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Old 05-12-17, 11:20 AM
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Picked up Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha at the airport the other day and am zipping through it.
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loved that book!

Just finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. If you like fantasy, chances are you will like this.

I liked Harry Potter well enough, but am not big on coming of age stories, especially school-time stories. Which this book is. But Rothfuss is a great fantasy writer, and the book is totally engaging. The plot device is that it is being told in retrospect by the protagonist as his story is transcribed. There is the story of his history, which forms the bulk of the book, there are odd goings on in the present as his story is being transcribed, and there are other stories within the tale he's spinning. It's a fully-realized alt-universe, fleshed out and incredibly detailed. Rothfuss is an exellent story-teller, and again, if you're into swords and sorcery fantasy of a more "believable" and persuasive bent, you will not fail to find this worth a read.
I really liked The Name of the Wind. The second one, The Wise Man's Fear, was good as well. If only Rothfuss would hurry up with #3 in the trilogy. Kinda like waiting for GRRM to finish Game of Thrones.
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Old 05-18-17, 07:35 AM
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Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch....crazy good. WILL be a movie...
Ready Player One, by Ernie Cline for the 2nd time...
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Old 05-21-17, 01:11 PM
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Finished listening to War Dogs: The True Story of How Three Stoners From Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History by Guy Lawson. Better than the movie.

Started listening to Dirty Money, the last book in the Parker series of crime novels by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake. Just to maintain the mood last night, the wife and I watched the Mel Gibson movie, Payback, which was based on the first book in the Parker series, The Hunter, which was written 40 years earlier than Dirty Money. The protagonist was renamed Porter, rather than Parker. Still a tough guy criminal with a code though.
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Old 05-22-17, 12:58 PM
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Finished listening to Dirty Money, the last book in the Parker series of crime novels by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

Started listening to Hombre, by Elmore Leonard.
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Old 05-24-17, 08:20 AM
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I finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. I'm now about 2/3 into the next one in the series The Twelve. I'm enjoying them. The story line keeps you wanting to find out more. However, there is a sort of familiarity with the whole end of the world via super human vampires thing. It would make a good mini series if the scenario hadn't already been played out so much already (The Stand, Walking Dead etc.)
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Old 05-25-17, 08:43 AM
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Finished listening to Hombre. Excellent, as always with Elmore Leonard novels. Watched last night the 1967 movie of the same title starring Paul Newman; also a winner.

Started reading Spoils, a novel written by Brian Van Ret, set in Iraq in 2003-2004
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Old 05-29-17, 11:08 AM
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Finished listening to Spoils, a novel written by Brian Van Ret, set in Iraq in 2003-2004. Good, kept me engaged right through the conclusion.

Started listening to Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany, nonfiction by Norman Ohler. Could also be subtitled Breaking Bad in The Third Reich with Pervitin, aka methamphetamine. Also goes into detail about Hitler's drug cocktails.
The Very Drugged Nazis | by Antony Beevor | The New York Review of Books
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finished FIGHT CLUB by C Palahniuk and The Little Voice by joss sheldon ( my review is mis posted on TV thread ) ... wondering if anyone ever took time to compare/distinguish TYLER DURDEN to YEW SHODKIN > a study in post modern protagonists ... i consider the post modern protagonist as an individual heroically anti > kinda like YOSSARIAN without the war ... could a YEW SHODKIN ever grow up to be a HOWARD ROARK ??? >>> any thoughts ???
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Old 05-31-17, 08:17 AM
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Finished Justin Cronin's The Twelve. Pretty good, now moving on to the final book of the trilogy: The City of Mirrors.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Finished listening to Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany, nonfiction by Norman Ohler. Could also be subtitled Breaking Bad in The Third Reich with Pervitin, aka methamphetamine. Also goes into detail about Hitler's drug cocktails and provided a rationale for his bizarre impressions about Germany's military status in 1945 because of his cold turkey condition after the Merck's Eukodol/Oxycodone manufacturing facilities in Darmstadt were bombed in December.

Started listening to The Thirst, the 11th novel in the Harry Hole police procedural series by Joe Nesbø, the Norwegian author.
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Just finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Fun read.
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Finished listening to The Thirst, the 11th novel in the Harry Hole police procedural series by Joe Nesbø, the Norwegian author. Just when you think the culprit has been identified another surprise or twist in the plot occurs. Another winner from Nesbø.

Started listening to Unlikely Spy, a WW2 espionage novel by Daniel Silva.
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Conan the Barbarian. Nothing like the classics.
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Just started Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
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Finished listening to Unlikely Spy, a WW2 espionage novel by Daniel Silva.OK, but not as good as the few novels by the author that I have read featuring Gabriel Allon, an Israeli art restorer, spy and assassin.

Finished listening to Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz, non fiction by Thomas Harding. Good.

Started listening to The Force, by Don Winslow, a crime/police novel set in NYC.

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Finished Justin Cronin's The City Of Mirrors. Pretty good ending to the trilogy. One complaint...the author spent a lot of time on the backstory of the main evil guy that slowed down the book.
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Finished listening to The Force, by Don Winslow, a crime/police novel set in NYC. Great read, even better than the last Winslow book, The Cartel.

Started listening to Dragonfish, a novel by Vu Tran.
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Just started Team of Rivals, about Lincoln. So far, it's excellent. Not that it needs my praise..
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Finished listening to Dragonfish, a novel by Vu Tran. Fair, drags too much with the backstory of female protagonist's experiences as a boat person refugee.

Started listening to Sunset and Sawdust, a Joe Lansdale novel set in East Texas, this time in the early '30s.
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Finished listening to Sunset and Sawdust, a Joe Lansdale novel set in East Texas, this time in the early '30s.Great book, as good as The Thicket by the same author.

Started listening to Since We Fell, a novel by Dennis Lehane.
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Miles from Nowhere: A Round-the-World Bicycle Adventure. It's a little dated, but very entertaining.
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Just finished The North Water by Ian McGuire. Basically a novel about a 1800's whaling ship and crew. Not sure what I thought of it. Very descriptive of the time and place, but sometimes took the suspense out of the story by providing the answer to a mystery a few pages later.

I've started American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White. Like it so far.
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