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Postby The Meat man » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:33 am

From Russia With Love by Ian Flemming. This is my first introduction to James Bond - never read any of the books or seen any of the movies. I picked up this book cheap at a used book sale.
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Postby Mad Mac » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:03 pm

Before I heard of this book, I was alarmed by the 15,000 man marches on our southern border and wondered what would happen if they became million man marches. This book explores that very topic, albeit boat people invading the beaches of southern France 45 years ago.

The Camp of the Saints is an apocalyptic and prescient French novel by Jean Raspail about the fall of western civilization. Despised by the left and praised in more intelligent circles, the English translation is a bit of a slog in that sentences run on in search of an ending and paragraphs can go pages. It's been said that a good book says what you already believe. This book is great.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:38 pm

Stonewall Jackson, The Man, The, Soldier, The Legend by James I. Robertson, Jr.
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Except infantry. Infantry will kill you.

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Postby Naperville » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:48 pm

Through the centuries, and time immemorial....we have never left it behind.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby The Meat man » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:54 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:33 am
From Russia With Love by Ian Flemming. This is my first introduction to James Bond - never read any of the books or seen any of the movies. I picked up this book cheap at a used book sale.
Well, I finished it and Casino Royale. Not very impressed; they feel kind of amateurish to be honest.

Just finishing reading Solitary Survivor by Lawrence R. Bailey. It's about his experiences being shot down over Laos in early 1961 and held prisoner for 17 months. Good read.
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Postby James Y » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:01 pm

Gunfighters, Highwaymen & Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier, by Roger D. McGrath.

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Postby z4vdBt » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:53 pm

Finished Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller #1 and #2 (The Lincoln Lawyer and The Brass Verdict). Reading #3 The Reversal. Mickey Haller, Harry Bosch, Rachel Walling, Jack McEvoy - the gang's all there.

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Postby The Meat man » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:54 am

Finished Solitary Survivor last night and started A Study of Communism by J. Edgar Hoover.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby SkullBouncer » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:24 am

'Clockwork Angels' by International Best Selling Author Kevin J. Anderson, teaming up with famed RUSH Drummer and Lyricist NEIL PEART.

Based on the band's twentieth studio album, Clockwork Angels is as well the name of their last tour, a few years before Neil lost his battle with brain cancer. :(

However --- an elegant and engaging read -- Highly Recommended.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Halfneck » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:01 am

Finished "House of Assassins" by Larry Correia.

Just started "Born of Flame" by Nick Kyme (love the Warhammer 40k books).

I think "Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare" by Giles Milton might be next.

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Postby ThomC » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:48 pm

Currently finishing the Ballad of Sir Benfro by James Oswald, Françoise Sagan's 'Bonjour tristesse', and rereading the whole Dune saga. I plan to reread Elroy's LA series soon, and have Cixin Liu's Three body problem and Moorcock's Elric on deck too. I usually peruse the local bookstores but it's been kinda thwarted for now.
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Postby Mike Blue » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:07 pm

"Nothing being Everything" by Tony Parsons. A gentle old friend of mine thought I'd enjoy it. He insisted. He was right but it's not for the faint of heart. It's a book to be digested slowly.

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Postby z4vdBt » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:29 pm

Mickey Haller #4

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:39 pm

I'm reading Confessions by Augustine. It is very deep and very aprapos for the season.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:34 am

Missing 411, Hunters: Unexplained Disappearances, by David Paulides.

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Postby A.S. » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:54 pm

Ivan Turgenev - Home of the Gentry
Brennan Manning - The Importance of Being Foolish

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby MacLaren » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:10 pm

Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban
For the umpteenth time lol.....

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby JuPaul » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:49 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban
For the umpteenth time lol.....
Those books really are fun. I listened to them as audiobooks when they first came out, then my stepdaughter and I read the first two together again. As she got older she wanted to read the rest on her own...not gonna lie, I kept reading without her, too.

Speaking of great audiobooks...I just finished "#1 in Customer Service: The Complete Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent." It's totally silly, but really, really funny.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:14 pm

The Battles for Spotsylvania Courthouse and the Road to Yellow Tavern; May 7-12, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Except infantry. Infantry will kill you.

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Postby Doc Dan » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:55 pm

Plutarch
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