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… I've been working my way through John Connolly's Charlie Parker series.

I’ve read several of the Charlie Parker books. I find them excellent reads, but very depressing as well.

I say that not as a criticism, but as interpreting what I think that’s what Connolly is intending for the reader as Parker deals with the loss of his wife and daughter and searches for their killer.


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I’ve read several of the Charlie Parker books. I find them excellent reads, but very depressing as well.


Along those lines, take a look at Affliction by Russell Banks.
 
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”Smugglers Cove” : Birth of the tiki culture and the drinks, the history, and making of the various types of rum.

”And a Bottle of Rum, a History of the New World in Ten Cocktails” : traces the history of rum in the New World and how it came into fashion in each era from pre-Colonial times through today.
 
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Finished "Couple Found Slain", and am on to "Call For The Dead", the first in the George Smiley series from John Le Carre.




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Decided to check out Jack Carr's books after watching 'The Terminal List'. Presently reading his 'The Devil's Hand'. So far, his books have been good reads.


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Owen Wister’s “The Virginian.” No wonder it’s a classic read for 120 years now; it’s a great book and a fun read.


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After being on my Library's waiting list since before it was even published, Saturday I picked up Jack Carr's latest, In The Blood, James Reece book 5. I am about half way through it, and so far it proves to be just as good as the previous volumes.
 
ETA, finished it yesterday. An exciting and unexpected ending, leaving things primed for the next volume.

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Just finished John le Carre's "A Legacy of Spies". I hadn't realized he'd put out a finale to the George Smiley series. I haven't been reading for quite some time. Very busy, and fell out of the habit. This was in a beach house I rented last week. It was nice to sit and finish a book. I was saddened to read that le Carre passes in 2020. I think I'll go back and re-read them all.
 
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Visited Auschwitz last week and picked up this book at the bookstore there

Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz

This guy was charged with leading people in to the gas chambers, helping them get undressed and keeping them calm. After they were dead they searched the bodies for valuables, pulled gold teeth and then on the crematorium.


The book is basically an interview


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I'm 25% through Dissolving Illusions written by Dr. Suzanne Humphries concerning the historical issues with vaccines. What happened with the small pox vaccine in the late 1800's sounds like what's happening today. 92% five star rating on Amazon out of 2,231 total reviews.

Very Interesting



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"The War on the West" by Douglas Murray
 
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In remembrance of David Warner's passing, I'm going to reread Cross of Iron next.


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"The War on the West" by Douglas Murray


Just finished, what a read!!


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Last week I read "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," by Mark Manson. ( Link.

From the Barnes and Noble description: "There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives."




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I've been traveling a lot lately, so I've been catching up on my reading on the plane.

I just finished The Martian (great read) and I'll be doing Fight Club on the next flight.


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This week my wife and I are "isolating" in a cottage on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Neck District), to please our daughter-in-law and her Obstetrician. We have a grandson now 11 days old, but we're supposed to quarantine ourselves for another day.
So given that we are in a little cottage, can't go places or meet people, I decided to take up Tolstoy's War and Peace. I enjoyed the Sharpe series, etc. so why not THE novel about the Napoleonic wars?

I'm about 1/3 of the way through it. Finally getting the characters sorted out, and so far enjoying it--after I got past the initial scenes of the Russian upper crust socializing before the war.


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Anyone have any good leads on the life of the American Indian? Not modern day but more historical. I went through all 25 pages and found very little to look at.



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Anyone have any good leads on the life of the American Indian? Not modern day but more historical. I went through all 25 pages and found very little to look at.

I can make a few suggestions.

Crazy Horse; The Strange Man of the Oglalas, a biography by Mari Sandoz;
Also by Sandoz, Cheyenne Autumn;
By Cheyenne Campfires, George Bird Grinnell;
The Lost Universe: Pawnee Life and Culture, Gene Weltfish;
On the Border with Crook, John G. Bourke;
Empire of the Summer Moon subtitled, “Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Tribe in American History.” S.C. Gwynne;
Finally, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown.

Edited to add: Black Elk Speaks, John G. Neihardt

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I can make a few suggestions.



I copied all of those to my notebook and will look them over...Thank you!



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Brad Thor - Rising Tiger
Daniel Silva - Portrait of an Unknown Woman


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