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Old 11-15-21, 04:07 AM
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Finished listening to Hitler's Soldiers - The German Army in the Third Reich, by Ben H. Shepherd. The atrocities and mayhem of the Germans directed at the civilians, partisans, and POWs throughout the occupied territories of WW2, especially in the East, were not just the actions of a relative handful of SS, Gestapo, security police and Einsatzgruppen troops but had the active and frequent participation of the German Army from the top brass and throughout the ranks and throughout the war.

Started listening to Harlem Shuffle, a novel by Colson Whitehead.
I'm not the only one riveted by human atrocities

Currently reading Empire of the Summer Moon, a book recounting the long War between American pioneers and the horse mounted Comanches who ruthlessly decimated them for a loooooong time
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Old 11-17-21, 01:38 PM
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Finished listening to Harlem Shuffle, a novel by Colson Whitehead. Top notch story and narration.

Started listening to The Blackbird, the third in the Alan Grofield crime caper series, by Richard Stark. The Grofield series is a subset of the Parker series of novels by the same author.
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Old 11-19-21, 02:42 PM
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Terror by D. Simmons
I love this book!!! And this author!!!

The story kept me in suspense, intrigued the whole story and somewhere in fear.
I am just ready to reread it many times.
Of course, I have read other books by Dan Simmons, but this one is not surpassed.
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Old 11-20-21, 01:09 AM
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I am reading Kabuki Five Classic Plays. The book explains the traditional old culture of kabuki plays like noh, oni kitsune, samurai so on and so forth. A concise introduction includes the history of kabuki, its religious background and ties with prostitution, its themes and playwriting systems, and its performance conventions, actors, music, and dance. Appendixes provide a fascinating focus on various sound effects and music cues in performance. More than one hundred production photographs vividly convey the action and emotion of one of the world's greatest stage arts. First published in 1975, this volume remains a classic. A reprint to the 1975 edition. Accepted into the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works, Japanese Series.
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Old 11-25-21, 01:02 PM
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Finished listening to The Blackbird, the third in the Alan Grofield crime caper series, by Richard Stark. The Grofield series is a subset of the Parker series of novels by the same author and is not as good as the Parker books. I'd rate the The Blackbird as only fair.

Finished listening to The Cutie, by Donald E. Westlake (AKA Richard Stark). Good, up to the high standard set by Westlake for his crime novels.

Started listening to The Dark Hours, the fourth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch police procedural novel by Michael Connelly.
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Old 11-25-21, 02:29 PM
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Murderbot series. Returning to the science fiction genre of my youth, and thoroughly enjoying this.

That's the candy. The heavy reading is Between the World and Me.
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Old 11-25-21, 05:00 PM
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THE BOOK
(On the taboo against knowing who you are)
Alan Watts

Rereading and HIGHLY recommend it
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Old 11-30-21, 06:14 AM
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I read The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master. If you're interested in programming that's the right book for beginners. I study programming in college right now, I found service to do my computer science for me. These guys are pro in writings and programming and helped me hundreds of times.

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Old 12-01-21, 09:33 PM
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Finished listening to The Dark Hours, the fourth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch police procedural novel by Michael Connelly. Excellent.
Started listening to Razorblade Tears, crime novel by S. A. Cosby.
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Old 12-09-21, 01:53 PM
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Finished listening to Razorblade Tears, crime novel by S. A. Cosby.
Started listening to The Dillinger Days, non-fiction book by John Toland.
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Old 12-14-21, 05:23 PM
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Finished (actual a couple weeks ago) Pet Sematary by Stephen King . Good read. Started back up with Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. Almost done.
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Old 12-15-21, 06:47 PM
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The Lost Cyclist by David V. Herlihy. Frank Lenz, William Sachtleben, Thomas Allen Jr. Around the world on bicycles in the 1890s. Amazing adventures. Makes my plans for a few hundred miles on dedicated bike trails look like child's play.
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Old 12-17-21, 12:16 PM
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Finished listening to The Dillinger Days, non-fiction book by John Toland. Good companion to the book, Public Enemies, by Byron Burrough.

Started listening to The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, by Tom Wolfe.
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Finished listening to The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, by Tom Wolfe. Very good readings of Tom Wolf's articles from various national magazines about the early 1960's culture.

Started listening to Lemons Never Lie, by Richard Stark, the last of the Alan Grofeld sub-set of the Parker series.
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Finished listening to Lemons Never Lie, by Richard Stark, the last of the Alan Grofeld sub-set of the Parker series. It was the best of the Grofield series.

Started listening to Farewell My Lovely, crime novel by Raymond Chandler.
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Finished reading Glitz, crime novel by Elmore Leonard. An oldie but a goodie. One of the few Elmore Leonard books not available as an audiobook.

Started reading A Time to Scatter Stones, a crime novella, featuring Mathew Scudder, by Lawrence Block.
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Mother Night by Vonnegut. Read it over fifty years ago. I kinda remembered what it was about, a guy falsely accused of war crimes, but in the details it's like the first time. Still a page turner.
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Finished reading A Time to Scatter Stones, a crime novella, featuring Mathew Scudder, by Lawrence Block. It has been a while since the last Scudder novel, and a welcome return it is. As with the more recent novels in the Scudder series the banter and scenario are a bit kinkier than in the earlier novels, but not yet over the top. The other characters from the series are mentioned but no longer involved in the story, except for Scudder's wife, Elaine who has a major part in this novella.

Started reading The Berlin Raids, The Bomber Battle, Winter 1943–1944, by Martin Middlebrook.
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Just finished a science-fiction novel called The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin and starting the second book in the series called The Dark Forest. It is also going to be a Netflix series soon!

"The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision."
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Finished listening to Farewell My Lovely, crime novel by Raymond Chandler. A convoluted plot that gets tied together at the end when all is revealed about Moose Malloy and Velma, Lindsay Marriott, Mrs Jessie Florian, Jules Amthor and the rest of the assortment of characters Phillip Marlowe has to sort out.

Started listening to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe, non fiction reporting on Ken Kesey and the Merry Pransters on their drug fueled trip through the 60's
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Finished Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. Good read. I will continue with the trilogy. Almost finished with Prisoners Of Geography by Tim Marshall. Basic thumbnail history/current event of the relationship between geography and regions.
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