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Next up is Dark Matter - Blake Crouch
Know nothing about it or the author. We'll see how it goes.


Short read, not bad. Started slow & confusing, but gained a lot of momentum as it progressed.




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Paused Columbine to read The Attack by Kurt Schlicter.

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Columbine by Dave Kass.




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A Dream About Lightning Bugs - Ben Folds




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Killing Moon by Jo Nesbo
 
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The Edge by David Baldacci.

I would suggest you read the 6:20 Man, first book in this series.



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I've read a couple of good ones in the last month. First "The Lost Tomb: And Other Stories of Bones, Burials and Murder" by Douglas Preston. Preston teams with Lincoln Child for the popular Prendergast series but writes some very good non-fiction. He dives into the tales in this book, a series of 13 articles he's written over the years.

I just finished "The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America". Anna Rosenberg led an amazing life, virtually unknown but truly did what the title says. I'm not a history buff but like to read books on little known people or events.


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I was rummaging around in our storage room and started looking through the boxes of books I have there. I was looking for one book in particular, but I found my first edition, hard copy of “Lonesome Dove.” This is McMurtry’s “War and Peace.” It’s been nearly 45 years. Now, after the miniseries, you can’t read it without seeing the faces of the actors, but that’s ok. I’m enjoying it. Never did find the book I was looking for.


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The Hobbit. Haven't read it since I was a kid, and never read LOTR.




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^^^ Books I should revisit.




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The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger. He is a wonderful author and I have also read most of the Cork O'Conner series. My favorite of his books is Ordinary Grace.

2/12 Update - Finished this fine book today. Excellent read.

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A friend just introduced me to the action thriller series by Jack Carr. Like everything in that genre his books require “the willing suspension of disbelief,” but his are by far the best I’ve ever read whose topics have more of a military or quasi military focus. The author actually knows what he’s talking about when discussing various types of weaponry and if the hero has a SIG P365, how could there be anything not to like? Wink

I am currently rereading Rise and Kill First, “The secret history of Israel’s targeted assassinations” by Ronen Bergman. An excellent book about just what the subtitle says. The author makes it clear from the beginning that he wasn’t an unthinking fan of such operations and treats the subject in what I consider to be an objective manner, warts and all.

In the same vein I just finished One Day in September by Simon Reeve, and which is about the 1972 Munich Olympics incident in which Israeli competitors were kidnapped and then murdered by Muslim Black September terrorists. I’d read other accounts of the incident, but this goes into more detail than what I was familiar with before. For example, the other accounts I’d read tended to just say that the German police didn’t respond appropriately, but this provides far more details about what happened.

A couple by Adrian Gilbert: Sniper, “The world of combat sniping,” and Stalk and Kill, “The sniper experience.” The latter has a lot of descriptions by individual snipers and, unusually, their victims of, as it says, the experiences. And, unusually for a British author about the subject, he gets most descriptions of actual shooting correct.

The Dirty Tricks Department, “Stanley Lovell, the OSS, and the masterminds of World War II secret warfare.” As is increasingly common about histories these days, the book is written in a somewhat informal manner, and it includes some claims that aren’t supported very well, if at all. On the whole, though, it was worth the read and discussed many things I wasn’t familiar with despite my previous interest in the organization and its operations and methods.

The Dying Citizen, “How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America,” by Victor Davis Hanson. I’m reading bits of this at a time because it is a truly depressing work and I can’t bear to absorb more than small bites. Anything by VDH is of course top level. Another I reread some time ago was Carnage and Culture aka Why the West Has Won: a history of the western world’s way of warfare and why it’s always been successful.

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Union Station by David Downing is another novel in his “station” series about spies and their operations. I have really enjoyed them in general and am looking forward to starting this one.

Paradise Undone, “A novel of Jonestown,” by Annie Dowid. As the subtitle indicates, it’s a fictionalized account of the People’s Temple cult and mass suicide at Jonestown, Guiana. I seldom have any interest in fiction accounts of something like that, but after watching a YouTube video of the author conducted by a good friend, I decided to take a chance. The subject of cults has long fascinated me, and a different perspective might be worth the read.

The Kill Artist, Daniel Silva, was recommended by another forum member, and is also in the action thriller genre (as I understand it), but this time about an Israeli operative, which will be different from my usual fare, and will probably will also be informative.

The Shadow of War, “A novel of the Cuban Missile Crisis,” by Jeff Shaara. This is actually on preorder, but I have always enjoyed Shaara’s historical novels (less so the one about Teddy Roosevelt). The last one of his I read was To the Last Man about the First World War, and which did not disappoint.

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Edited. Oops: Not interested in fictional accounts about cults.

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The Kill Artist, Daniel Silva, was recommended by another forum member, and is also in the action thriller genre (as I understand it), but this time about an Israeli operative, which will be different from my usual fare, and will probably will also be informative.

This is the first of 23 novels by Daniel Silva. The operative is Gabriel Allon (Mossad, but euphemistically referred to as "the Office" in Silva's books). Each novel is a stand-alone plot, but in each book a little of Allon's prior operation, the Wrath of God, is revealed. This was when he was tasked to hunt down and kill the Black September members responsible for the Munich massacre. I have enjoyed every one of them, read in order as they were published, and some reread.



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I finally got around to reading To Kill A Mockingbird. I somehow avoided it in my HS and college required reading. I have to say that Harper Lee could write well. It's not a difficult book but certainly one with lots of layers.

Currently re-reading the Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolf. Enjoying it immensely again after first reading it maybe 25 years ago.


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Just started The Attack by Kurt Schlichter, scary read. Hopefully not too prescient.
 
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Just started the fifth in Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series, The Brutal Telling




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Armand and 3 Pines yes read some but not for a long time.


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Chris Bledsoe’s UFO of God. It’s a fascinating book. It started out a bit slow but oh boy did it get interesting when the UFO/UAP showed up.


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Armand and 3 Pines yes read some but not for a long time.


Takes me a while to get through them as I find her writing very creative and descriptive. It isn't really difficult, but complicated enough to slow me down. Still, I think she's a great writer.

And now Three Pines is on Amazon Prime. Tempted to start that series soon.




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Green Breakdown: The Coming Renewable Energy Failure by Steve Goreham.
 
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Just started The Attack by Kurt Schlichter, scary read. Hopefully not too prescient.




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