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  1. #71
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    Thanks PJB. I appreciate the positive support from everybody who gave it. If you want to read a chapter this website put up a nice post of the book today. Please check it out, gain perspective from one day in Iraq. Thanks

    http://theinterrobang.com/2013/08/wa...-book-excerpt/

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    #books

    2 years before the mast - richard henry dana (the dude dana point is named after)
    travels with charley in search of america - john steinbeck
    billy budd/bartleby/moby **** - herman melville
    rabbit, run - john updike
    new hampshire - robert frost
    "playing doc's games" - william finnegan --http://kingofkooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/playing-docs-games-new-yorker-1992.html
    surfers guide to southern california


    READ AMERICAN WRITERS---A HEALTHY SENSE OF NATIONALISM IS NOT A CRIME


    enjoy


    lifes too short to read just surfing books
    Last edited by cackedinri; Aug 4, 2013 at 02:06 AM. Reason: USA USA USA

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    With the full understanding that the OP is almost 5 years old and jimmycrab has no doubt long returned from his trip, here are my 20th century American writer recommendations:

    Cannery Row and Log from the Sea of Cortez - both by John Steinbeck.
    The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway.
    Chesapeake - James Mitchner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Kathy, I told you, I'm finishing the book as fast as I can. Any disruptions will delay its completion. I'm really hoping you free me from captivity following its release. Thanks número uno!
    'Conversations' with your blow up doll are better left in your bedroom & not posted here, emhola hole.

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    Back to the thread:

    'Dispatches' by Michael Herr
    'The Art of Racing in the Rain' by Garth Stein

    .....agree with life's too short to read only surf books....but I do like the well-told surf tales

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    Kon Tiki too!

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    I finally found DA BULL in paperback for a reasonable price, when it arrived it was the paper cover of DA BULL wrapped around a frickin Harry Potter book!

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    Rabbit run by john Updike, great
    suggestion, really anything by Updike!
    Also anything by Edward Abby. Hemingway,
    was also a great suggestion.

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    pipe dreams by ke12y slater.shaun tomson has a good book too,forgot the name.big juice,its about bigwave surfing,even got a little article about jjf when he was 15 took the boat out to mavs with his mom n bros just to watch the storm of the millinium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattyb View Post
    I actually wrote a book about my combat marine experience during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It starts off with me surfing in Deal, NJ on September 11th. After realizing the smoke pouring down the coastline was from the terrorist attacks, I decided to go fight for our freedom. Its called The Song Each Bullet Sings and is available on Amazon. If you want to know why today's veterans and military are having such a tough time with PTSD and suicide, my story takes you with me into the war in Iraq. If you get it and enjoy it, please spread the word. Thanks

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...w_bottom_links
    im happy to see there are a few good souls on this website.i checked out your book on the amazon link,looks good and il have to pick it up at barnes and noble.good luck to u and I hope the gov is taking good care of u for your services