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    A Clash of Kings
    2 wheels are better than 4!

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    Just started Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
    One does not simply ride their bike into Mordor! - electrik

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    I just finished listening to Nathan Lowel's Solar Clipper trader series (6 books)

    one of the most breath taking emotionally involved books I have ever read or listened too. he is one of those "special" authors who can literally suck you INTO the world he is creating INTO the very lives of the characters he creates and his speaking ability so perfectly matches and enhances the experience. one of those rare I would rather listen to than read books because of how much his voice enhances the experience.

    I was in near tears when ishmael had to leave the louis mckendrick. I grew concerned when there was doubt he would make captain and I was live angry when greta. well lets not spoil anything.

    no serious action no aliens and invasions just a good sci fi based drama of the life of a spacer that just sucks you in and holds you tight. takes a special kind of author to do that well.

    you can download it for free on podiobooks its the "trader series" of the solar clipper age by nathan lowel. starts with quarter share and half share ends with captains share and owners share. it hurt coming to the end of that series. I just hope he writes some more of ish's adventures.

    now I am listening to the ringworld series. the story is great the speakers..... not so great. :-) this series is probably better read than listened too if your able to (I do a lot of driving so while I read a lot I also listen to a lot as well)

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    One reason i check in here is for suggestions on what to read/listen to next.

    New to the Podcast thing, but my son thought I'd like the GFL podcasts by Scott Sigler.

    He was right, enjoying the series.

    Following your lead, started the Trader Tales. So far, so good. Thanks.
    Being Dyslectic, the 4 years I spent in the UK driving on the left, just felt Right...

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    I am not joking but currently im reading your forum posts.

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    Finished The Green Eagle Score, The Black Ice Score, and The Sour Lemon Score (10th, 11th, and 12th book in the Parker series) by Richard Stark, AKA Donald Westlake.

    Finished Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II by Joseph E. Persico.

    Finished Shadow and Light by Jonathan Rabb, a detective novel set in 1927 Berlin.

    Almost finished James Lee Burke's latest Dave Robicheux novel, Light of the World. This novel is set in Montana, rather than Dave's normal Louisiana stomping grounds.
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    Robert Ludlum -The Parsifal Mosaic. The political/action thrillers suck me in.

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    Finished James Lee Burke's latest Dave Robicheux novel, Light of the World. This novel is set in Montana, rather than Dave's normal Louisiana stomping grounds.

    Finished Big Sky by A. B. Guthrie an adventure in the American West, pre Civil War.

    Finished a Bernie Gunther WW2 novel, Man Without Breath by Phillip Kerr. Captain Gunther a German soldier, ex-Berlin detective with a conscience investigating murders in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk.

    Started Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis, the author of True Grit, a book I previously enjoyed.

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    Finished reading Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis, the author of True Grit. Another winner.

    Finished reading Butcher's Moon by Richard Stark AKA Donald Westlake. The 16th book in the Parker series, and the 13th that I have read this year, all are winners.

    Started reading When I Left Home: My Story, Buddy Guy's autobiography. I saw this great Blues singer/guitar player perform in the Philadelphia area twice in 1967 and 1968. He is a fabulous musician finally getting some credit and recognition from a wider audience long overdue.

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    Snow Falling on Cedars, which is about Japanese-Americans struggling for justice, equality, and life on the West Coast during and after WW2. That is relevant to our near future, since the West Coast may have another wave of Asian immigration after the next Japanese-Chinese war, which may be starting now.

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    This is the year I read almost all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.

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    Finished reading When I Left Home: My Story, Buddy Guy's autobiography. Great stories about the Blues Masters of the past and present.

    Started reading The Bounty Hunters by the late Elmore Leonard. I've already read all of his crime novels and unfortunately can't look forward anymore to a new one coming out. I've read most of his Western short stories already; this Western novel was written in 1953 and his writing style is already evident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyderTheRider View Post
    A Clash of Kings
    Clash was good, but Storm of Swords is sooo great. So much happens. You reading them consecutively?

    I finished reading

    which was a lot of fun and pretty funny. if you love douglas adams, you'll enjoy this.

    now reading:

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    Finished reading The Bounty Hunters by the late Elmore Leonard.

    Started The Way West the second of the Big Sky Western series by A. B Guthrie. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1950.

    The first in the series, Big Sky was an excellent adventure in 1840's West along the Oregon Trail.

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    Good Omens is one of my favorite books, have read it a few times...
    currently revisiting the Xanth series by Piers Anthony because I'm sort of bored
    with everything else I've picked up.
    Think I'm going to get the latest in the Song of Fire and Ice series as I've
    enjoyed those.

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    It's Czech author Milan Kundera and the book is called The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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    Finished A Canticle for Leibowitz last night - really enjoyed it. A great take on man-made apocalypse.

    Think I'll re-read Ender's Game now to be prepped for the movie in a few months.

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    lengthy stint in jury duty. (re)read:

    herodotus-the histories

    michael lewis-moneyball

    chuck klosterman-​eating the dinosaur.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

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    Finished The Way West the second of the Big Sky Western series by A. B Guthrie. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1950.
    Finished The March Violets, the first novel of the Bernie Gunther Series. In this book, Bernie is a German PI in 1936 Berlin hired to find various missing persons, some of whom are found floating in the river, some are never found. Heydrich and G÷ring make their presence known, set against the background of the government trying to put up a civilized facade during the summer Olympics held in the German capital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Finished The Way West the second of the Big Sky Western series by A. B Guthrie. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1950.
    if you like westerns and such, i cannot more highly recommend this:


    it blew me away.

    Also, McCarthy's Border Trilogy, which is comprised of All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing, & Cities of the Plain

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    if you like westerns and such, i cannot more highly recommend this:
    it blew me away.

    Also, McCarthy's Border Trilogy, which is comprised of All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing, & Cities of the Plain
    Thanks for the tip. Two of my favorite crime novelists, Elmore Leonard and Loren Estleman, wrote many good westerns.
    One of my favorite novels, Elmore Leonard's City Primeval, High Noon in Detroit was a combo of both genres.
    http://www.amazon.com/City-Primeval-.../dp/0062191357

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    Currently reading Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder.

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    Finished the Kindle version of Slaying the Badger this past summer.

    Currently reading Eddie Merckx by Daniel Friebe. 2010 book that I found in a London bookstore in June.
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    Tom Clancy dead at 66

    One of my favorite authors. Takes a certain kind of interest to make it through his kind of books, they were always worth it.
    He will be missed.

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    The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard.
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