Thread: What are you currently reading?

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    Democracy In Chains by Nancy MacLean. The rise of the radical right.

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    The Best of Gene Wolfe - he may have been the best writer of medium-length fiction of the late 20th/early 21st century. Story after story blows me away, even the ones I've read before -- there is so much more to discover on rereading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Started reading a fresh Dutch translation of Tesla: Inventor Of The Modern by Richard Munson.

    After finishing this one I started re-reading The Last Days Of Night, the novel Graham Moore wrote 4 years ago about the current-war. It was supposted to get an adaption for film, with Eddie Redmayne in the leading role, but apart from some promotional shots, nothing has been released yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dt2 View Post
    The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

    Racist, brutal cops.. a bit timely, I guess.
    I love this book. I've taken a great interest in Bette Short as she lived a couple blocks away from me (of course, I didn't move into the neighborhood until she was long gone). It took me a while to get into this book as it's loaded with 1940s slang and police jargon, but well with sticking with it. I've read many books about the case, each is emphatic about the killer's identity and each with a different killer in mind. One even speculates that the killer was Orson Welles.

    Awarded the Krusty Brand Seal of Approval. It's not just good, it's good enough.

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    Stephen Holden with Anthony Reynolds and a foreword by Robert Dean: Adolescent Alternatives - Road-Trips With Japan 1978-1980. Holden was a young Japan-fan, who discovered the band by the time they had just released their first LP. He started visiting as many concerts in the U.K. as he could and he and his friends managed to take a lot of pictures, both on stage and before/after the concerts. Never knew David Sylvian once threw his guitar away at the end of a show like a real punk-rocker

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    Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen #5) by Steven Erikson

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    Douglas Adams - The Salmon Of Doubt. I didn't know this existed until a few weeks ago. It contains the third Dirk Gently book - taken from three versions - and various other writings of his. I haven't yet gotten to his writings, still doing the introductions, of which there are a few, but it's a must read so far for any Adams fan. Finding out from people who knew him who he was as a person is fascinating.
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    The Planet Lovetron
    I'm currently "working" a 10 hour a day job that only involves around 20-50 minutes of actual work, so one of the diversions I decided to engage in is to begin working my way through my extensive backlog of books. That will carry on into retirement next year.

    In 1994, I bought the White Wolf editions of Michael Moorcock's The Eternal Champion series, and have chosen to start with this as the first to pick up now that I have all this extra time. I should finish book one today and start on Vol. 2 next week. Really enjoying it so far. The writing is not as detailed as in other classic Fantasy series, and the characters are not as fleshed out, but the stories are excellent and imaginative, and the Champion as anti-hero paying a horrific price for his being looks like it should provide fascinating reading throughout this series.

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    Behave by Robert M. Sapolksky. A long, dense but intriguing and often funny look at human aggression and altruism. Starts with what's going on in the brain in the moment before the behavior, then works back through time to endocrinology, social psychology,developmental psychology, embryology, evolution... all to provide an anti-reductionist view of the complex causes of human behavior. Surprisingly hopeful, at least so far.
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    The Room Where It Happened - John Bolton.
    Don’t agree with the guys politics but interesting to read the inner workings of government. He seems to have a universal disdain for the press.
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    The Beatles from A to Zed by Peter Asher, audiobook version.

    This is a fun, fact-filled romp through the alphabet of Beatles songs as well as tunes from McCartney, Lennon, Harrison, and Starr's solo works plus other musical tidbits. It's read by the author in his slightly gravely but still charming voice. It's always great to hear from folks like Asher who was right in the middle of it all. He was pretty close to the individual members, especially Paul, who as you may know had dated Peter's sister, the actress Jane Asher, for a couple of years in the mid-1960s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    The Room Where It Happened - John Bolton.
    Don’t agree with the guys politics but interesting to read the inner workings of government. He seems to have a universal disdain for the press.
    I have this on my kindle, but have not had a chance to start it yet.

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    Kindle? Start? Fahrenheit 451?
    if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you is brother you have to wait

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    How to Kill Hitler : A Guide for Time Travelers by Andrew Stanek

    More buffoonery from Stanek.

    On a more topical front, I also recently finished Catch Your Death, and the sequel All Fall Down by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss

    These are about a deadly manufactured virus that is threatening to wipe out humanity.
    A Comfort Zone is not a Life Sentence

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    Louise Candlish: Our House (2018, in a recent Dutch translation). A modern thriller with an original starting point.


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