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Old 02-05-21, 07:17 AM
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I am currently reading The Great Gatsby. A real masterpiece!
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Old 02-05-21, 07:25 AM
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Albert Camus, his 1947 novel La Peste (aka, The Plague).

The 1992 film wasn't half bad, IMO, though it got panned by reviewers back when it first came out. Starring William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sandrine Bonnaire, Robert Duvall and Jean-Marc Barr.
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Old 02-05-21, 07:31 AM
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I recently finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Incredible book, I'm delighted.
One of my favorites. Have read it several times, myself. Getting through some of her numerous philosophical rants is, at times, a real challenge. But otherwise it's a handful of quite-important insights made crystal clear. Well worth the read. (Every political hack alive should read it, and take its warnings to heart.)

As others have suggested: check out The Fountainhead, as well. And, if you're really interested, pick up a copy of each of her two earlier works: Anthem, and We The Living. If her position on collectivism and authoritarianism strikes you, then all of them are worth reading at least once, IMO.
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Old 02-09-21, 12:49 AM
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Old 02-15-21, 07:01 AM
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Spoils of the Dead by Dana Stabenow

This is the 5th book in the Liam Campbell series which came out a week ago. Book four was published 19 years ago!
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Old 02-16-21, 05:12 PM
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Re reading a book I read forty years ago. Slaughterhouse Five. First two sentences; "Listen. Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time."
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Old 02-17-21, 02:14 AM
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Old 02-17-21, 09:47 AM
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Just started 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.
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Old 02-19-21, 01:36 PM
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Finished listening to With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, a first person account by E. B. Sledge. The TV mini series "The Pacific" drew heavily from this book. The real blood and guts (literally) of up close and personal front line combat

Finished reading The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco, by Julie Salamon. Non fiction account of the making of the movie The Bonfire of the Vanities. I will give the movie another look on line.

Stated listening to Nobody's Perfect, the fourth novel in the series of John Dortmunder light crime capers, by Donald Westlake.

Started reading This Gun for Hire, an espionage novel written by Eric Ambler in 1967. AKA - Dirty Story: A Further Account of the Life and Adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson.

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Old 02-26-21, 05:36 PM
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Finished listening to Nobody's Perfect, the fourth novel in the series of John Dortmunder light crime capers, by Donald Westlake.

Started listening to Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Best Left on the Drawing Board, by Vince Houghton.
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Old 02-26-21, 11:45 PM
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Old 02-28-21, 07:22 PM
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What are you reading right now?

The only correct answer is - this thread.

But at my quiet place - Accidental Saints. A rather low brow take on Christianity.
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Old 02-28-21, 08:14 PM
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Children of Dune.
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Old 03-01-21, 02:50 AM
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reread the white plague by frank herbert. it had been 30+ years.
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Old 03-02-21, 09:26 PM
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Old 03-03-21, 01:11 PM
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Contact -- the 1985 novel by Carl Sagan.
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Old 03-04-21, 01:59 PM
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Finished listening to Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Best Left on the Drawing Board, by Vince Houghton.

Started listening to The Comedy is Finished,
a posthumously published novel by the late Donald Westlake.
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Old 03-07-21, 08:51 PM
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Widow's Walk (Spenser Book 29) by Robert Parker
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Old 03-08-21, 08:24 PM
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Finished listening to The Comedy is Finished, a posthumously published novel by the late Donald Westlake.

Started listening to A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War, by Monte Reel.
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Old 03-12-21, 08:37 PM
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Wayward Pines series.
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Old 03-17-21, 12:57 PM
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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum, published in 1900. This book is the account of the first solo round the world trip in a sailboat. I'm writing an essay about it. I found article about history-essay with writing tips and I hope I'll finish my essay at the highest level.

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Old 03-18-21, 11:15 PM
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How to become a better golfer haha
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Old 03-24-21, 08:38 AM
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Contact -- the 1985 novel by Carl Sagan.
^^^That is one of my favorite pieces of fiction (along with Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume). The movie version with Jodie Foster didn't do justice to Sagan's imaginative and detailed story.
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