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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2011 10:24 am
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Haven't had a good book thread in 6 months to a year.  I've been going through about a book a week. 

Just finished reading an anthology of the four main Sherlock Holmes novels that make up the primary canon: "A Study in Scarlet" (1887), "The Sign of the Four" (1890), "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1901), and "The Valley of Fear" (1914).  Excellent reads and so different and more clever than these stupid Robert Downey, Jr. movies. 

Now I'm finally getting around to reading Steven Adler's autobiography. 

Next up will be a biography on Eisenhower.  I'm not sure where I'll go from there but looking for any good fiction or non-fiction suggestions.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2011 10:31 am
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Currently I am reading Stephen Kings "The Green Mile" a book I last read back in 1999 or 2000.

Before that, I read his bachman book version of "The Running Man"

After the Green Mile, I am going to be reading Huckleberry Finn

I love having an e-reader, I have over 1000 books on that thing right now

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Just finished two highly regarded apocolyptic horror type novels the last couple days. Yesterday it was 'The Bridge' by Jon Skipp and Craig Spector from 1991 which is a 'splatterpunk' genre book in the environmental apocalypse vein.
The day before it was Colson Whitehead's new book 'Zone One' set in Manhattan during the 'reconstruction' era, early after a zombie apocalypse.
Now I'm reading Tom Clancy's 'The Cardinal Of The Kremlin' again. I've sort of burnt myself out on non-fiction about two years ago and having been reading a lot of fiction since then. I've still got quite a pile of books here to read still. I'll probably get into Keith Richards' autobiography here over the holidays, which I've been putting off for a year now and then then go into some classic literature I have laying around.



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Duff Mckagans new book.
Read Steven Adlers earlier this year.

Was in the middle of Raging Bull on Jake Lamotta's life story (he is such a bastard), when the Duff book came (i get them all from the library).

Up next, I am going to attempt Game of Thrones, but I think it may take too long, haha.

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carpetbeggar wrote: Now I'm reading Tom Clancy's 'The Cardinal Of The Kremlin' again
Are you going to read the Clancy John Ryan books in order?

I loved that book(Cardinal), and I think that is the best John Ryan novel Clancy did, with Debt of Honor and Executive Orders close 2nd and 3rd

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I stick to the "Dungeons and Dragons" settings novels (Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Dragonlance).  I've split up my collection between my girl's house and my place.

At my house, when I'm getting ready for bed, I'm re-reading "Once around the Realms" by Brian Thomsen and down here I'm reading "I, Strahd: The War against Azalin" by P.N. Elrod



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the squared circle wrote: Up next, I am going to attempt Game of Thrones, but I think it may take too long, haha.

I wanted to read that too but when I was a kid I started to read the Wheel of Time series and over the course of 15+ years I couldn't remember what happened in one book by the time I got to the next, and I eventually gave up on it.  Then recently the author Robert Jordan died before he finished it!  I think someone else is wrapping it up.  That experience turned me off of those types of never-ending fantasy series.  But I did have the first edition hardcovers of most of those books and sold them on eBay a number of years ago for quite a lot of money.

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I am making my way through The Walking Dead trades and I have recently started reading a lot more comics after the DC New 52 reboot. I plan on reading the new Stephen King book in the near future.



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the squared circle wrote: Duff Mckagans new book.
Read Steven Adlers earlier this year.

Duff's is a lot better than Adler's.



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Finishing PJ O'Rourke's "Don't Vote, it just Encourages the Bastards".  Cynicl commentary on modern politics.   If you like O'Rourke, you'll love this, but it is a good read by any standard.



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thunderbolt wrote: Finishing PJ O'Rourke's "Don't Vote, it just Encourages the Bastards".  Cynicl commentary on modern politics.   If you like O'Rourke, you'll love this, but it is a good read by any standard.

I'm a big O'Rourke fan.  I'll have to check that out.



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About to read Edge by Jeffery Deaver. The best book I've read in the last 6 months is the Help by Kathryn Stockett. I usually stick to thrillers/mysteries but my Sister gave me The Help and that book was tremendous.



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clawmaster wrote: About to read Edge by Jeffery Deaver. The best book I've read in the last 6 months is the Help by Kathryn Stockett. I usually stick to thrillers/mysteries but my Sister gave me The Help and that book was tremendous.

I just saw the movie and it was good but I doubt I'll go back and read the book.



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About to finish The Great Silence (Juliet Nicolson), which is about reaction in England at the end of World War I and a few years after. Solid, but not compelling. If you ever watched the old Upstairs, Downstairs series, it's the same thing but less interesting.

Since I rarely read very new releases, the best books I've read this year are a little dated. All are non-fiction.

- Nixonland (Rick Perlstein). Cultural history, plus a lot of Nixon from the 1940s through the beginning of Watergate.

- There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975 (Jason Sokol). Drags in a few places, but it's a wonderful look at complexities of everything. Not a starter book, though.

- Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (John Heilemann and Mark Halperin). Strangely, Obama was the least interesting individual in the whole race. Remember when Sarah Palin was relevant? Very non-political to be a political book.

- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales). Not as much dirt as you'd hope but still very compelling. Contains about two paragraphs on the AWA venture.

- Arctic Labyrinth (Glyn Williams). The Brits look for the Northwest Passage from the 1500s-1840s. Is a wonderful companion to...

- The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage (Anthony Brandt). Covers a lot of the same missions but in a different style. Both have a wealth of information on the ost Franklin expedition(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin's_lost_expedition), which is one of those holy shit moments from history.

- King Edward VIII: A Life (Philip Ziegler). A book on royalty that isn't totally trashy, though it contains lots of fun stuff. Ziegler dipped into a wealth of resources to make this, more than most biographers do. Very balanced work.

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Hammer to Fall wrote:
- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales). Not as much dirt as you'd hope but still very compelling. Contains about two paragraphs on the AWA venture.


I've read that book. The first book on ESPN was better. This one is good but it lets some people off easy especially Chris Berman.

And Carrie Ross. Damn she led a secluded life prior to working at ESPN. Think about this. When's the first time you ever saw a marijuana bong? Carrie didn't see one until she worked at ESPN.



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