FAMILY BOOK CLUB - JUNE: FINGERPRINTS OF THE GODS
  • Hey, everybody!

    The June selection for the book club is Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock.

    We'll continue to meet for weekly chats in the Book Club chat room on Thursday nights at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT: http://tinychat.com/dtfhbookclub.

    Reading/discussion schedule:
    6/07 - Parts 1 & 2 (Chapters 1-12)
    6/13 - Part 3 (Chapters 13-23)
    6/21 - Parts 4 & 5 (Chapters 24-32)
    6/28 - Parts 6, 7, & 8 (Chapters 33-52)
    Post edited by grl_come_undone at 2012-06-30 15:32:08
  • Nice. Just read it a couple months ago. I can't wait to hear what everybody has to say.
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  • Synchronicity alert!

    Ordered it yesterday.
  • Yay! I've been regularly passing this around to friends for the past year or so...

    Right now I'm reading his novel Entangled.

    It's like a fictional telling of Supernatural... You can tell he wanted a different way to disseminate the knowledge he has gained. Unfortunately, dialogue isn't his strong point, but dammit if he doesn't have sooo much enthusiasm. I love Graham. :)
    Post edited by kungfu2882 at 2012-06-01 01:14:27
  • In the middle of it as we speak. It's very page turnerish.
  • KHAN
    Owsla
    Hey Y'all I found this book on audible which is a sponsor of DTFH. If you're interested in an audio copy of the book, you can sign up for a free month and get the download FREE. Plus Duncan gets some sweet mulah for you signing up. Use the link below.

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  • I cannot fucking wait to discuss this book with the Family
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  • Cant wait to read this !! Thank you for all the amazing topics and therapeutic renderings of existence Duncan!!!
    Post edited by Zoroaster at 2012-06-01 15:45:37
  • Synchronicity alert!

    Ordered it yesterday.



    +1 on the synchronicity

    Happy sailing in the multiverse ;)
  • I just downloaded Fingerprints of the Gods with my free Audible credit. It is quite short, just under 3 hours long.

    Meaning, everyone should be able to get in on this DTFH book club action.
  • I've got Fingerprints of the Gods and have been looking for an opportunity to read it. @kungfu2882, you might be amused to know that I actually did the publicity for Entangled, and that's how I got to know Graham Hancock. Wonderful guy, The mainstream sci fi/fantasy/book review community completely ignored that book. Sigh.
  • @deadlights I don't understand how the audiobook could be 3 hours. The physical book is a tome. I let a friend borrow it, but I recall it being almost 600 pages.

    @mattstaggs when you had Graham on the show, did you guys talk about Fingerprints? All I can remember is him talking about Entangled.
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  • KHAN
    Owsla
    The audiobook is indeed about 2hrs 45min long. I'm already half-way through. Sorry, couldn't resist, too interesting.
  • I added the discussion schedule to my original post.
  • KHAN
    Owsla
    I'm officially hooked on audio books. I love reading actual books but the audio book works better with my life schedule. Or maybe podcasts have ruined me.
    Post edited by KHAN at 2012-06-03 10:27:10
  • Klorptar said:

    @deadlights I don't understand how the audiobook could be 3 hours. The physical book is a tome. I let a friend borrow it, but I recall it being almost 600 pages.

    @mattstaggs when you had Graham on the show, did you guys talk about Fingerprints? All I can remember is him talking about Entangled.



    It IS abriged. I didn't even consider that. What a waste!
  • i'm not a great reader but i excel at pictures, and with all the B&W pages i'm assuming this book makes reference to/wanted you to see the images.

    if they're identified in the audio and you're a diligent skilled googler, you could look them up on the innernets, but a problem i've run across w/audio is it's hard to go back. they (audiobooks) are at least divided up by chapters.EDIT:if you get the legit versions from places like audible, but if you get them from the piratebay.se you might be disappointed
    in the past a few unabridged selections i've made do seem to carry on excessively (ayn rand for one at 13hrs, dawkins for another at 9hrs), but thats ok if you've got the time.
    Post edited by jdirt2019 at 2012-06-06 22:12:07
  • I understand the appeal of audiobooks, but this book is so rich in information that it's nice to have a copy for a reference.
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  • @mattstaggs Entangled is compulsive reading... It's been a while since a book has made me read 100 pages a day, but it's unputdownable(?)... About 40 pages remain... I'm really excited to see where Graham goes with his next work.

