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    Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. It was a pretty good read but not entirely enjoyable due to graphic themes. (Think dead babies.)

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    finished "the girl who played with fire" good book

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    i think it was based on a suggestion here. hilarious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky_horn View Post
    i think it was based on a suggestion here. hilarious.

    My next to last book. Loved it! Highly recommend.

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    Best book in a few years. Lots of cosmology/multiverse/quantum stuff. Neal Stephenson - Anathem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubal View Post
    My next to last book. Loved it! Highly recommend.
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    The Marquise of O- and Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich Von Kleist...

    The plays of Chikamatsu rocked btw...

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    Finally got to reading Freakonomics...entertaining.

    Also have like 50 damn pages left in the Last Symbol that I for the life of me cant get through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky_horn View Post
    i think it was based on a suggestion here. hilarious.


    Funniest book I've ever read. Awesome stuff.

    Finishing "A Clash of Kings" now. It is the 2nd in the Game of Thrones books. Love it, but will probably sit out the next 3 for a few years from here.

    Also reading "This is a Book" by Dmetri Martin, which is sporadically hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetojumping View Post
    Funniest book I've ever read. Awesome stuff.

    Finishing "A Clash of Kings" now. It is the 2nd in the Game of Thrones books. Love it, but will probably sit out the next 3 for a few years from here.

    Also reading "This is a Book" by Dmetri Martin, which is sporadically hilarious.
    Funniest book I've ever read as well. It's funny this book is so polarizing- people either love it or despise it.

    Exhibit A: http://www.shaggybevo.com/board/show...ederacy+dunces

    A Game of Thrones (series):

    For those who have not watched the HBO series or usually read fantasy fiction, I definitely recommend giving it a shot.

    It takes about 100 pages before you can get a full grasp of the special world Martin has created and get beyond the prolonged (but necessary exposition), but once you do the story is really pretty exciting (so far). Someone on here said it was a lot like Ken Follet, and I agree. Like Follet, this book (so far) seems meticulously thought out and researched and, like with the lies we tell, in good fiction the devil lie in the details.

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    I think I'd like the Song of Fire & Ice series, but I'm hesitant to try it. The guy has produced 5 books in 15 years, longer if you consider however long it took him to write the first one). The last two took 5 & 6 years respectively. It's a 7 book series. Not sure I want to read through the first 5, then have to wait another 11+ years, during which I'll likely forget so much I'll have to go back an reread it anyway, for the resolution.

    Might check on the TV show though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellraiser97 View Post
    I think I'd like the Song of Fire & Ice series, but I'm hesitant to try it. They guy has produced 5 books in 15 years, longer if you consider however long it took him to write the first one). The last two took 5 & 6 years respectively. It's a 7 book series. Not sure I want to read through the first 5, then have to wait another 11+ years, during which I'll likely forget so much I'll have to go back an reread it anyway, for the resolution.

    Might check on the TV show though.
    Hmm I didn't know that, I will say that in the first book it feels like something he has put a lot of time into and he does a masterful job of toeing the line of creating an action packed, credible (if it can be described as such) fantasy without getting too D&D-9-sided-die-ish.

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    I'm on Clash of Kings right now, but afterward I'll probably go back to Outliers, and maybe Freakanomics after that.

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    Recommended by Skipperj on another thread and it's fantastic. It's a subject I've never had much interest in, but something Skipperj mentioned made me want to read it. It has been a pretty fascinating read so far. I mostly grew up in Texas, but never knew much about the history of how the oil industry/culture developed here beyond the typical stuff I always saw in the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Used2b View Post
    Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. It was a pretty good read but not entirely enjoyable due to graphic themes. (Think dead babies.)
    I've heard exceptional things about this author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellraiser97 View Post
    I think I'd like the Song of Fire & Ice series, but I'm hesitant to try it. The guy has produced 5 books in 15 years, longer if you consider however long it took him to write the first one). The last two took 5 & 6 years respectively. It's a 7 book series. Not sure I want to read through the first 5, then have to wait another 11+ years, during which I'll likely forget so much I'll have to go back an reread it anyway, for the resolution.

    Might check on the TV show though.
    I have a few friends that refuse to read the fantasy series stuff until they are considered finished, for fear of the author dieing. I am fortunately not afflicted with that problem. I don't know how much longer I have here myself, so I'll read what I find entertaining while I am around, rather than sweat whether something gets completed 12 years from now. I don't have a particular genre, so I can't speak to the Fire and Ice stuff compared to other series, but I know that I enjoy the stuff immensely. The show is great as well.

