What book are you reading or last read?

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  1. Goldie Glocks

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    Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden
     
  2. urizen

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    Phillip Kerr's Greeks Bearing Gifts (2018) and Metropolis (2019), his final novels in the Bernie Gunther series, (both released posthumously*). After I finished his penultimate novel (published days before he died), I'm of the opinion that, while a galley version of Greeks Bearing Gifts existed which was (or seemed) intentionally complete enough to be published, there's a likelihood Kerr himself (had he lived a bit longer) may not have considered it as his best edited, final, and fully committed version--- it's much weaker (in many ways) than his previous Gunther novels; though Metropolis was adjudged complete enough for publishing (despite being still in manuscript form), it has many more of the strengths that made Kerr's Gunther series so notable.


    *https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/...2-author-of-gunther-crime-novels-is-dead.html

    https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/philip-kerr-obit-bernie-books/2018/03/25/id/850721/
     
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  3. Bob Womack

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    Winston S Churchill: The Second World War, Volume 1, The Gathering Storm.
    Ken Mansfield: The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert
    Charles A Lindbergh: The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh

    There are some others.

    Bob
     
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    Yup, read Reamde, and was actually using Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash the other day at work as an example of the rise of Crypto currencies and the effect on current governing structures :)

    Seveneves was very stimulating, I agree, but I think it should have been two books: before/immediate aftermath and then another set in the later time period. I just felt like there was SOOOO much to explore in the later setting, and it just got crammed into the last few chapters.
     
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    Bleeding Hearts by Ian Rankin

    If you've not read anything from him....do yourself a favor.

    I was called for Jury Duty this week and all the waiting gave me a chance to read while they figured out they did not need me.

    I've always said....I'll never get bored if I have a good book. I can lose a day to a book.
     
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    Rereading the entire Dune series in chronological order starting with the prequels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. I'm on God Emperor Of Dune right now.
     
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    The expanse series...just starting book 6 Nemesis Games. A lot of fun. Entertaining, fast paced and light a a feather.
     
  8. mnf67

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    I read Sapiens earlier this year. Very interesting.
     
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  9. StickyWicket520

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    Currently reading the first book of the Gormenghast trilogy

    It reminds me of a love child between a Wes Anderson film and a Tim Burton film that was born premature in book form.
     
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    Finished Cloud Atlas a week ago in two sittings. Enjoyed the writing very much and the differences between the book and the movie
     
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    I'm reading that one also. All that glitters.....
     
  12. jrjones

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    The gospel according to Biff
     
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    Last was Secret Under Pittsburgh.
    Current is The Three Musketeers
     
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    One of my all-time favorite series. I agree that Greeks Bearing Gifts was one of the weakest of the novels. The whole series sort of changed my view of the Hitler years in Germany. Also changed my views of Argentina in the Peron years, I have to say. I wondered how much of the Argentina work was based on heavy research?
     
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    Last book: Diabetes Code, by Dr. Jason Fung I had read his book Obesity Code before that.
    Currently reading: Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, this is the revised and updated edition
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    Names of God, Kay Arthur
    Kingdom Man, Dr. Tony Evans

    I've never read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, but just bought the first book at Goodwill. My daughter started reading it so I will get at it later.
     
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    Interesting so far.
     
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  17. Flyin' Brian

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    Currently reading "Why Jazz Happened" by Marc Myers

    It's a study of jazz and how it was influenced from the outside....society, economics, technology, and laws.

    Fascinating.
     
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    "The Wild Bunch", the book about the film and how it came to be. Just started it this weekend.
     
  19. A-Bone

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    I just got a bunch of books on 90s Hollywood (ten or eleven) to read and synthesize in the next few weeks.
     
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    Last night, finished “Watership Down”. It’s a classic story about....rabbits. Seriously.

    But despite that, it’s very serious in tone and very very well crafted. I’m certain that it’s referencing some historical events and themes, but I can’t quite grasp them. I’m going to do a bit of research.

    It was also an animated classic, which I haven’t seen, and now a Netflix movie.
     
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