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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoop View Post
    Has anyone read Le Despit au Vilain? I've heard it compared to Hillbilly Elegy, although it's quite a bit older.
    not helpful but many of my friends really liked Hillbilly Elegy.

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    Fashion, Faith and Fantasy by Roger Penrose

    Fashion is string theory, faith is quantum theory, and the big bang is fantasy. He ends with a section on his own pet theory.

    I am on the second section and so far it is not as negative as i expected, but the big bang section is supposed to be the most negative.

    I am hoping to find a couple good quotes to use in my next book.

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    Bridges of Toko-Ri. Just finished Tales of the South Pacific, much better than the $#@!e musical. Almost Heller-esque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad $#@! View Post
    I've had this one on the shelf forever, but hadn't picked it up as I figured at 800 pages it'd take me a year to read it. I figured since we just passed the 75th anniversary, I'd pick it up. Two weeks later I'm half way through. Remarkable page turner for a book this size and jammed full of interesting info and I haven't even got to the action yet.

    After you finish that, check out these two:



    On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that it was under attack by a submarine halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After that one cryptic message, the humble lumber carrier Cynthia Olson and her crew vanished without a trace, their disappearance all but forgotten as the mighty warships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet burned.

    The story of the Cynthia Olson's mid-ocean encounter with the Japanese submarine I-26 is both a classic high-seas drama and one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. Did I-26's commander, Minoru Yokota, sink the freighter before the attack on Pearl Harbor began? Did the cargo ship's 35-man crew survive in lifeboats that drifted away into the vast Pacific, or were they machine-gunned to death? Was the Cynthia Olson the first American casualty of the Pacific War, and could her SOS have changed the course of history?
    I had heard of the Cynthia Olson in the past, and haven't read the book yet, but will be in the next few weeks (hopefully).

    I did finish this one on the Leyte Gulf, and it was great - lots of primary sources/intelligence reports from both sides, and argues that the Japanese accomplished more of their goals than people realized, even with the sacrifices they made. Also discussed the fact that while we had cracked much of their cryptography, they were still able to move around hit us with little to no warning.


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    What book are you reading right now?

    https://jamesstrauss.com/thirty-days-has-september/

    This has been a great read thus far. Action packed. James puts out a new chapter every couple of days. It's free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stros View Post
    https://jamesstrauss.com/thirty-days-has-september/

    This has been a great read thus far. Action packed. James puts out a new chapter every couple of days. It's free

    Just found out this is not a true story.
    http://www.leegoldberg.com/james-str...iting-credits/




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    Finished 3rd Expanse book: Abaddon's Gate.

    Just got this one delivered from Amazon:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DemosZTV View Post
    Finished 3rd Expanse book: Abaddon's Gate.

    Just got this one delivered from Amazon:

    looks interesting, didn't know Preston wrote any non-fiction

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    Been awhile since I posted on this thread.

    Currently reading in parallel ( it'll take me several months to get through, as it's not exactly night time reading):

    Also currently reading:

    Previous 5, in order:





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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-a-holic View Post
    looks interesting, didn't know Preston wrote any non-fiction
    I'm about 3/4 of the way through. It's pretty interesting. Apparently he was writing about this expedition for the New Yorker when it was first proposed back in 1996. He kept up with the progress and in touch with the guy in charge and went down with them in 2012 for the lidar of the site and then again when they got permission to get on the ground. The anthropologist on the expedition has her PhD from UT.

    Also, have to say, "$#@! the jungle."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFWBear View Post
    Been awhile since I posted on this thread.


    Also currently reading:
    Anyone ever heard the audiobook for this? It's read by the woman who played Aunt Reet in the Inherent Vice movie and it's unlistenable. Not just her heavy accent, her pacing and mispronunciations make it clear she has no clue what she's reading.

    I assume it's a Pynchon joke. Seems his style.

    Great book FWIW. Not as funny as Inherent Vice but pretty approachable for Pynchon.

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    “This book is unwavering in its excoriation of U.S. policy, past and present. It supplies no easy answers to the questions it raises, which may very well be the point. Nevertheless, these questions must be posed, and Chomsky does so with contagious fervor.”
    —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquor and Poker View Post
    Great book FWIW. Not as funny as Inherent Vice but pretty approachable for Pynchon.
    I haven't read Inherent Vice - it'll probably be my next after this while I'm in Pynchon mode.

    As a programmer, it's weird to read Pynchon and get so many of the references - typically my books are covered in pencil notes from googling constantly. Given how much of his knowledge dump is clearly faked ( although faked w/ intelligence ), it give a lot of insight into how to interpret his other works. I'm really enjoying Bleeding Edge and Pynchon's take on technology, Self, and the vapidity of modern online life. It's not dark, but it's not hopeful either. The danger w/ Pynchon though is always eisegesis, so for all I know I could be reading something there that isn't. Hard to separate and takes time.

    I wouldn't call this an all timer, although so far there are a handful of amazing chapters and sequences. So far the trip to the dump in the Art Deco boat, and Maxine getting off the guy with her feet ( dude has a foot fetish ) who can only $#@! while wearing a bespoke condoms were amazing.

