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Old 07-14-20, 02:49 AM
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I just finished Mona Lisa Overdrive from William Gibson's The Sprawl Trilogy.
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Old 09-15-20, 07:37 PM
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Alchemist by Paul Coelho
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Old 09-15-20, 09:18 PM
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Right now I'm in the middle of Walter Wangerin's The Book of the Dun Cow,and I'm loving it! Imagine Animal Farm, except not about politics, but more about theology.
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Old 09-16-20, 12:01 AM
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The Old Man and the Sea. (short story). Hemingway.

The Nick Adams Stories (collection of shorts). Individual these are somewhat light, enjoyably descriptive reads. Collectively, I found them powerful, sad.

Really, everything by Hemingway. I can only take so much Hemingway before I need to go read something fun though.

Dune. Immersive, a complete world. I concur the series gets progressively worse. Bet you can't stop at one though.

I, Robot (collection of related shorts). Asimov. The back story to every subsequent android in science fiction.

Nightfall (novella). Asimov. Religion, politics, fanaticism, science denial. I should probably re-read this myself.

In addition to Asimov, any venture into classic science fiction requires at least reading one each of Heinlein, Hubbard, and Campbell.

Burning Chrome, Henry Gibson. Changed the science fiction genre. Pretty much a must read to bridge between classic and modern science fiction.

All Quiet on the Western Front. A war story that does nothing but tell a war story, and in doing becomes the most powerful anti-war story written. Not for the faint of heart.

Murder on the Orient Express. Agatha Christie, Poirot is my favorite detective. Others Poirot novels may be as good or better, but this is the one I recall.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X. There's a man behind the myth.

Jaws. I'm not a terror fan at all. This is a terrifying book. Forget the movie (as always).

A Walk in the Woods. It's a hoot. Good chance it will either make you want to hike the AT, or never set foot in the woods.

Kid Curry: The Life and Times of Harry Logan and the Wild Bunch. Historical non-fiction that weaves a fictional account around historical events. Years later I lived and cycled near Sonora TX, where these guys spent some down time and reportedly killed an unfortunate nosy local.

Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee. Another war story.

The Art of Now. Either new-age babble or deep insight, take your pick.

How to Ride a Unicycle - Wiley. Careful though, riding a unicycle in public is the gateway drug to all sorts of nonconformist behavior.

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Old 09-16-20, 02:10 AM
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The Old Man and the Sea. (short story). Hemingway.

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Good list. Have read many of them.

Love the short stories by Hemingway.

Recently read the collected short stories by H.G. Wells.
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Old 09-16-20, 08:03 AM
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Dune. Immersive, a complete world. I concur the series gets progressively worse. Bet you can't stop at one though.
But I can stop at two...
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Old 09-16-20, 11:42 AM
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But I can stop at two...
I don't recall how far I got into the series, but it was at least two books too far. The first one is just so damn good, you want it to go on.
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Old 09-16-20, 12:54 PM
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I think I'll reread Dune before the movie comes out this December. It's been almost 40 years since I originally read it and I don't want my memories of the David Lynch movie version clouding my judgement of the new one.
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Old 09-18-20, 08:14 AM
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There are 8 books in the Expanse series. There's supposed to be a 9th coming.

I keep them in a stack on top of my bookshelf. When I finish one, I just pick up the next. Ive lost count how many times I've read it.

It's fantastic scifi. But the thing of it is, humanity keeps getting it's ass in a bind, and somehow manages to survive it's stupidity and evil. Not so sure that's how it's going to play out for us.
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Old 09-20-20, 12:28 AM
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Old 09-21-20, 04:09 AM
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Really Good list. Have read many of them.
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