorite of his. Mccandless comes off as selfish in it

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    tfk_fanboytfk_fanboy Posts: 2,821 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    on almost any forum the off-topic section tends to be one of the busiest/most active sub-forums. posters get to "know" each other and branch out. similar interests and all.

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    tfk_fanboytfk_fanboy Posts: 2,821 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    young, idealistic, a dreamer. had he lived I am sure by his 30s or 40s he would have a different outlook.

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    greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 2,674 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Enemy at the Gates is a great military history book about the battle for Stalingrad in WWII. (It’s very different from the movie of the same name.) The battle was insane and considered to be the turning point of the war. Consider 729,000 died in this one battle. (Compared to 407,000 Americans in the entire war.)


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    tfk_fanboytfk_fanboy Posts: 2,821 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I don't disagree that he doesn't come across particularly well at times. but I view him as intelligent, a dreamer, very idealistic, disillusioned with the modern world and wanted to escape. I think a lot of young people feel that to varying degrees. but very few actually give up everything (he came from an upper middle class family and graduated from Emory) and chase that feeling. most of us rebel in our own way and then eventually grow up

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