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Old 06-08-2017, 07:47 PM   #1351
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Much better than the show.


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Old 06-08-2017, 10:03 PM   #1352
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Finished a very good legal thriller today at work. "Dead Even" by Brad Meltzer. Started a re-read of the Alex Benedict series by Jack McDevitt, one of my favorite sci-fi authors. I'd recommend most anything from him, not because they're groundbreaking or brilliantly written (though "Ancient Shores" is near brilliance) but because he's so consistently good. His best books are fantastic and his worst are still pretty darned good.

Also reading through the Foreigner series by C. J. Cherry. It's a very long series (18 and counting) but worth every minute. It's essentially the life story of Bren Cameron, paidi-aiji (a cultural and linguistic translator) between Humans and the Atevi whose world humans landed on 200 years or so before the story gets started. The Atevi are kinda Asian culturally with a lot of Tudor politicking thrown in and were just developing steam power when the humans arrived. Absolutely engrossing stories, but not the easiest reading out there. It's generally a sci-fi setting, but it's not, for the most part, your typical space opera.
I've heard great things about this series. Have you read Embassytown by Mieville? The premise sounds similar but the aliens are a little more "alien". You kinda have to have an interest in language to really appreciate it.
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:58 AM   #1353
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Good read, I like most things by Hamilton.

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Old 06-09-2017, 05:57 AM   #1354
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's definitely a kick in the nuts trying to get used to his writing style of no quotation marks and run on sentences but you get used to it.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:29 AM   #1355
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's definitely a kick in the nuts trying to get used to his writing style of no quotation marks and run on sentences but you get used to it.
McCarthy is the Eli Roth of literature. Blood and gore just for the sake of it. I read most books again...not Blood Meridian
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:51 AM   #1356
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McCarthy is the Eli Roth of literature. Blood and gore just for the sake of it. I read most books again...not Blood Meridian
He's really good at describing a desert so thoroughly that I'm put to sleep in about 10 minutes. This book is sitting at 3/5 stars for me right now. The 2nd half of it better be good
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:55 AM   #1357
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:56 AM   #1358
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's definitely a kick in the nuts trying to get used to his writing style of no quotation marks and run on sentences but you get used to it.
BM is great. If I'm remembering correctly he uses quite a bit of spanish in it too.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:38 AM   #1359
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BM is great. If I'm remembering correctly he uses quite a bit of spanish in it too.
I'm lucky I speak spanish, people would be missing out a lot if they didn't know it (or didn't have Google Translate next to em)
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:56 AM   #1360
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I'm lucky I speak spanish, people would be missing out a lot if they didn't know it (or didn't have Google Translate next to em)
Yeah, I know enough to get the idea.

Supposedly he has another novel, The Passenger, on the way. Takes place in New Orleans.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:31 PM   #1361
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John Fogerty's autobiography is kind of disappointing. Strange dude.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:48 PM   #1362
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I've heard great things about this series. Have you read Embassytown by Mieville? The premise sounds similar but the aliens are a little more "alien". You kinda have to have an interest in language to really appreciate it.
The aliens are more "alien" than my thumbnail sketch describes. One of the things Cherryh excels at is making alien species relateable while keeping them very alien. Her Chanur series (also great and much shorter at only 4 with one follow on) is the best at that of any sci-fi I've ever read. The single human character is a supporting character yet the stories are totally engrossing.

I've not yet read "Embassytown," but I'm moving it up my list. I'm going to try to get to it next week.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:48 PM   #1363
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I've not yet read "Embassytown," but I'm moving it up my list. I'm going to try to get to it next week.
It was a little slow for me at first but it payed off. Not my favorite of Mieville's but very good.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:52 PM   #1364
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Good read, I like most things by Hamilton.

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Without...PMS8ZTQA1G2BBR
I really enjoyed Night's Dawn but holy crap does that guy write long series/books. My "to read" pile is so huge that I get antsy reading one author for more than a month. I do intend to get to his Commonwealth Saga at some point, though.
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Old 06-10-2017, 03:50 AM   #1365
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I am currently on Teach yourself XSLT in 21 days, it is riveting read. The suspense is real in that one. In chapter 15 we come back to namespaces....
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:46 AM   #1366
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's definitely a kick in the nuts trying to get used to his writing style of no quotation marks and run on sentences but you get used to it.
Great author, but somebody must have butt****ed him daily growing up, as there are no happy endings in his books.
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #1367
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McCarthy's description of the knife fight at the end of 'Cities of the Plain' (last book in the border trilogy) was beautifully written.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:30 PM   #1368
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My "to read" pile is so huge that I get antsy reading one author for more than a month.
This is why I'm so glad I can listen to Audio books at work. Even with over a thousand titles on my "to read" list, I can still devote the time to jump into a long series by one author on audio and be reading something completely different on the ereader.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #1369
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Thomas Covenant, white gold wielder is one of the best fantasy fiction ever. Start with Illearth War
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This is why I'm so glad I can listen to Audio books at work. Even with over a thousand titles on my "to read" list, I can still devote the time to jump into a long series by one author on audio and be reading something completely different on the ereader.
At the same time? While working?! Geez, they need to dissect you for science.
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:34 PM   #1371
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Here's a great site for book lovers. In case you haven't already checked it out.

https://www.goodreads.com/
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Must read book about how CIA chief Allen Dulles destroyed our democracy.

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Paperback – September 6, 2016

Here's a typical 5-star review:

A tremendous resource of breathtaking depth and clarity. Talbot builds on the now decades-old body of research — initiated by investigative reporters Tom Mangold (“Cold Warrior”) and David Wise (“Molehunt”), and largely developed by assassination researchers James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease (“The Assassinations”) — and adds groundbreaking new information. Talbot focusses extensively on James Jesus Angleton, the shadowy counterintelligence figure at the heart of the domestic assassinations of the 1960s, and examines the inner-workings of Dulles’ ambitious (and dastardly) plot to consolidate and control global political power. “The Devil’s Chessboard” is a startling and revelatory masterwork. In terms of easy-to-access assassination research, this book is second only to James Douglass’ “JFK and the Unspeakable.” In terms of biographies of Dulles and Angleton, two of history’s most infamous figures, this work is second to none.
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Old 06-10-2017, 07:06 PM   #1373
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Here's a great site for book lovers. In case you haven't already checked it out.

https://www.goodreads.com/
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:10 PM   #1374
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Here's a great site for book lovers. In case you haven't already checked it out.

https://www.goodreads.com/
And another:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/

Beware the author pages of this site. There are two sections in the author pages that will bloat your "to read" list beyond all recognition:
Brandon Sanderson (or whatever author's page you're perusing) recommends...

And:

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors

These two sections of various authors pages have led me to many new (or at least new to me) authors and tons of books, some good, some bad, some I have no freakin' clue 'cause I haven't gotten to them yet.
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Not sure if this was posted but Project Gutenberg is an amazing public source for free e-reader downloads.

Wonderful site: www.gutenberg.org
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