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Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:



I also read ‘the under major domo minor’ by Patrick Dewitt who seems like he could totally be a denimbro (based on his writing style and the portrait on the back of the dust jacket.)

Dewitt's latest, French Exit, sits next in my reading line-up. I loved Sisters Brothers and Ablutions. Yes, a bro to the core, no doubt.

I've just finished Ian McEwan's Nutshell (holy crap, that is one droll fetus narrating the story) and, as an after-dinner mint, Paul Torday's last book, Death of an Owl. Both excellent reads in their own polar-opposite ways. Thank you Britain for giving us these two lovely men, I wish they could have stayed around just a bit longer.


Now I am reading Kai-Fu Lee's AI Superpowers and appreciating Lee's commentary on innovation versus data collection.

Bartleby: As one who is sometimes required to sell air, I cannot but agree with #267.




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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

A must read for all runners seeking more than just a physical workout



Where the flip did you buy this book Martin?
I made a mental note to buy it for a friend for Christmas and i can't find it anywhere... well i can but im not paying $60+ for a 1979 first issue on import.
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Abebooks.co.uk - just checked and it cost me £8.23 including postage from USA
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T'wos the first place i checked, their most dog-eared copy is $50+ through to $120+ for minty, crap!
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You can buy mine for £60 and I’ll throw in free postage!
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That's the Christmas spirt, Ebenezer Fried-San


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I was just about to recommend Abebooks.com when Maynard beat me to the punch.

Just finishing up Cory Doctorow's Walkaway. Good speculative reading, set mainly in Canada and full of thoughtful deep-dives on where society could be heading (e.g. Doctorow takes Thomas Piketty's thesis to its logical conclusion) and the role that technology might play (e.g. holy crap, just because we are capable of achieving mortality by uploading ourselves into sims doesn't obviate the possibility of death-by-network-hacking or by existential meltdown triggered when we learn we will henceforth exist as a "head in a bottle.") Luckily, Doctorow has a great sense of humour.

Oh, yeah, and there's a lot of sex. But even a prude like me can sign on to that because it's an enlightened and integral part of the story.    
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Martin- Ive failed miserably to find a copy of that^ book for less than 60 bucks.

Can you recommend me some running socks (always a welcome prez) think on.. this will be for mountain marathon and peak district type running rather than pounding the pavements.

This is my local running joint, if they're in stock here..wonderful!

If not, i can always swing by this one closer to my work, but i don't have enough time to order online.

Thanking you kindly


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Hi Neal, I wear quarter socks from either Balega or Stance, neither of which seem available in your local shops, although the black Falke ones (RU4) from Front Runner look good. I’m not a fan of those with individual toes either although that’s purely personal preference. I don’t think there’s much difference between socks for road and trail running, they’re all lightweight, sweat-wicking, fast-drying with a bit of cushioning.

I also like these CEP socks available at Up & Running, which looks reasonably close to you. They are a bit more expensive but would be my first choice.
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Yes they do seem to be a bit of a gimmick, saying that i expected five finger Vibrams to have fizzled out by now...

I forget all about Up & Running, its a 2min walk from my work, what do you think about Sealskinz? they seem super-expensive are they worth the extra dosh?
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