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Old 09-18-2018, 09:13 PM   #106
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double post - it took so long to show up

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:42 PM   #107
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I'm currently reading The Island at the Top of the World by Ian Cameron. Loving it so far.
 
Old 09-19-2018, 02:44 AM   #108
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I was reading some John Grisham (Sycamore row is pretty good) but I've opted for Don Winslow recently (I've just finished The power of the dog and I will start its sequel The Cartel asap).
Some of you read those 2 authors?
 
Old 09-24-2018, 01:06 PM   #109
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I'm currently on the second book of The Stormlight Archives. It's paced like a TV series and entertaining enough.
 
Old 09-25-2018, 12:13 AM   #110
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^ that sounds interesting, added to my fantasy (?) list.

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I'm currently reading a book originally titled "Mn som hatar kvinnor", which translates to "Men Who Hate Women", and later became famous as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".

I don't remember if I read the book already, but I have definitely seen the swedish film adaptation (strongly recommend) and the hollywood adaptation (also still recommend). In any case, it's been a while.

It's a great story.
i am currently reading the second part of this (but they're all standalone novels), "The Girl Who Played with Fire".
Written by Stieg Larsson.
 
Old 09-25-2018, 05:31 AM   #111
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:55 PM   #112
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My reading habits are often quite boring to most since i enjoy some heavy Math and Science non-fiction like Lee Smolin's "Three Roads to Quantum Gravity" and O'Reilly "Network Security Assessment" but when I'm in the mood for non-fiction I am looking for a real "Mind Movie" that creates deep emotional involvement. One such book, -- Robert McCammon's - Boy's Life -- I re-read regularly (yeah, it's that good) and when I re-read it 2 months ago it struck me how much he reminds me of Vonnegut so today I ordered a copy of --- Vonnegut's - "Cat's Cradle" --- . I strongly suspect subsequent orders to replace my lost-in-a-move novel collection is likely.

FTR I'm old school enough that even though I have Kindle, I find I rarely use it maybe because I don't have a Tablet and "curling up" with my laptop only seems inviting in the dead of Winter.

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:09 AM   #113
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^ how can a southern childhood remind you of Vonnegut's dystopian sci-fi?

in any case i bookmarked cat's cradle because i like "deadpan humour and bitter irony".

me, finishing the second part of the Millenium series, and starting on the third soon.
I know that part of it is nostalgia, but I really like those books. Well made crime fiction with an unusual twist.
They even seem strangely relevant to the current SJW/gender trouble/FOSS discussion...
 
Old 10-02-2018, 12:19 AM   #114
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I finally read Jrme Ferrari's Sermon sur la chute de Rome .

Many of his components are also found in son image , a later novel. Both are fine literature. I do not have the eloquence to describe his writing style, but what glues me to his stories (and newspaper columns) is the beauty of his composition. Read page long phrases (in a language which is not yours) and be happy with it...
 
Old 10-02-2018, 04:59 PM   #115
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^ how can a southern childhood remind you of Vonnegut's dystopian sci-fi?

in any case i bookmarked cat's cradle because i like "deadpan humour and bitter irony".

me, finishing the second part of the Millenium series, and starting on the third soon.
I know that part of it is nostalgia, but I really like those books. Well made crime fiction with an unusual twist.
They even seem strangely relevant to the current SJW/gender trouble/FOSS discussion...
It isn't the story line that reminds me, one of the other , instead it's the writing style that manages to be utterly graphic, invoking that Mind Movie effect somehow without being overly descriptive... just enough to let/make one's imagination soar. The humor and irony also have similarities.
 
Old 10-02-2018, 06:28 PM   #116
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In honor of Aaron Swartz, we're releasing*Hacking the Xbox for free.*

Read bunnie's letter and download the PDF.
https://nostarch.com/xboxfree
 
Old 10-02-2018, 08:32 PM   #117
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I'm bingeing of Edmund Crispin's (real name Bruce Montgomery) Gervase Fen mysteries.
 
Old 10-03-2018, 09:19 AM   #118
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That's a good book. And arguably Robert R. McCammon's best.
 
Old 10-03-2018, 11:28 PM   #119
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Thanks Dugan. I fixed it. Even though the link was good the man deserves a bit more respect than to misspell his name. I also agree that this novel seems something of a fluke. None of his other books I've read even come close to being worthy of mentioned in the same breath as Vonnegut.
 
Old 10-05-2018, 04:11 PM   #120
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