    It seems that you have a really rewarding job. You get to discuss the world with some of the greatest modern thinkers... and your comments are always spot on. Good work, my friend, good work. :)
  • FYI: John Anthony West, the archaeologist whom Graham Hancock refers to in his book as dating the sphinx and much of the Giza Plateau much farther back, is going to be on Joe Rogan's podcast this week. It should be good supplemental information for the book.
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  • I have a hardcover copy of this, just thought I'd shed my awesomeness.
  • I'm working on Fingerprints of the Gods now. Great book. I think that Graham will be remembered as a martyr, ultimately. He says things other people are terrified to consider. Some people won't even give him a chance.
  • @kungfu2882 That's just one of my many jobs, LOL! I've got a day job, and I have to find some place to burn the excess energy accumulated eight to five. Being Cubicle Veal isn't too invigorating, although I do like the people I work with and believe in the mission. (I work in public health.)
  • Klorptar said:

    FYI: John Anthony West, the archaeologist whom Graham Hancock refers to in his book as dating the sphinx and much of the Giza Plateau much farther back, is going to be on Joe Rogan's podcast this week. It should be good supplemental information for the book.



    fuck yeah!! I've wanted to hear from John Anthony West ever since hearing Hancock and Rogan referencing him..

    should be a great podcast.

    PS. I'm excited for this month's book club as well. It will be a challenge for me to get through all the text, but I know it will be rewarding.
    Post edited by zachs at 2012-06-05 14:36:00
  • What are the arguments against "earth crust displacement"?

    A quick google search seems to be that the main argument is that it's not anartica at all on the maps, and that ancient map makers just assumed there would be a southern continent for balance purposes. Comically weak, but the theory seems like a wild leap also. Einstein finds it credible I guess.

    As I go forward this is all true, unless somebody does fact checking for us.
    Post edited by thatdude21601 at 2012-06-05 15:41:51
  • It's been a while since I've read the book, but doesn't he state that the piri reis, which cartographers at the time allowed had been pieced together from other older maps, drew the northern tip of antarctica in such detail that in the 50's, before we used seismographic mapping, were able to correct some of our maps?

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  • srkssrks
    Hrair
    perfect timing, just started reading this :)
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  • Hey guys, I'll be a about a week behind by the time I start the book but I wanted to mention that earlier today I called my local barnes and noble to check availability and they actually have it in their bargain books section for ten bucks! Maybe it's on sale in your neighborhood too:)
  • even though the audiobook is seriously abridged, i downloaded it anyway. i figured it would only add to my reading experience. i've been super busy all weekend and this week - hoping to get through chapter 12 by tomorrow night!
  • possible spoiler alert? (but i mean, c'mon...there's a sphinx on the cover, what do you think this book is about?). this is typical book tour stuff, it just makes you want to read even harder. read hard!

    Post edited by jdirt2019 at 2012-06-06 22:11:27
  • What happened with John Anthony West on Rogan's show? Did anyone else hear him say last week (Shane Smith episode) that he'd have him on the show Wednesday?
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  • Klorptar said:

    What happened with John Anthony West on Rogan's show? Did anyone else hear him say last week (Shane Smith episode) that he'd have him on the show Wednesday?



    He will be friday
  • Ooooooooooooooooooooooh. Thanks.
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  • Hey, everybody! We'll meet tonight and discuss Chapters 1-12 at 11pm/8pm ET/PT: http://tinychat.com/dtfhbookclub.
  • Eep, looks like i'll have to wait for the next one!
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  • KHAN
    Owsla
    Gonna miss this first meeting to see Prometheus : ( please someone make inappropriate jokes in my honor.
  • need to get this book been on my porn star wish list for a while
  • Mr Hancock should be a guest on DTFH.
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  • So John Anthony West was on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast yesterday. It's a nice bonus material to add to the book.
    Here the link:
    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23174839
  • I started reading it at work on my breaks like a month ago after he was on Rogains. to much asshats screaming with their mouths full. I'll try again.
  • Hello, friends!

    We'll meet tonight at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT to discuss Part 3 of Fingerprints of the Gods - that's Chapters 13 through 23.

    Hope you can join us! http://tinychat.com/dtfhbookclub
  • Going to start this once I finish "The Varieties of Scientific Experience". Does FOTG take little while to get into? Just seems so massive and the first couple pages are hard to get into IMO
  • PeerPeer
    Hrair
    I read a dutch translation that was missing parts and a lot of the pictures, I noticed after comparing it to the English one I got for my birthday. So this is a good opportunity to read the entire thing again. Loved it btw!
  • Mr Hancock should be a guest on DTFH.


    I second that notion.
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  • Cthulhu said:

    Mr Hancock should be a guest on DTFH.


    I second that notion.

    third. who do we talk to about making that happen? is this a democracy or a dictatorship? whats for lunch? wheres the beer? i'm tired.
  • that might already be in the works:

    Graham Hancock interested in being a podcast guest!

    cross your fingers, kids.
  • KHAN
    Owsla
    It's going to happen soon, they just need to get their schedules to match up. I think Duncan said July or August.
  • When I read it a year or so ago, I remember thinking, "damn, I've never read a book this fast."
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