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    Just finished this. Interesting read that takes aim at some of the mythologies of how the gun settled America.


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    Just started this



    and just finished this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Walden Ponderer View Post
    Can you flip to the last chapter and give us the answer? Seems like important information to know.

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    bunghole abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. abuelo gringo's Avatar
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    I just finished:




    Now working on:



    It's interesting to see the contrast of viewpoints about the time I spent on and around the 40. Both have brought back many memories of events I hadn't thought of in 30 years or more. Life will do that.


    Edit: sorry about the size of the graphics. I need to learn how to size them.
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    My dad still has old copies of The Rag from the 60s and 70s. I wonder if they're worth anything.

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    Amazon having a gold box sale on science/tech/history books today for kindle, including "Sleepwalkers" by Christopher Clark, an excellent book on the causes of WWI, and the "Big Picture" by Sean Carroll,which is a really good book on theoretical physics applied to the basic questions of creation.

    https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=lp_7533...=kinjadeals-20




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    Sleepwalkers is a fantastic book. Highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribe171 View Post
    Can you flip to the last chapter and give us the answer? Seems like important information to know.
    You're not gonna like the answer:

    Spoiler!


    Meanwhile, I've moved on to something a little more introspective.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-a-holic View Post
    looks interesting, didn't know Preston wrote any non-fiction
    This was pretty good about a serial killer around Florence from the late 60s through the 80s. The novel Hannibal (the not as good sequel to Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs) goes into this case some.


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    Good historical context on China. Would like more geo-political context with regards to USSR but great read on internal happenings during Mao's time.


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    ^ That looks good. Been buying a lot of books on Chinese history recently; will have to add this one to my Amazon list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIUHuskies View Post
    Just finished this. Interesting read that takes aim at some of the mythologies of how the gun settled America.

    https://www.emory.edu/news/Releases/Final_Report.pdf

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    Just started this one:



    About opposition to British foreign policy. Pretty interesting so far.

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    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson... does a good job of using the main trial narrative to drive the overall theme while peppering in other cases/evidence. Good read

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    I'm really enjoying this.


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    Finished Taylor's book. Now onto this one:


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    Just started Michael Lewis latest book "the undoing project". Got me hooked 50 pgs in, along with a couple podcasts he did for it

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    That's a great book, I've listened to it twice on audible. Really good stuff, like most of Lewis' books.

    Bought it for my son who is a psych major.

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    Finished the map/geography book. Starting this one tonight

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    I have been on a Steven King run over the last year, finally reading The Shining and 11.22.63.

    I just started The Stand. I've haven't had too many opportunities to sit down and read lately. So I'm only about 75 pgs into it. Just trying to keep the characters straight at this point. I figure things will start coming together soon since I haven't come across anyone who enjoys King's writing who hasn't recommended this book.

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    Reading some George Saunders before his next book comes out next week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Range Life View Post
    I'm really enjoying this.

    Great book. Above average Murakami.
    Quote Originally Posted by WBT View Post
    This was pretty good about a serial killer around Florence from the late 60s through the 80s. The novel Hannibal (the not as good sequel to Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs) goes into this case some.

    The over ambitious, grandstanding prosecutor in that case is the same guy who wouldn't let go on Amanda Knox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squib View Post
    Finished the map/geography book. Starting this one tonight
    Buckle up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Range Life View Post
    Reading some George Saunders before his next book comes out next week.

    Read civil war land in bad decline and it was pretty damn good. November 10th I think it's called was really good. Looking forward to Lincoln big time.

  • #3589
    Quote Originally Posted by bluto View Post
    Just started Michael Lewis latest book "the undoing project". Got me hooked 50 pgs in, along with a couple podcasts he did for it
    What is this one about? Lewis is one of my favorite authors.

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    He's a good one, I got the audible yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquor and Poker View Post
    Great book. Above average Murakami.
    Murakami non-fiction is generally under-rated. Anybody read his most recent book about music?

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    After laying off books for a while, I've started to get back into them. Starting back up with Ready Player One and this one:


    So far it's some common sense stuff that echos a lot of David Foster Wallace's "This is Water" speech, but I'm only on Chapter 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Range Life View Post
    I'm really enjoying this.

    big fan of his writing but always hesitant to read more than 2+ by one author

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackawacka View Post
    big fan of his writing but always hesitant to read more than 2+ by one author
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by branthebuilder View Post
    What do you mean?
    It is more of a personal view that given limited time and desire to learn that my time is best spent reading other authors.

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    includes a wide variety of anecdotes, notes, and images from that era. great read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackawacka View Post
    It is more of a personal view that given limited time and desire to learn that my time is best spent reading other authors.
    Why prioritize breadth over depth? Seems unnecessarily limiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branthebuilder View Post
    Why prioritize breadth over depth? Seems unnecessarily limiting.
    if depth is desired, i rather read from another author to get new perspective.

    especially in fiction, i feel authors tend to repeat themselves a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackawacka View Post
    if depth is desired, i rather read from another author to get new perspective.

    especially in fiction, i feel authors tend to repeat themselves a lot
    I think you get better perspective from knowing a few minds very well than from knowing many superficially.

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