What are you currently reading?

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Arash Ahmadi
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:18 pm

A book by Albert Savarus called Balzac. That is mostly to improve my French.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:25 pm

a book by Nicholas Cook on Heinrich Schenker.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:12 am

“Exile,” by Richard North Patterson
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:03 pm

Denian Arcoleo wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:42 pm
Dan Simmons' Ilium; the guy's a genius.
He certainly is! I'm partway through Ilium (for the second time, but it's several years since I read it last). Then I have the sequel (Olympos) to look forward to. I loved the part where the guy nipped into the bushes to take a leak, only to be ripped apart and eaten by a 30 foot, 10 ton allosaur. Two days later, in hospital, he (well, his clone, but with his memories) is described as 'perturbed' by the incident.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by lionpants » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:09 pm

A Dance to the Music of Time (Third Movement) by Anthony Powell, The Satyricon by Petronius, Desert Solitaire by Edward Albee, and Tragedies of Seneca.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Caio Carnauba » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:53 am

I'm currently reading on poetry and style by aristotle

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:26 am

“A Darkness More Than Night,” by Michael Connelly
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:35 am

Evocacion wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Denian Arcoleo wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:42 pm
Dan Simmons' Ilium; the guy's a genius.
He certainly is! I'm partway through Ilium (for the second time, but it's several years since I read it last). Then I have the sequel (Olympos) to look forward to. I loved the part where the guy nipped into the bushes to take a leak, only to be ripped apart and eaten by a 30 foot, 10 ton allosaur. Two days later, in hospital, he (well, his clone, but with his memories) is described as 'perturbed' by the incident.
Almost finished his last book from the Hyperion cantos. He certainly covers a lot of ground and detail with his Universe-building and all the sci-fi concepts he touches on.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:17 am

“Past Tense,” the latest Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by martinardo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Doug, I ordered that title from my local library last April.

Still waiting . . . :(
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by scott martin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:01 am

I am reading Guitar masterclass by Sherrod. What do you think of this book?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Bob Snyder's Music and Memory
Roger Scruton's Music as an Art (which, so far, is not quite convincing me)
Edward Berlin's biography on Scott Joplin
1943 by Alan Jacobs
still reading Nicholas Cook's The Schenker Project, too.
slowly rereading David P Roberts monograph on the total work of art in European modernism.
Michael Pisani's Imagining Native America in Music

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Bododio » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:52 pm

The Wars of the Roses, by Dan Jones, second book in his so-called trilogy. The Plantagenets was pretty good, and so is this one.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by mcote » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:37 am

Nelson's Trafalgar by Roy Adkins. It's about the Battle of Trafalgar, as you might have suspected.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by andreas777 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:42 am

I've just finished BKA by Dieter Schenk, a novel about 2 German hostages in Beirut. The book is in German and I don't know if an English translation is available. I've bought this book for a travel to Beirut (and Jordan), but I posponed this trip. I will now read the book The Quiet American by Graham Greene again. A very good book that fits perfectly to my current trip even if the story is in Vietnam and I'm in Thailand.
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