Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 2 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#23439 - 03/20/01 06:06 AM Finder's Fee
inselpeter Offline

Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
Does anyone know the name of a book published in the last few years that listed names of US towns? Names such as: Lost Hope, Nebraska; Ruin, Nevada, etc. I made these up, but they are characteristic of some of the contents.

#23440 - 03/20/01 11:09 AM Re: Book Recommendations

i'm amazed... two pages of responses and not a single book recommendation. *sigh* - so much much for my "Buy five and receive free shipping" at Amazon.

going once... going twice.....

#23441 - 03/20/01 11:30 AM Re: Book Recommendations
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
some good fiction that i've read in the last... oh... 5 years.

The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
Bringing Out the Dead, by Joe Connelly
Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
and how about something by Jon Hassler...

#23442 - 03/20/01 11:43 AM Re: Book Recommendations
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
Peter Maas' The Terrible Hours about one for the first sunken submarine rescues--

-- a great read--

my other obsession

#23443 - 03/20/01 01:17 PM Re: Book Recommendations
Fiberbabe Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Accordian Crimes by Annie Proulx was good too...

#23444 - 03/20/01 01:53 PM Re: Book Recommendations
Bobyoungbalt Offline

Registered: 11/22/00
Posts: 1289
Faldage reported in a post March 6 in Wordplay & Fun, that he was reading Alphabet to Email by Naomi S. Baron. I was intrigued, so I ordered it from Amazon, read it and was much pleased with it. It's a scholarly work, but eminently readable, very interesting and informative, and even funny in spots. I recommend it highly for all linguaphiles.

By the way, Faldage, thanks very much for bringing this to my notice.

#23445 - 03/20/01 10:24 PM Re: Fact or Fiction books?
Scribbler Offline

Registered: 01/21/01
Posts: 86
Loc: Utopia, not in literal sense, ...
> (wow) ... to promise that, for one year, I would not try to organize him before breakfast ---

Alice curtsies and respectfully inquires, Your Majesty of Hearts, what were the OTHER five impossible things you sought to believe before breakfast?

#23446 - 03/21/01 06:36 AM Fact AND Fiction
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
(YART alert)

Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman. All OEDophiles should have this in their respective organic RAMs.

#23447 - 03/21/01 06:47 AM Re: Fact AND Fiction
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
organic RAMs


#23448 - 03/21/01 08:33 AM Re: Fact AND Fiction
shanks Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
organic RAMs


As opposed, of course, to the electric sheep dreamt of by androids...


the bladeruiner

Page 2 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8746 Members
16 Forums
13809 Topics
215507 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
bobwar, Johnreed28, Lakshman, dcsteve, Jorg
8746 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 40 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 106
LukeJavan8 98
wofahulicodoc 79
A C Bowden 53
Tromboniator 11
tuhin 2
chicablanca 1
Jorg 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10523
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6592
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith