What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by klangbild » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:01 pm

henders wrote:
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.
'The White Lioness' is an outstanding novel. I did enjoy 'The Troubled Man' as well. Mankell is a fantastic writer.

Right now, I reading both of:

'Collusion' - Luke Harding

and

'The Pyramid of Mud' - Andrea Camilleri

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Bododio » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:58 pm

The Truth Will Out, by Brenda James and William Rubinstein. So if Shakespeare didn't write all those plays, sonnets, etc., who did? :shock: James and Rubinstein attempt to make the case for Sir Henry Neville. Like the authors, I'm skeptical that such an untraveled and uneducated person like ol' Will could have been the bard, but so far no smoking manuscript in favor of Henry. :?
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:35 pm

Bododio wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:58 pm
The Truth Will Out, by Brenda James and William Rubinstein. So if Shakespeare didn't write all those plays, sonnets, etc., who did? :shock: James and Rubinstein attempt to make the case for Sir Henry Neville. Like the authors, I'm skeptical that such an untraveled and uneducated person like ol' Will could have been the bard, but so far no smoking manuscript in favor of Henry. :?
The arguments about who actually wrote Shakespeare's works always remind me of the comment made by a character in one of Heinlein's books. Apparently someone had 'proved' that the Odyssey and the Iliad were not written by Homer, but by another author of the same name.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Guitar Nut » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:03 pm

Anyone else have too many books on the go at the same time?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:04 pm

Guitar Nut wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Anyone else have too many books on the go at the same time?
Story of my life. I think in Ulysses James Joyce wryly comments "reading 20 books, at a rate of a page a day each"
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by steampick » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:18 pm

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
Reading Finnegans Wake even once is a hell of an accomplishment.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:26 pm

John Sandford’s, “Winter Prey”. ....easy read.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Mostly, incidentally, I'm reading Mitchell and Robinson's A Guide to Old English.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by mcote » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:48 pm

The Narrows by Michael Connelly, The Art of Practicing by Madeline Bruser and Time to Be in Earnest by P.D. James

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by mcote » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:27 pm

jessyquedens wrote:
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Just reread Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring(s).
Pagnol wrote about four books of memoirs of his youth that you should read if you haven't already. He writes beautifully.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:17 am

“State of the Union,” by Brad Thor
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by LarryShone » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:12 am

Lords and Ladies, Terry Pratchett
Surround yourself with people dear James, they are easier to fight for than principles.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by cefyn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:39 pm

How to Build a Car, by Adrian Newey - He's the Formula 1 genius who designed for Red Bull, Williams and most of the top teams. I like him because he still designs on a traditional drawing board and passes the designs to his minions to load into CAD.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by uptick » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:32 pm

Man and His Symbols - C.G. Jung

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by steampick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:20 pm

Laughter in the Dark - Nabokov

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