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Old 06-08-18, 09:47 AM
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Finished listening to One from the Other, a Bernie Gunther novel, by Phillip Kerr. Lots of evil Nazis make an appearance in this novel, including Adolph Eichmann on his way to Argentina. Good novel.

Finished listening to Coffin Corner Boys: One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied France, by Carole Engle Avriett. OK.


Started listening to Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler, by Bruce Henderson.
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Old 06-16-18, 10:39 PM
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Finished listening to Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler, by Bruce Henderson. Good book.


Finished reading The Big Bounce, by Elmore Leonard. It was his first crime novel, written in 1969. OK but not as good as his later books.


Started listening to The Outsider, by Stephen King,
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Just started Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms
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Old 06-19-18, 01:14 PM
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More than half way through Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden. Good history book on this part of the Vietnam war. There are many personal views from both side of the combatants from privates up to the generals.
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Old 06-23-18, 01:50 PM
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Finished listening to The Outsider, by Stephen King. Holly Gibney, the nervous investigator from Mr. Mercedes returns to deal with the villainous Outsider in this book. Will Patton gives another superb reading.


Started listening to Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon, by Robert Kurson
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Old 06-24-18, 04:52 AM
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Just finished The Song of Achilles last night! Really, really amazing book with a perfect ending.
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The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham
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Old 06-27-18, 06:37 PM
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Murray Rothbard - Egalitarianism as a revolt against nature
I read half and I am very impressed. A very valuable book
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Finished listening to Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon, by Robert Kurso. Super book about Real Men with the Right Stuff!


Started listening to Last Stand at Saber River, western novel written in 1959 by Elmore Leonard.
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Just finished 'Down and out in Paris and London' by George Orwell. Loved the Paris part, the London part was a big disappointment, both in style and content.
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"The Road Home" by the great Jim Harrison.
Goes well with earthy red wines from France.
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Finished listening to Last Stand at Saber River, western novel written in 1959 by Elmore Leonard. Good western, much better story than that presented in the made for TV version starring Tom Sellick.

Started listening to The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks, by Nicole LaPorte
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Finished listening to The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks, by Nicole LaPorte. Good dish on several of the major movers and shakers in Hollywood.

Started listening to Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews, novel about Russian spying operation. The recent movie is based on this book.
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I started Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. It's about all the stuff we've uncovered over the last 20 years. Liking it so far.
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Hey, did someone read DUNE? My brother said this is the best book he ever read
Dune was the first scifi psychological novel. I read it when it came out, about a million years ago. That means the book is about what people are thinking. First time you see that, it is pretty cool.
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Just finished The Song of Achilles last night! Really, really amazing book with a perfect ending.
I read that last summer. Intriguing, I certainly liked it, not sure how I'd describe it. It's not really historical fiction, not with gods all over the place. But it's clear the author went to great pains to try and recreate that era.
An intriguing twist on how to look at that moment, on what was the great love story in the war for Troy.
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Finished listening to Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews. Much better than the movie, and I liked the movie.

Started listening to Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou. Non fiction history of the rise and fall of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup that became almost mythical, in no small part due to its young, charismatic founder and habitual liar and fraudster, Elizabeth Holmes.
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Just started Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard.
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Just started Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard.
>>> elmo leonard books are characterized by heroes and anti heroes that would make Jack Donovan > THE MAKING OF A BARBARIAN . A SKY WITHOUT EAGLES . proud ... i believe that leonard is the equal of hemingway ... you might want to check out MIAMI BLUES or 52 PICK UP a couple that were made into almost good movies
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>>> elmo leonard books are characterized by heroes and anti heroes that would make Jack Donovan > THE MAKING OF A BARBARIAN . A SKY WITHOUT EAGLES . proud ... i believe that leonard is the equal of hemingway ... you might want to check out MIAMI BLUES or 52 PICK UP a couple that were made into almost good movies
Elmore Leonard wrote several novels with a Miami setting or connection. Get Shorty and Out of Sight were two that were made into very good movies. No Elmore Leonard novel was titled "Miami Blues".

All Elmore Leonard novels, both Westerns and Crime are worth reading as they are uniformly excellent.
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Finished listening to Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou. Excellent. I am waiting for Donald Trump to nominate Elizabeth Holmes as next Directer of the FDA as she exhibits all the characteristics so admired by him.
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Started listening to Palace of Treason, by Jason Matthews, the second novel in the Red Sparrow trilogy.
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Elmore Leonard wrote several novels with a Miami setting ... No Elmore Leonard novel was titled "Miami Blues".

All Elmore Leonard novels, both Westerns and Crime are worth reading as they are uniformly excellent.
>>> a 1000 pardons > it was charles willoford who wrote MIAMI BLUES > willoford is another pulp fiction icon ... BTW which is your favorite leonard western ???
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