What book are you reading or last read?

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  1. Trevordog

    Trevordog Member

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    My ADHD/PHD brother somehow wangled borrowing rights from Columbia U, so he brings me a slew of books every time he visits. I've got all the books on asian movies and jazz I'll ever need.
    Asia Shock
    Japan Nightmares
    Listen: Gerry Mulligan
    Bassically Speaking- Geo. Duvivier
    50s Jazz Talk
    The Big Note: Frank Zappa's Recorded Music
    Reminiscing in Tempo: Confessions of a Jazz Hustler- Teddy Reig
     
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  2. jgyn

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    That book should be burned.
     
  3. sleshnyc

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    Just finished Grapes of Wrath.
    here is a list of books i've read over the past 10 years or so that I think any good literary lover would enjoy.

    The Information Amis
    Women Bukowski
    Factotum Bukowski
    Ham on rye Bukowski
    Amazing adventures of kavalier and clay Chabon
    Clapton Clapton
    Ready Player One. Cline
    Heart of darkness. Conrad
    Red badge of courage. Crane
    This is how you lose her. Diaz
    Brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao. Diaz
    The Defenders Dick
    Tale of two cities. Dickens
    David Copperfield. Dickens
    Great expectations. Dickens
    Dylan chronicles Dylan
    Heartbreaking work of staggering genius. Eggers
    Zeitoun. Eggers Eggers
    You shall know our velocity. Eggers
    Hologram for a king. Eggers
    The circle. Eggers
    Heroes of the frontier. Eggers
    Here there and everywhere Emerick
    Middlesex. Eugenides
    The marriage plot. Eugenides
    Virgin Suicides Eugenides
    Freedom Franzen
    27th City Franzen
    The corrections. Franzen
    Memoirs of a geisha Golden
    The human factor Greene
    Snow falling on cedars Guterson
    The sun also rises. Hemingway
    A Farewell to Arms Hemingway
    The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway
    For whom the bell tolls Hemingway
    Unbroken Hillenbrand
    Kite Runner Hosseini
    Steve Jobs Isaacson
    The Dubliners. Joyce
    The Trial Kafka
    metamorphosis Kafka
    Amerika Kafka
    When breath becomes air Kalanithi
    On the road Kerouac
    Bean trees. Kingsolver
    The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver
    Into the wild Krakauer
    Into thin air Krakauer
    The devil in white city. Larson
    In the Garden of Beasts Larson
    Touch Leonard
    52 Pickup. Leonard
    Bandits. Leonard
    Phil Lesh Lesh
    One hundred years of solitude Marquez
    Memory of my melancholy whores.
    Marquez
    Love in the time of cholera Marquez
    Life of pi Martell
    Angela’s Ashes McCourt
    Teacher Man McCourt
    1776 McCullough
    The tigers wife Obreht
    1984 Orwell
    The imperfectionists. Rachman
    Fountainhead Rand
    Atlas shrugged Rand
    Anthem Rand
    Life Richards
    Plot Against America Roth
    Great American novel. Roth
    Deception Roth
    Portnoys complaint. Roth
    Everyman Roth
    Swamplandia Russell
    The thirteenth tale Setterfield
    Super Sad True love story. Shteyngardt
    A tree grows in brooklyn Smith
    The Beatles Spitz
    The art of racing in the rain Stein
    Cannery row Steinbeck
    Winter of our discontent Steinbeck
    Grapes of wrath Steinbeck
    Wild Strayed
    Confederacy of dunces Toole
    Neon bible Toole
    Infinite jest Wallace
    Old school. Wolff
     
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  4. tarweed

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    WHY NOTHING WORKS
    The ANTHROPOLOGY of DAILY LIFE
    - Marvin Harris
     
  5. tarweed

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    for techies:

    The Art of Electronics
    -Horowitz and Hill
     
  6. tarweed

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    RC Circuits,
    LC Circuits
    - both by Rufus Turner

    These I bought in the early 1980s, for around $5 each;
    96 page paperbacks.
    They are now on sale on Amazon for approx $200.
    Online versions may be available.
    They are, no doubt, useful for those who are interested in
    resistor/capacitor (RC) and coil/capacitor (LC) circuits.
     
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  7. johntoste

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    Re-reading The Baroque Cycle by Stephenson.
    Next up is Fall; or, Dodge In Hell
     
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  8. Duffy Pratt

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    Currently reading-

    Great Expectations - Dickens (a re-read)
    The Reivers - Faulkner
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Louise de la Valliere - Dumas, the second book of the Third part of the D’Artagnan Romances.
    and perpetually - Finnegan’s Wake (which I might finish in a year or two)
     
  9. wahfreak

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    I'm about 1/2 through "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes.

    It's pretty arduous to get through but then I'll get a glimpse of how profound the theories/discoveries of the early atomic age actually were.

    Amazing how far we've come in terms of technical knowledge in a little over 100 yrs.
     
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  10. M138

    M138 100% Fenriz Approved

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    1984
     
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  12. tarweed

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    Cod
    - Mark Kurlansky
     
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  13. sandcastle

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    I'm currently reading the recent Scientific American special issue on physics. I read until my mind collapses, then move on to the next article. Sometimes I make it all the way through. I find the subject fascinating, Captain.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/store/books/extreme-physics/

    Physicists are pushing into the extreme ends of the universe as we know it—from invisible particles and colliding massive black holes to the most crushing gravitational forces ever detected and spooky quantum entanglement.
     
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  14. EarleG

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    The Romanov Ransom - Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell.
     
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    Just got done with Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novel, The Labyrinth of the Spirits. It was such a remarkable and engrossing work that, upon finishing it, I immediately ordered the rest of the novels from his Cemetery of Lost Books cycle. Highly recommended!!!
     
  16. mycroftxxx

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    Make sure you read Dark Sun (his H-bomb book) next; it’s even better.
     
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  17. Fatherflot

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    Saul Bellow, Seize the Day
     
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  18. Brett's Les Paul

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    I've been reading mostly textbooks for the last several years so recreational reading is a real treat. I was able to sneak in Stephen King's The Outsider and Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels during a break in semesters. Both were enjoyable reads. I ordered Barker's Books of Blood on my Kindle and have read a few short stories so far. I read three of the books as a kid. They held up pretty well.
     
  19. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Mojo sent.
     
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