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Wackbag Book Club March Selection Thread

Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by Psychopath, Feb 4, 2013.

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Which would you most like to read?

  1. The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia by (Dash)

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. The Devil in the White City(Erik Larson)

    8 vote(s)
    72.7%
  3. American Desperado: My Life--From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy(Roberts, Wright)

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets(Simon)

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Psychopath

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    The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia by Mike Dash
    Amazon
    Audible

    The Devil in the White City By Erik Larson
    Amazon
    Audible


    American Desperado: My Life - From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset by Jon Roberts(Subject) and Evan Wright
    Amazon
    Audible

    Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon(Yes,that David Simon)
    Amazon
    Audible(Abridged Version)
    I have a lower quality unabridged version of the audio book if this book is chosen, it's an old recording. Whoever did the newer abridged version were fucking lazy and didn't bother making a newer better sound unabridged version of the book.
     
  2. Jacuzzi Billy

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    So book 4 inspired the wire? Leaning towards it but book 3 is a possibility.
     
  3. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Book 4 inspired Homicide: Life on the Streets, hence the title Homicide.
     
  4. Jacuzzi Billy

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    It appears we are both correct.
     
  5. Psychopath

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    Yup.
     
  6. Psychopath

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    Jon Roberts is the Same Jon Roberts from Cocaine Cowboys.
     
  7. BIV

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    Non-Fiction? You're killing me here.
     
  8. Falldog

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    Devil in the White City is non-fiction? That gets my vote.
     
  9. LiddyRules

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    I always thought Devil in the White City was historical fiction.
     
  10. Psychopath

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    Nope, it's a true story.
     
  11. LiddyRules

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    I know it's based on a true story. But there's a difference between based on a true story and a true story. I thought it was the former.
     
  12. Jacuzzi Billy

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    It is a nonfiction novel so everything should be fact.
     
  13. whiskeyguy

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    People write books about shit that actually happened?

    I thought The Bible was the only book in that category.
     
  14. Psychopath

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    But nothing in the bible is true.
     
  15. whiskeyguy

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    Blasphemer!
     
  16. Psychopath

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    If White City is picked I have the audiobook version, pm me if you need it.
     
  17. whiskeyguy

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    Voted for White City, that sounds like a pretty interesting read.

    In keeping with tradition, I'll start reading tomorrow and be done by Sunday. :action-sm
     
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  18. Psychopath

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    Bumping this bitch.
     
  19. TomC

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    yes, please. fuck iF i can figure out PM
     
  20. Psychopath

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    Looks like it's going to be white city unless more people decide to vote in the next 9 days.
     
  21. Psychopath

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    I'll pm you the link sometime next week.
     
  22. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Me 2.
     
  23. Psychopath

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    Alright. Scott Brick is the reader.
     
  24. Falldog

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    I got my physical copy the other week. Now I just need a digital copy so I can read it on my Kindle...
     
  25. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Are you healthy?

    Boo buttons are welcome.
     

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