What are you currently reading?

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:27 pm

When I was young I loved the Man From U.N.C.L.E. books, but nowadays it's too obvious that they are just hack-written rip-offs.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:52 pm

working on the last ... 400 pages of Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music.

still working through Adorno's Aesthetic Theory. Not by any means an easy book to read. David Roberts' trio of books dismantling Adorno's approach was more readable than A's own books. But ... reading A anyway.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by steampick » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:17 pm

Understanding Media by Marshall McCluhan. Incredibly valuable book in this day and age.

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Post by LarryShone » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:26 pm

In between books at the moment having just finished Casino Royale. Hmm what next...
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Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:54 pm

"A history of Scotland" by Neil Oliver.
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Post by zzzsegundaepoca » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:33 pm

Matanya Ophee’s Guitar Essays.

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Post by doug » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:48 am

“The Aquitaine Progression,” by Robert Ludlum
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Post by LarryShone » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:01 am

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by manythumbed » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:34 pm

The Tower by Uwe Tellkamp

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:36 pm

steampick wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Understanding Media by Marshall McCluhan. Incredibly valuable book in this day and age.
Read it in 1978. Must find time to read it again!

I must confess I've been stuck on page 500 of Ulysses for a year. I read it three times when I was in my late teens and twenties.
I read Finnegans Wake again last year or the year before, but I think that's enough - these books are for young people to read, to form their characters. I just can't be bothered with them any more at my age.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Luuttuaja » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:03 am

Now I'm reading "The Renaissance of the 12th Century" by Charles Homer Haskins.

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Post by doug » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:44 pm

“Shadow Prey,” by John Sandford. I received my copy of, “The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns” yesterday. I’m not going to read the entire book at one time, but just a bit here and there. I read, “Handsome Nell” last night. It’s not easy reading because of the Scots language. I have to occasionally turn to the glossary to find the meaning of a word.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:38 pm

Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury. Great stories about POTUS and his shady collaboratives. Hilarious and horrifying at the same time.
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Post by henders » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:35 am

“The White Lioness” by Henning Mankell. I read “Faceless Killers” before this one and thought it was very good, but this one is even better. I’ve got “the Troubled Man” in the line up for my next read but am wondering whether I should stay with the 90s ones for now.

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Post by Vito Simplicio » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:08 am

Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell

Cornwell's series is composed of several novels and short stories, and charts Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a private in the 33rd Regiment of Foot who becomes a Sergeant by the end of the book; he is an Ensign in the 74th Regiment during Sharpe's Trafalgar who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a second lieutenant. He is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a lieutenant colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo.
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