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Old 11-10-2016, 03:14 PM   #16
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Michael Connelly's The Crossing.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 10:43 AM   #17
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Talking to Girls about Duran Duran
 
Old 11-18-2016, 12:15 PM   #18
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Currently reading

http://www.donnypetersen.com/wp-cont...Evo-cover1.png

Edit: Oh. And also "Ubuntu 16.04 on my new Dell Inspiron 5000 eating my battery alive"

Burp> wondering how long it will take the OP to make a choice. Either take a dump or get off the pot.

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Old 11-18-2016, 12:45 PM   #19
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Michael Connelly's The Crossing.
I finished that and am now reading Dead Man's Blues by Ray Celestin. His first book set in New Orleans was great (The Axeman's Jazz.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 12:09 PM   #20
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The Linux Bible, 9th edition.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #21
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I've just discovered Raymond Chandler (starting with The Long Goodbye).
 
Old 11-27-2016, 09:11 PM   #22
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The Authoress of the Odyssey by Samuel Butler. I was led to it by Butler's translations (not paraphrases) of the Iliad and the Odyssey, which, unlike most, are eminently readable.

He posits that, unlike the Iliad, the poem was written by a single author, a young, unmarried woman from Sicily and that all the descriptions of specific locales (Ithaca, Sheria, the cave of Polyphemus, etc.) correspond to locations in Sicily.

There is some question as to whether this book was serious scholarship or a skillful sardonic skewering of the pompous polemics of professors.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 02:32 PM   #23
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Well, I finished Diamond Age and I appreciated it much more this time -- it's not easy reading in places but somehow just works well.
 
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Hmm, I seem to have killed this thread .
Currently reading The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger -- just started it but first impressions of the writing style and premise are good.

Anathem was great in a weirdly philosophical way.

Drowned World next (for about the third time), I think.

Edit: reading January's 2600 also.

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Old 01-06-2017, 01:45 PM   #25
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The Stone Within

Seeing that it is freaking cold outside in the desert here this week.
 
Old 02-27-2017, 02:09 PM   #26
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The Stone Within

Seeing that it is freaking cold outside in the desert here this week.
Is there a list of books in order, please (I don't always trust Amazon to sell them in the correct order)?
I'm on with re-reading Neal Stephenson's Baroque Trilogy which ought to take me the rest of the year but, once I'm finished, I'd like something fresh.
(I enjoy Stephenson's writing but at 28hrs a book to read they're not light. Full of fun and odd facts though so worth picking up)
 
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On China by Henry Kissinger.
 
Old 02-27-2017, 07:17 PM   #28
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Nineteen Eighty-Four. I've read it before, but I rushed through it for the story. This time through, I'm reading it for Orwell's writing.

I'm also reading Modern C. It's not a bad tour of C, I guess.
 
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I just read Beowulf in a verse translation. It's quite readable, with interesting commentary, including an article by J. R. R. Tolkein in his day job capacity as a linguistics professor.

It lead me to this and to a fascinating website on Norse mythology.
 
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I have a liking for the authors of my parents' and grandparents' generations. I've just finished one of G.D.H.Cole's detective stories (The man from the river) and my first Warwick Deeping (The exiles).
 
  


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