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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PghSkins on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:41 pm

Amazon has a compilation of all the Sherlock Holmes books for Kindle for $0.99. This is going to be my reading for... the rest of my life or so.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:55 pm

PghSkins wrote:Amazon has a compilation of all the Sherlock Holmes books for Kindle for $0.99. This is going to be my reading for... the rest of my life or so.



Great decision, those stories are so entertaining.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby MWB on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:40 am

Finished the Steve Jobs book about a week ago. Interesting read. Now reading John Feinstein's latest book, One on One. For anyone who's into sports nonfiction, especially college basketball or golf, Feinstein is a great read.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:43 am

Just finished Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett (WWII spy novel)....awesome book.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby AlexPKeaton on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:44 am

Just finished: I, Claudius. Now moving on to Claudius the God. Very very good books if you are into Roman history.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby IronDukes37 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:24 pm

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:16 am

my wife read the first 5 John Le Carre - George Smiley cold war spy books and really enjoyed them. I'm thinking about diving into that or tale of two cities. Has anyone read The Lost City of Z?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:25 am

Recently finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Excellent, makes Sam Peckinpah look tame. Read The Road before that. Excellent. Also: Ubik by Philip K. Dick. Excellent as well. Will read Dick's Valis next. It's probably excellent.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:51 am

Gaucho wrote:Recently finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Excellent, makes Sam Peckinpah look tame.


I'm not sure what it is about that book, I flew through the first half, loved it, then I got stuck, had a real tough time with it and put it down. I need to pick it back up. Every time I stopped reading, I felt as if I could use a shower.

The Road is up there with my all time favorite books.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:37 am

eddysnake wrote: Has anyone read The Lost City of Z?


ya. very easy, fun read. i usually plod through books slowly but i read that one so fast i often forget about it.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:55 pm

IronDukes37 wrote:
Shyster wrote:I read too much to keep up with this thread. Recent reads include:

Japanese Destroyer Captain by Tameichi Hara.
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston.


Shyster, or anyone, have you read Shattered Sword yet?

I have not. It’s on my Amazon wish list (along with 231 other books I haven’t got around to buying yet).
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:22 pm

Just finished Alan Furst's Mission to Paris. Good stuff, as always. If you are into spy thrillers, particularly set during/before WWII, Furst is your guy. He never takes the easy story - Nazis stealing a-bomb plans or D-Day plans - it's always something a little more obscure. As with most authors, his early WWII books are best, but all are great reads.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:30 pm

Finished Abe Lincoln:Vampire Hunter. I would say it qualifies as decent and interesting... definitely not great. I figured out where it was going at some point and was maybe just a bit out there for my liking. Not bad though.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby MWB on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:26 pm

Gaucho wrote:Recently finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Excellent, makes Sam Peckinpah look tame. Read The Road before that. Excellent. Also: Ubik by Philip K. Dick. Excellent as well. Will read Dick's Valis next. It's probably excellent.


Blood Meridian is on my list. Read and really like The Road and No Country for Old Men.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Godric on Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:18 am

Finished all of the George RR Martin books... better known as "Game of Thrones"

"A Dream of Spring" is the last book I read
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby obhave on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:15 pm

Just finished "the Line of Beauty" by Alan Hollinghurst. Found it be a very moving and powerful novel.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby columbia on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:20 pm

Just started reading "The Disappearing Spoon." I was a terrible chemistry student, but am enjoying it.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby IronDukes37 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:22 pm

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby obhave on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:55 pm

IronDukes37 wrote:
obhave wrote:Just finished "the Line of Beauty" by Alan Hollinghurst. Found it be a very moving and powerful novel.

Powerful??
how so?


Spoiler:
The story is truly about someone who is adopted, but a complete outsider. The author uses homesexuality, sex, and class to show this detachment. The Nick uses sex and partying as a way to cope and combat the growing feeling of being looked down upon and rejected. Nick's interactions with the other characters act to de-romantacize the decadence around him and that class of people. I find it powerful just because of the boldness of the author is using homesexuality, sex, and the hiding of ones sexuality to show the terribleness and falsity of an entire society of people.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:44 am

Godric wrote:Finished all of the George RR Martin books... better known as "Game of Thrones"

"A Dream of Spring" is the last book I read

Are you from the future? If so, did Shero trade for Rick Nash?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Godric on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:13 am

Shyster wrote:
Godric wrote:Finished all of the George RR Martin books... better known as "Game of Thrones"

"Dances with dragons" is the last book I read

Are you from the future? If so, did Shero trade for Rick Nash?


fixt. I had just got done reading info on the upcoming books lol
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:50 pm

In the last couple weeks, I’ve read:

Non-fiction:
Keynes the Man by Murray Rothbard
A Century of War by John Denson
Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism by Jeff Riggenbach
White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America by Colin Flaherty

Fiction:
The Gripping Hand by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (sequel to their acclaimed 1974 sci-fi book The Mote in God’s Eye)
The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett
Slave of Chu Kutall by Michael McCloskey
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:55 pm

I read my first fiction book since High School on vacation: the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Very good. On to The Girl Who Played with Fire. I'm hoping I keep up with reading.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:03 pm

I'm about to finish War and Peace. I like the story of Anna Karenina better, but in terms of historical fiction, this is definitely worth the commitment.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:33 pm

Just finished Benchslapped: Publicly Humiliating Judicial Opinions. It's a good read if you're a lawyer.
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