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Old 05-24-2020, 04:54 AM   #316
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Just finished another Philip K Dick - Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_M...Policeman_Said

I guess as close to a thriller as that author will get.
 
Old 06-07-2020, 09:50 AM   #317
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http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27526
 
Old 07-02-2020, 04:23 PM   #318
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Found an absolutely wonderful antidote to Covid 19, politics, modern problems et al:

The Splendid and the Vile : a Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Larson, Erik, 1954-
2020,*585 pages

It's called transference.
 
Old 07-07-2020, 01:12 PM   #319
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Wiley Linux Bible 10th Edition.

It's slow going.

I have a print and PDF copy, if anyone is interested in reading the electronic version.
 
Old 07-08-2020, 04:17 AM   #320
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Kim Gordon - Girl in a Band
This was given to me. It's a better read than I thought it would be.
Perceptive descriptions of relations, but in an easy, direct language.

A typical life story, it starts with the divorce (I didn't even know she'd been married to Thurston Moore for 27 years, basically during the whole existence of Sonic Youth) and then flashes back to her childhood... that's as far as I got so far, but her style makes me want to read more.
 
Old 08-20-2020, 03:25 AM   #321
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A Touch of Daniel by Peter Tinniswood

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ouch_of_Daniel

Those of a certain age and a certain geographical background will recognise this as the basis of the 1970's BBC comedy "I Didn't Know You Cared".
 
Old 08-29-2020, 05:04 AM   #322
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Not technically reading, this is an audiobook:
Scaramouche by Raphael Sabatini
(BTW I heartily recommend this podcast)

It takes place during the French Revolution.
The reader said that they wanted something from that era, with swords & romance, but disliked the usual "swashbuckling" (and misogyny) a lá Three Musketeers.
This novel was written in the early 20th century as I'm only now finding out.
I guess that explains why the language and expression is so easy to comprehend, but a big praise goes out to the reader. He is very good at it. He makes it entertaining, heartfelt.
The depiction of the time of the 1st French Revolution is subtle, nuanced, enlightening, personal.
 
Old 08-29-2020, 09:21 AM   #323
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At lest it's "support the arts" not just drama. Loosely defined drama is everywhere but should we really support it? Only human...
 
Old 09-11-2020, 02:42 PM   #324
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Hey, ondoho!
I read every word that Raphael Sabatini ever wrote when I was a young 'un.
The "Captain Blood" books got me through puberty - what a blast!
 
Old 09-14-2020, 09:13 AM   #325
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I was rereading an old book written by Thedodore Roszak in the early 70's and came across this extraordinarily prophetic paragraph:
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Originally Posted by Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends
They abound among us, the dispossessed and bewildered millions who obey and co-operate, but uncertainly, sullenly. The John Birch chauvinists, the decency legionnaires, the hard hats, the embattled squares and cranks and quacks who vindictively brood over moralities and bigotries that the swinging society subjects to ever crueller ridicule... Their desperation, should it ever congeal into a mass movement, might yet drive our suave technocracy along a road it would rather not travel.
A preview of the Trump presidency?
 
Old 09-14-2020, 07:24 PM   #326
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Damm sure not the Mega religion thread, too much venting needs me to unplug it again! Ha...

Rock, don't sync!
 
Old 09-15-2020, 12:26 PM   #327
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I'm currently re-reading Real World Bug Hunting by Peter Yaworski. I'm brushing up after a few years out of the hacking net/sec game. I want to try to do some bug bounties pretty soon now that I have a working laptop.
 
Old 09-15-2020, 01:19 PM   #328
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A preview of the Trump presidency?
Not too prophetic (except for the obviously "prophetic" last sentence), but it shows that things've been going south for a looong time now in "our technocracy", that the warnings now are largely the same as they were 50 or 100 or 200 years ago.
 
  


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