Irish Poker Boards
Register Arcade FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Irish Poker Boards > Community, Tech, and Feedback > Community & Games
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-19, 11:53   #1081
Murdrum
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by shrapnel View Post
brilliant thriller about a terrorist plot.
I've never been more annoyed to put a book down and eager to pick it back up. I was in Cinque Terre and all I wanted to do was read it
Murdrum is offline   Reply With Quote
2 Thanks From:
Old 08-10-19, 19:03   #1082
captain15
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
impossible to put I am pilgrim down
captain15 is offline   Reply With Quote
3 Thanks From:
Old 12-10-19, 09:27   #1083
Denny Crane
Undefeated
 
Denny Crane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 11,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny Crane View Post
Has anyone listened to the fs.blog book on Audible? I've never listened to an audiobook, and it seems like a book that you'd really want in a hard copy, but the kindle version isn't even out until Oct.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murdrum View Post
I just bought it, I returned one I likely would have never listened to.

If you want to hold off until tomorrow, I'll let you know what it's like, I should have it finished by then.

No accompanying PDF either.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murdrum View Post
Two thirds of the way through. Outside of the odd philosophical quote that needed a 2nd listen here or there, it's easy follow.

Lots of focus on Munger among others.

You'll know lots of stuff, Occams Razor, Socratic Questioning etc...
It's more a collation of models than anything new and it's actually the first of a series, this the general models version.
Good so far and the first audiobook I've listened to at normal speed as I'm accustomed to listening to his voice at that pace during his podcast.
They've released a hard copy on Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/19994...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
__________________


Last edited by Denny Crane; 12-10-19 at 14:01.
Denny Crane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-19, 12:57   #1084
Keane
Martingale Enthusiast
 
Keane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Under the sea
Posts: 13,854
Send a message via MSN to Keane
If I was to give John Banville a spin what would people recommend? I would have thought 'The Sea' just on the fact that it won the Booker Prize, but it has a pretty weak rating on Goodreads and I've seen a few things where people suggested giving him that award for that book was deranged.

I'm reading Kevin Barry's short stories 'There Are Little Kingdoms' at the moment and it's wonderful. Trying to read more Irish stuff in general over the last while.
Keane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-19, 13:38   #1085
Fullof..It
Member
 
Fullof..It's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 668
Love his podcasts and have been listening exclusively to them on car journeys.

Have you read Ray Dalios principles? Im torn between it and FS release?
Fullof..It is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-19, 14:02   #1086
Denny Crane
Undefeated
 
Denny Crane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 11,307
Yep, Principles is great, it's just longer than it needs to be (600 pages) he's released a shorter version but it's described as being for all ages, so may be too simplified.
__________________

Denny Crane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-19, 15:07   #1087
Murdrum
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fullof..It View Post
Love his podcasts and have been listening exclusively to them on car journeys.

Have you read Ray Dalios principles? Im torn between it and FS release?
As Denny said Principles is excellent. As I previously mentioned the FS book is a collection of mental models based upon Charlie Mungers approach:
"Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ’em back. If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form. You’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience both vicarious and direct on this latticework of models. You may have noticed students who just try to remember and pound back what is remembered. Well, they fail in school and in life. You’ve got to hang experience on a latticework of models in your head.”

You can read them all here: https://fs.blog/mental-models/

Dalio's is more about his approach, meritocracy and alike. They're quite different, Dalios is certainly a better book but Parrish offering is still quite good too.
Murdrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks From:
Old 12-10-19, 15:38   #1088
Strewelpeter
Member
 
Strewelpeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: I Won
Posts: 22,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keane View Post
If I was to give John Banville a spin what would people recommend? I would have thought 'The Sea' just on the fact that it won the Booker Prize, but it has a pretty weak rating on Goodreads and I've seen a few things where people suggested giving him that award for that book was deranged.

I'm reading Kevin Barry's short stories 'There Are Little Kingdoms' at the moment and it's wonderful. Trying to read more Irish stuff in general over the last while.
Love Barry, just finished the new one which was great but didn't seem to quite hit the heights of the previous two or the short stories which are probably the best Irish writing in decades.

This line from a scene in pool hall in Wexford

Quote:
Just then, the air changed: a small troop of girls
arrived in, a battalion of three. They had vinegar in
them and they roved their dangerous eyes around the
habitutees and they were a carnival of cheap perfume
on young skin and whatever summer was they’d
trapped its essence and fizzed with it.
Wow!


I always recommend Banville's early books The Newton letter, Kepler and Dr Copernicus which are often forgotten about.
His best work is the Book of Evidence IMO
__________________
Turning millions into thousands
Strewelpeter is offline   Reply With Quote
3 Thanks From:
Reply

  Irish Poker Boards > Community, Tech, and Feedback > Community & Games

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:14.