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Mark

Three Bags Full is fluffy indeed! Not to mention hilarious. And occasionally even "deep". These seem to be very philosophical sheep, and what they learn about God, and the conclusions they draw from overhearing human converstation during their detective work are side-splitting. (these sheep do seem to both speak in and understand human Irish English) They find it obvious that humans have no soul, because "everyone knows that the soul is connected to the sense of smell, and humans have no sense of smell, so..." Priceless! HeeHee HoHo! Would be curious whether you guys find this book as refreshingly brilliant as I do so far.
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My library has Three Bags Full...

and it sounded fluffy so I've requested it.

Another book my library has is "Acid Dreams", which had been recommended in an earlier post (might not have been this forum). Who knew how much Kentucky had to do with the early history of LSD? I thought the invention of the toothbrush was Kentucky's only claim to fame that didn't involve horses.

Happy Boxing Day,
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well said

I hope they have it on Amazon because my boss gave me a nice gift card!

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glad you saw that marye

cuz had been thinking of you especially when I posted that. remembered when we talked bout the Lynley mysteries before :-)

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oh goody!

I love mysteries and sheep are a bonus, ditto Ireland. Thanks!

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new book discovery

Have found a book that am so excited about-wanna tell about it. Is called "Three Bags Full" by an Irish woman called Leonie Swann. Is her first novel, and I am blown away. Is a murder mystery, told from the perspective of a flock of sheep. This book is absurd and brilliant, and has been cracking me up from the first page that introduces the characters.

Cloud:the wooliest sheep in the flock
Mis Maple: the cleverest sheep in the flock., maybe even the cleverest sheep in Glennkill, quite possibly the cleverest sheep in the world. Has an enquiring mind, never gives up, sometimes feels a sense of responsibility.
Othello: a black hebridean four-horned ram, with a mysterious past
A lamb:who has seen something strange
Cornelia:likes unusual words
Mopple the Whale: the memory sheep:once he has seen something, he never forgets it. A very stout merino ram with round, spiral horns. almost always hungry

that is just a sample of the character introduction. The story stays almost completely in "sheep perspective" and is tons of fun!
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Grateful Dead 365

I've been hearing some good buzz about this book, which is lots and lots of photos by the likes of Jim Marshall and Jay Blakesberg. I just checked, and it IS available on Dead.net here.

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What a Long Strange Trip

I recently pulled this book from my library shelf: Stephen Peters' "What a Long Strange Trip--the stories behind every Grateful Dead song 1965-1995". Its 20 chapters give an anecdotal history of every GD studio album from "The Grateful Dead" to "Built To Last" with critical/historical discussions of every song on each album, as well as songs performed live but never recorded "officially" such as "So Many Roads". It includes period photos, lists of every track on each album & how many times each song was performed live (approximately). For trivia lovers & historians, I'd recommend this as an entertaining read & reference, as well as a companion volume to "The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics".

(: "Everywhere I go the people all know everybody's doin' that rag." :)

Jay

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yeah dude,

i saw one at the bookstore about 6 month ago, was at my daughters chorus recital and was leafing through it. sorry i don't remember the name of it or the author or the publisher but i swear i saw it! peace

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Deadhead memoirs

the storyteller makes no choice...

Does anyone know of any non-fiction books (memoirs) about actually going to Grateful Dead shows? I don't mean any insider or academic stuff, but a book purely from the standpoint of someone touring and writing about it.

I ask because I have just that kind of book coming out next spring with Da Capo Press (leadbelly27 references them here with the David Gans interview book... I have the same excellent editor at Da Capo that supported Gans' book!) and I want to know if there is anything like it that I should check out. I've searched high (cough, cough) and low, but haven't found anything. Which really surprises me. But then again, having written this, I know how hard it is to remember... stuff.

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