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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:26 pm

Reading "The Long Valley" by John Steinbeck. Its a collection of short stories of no more than 20 pages that he wrote for magazines in the 30. He chose a bunch of very morbid themes, but enjoyable nontheless.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:13 am

finishing up Skeletons on the Zahara. Incredibly tense and readable account of the horrors of slavery of shipwrecked westerners on the African coast by nomadic arabs in the early 19th century.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Hockeynut! on Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:32 pm

Finished Wiley Cash's A Land More Kind Than Home last night. Pretty good even if the plot was a little on the thin side.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:51 pm

About done with the first and ready for the second. Nice short read (200 pgs). Highly recommend for fans of lovecraft, kubrick, Margaret Atwood and lost. Haunting is a fitting word for it. Check it out

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:44 pm

Froggy wrote:Haunted was, in fact, really messed up. I've moved on to my next book. Sticking with Chuck Palahniuk, and reading Diary. I'm about half way through. Pretty good so far. More a straight up psychological horror at this point. It's doing a good job of cultivating a sense of impending doom.


I just started Haunted. Wow. Disturbing is not strong enough a word.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby bigkam on Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:49 pm

Previous: "The Boys of '98" (Dale Walker), on the Rough Riders. Really good look at the Spanish-American War.

Current: "A Republic No More" (Jay Cost), on the historic growth of the spoils system and the influence of special interest groups in America. So far, a great read.
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