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I just started Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr . I haven't decided yet what I think. His All The Light We Cannot See is excellent , so I have high hopes. I've also read his short stories and he has become a favorite.
 
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Finished two this week. First was "Talking to the Ground" by Douglas Preston, he's written quite a few novels and some nonfiction. This was written in 1992 when he, his fiancé and her daughter rode horses, 1000 miles, across the Navajo Reservation. I good tale interspersed with Navajo history.

I've read most Nelson DeMille's books, some are good, some not so much. His latest is "The Maze", another John Corey novel. It was just OK, I won't be recommending it. Way too much BS leading up to the ending, which was pretty easy to see coming.


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Robin Cook has written a number of mystery books with the main characters being forensic pathologists. Think Quincy. Very entertaining and Cook is an MD himself. I just finished book 6 in the series.



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My latest read was "Treasure State" by CJ Box. This isn't a Joe Pickett novel but the latest from the Cassie Dewell series. It was pretty good, took no time to read it. He keeps bringing back characters from earlier books, including April Pickett in this one. Fun read.


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Currently I'm reading Jimmy Doolittle's autobigraphy, and a sequel to Micheal Crichton's 'Andromeda Strain'.
 
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Just finishing up "The Story of English" and in parallel, re-reading the Man-Kzin War anthology (situated in Niven's "Known Space" world.)
 
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Just finishing up "The Story of English"

Do you know if the BBC series is available to watch?

ETA: I guess the answer is out there, but I’ll leave this post in case others might be interested in waching this. It looks like the series is available on IMDb, which is now called “Freevee.” I’ll confirm later today.


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Just finishing up "The Story of English"

Do you know if the BBC series is available to watch?

I don't know. Saw it back in the day, and was impressed, so if it's out there, it'd be worth the watch.

I got the book from my late mother-in-law as a gift, as we were both fond of etymology, wordplay, and other language-oriented stuff.
 
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Just started Horus Rising, which is Book 1 of the Horus Heresy series of Warhammer 40k novels.

I never got into Warhammer 40k, but I like military sci-fi, and a couple of my friends have been bugging me to give this series a try. Reportedly, it's a solid military sci-fi read, even if you don't get all the 40k references.

Apparently, there's like 50+ related novels, anthologies, novellas, and short stories in the Horus Heresy series, though not all of them are required reading for the main plot. So I'm going to give the initial novel or initial semi-self-contained trilogy of novels a shot, and decide from there whether I'm interested in delving deeper into the broader series.

 
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Just finished Alive, the 1972 story of the survivors of a plane crash in the Andes. I picked it up at a local library discard sale. Turns out my copy is a First Edition. Good story, got a little tedious but all in all a good read.

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Currently I'm reading Jimmy Doolittle's autobigraphy, and a sequel to Micheal Crichton's 'Andromeda Strain'.


Andromeda Evolution was very good


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Just finishing up "The Story of English"

Do you know if the BBC series is available to watch?

I don't know. Saw it back in the day, and was impressed, so if it's out there, it'd be worth the watch.

I got the book from my late mother-in-law as a gift, as we were both fond of etymology, wordplay, and other language-oriented stuff.

Found it on YT


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Currently: "Smiley's People" - John Le Carre
On deck: "Long Shadows" - David Baldacci
 
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Just finished "Life on the Mississippi" by Rinker Buck. This is a great read about taking a 4 month trip from PA to New Orleans on a flatboat. Really the best part is the history told here, I'd guess most of us will learn a lot. I loved his "Oregon Trail" and this ranks right up there.


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I finally got (from my Library's waiting list) the latest Jack Reacher novel, No Plan B. Started it yesterday.



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Finished Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. A novel about a dystopian society, also by an English writer, that predates Orwell’s 1984 by 17 years. Glad I read it, but it was just aww-iight.

Reading Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, right now. An old friend wrote the screenplay for the movie remake of “The Count,” Jim Caviezel in the title role. He died this past year so I rewatched the movie and felt like reading the original novel (albeit translated from French) as well. It’s a great book, and a darn good movie too.


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I finished Baldacci's final Camel Club book. Since that one was written in 2010, I suspect there will be no more from that group of spies.




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Reading 1984. Wow, Orwell was amazingly prescient.

The writing is very good, but it's really hard to read due to it being so depressing.




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Re-reading after about 25 years Shadow and Claw. It's a good as I remember.


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"By Water Beneath the Walls, the Rise of the Navy Seals". Excellent research and well written.


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"The Extraordinary Life Of An ordinary Man"
A Memoir by Paul Newman.


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The American Revolution was carried out by a group of gun toting religious zealots.
 
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