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Old 01-06-2019, 06:45 PM   #166
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The Comic Book History of Professional Wrestling. Honestly, I cannot recommend it enough.
 
Old 01-06-2019, 08:36 PM   #167
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Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackery.

I read an article that alluded to it and decided to give it a look. I'm only a few chapters in, but I can say, my heavens! in a slow-paced Victorian fashion, Thackery was snarky before snark was a thing.
 
Old 01-16-2019, 04:33 AM   #168
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Like Myk267 in Feb 2017, I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell.
So far (I'm in the middle), it's one of the best books I've ever read. Published in 1949, it can still apply/be modern enough to be contemporary. It sends shivers down your spine!

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Old 01-16-2019, 12:23 PM   #169
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Like Myk267 in Feb 2017, I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell.
So far (I'm in the middle), it's one of the best books I've ever read. Published in 1949, it can still apply/be modern enough to be contemporary. It sends shivers down your spine!
I started reading it but found the romantic plot detracted from the dystopian vision and, I suppose, having visited a communist country as a child in the latter half of the 1980s, the ideas somewhat dated things compared to the truth -- which was almost as bad. Don't get me wrong, I plan to continue it at some point and it is chillingly prescient, I just didn't enjoy reading it.
Currently reading The Trial by Kafka -- enjoying it so far but it's early days.
 
Old 01-26-2019, 09:44 PM   #170
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Death on Deadline, by Robert Goldsborough.

After the death of Rex Stout, Goldsborough wrote additional Nero Wolfe mysteries with the approval of Stout's heirs.

This is easily the best Goldsborough Nero Wolfe book I have yet read.

Full disclosure: I'm a mystery buff.
 
Old 01-27-2019, 12:24 AM   #171
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Currently reading The Trial by Kafka -- enjoying it so far but it's early days.
That's one to add to the list. Thanks for highlighting it.

I just started Ubik by Philip K Dick. I quite enjoyed reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" after watching Bladerunner so I thought I would read a bit more
 
Old 01-29-2019, 01:19 AM   #172
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I am reading yet another book about people changing life-styles.

Years after my last experience of this kind, I am asked to read that. Now the title escapes me and it is not important because here is just another guy writing about his meeting people who do not live like himself ... years after the trend. Stories. I do not care and will forget it immediately after returning the book to its owner... « Yeah. Great read. Makes you think » (or something).

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Currently reading I am Pilgrim from Terry Hayes.
The shop assistant told me that it's a kinda must-read, very well balanced between multiple genres (thriller, detective novel, war, psychology...) and I'm really not disappointed so far (I am around page 250). However, you need time to read it (it's pretty massive with its ~900 pages).
On top of that, it's the author's first novel, congrats to him!
 
Old 03-06-2019, 03:20 PM   #174
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Hyperion by Dan Simmons, I'm sure many people here have heard of it. I'm about half way through, but haven't had the motivation to pick it up recently. Maybe I'll finish it over spring break because I will have more time on my hands.
 
Old 03-06-2019, 03:25 PM   #175
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Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pi_taft_p1_i10
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ls-and-society
 
Old 03-14-2019, 01:13 AM   #176
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:42 AM   #177
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Roger Daltrey's autobiography « My Generation ». EDIT: That is the French title, you guessed it. En Anglais it is of course “Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story”.

Entertaining. No “Must Read” at all, but bereft of all the spectacular turmoil that I could have expected in the story of a Rockstar, this is a comfortably relaxing book.

One problem arises from the fact that Daltrey admits variances in Pete Townshend's account of events. And I do not have the intention do buy That Book, too...

Now I see that it is freilich „My Generation” also in Germany.

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #178
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I'm just about to start Scott's Redgauntlet, and I'm waiting to receive Filan & Kaldera's Talking to the spirits — quite a contrast!
 
Old 04-11-2019, 06:36 PM   #179
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Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood. A journey through 1930s Berlin. I guess I am just about the stage where Mr Norris changes trains and Germany descends into unpleasantness
 
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Murder Must Advertise, a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy Sayers. For the third time.
 
  


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