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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #575 on: December 14, 2014, 05:15:23 PM »
Childhood's End  Great buildup, disappointing finish.

Stranger In A Strange Land  Too weird.  Haven't quite finished it yet.  Heinlein, like Clarke, falls apart when he tries to write interpersonal relationships and dialogue instead of straight prose.

The Idea Factory.  An excellent history of AT&T, Western Electric, and Bell Labs.

Anatomy Of A Dictatorship: Inside The GDR, 1949-1989.  Just picked it up.  I made it through the first chapter, and this is an excellent book so far.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #576 on: December 15, 2014, 03:07:10 PM »
I am almost finished with my first taste of steampunk sci-fi. It's different, that's for sure. I'm not quite sold on it yet.

The Court of The Air by Stephen Hunt

After I finish this one, I'll give it another shot. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #577 on: December 22, 2014, 10:21:41 PM »
Stranger In A Strange Land  Too weird.  Haven't quite finished it yet.  Heinlein, like Clarke, falls apart when he tries to write interpersonal relationships and dialogue instead of straight prose.

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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #578 on: December 23, 2014, 12:01:29 AM »
How far along are you?
About the place where they describe the "Nest" as a 70s swingers party.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #579 on: December 23, 2014, 11:01:48 AM »
As A Man Thinketh...-James Allen-

Short but concentrated.
An excellent book I would highly recommend.

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Acres Of Diamonds... -Russel Conwell-

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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #580 on: January 02, 2015, 06:47:20 PM »
The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tim Bissell chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room and Greg Sestero's friendship with Tommy Wiseau.

One of the funniest books I have read since John Dies at the End.

Do not miss it. James Franco and Seth Rogan are about to destroy the book with a yet-another-frat-boy adaptation, so read it before then.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #581 on: May 26, 2015, 01:56:05 AM »
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #582 on: May 26, 2015, 02:46:52 AM »
Working my way through the multi-volume biography of Sir Winston Churchill by Randolph Churchill and Martin Gilbert.  Up to Volume 4.

Up next (I think) the Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove (if nothing else attracts my attention meanwhile).
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #583 on: May 27, 2015, 02:32:19 PM »
Working my way through the multi-volume biography of Sir Winston Churchill by Randolph Churchill and Martin Gilbert.  Up to Volume 4.

Up next (I think) the Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove (if nothing else attracts my attention meanwhile).

I tried reading one of Turtledove's books; and I never finished it. One of the very few books I've never finished in my life. It just did not hold my interest at all. I can't remember the title; but it was about Atlantis.

I'm reading another alternative history book now: "Clash of Eagles". It's actually pretty good. The Roman Empire has never fallen and a legion are trying to find a city of gold in the New World. It's written by Alan Smale.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #584 on: March 21, 2021, 12:51:47 AM »
Koontz. like above the Odd Thomas series is great. A fair amount of weird, humor, morality, all twisted together. Koontz also has continuing cast and themes in "Fear Nothing" and "Seize the Night". Like Odd, you'll feel acquainted with the characters. And you'll  find yourself dreading the approaching end of the book.  Slightly darker, the "Frankenstein " books. by him are great.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #585 on: March 21, 2021, 12:53:52 AM »
Babylon Berlin, book 1.

Pre-War Berlin, 1929.
Part crime drama, part historical fiction.
All good.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #586 on: March 21, 2021, 02:22:35 AM »
Thrawn: Treason - the second book in the latest trilogy by Timothy Zahn set during the Galactic Civil war prior to the Battle of Scariff and Yavin.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #587 on: March 21, 2021, 06:46:10 AM »
Babylon Berlin, book 1.

Pre-War Berlin, 1929.
Part crime drama, part historical fiction.
All good.

That sounds interesting. Will check it out. Berlin, especially during the Weimar Republic, had to have been almost as ****ed up as D.C. is today.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #588 on: March 29, 2021, 03:34:07 AM »
Well, this is a slow-moving thread  :p

It's almost like Cavers don't read books or something  :whistling:

Anyway... Clavell's Asian Saga has been temporarily shelved while I work through the books behind the movie Chaos Walking, for the benefit of some parents of tweens and teens who have Concerns.
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Re: New last book you read thread
« Reply #589 on: March 29, 2021, 08:26:00 AM »
I'm horrible about reading, all the usual excuses about time, concentration, but I did finally finish C.S. Lewis Out of the Silent Planet.  Right before that was God Loves You by Dr. David Jeremiah.

Silent Planet is a trip, well worth the read, and upon finally sitting down with it, part of a trilogy which I will have to seek out the other two books of.

God Loves You is a very uplifting book and much needed when I was working on it, early in the school year as we were opening up. 
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