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Old 09-06-18, 09:29 PM
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The movie was a lot better. I'm halfway through, and about to try the next book in the pile.

I'll be getting Edge of Chaos manana. I got interested by her Cspan video. It may sound like scifi, but she's an economist writing about how we could make the country better.
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Old 09-07-18, 11:45 AM
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Just started reading “Religion For Atheists” by Alain de Botton
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Old 09-10-18, 06:53 AM
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Finished listening to the non fiction book, Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. Very good and adds more details than were in the book that I previously read on the subject(Fatal Voyage), especially about the court martial of Captain McVay.

Finished reading Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, by Mark Bowden. Well worth reading.

Started listening to Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times by Mark Leibovich.
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Old 09-10-18, 10:38 AM
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Recently finished "Surface Detail" by Iain M. Banks. This is the last book I had to read in the Culture series, the first book of which is being made into a miniseries by Amazon. If you enjoy scifi or other flavors of speculative fiction, do yourself a favor and read the entire series. Amazing stuff.

Just started "The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O." by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. It seems like a more lightweight version of Stephenson's usual meticulously researched/diversion heavy brand of prose. The book seems based on an extrapolation of the Schrodinger's cat metaphor.
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Old 09-13-18, 09:52 AM
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Just started Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook.
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Finished Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost. Interesting background and follow-up on some of the main characters from the David Lynch franchise. Worth getting, if you're into the series. Thing I like most about these books released after the latest series is that they don't give too much away. If you're looking for answers, you are bound to be disappointed.
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Finished listening to Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times by Mark Leibovich. Very interesting and right up to date with ignorant shenanigans from wannabe owner who wasn't good enough for the exclusive NFL owners' club and now delights in stirring up crap in his Twitter storms.

Started listening to The Fighters, a non fiction book by C. J Chivers, a senior writer at The New York Times, about modern combat in Iraq and Afghanistan as experienced by the soldiers in contact with the opposition.
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Old 09-18-18, 08:21 AM
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Finished Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey. Interesting book. I liked the ending where he basically talked about electronic haunting. For example a father died who was part of the early computer revolution. He had his house wired up to turn on/off the lights and run water at certain times by a computer program that was set to his own idiosyncratic schedule. When his daughters moved into the house it gave the impression of still being "haunted" by his presence with light turning on and off at different hours.
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Old 09-21-18, 01:59 AM
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The last book I read was the volume of Bradbury's stories "Dandelion Wine"
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