    I was the guy that compared the Martin stuff to Follett works and the deeper I get into the Martin works, the more it feels that way, even if they're different in a lot of what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetojumping View Post
    I have a few friends that refuse to read the fantasy series stuff until they are considered finished, for fear of the author dieing. I am fortunately not afflicted with that problem. I don't know how much longer I have here myself, so I'll read what I find entertaining while I am around, rather than sweat whether something gets completed 12 years from now. I don't have a particular genre, so I can't speak to the Fire and Ice stuff compared to other series, but I know that I enjoy the stuff immensely. The show is great as well.

    I was the guy that compared the Martin stuff to Follett works and the deeper I get into the Martin works, the more it feels that way, even if they're different in a lot of what they do.
    All I have to say here is $#@! Robert Jordan. That is all.

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    I'm probably just spoiled in that Weis and Hickman get their series out within a few years.

    Either way, it's not so much that I'm afraid of the author's dying (though that certainly sucks when it happens) as it is that by the time the next novel comes out, I've forgotten most of the previous ones most likely. So its either reread, which is fine if I'm really a fan of it, muddle through it and not get as much out of it since I don't remember, or just not read it, and be annoyed that I never got the conclusion. A good example is what I am reading now, the Deathgate Chronicles. Not Weis & Hickman's best work by any means. Had I read the first one and the others weren't out, I probably would not have continued, but they are all out, so I went ahead and read the second one, really liked it and now I'm on the third and like it too.

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    reading through Clancy in order, before reading his newest, $#@!ing Kindle didn't have Clear and Present Danger, so I bought it from iBooks. the iBooks reader $#@!ing blows. fonts suck, the fake page turning graphic is $#@!ing lame, I havent found the way to lock the page from flipping, so when I move my iphong the damn thing flips sideways, Apple screwed the pooch on this one. So the book I am currently reading is Clear and Present Danger.


    $#@! you amazon for not having c&pd on kindle, and $#@! you apple for your $#@!ing lame app.
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    I'd skip Red Rabbit if I were you. Apparently, he got cancer right towards the middle of the original premise, so he decided to tie it up quick just in case. As a result, its about 90% set up and 10% of what would have been the main plot.

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    Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. It was a pretty good read but not entirely enjoyable due to graphic themes. (Think dead babies.)
    I've heard exceptional things about this author.
    David Mitchell is a genius. Haven't looked at this thread in awhile, but ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas are both very much worth reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellraiser97 View Post
    I'd skip Red Rabbit if I were you. Apparently, he got cancer right towards the middle of the original premise, so he decided to tie it up quick just in case. As a result, its about 90% set up and 10% of what would have been the main plot.
    I've already read all of his main novels, so I know Red Rabbit $#@!ing blows, but I am gonna read it again anyway. Red Storm Rising kind of blows too but I read it anyway.


    Now if we could just get Kindle to put Man Kzin wars Xii on kindle.

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    I'm not really much of a Clancy fan. I find his books waaayyyy over detailed. Of course, like the rest of the planet, I love Without Remorse, but apparently unlike the rest of the planet, I really liked RSR. I'm guessing its because he doesn't go into the super deep detail on each character and each situation in it like he does in the other books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellraiser97 View Post
    I'm not really much of a Clancy fan. I find his books waaayyyy over detailed. Of course, like the rest of the planet, I love Without Remorse, but apparently unlike the rest of the planet, I really liked RSR. I'm guessing its because he doesn't go into the super deep detail on each character and each situation in it like he does in the other books.
    I thought Red Storm Rising is a fascinating piece of alternate history. It wasn't initially written as such, but that's kind of what it has become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiserSoze View Post
    Recommended by Skipperj on another thread and it's fantastic. It's a subject I've never had much interest in, but something Skipperj mentioned made me want to read it. It has been a pretty fascinating read so far. I mostly grew up in Texas, but never knew much about the history of how the oil industry/culture developed here beyond the typical stuff I always saw in the media.
    If the oil industry is something you want to keep reading up on and get the history beyond Texas, read The Prize by Daniel Yergin and Titan by Ron Chernow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopkinsnhorns View Post
    not typically one for fictions, but I picked this up at the library the other day and am 1/3 of the way through already.


    got another couple books on fly fishing to read after I finish that.

