What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by amy3000 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:14 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. The book and the movie were created simultaneously. Now I need to see the movie again.

I recently finished In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick which is inspiring me to read Moby Dick.
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Post by Christopher Freitag » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:08 pm

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Eagan. Wonderful, evocative novel.
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Post by Yvon » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 am

Bruce Dickinson Bio
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Post by doug » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:59 pm

“Two Kinds of Truth,” by Michael Connelly
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Post by Mike Steede » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:22 am

Yvon wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 am
Bruce Dickinson Bio
I once read that BDs a modern day polymath https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymath - true or not, he's a fascinating man...
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Post by John Fuary » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:08 am

" The Great Shame" by Thomas Kenealy. A history of The Irish in the New and the Old World. Irish rebels transported to Oz in the early 1840s, escape and refuge in the USA. Involvement in the Civil War (General Meagher et al). Meagher as Acting Governor of Montana. Attempted Fenian "invasion" of Canada etc. A thick book which would sit well under the short leg of the piano. A good read and an eye-opener.
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Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:07 pm

The Blackhouse by Peter May, the first book of his Lewis Trilogy. *****
When a brutal murder on the Isle of Lewis bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past.

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Post by Vito Simplicio » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:16 am

A People's History of the United States
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Post by Kurt Penner » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 pm

Philip Pullman "The Book of Dust"

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Post by doug » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:19 am

“The Talbot Odyssey” by Nelson Demille.
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Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:04 pm

still reading Adorno's Aesthetic Theory but toggling between it and Hitler's Monsters. Hoping to get to The Mighty Wurlitzer later this month.
Will eventually get to Philosophy of New Music ... it will be interesting to read that one since I think overall Adorno made the wrong call between Schoenberg and Stravinsky even though I like music by both composers.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by davebones » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:44 am

The Warmth of Other Suns, a story of the great migration of African Americans after the Civil War. Author is Isabel Wilkerson; she won a Pulitzer Prize for this fantastic work.

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Post by doug » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:16 pm

“The Midnight Line” by Lee Child. It’s his latest Jack Reacher novel.
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Post by spanishguitarmusic » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:33 am

I am currently reading, The Circle of Profit, by Anik Singal.

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Post by tosunpasa » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:23 pm

i'm gonna try marathoning a few books this weekend: gogol's overcoat, zweig's amok and heinrich heine poems and florentine nights, i dont know if i could finish them all but its worth trying.

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