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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5235 on: October 29, 2020, 09:58:21 AM »
About to start Devolution by Max Brooks.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5236 on: October 29, 2020, 12:32:41 PM »
I just finished "How to be a Dictator" by Frank Dikötter  .  Not a bad book, but it was mostly a review of the careers of some of the major 20th century dictators.  Not a lot of analysis on the commonalities and differences between their paths to power and how they retained it.  I was hoping for more of that.  About to start Ocean's Ventured by John Lehman.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5237 on: November 06, 2020, 03:35:46 PM »
About to begin The Witchfinder omnibus of graphic novels, by Mike Mignola and a bunch of other artists, inkers, writers, etc. Good stuff. The Baltimore books are awesome.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5238 on: November 09, 2020, 02:20:45 PM »
Witchfinder was even better than I expected and a quick read. Now 50 pages in to Anno Dracula by Kim Newman.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5240 on: November 15, 2020, 11:06:23 AM »
I've started Tower of Skulls.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5241 on: November 15, 2020, 11:29:30 AM »
Nice.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5242 on: November 15, 2020, 09:54:18 PM »
I've started Tower of Skulls.

Yeah but what are you reading?

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5243 on: November 16, 2020, 08:34:56 AM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5244 on: November 17, 2020, 10:03:30 PM »
Finished White Noise by Don DeLillo today.  Incredibly well written and funny novel, though I found the last 1/3rd to drag just a bit before the end.  Regardless, it's absolutely a modern(-ish) masterpiece of American literature and black humor.

Next I want to get started on Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson, which is a novel set in the Vietnam War about a CIA Psychological Operations official.  Sounds quite intriguing and had pretty strong reception.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5245 on: Today at 09:29:45 AM »
Just started Paris 1919 by Margaret Macmillan.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5246 on: Today at 09:43:51 AM »
Just started Paris 1919 by Margaret Macmillan.

  The Deluge -- Adam Tooze on 1916 to 1931 as very weird