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« Reply #1600 on: August 06, 2017, 08:46:26 am »

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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« Reply #1601 on: August 09, 2017, 06:51:59 pm »

The French Quarter by Herbert Asbury.
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« Reply #1602 on: August 09, 2017, 09:43:09 pm »

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Almost finished this fantastic book tracing European military history from 1453. Simms' argument is that a battle for supremacy in Europe has always centred on the control of the Holy Roman Empire/Germany.
Reading this absolutely superb biography, though I hear the accompanying TV series on the BBC was dreadful.

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That's interesting. Two of my ten books I keep on my desk are Napoleon: A Life and The Struggle for Mastery in Europe: 1848-1918. It's interesting that you mention Simms's adoption of Taylor's theory in 1848-1918 - that Germany was so aggressive because, in a Europe wide war, no matter what the alliances were, Germany would always be fighting a two front war, taking the brunt of the assault twice or thrice that of any of their potential allies.
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« Reply #1603 on: August 17, 2017, 12:45:07 pm »

Since I am going to follow along in the weekly discussion of Atlas Shrugged on FB live with two guys from the Ayn Rand Institute - to better understand an interesting but overdone book - I am for background reading We the Living now - the first of the 4 fiction novels she wrote - and the last one for me to get to. This was a substitute for Gulag Archipelago which I will get to soon. I suspect I will finish We the Living after the weekly chapter by chapter discussions for Atlas Shrugged start next month given my upcoming travel schedule.

I re-watched Exorcist III recently - and was interested in the book behind it - Legion and how it differs from the well-done 1990 movie. So far I am just over half-way through the book - a lot of the elements from the movie are there- and George C Scott really gives the Detective Kinderman in Blatty's novel/screenplay life. Blatty is very well-cultured and has a lot of cool references to literature and philosophy/psychiatry/religion sprinkled throughout the book along with the mystery/detective story aspects.

I am still strongly interested in Brothers Karamazov as well - that is still on the list after I finish the Blatty, Rand and soon to get Solzhenitsyn books unless something else comes up in the interim.
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« Reply #1604 on: August 17, 2017, 06:45:33 pm »

The Twilight Zone Companion
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« Reply #1605 on: August 22, 2017, 07:45:36 pm »

Re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia. Currently on Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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« Reply #1606 on: August 22, 2017, 08:26:03 pm »
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Super long, reading the work in its entirety (chapter 49 of 71). Gibbon goes off on alot of tangents and gets pretty racist at times, but it is easy to see why in general this is viewed as one of the core works of literature, even with any inaccuracies.
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« Reply #1607 on: August 25, 2017, 10:12:34 am »

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

Very very weird book so far.
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« Reply #1608 on: September 02, 2017, 10:10:10 am »

Decided to finish Words of Radiance.

Ever start clapping excitedly while reading a book. Because I just did that.
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« Reply #1609 on: September 03, 2017, 03:55:45 pm »

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« Reply #1610 on: September 08, 2017, 08:11:04 pm »

Finishing It by Stephen King
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« Reply #1611 on: September 15, 2017, 09:47:19 pm »

Friedman's Free To Choose
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« Reply #1612 on: September 27, 2017, 12:32:30 pm »

The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan.
An incredibly detailed and gripping account of the disaster that occured in Hartford, Connecticut in July 1944, leaving 167 people, among them 60 children, dead.
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« Reply #1613 on: September 27, 2017, 02:07:37 pm »

Joachim C. Fest, The Face Of The Third Reich. Portraits Of The Nazi Leadership.

Some sources/conclusions were proven incorrect since, but it's still a great read.
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« Reply #1614 on: October 05, 2017, 03:31:51 pm »

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Also, I'm gonna start reading screenplays. Mostly unproduced and early versions of movies.
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« Reply #1615 on: October 06, 2017, 01:39:32 pm »

First screenplay: Superman: Flyby written by J.J. Abrams
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« Reply #1616 on: October 07, 2017, 06:34:26 pm »

First screenplay: Superman: Flyby written by J.J. Abrams

After trying to read several times only for my phone to turn off before, I've decided to put a stay on the whole reading screenplays thing for now.
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« Reply #1617 on: October 16, 2017, 09:18:26 pm »

First screenplay: Superman: Flyby written by J.J. Abrams

After trying to read several times only for my phone to turn off before, I've decided to put a stay on the whole reading screenplays thing for now.

Ha! Got it to work, and now onto the first attempt at a Batman Vs Superman movie
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« Reply #1618 on: October 22, 2017, 03:40:46 pm »

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So why is the Age Without Scarcity not the glorious dream that many of us expected?
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« Reply #1619 on: November 13, 2017, 01:33:50 pm »

The Stand by Stephen King
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« Reply #1620 on: November 15, 2017, 04:31:52 pm »

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Re-reading my favourite piece of fiction. My favourite, I think, because of how normal the story is and how it could happen to anybody.
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« Reply #1621 on: November 16, 2017, 07:37:46 am »

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« Reply #1622 on: November 19, 2017, 06:50:49 am »

I tried reading a novel based on a film I loved, but it seems that the only books I can sit down for hours and enjoy are political books, so got this out of the library.

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« Reply #1623 on: November 20, 2017, 01:41:33 pm »

I'm never sure which "what book" thread I should post in. I will do both.

The Stand by Stephen King.
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« Reply #1624 on: November 22, 2017, 12:43:42 am »

Die Welt von Gestern.

I've read very mixed reviews about it, saying it's mediocre compared to Ein Mann ohne Eigenschaften, but who has the lifetime to try to read that thing?
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