    okay, this book was pretty freaking awesome. ctj was right on about the Usual Suspects-esque twist. would definitely recommend to someone looking for a good, quick read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Banger View Post
    If the oil industry is something you want to keep reading up on and get the history beyond Texas, read The Prize by Daniel Yergin and Titan by Ron Chernow.
    I was preaching about "The Prize" to a coworker yesterday. I loved that book. The writer obviously has an agenda and through that he basically makes everything seem related to the struggle for oil at a nation state level, but his arguments are compelling enough to at least make you think. I guess that's part of why the book won the Pulitzer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellraiser97 View Post
    I'm not really much of a Clancy fan. I find his books waaayyyy over detailed. Of course, like the rest of the planet, I love Without Remorse, but apparently unlike the rest of the planet, I really liked RSR. I'm guessing its because he doesn't go into the super deep detail on each character and each situation in it like he does in the other books.
    Quote Originally Posted by LonghornLawyer View Post
    I thought Red Storm Rising is a fascinating piece of alternate history. It wasn't initially written as such, but that's kind of what it has become.

    hmmmm, alternate history, eh? well, the thing that I didn't like about RSR is that the premise was implausible, but as an alternate history novel, it ain't too bad. pretty good actually.

    and I LIKE the overdetailed $#@! that Clancy does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhlegm View Post
    hmmmm, alternate history, eh? well, the thing that I didn't like about RSR is that the premise was implausible, but as an alternate history novel, it ain't too bad. pretty good actually.

    and I LIKE the overdetailed $#@! that Clancy does.
    Jeez, Red Storm Rising and Team Yankee were released during my first hitch, figured that was the way we would be going out at some point, damn Cold War.

    Currently reading Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, not in a fiction mood right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhlegm View Post
    hmmmm, alternate history, eh? well, the thing that I didn't like about RSR is that the premise was implausible, but as an alternate history novel, it ain't too bad. pretty good actually.

    and I LIKE the overdetailed $#@! that Clancy does.
    Why do you say it was implausible? Seemed pretty plausible to me.

    I like detail, but for me, he just over does it. I don't need 6 pages describing how what each character had for breakfast is affecting the accuracy of their shooting at the range that day. I really liked the Rainbow 6 story, but that stuff made be almost give up on the book. It could half been half as long and the story would have been just as good, IMO.
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    Been catching up on some of the old McMurtry novels, and just finished "Leaving Cheyenne." Great read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moof View Post
    finished "the girl who played with fire" good book
    Finished that a couple weeks ago, finished the second book on Sunday, working on the third. They get better and better. The first was a little slow at the beginning with getting all the character names down and where the plot was going, but once it got going, it got crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macallan12's Better Half View Post
    Been catching up on some of the old McMurtry novels, and just finished "Leaving Cheyenne." Great read.

    Have you read the whole Lonesome Dove series? I read them in order recently and it was an experience. Not all literary masterpieces or anything, but you get so involved with the characters you can't stop reading.

    Read the Berrybender series. You'll like it. At least I think you would. Same concept, only earlier and told from a female perspective, more or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR View Post
    Jeez, Red Storm Rising and Team Yankee were released during my first hitch, figured that was the way we would be going out at some point, damn Cold War.

    Currently reading Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, not in a fiction mood right now.
    If you like Ghost Wars (which I did), then you would enjoy the following.



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    Both are great reads.

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    Just finished Big Sur, had not read in years. Honest and depressing, wow. Now on God's Country by Percival Everett.

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    Same book I read every day. The Bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foosters Galore View Post
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    Speaking of Adam Hochschild, have you read King Leopold's Ghost, about the Belgian colonization of the Congo? It sounds mildly interesting.

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    I just finished Hampton Sides' Ghost Soldiers (excellent), George Smith's Carlson's Raid (good) and James Bradley's Flyboys (very good).

    I am now reading Barrett Tillman's Whirlwind. Next up is Challenge for the Pacific by Robert Leckie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lechuza View Post
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    About to finish "Against All Enemies", Tom Clancy's latest book. Have really enjoyed it so far. Need to find something after this until the next Vince Flynn book comes out. If you enjoy Clancy, you will like his series of books also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutTheCrackJack View Post
    Hmm I didn't know that, I will say that in the first book it feels like something he has put a lot of time into and he does a masterful job of toeing the line of creating an action packed, credible (if it can be described as such) fantasy without getting too D&D-9-sided-die-ish.
    Okay so I finished this book and I have to say, from this poorly read man's critique, for a fantasy ass dragon novel, this book was pretty powerful.

    I haven't seen such expert dialogue (one of the hardest things, in my humble opinion) since Margaret Mitchell. Tyrion is like a stunted Rhett Butler, a physically retarded Hans Solo.

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    Brothers karamazov, this is getting my full attention.

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