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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    I read the first two, and liked them. Can't remember why I stopped there.
    Third one (Xenocide) is my favorite so far. Great examination of environmental ethics, as well as a fresh take on ontology & metaphysics, and faith vs. reason.

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    I've been working my way through Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon spy novels. Overall, a very good series. Just finished #11 "Portrait of a Spy". Only 3 maybe 4 to go.

    Any recommendations on another author in genre?
    The Will Robie series from Baldacci is pretty good. I like Silva's slightly better, but these are definitely worth the read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    Third one (Xenocide) is my favorite so far. Great examination of environmental ethics, as well as a fresh take on ontology & metaphysics, and faith vs. reason.
    I knew OSC was a Mormon, but it wasn't apparent in his writing until Xenocide. Still great books. Fun fact: one of my professors learned to sing tenor from OSC since they had attended the same temple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    I knew OSC was a Mormon, but it wasn't apparent in his writing until Xenocide. Still great books. Fun fact: one of my professors learned to sing tenor from OSC since they had attended the same temple.
    I was unaware of that, but it all makes sense now.

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    Started The Martian last night. Going to give these OSC books a look when I finish it. Thanks for the tips!
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    Really enjoyed The Martian! Has me looking forward to the movie. I can see Matt Damon as Mark. Will have to read other books by the author.

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    Re-reading The Journey is the Reward, about Steve Jobs. Book was published about 1988, so it covers Jobs' life up to the point. Woz was (is) a frickin genius! Jobs just wanted to make a buck. They made a good partnership. Great read.

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    Finished "The Bone Tree" by Greg Iles. Not as good as "Natchez Burning", but good. Greg is from Natchez, and most of his recent books are about the area with most of it occurring in Concordia Parish.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    I just re-read The Magicians and The Magician King to get ready to read The Magician's Land. Now about a third of the way in, and liking it very much.
    http://www.syfy.com/themagicians/vid...icians-trailer

    Looks like a tv series is happening. The actors look a little older than I would have expected.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Any suggestions for a new read?

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    Any suggestions for a new read?
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Probably laughable for some of you well read peeps, but last night I watched a documentary on Shelby Foote. I knew he had written the Civil War history and that Ken Burns had used as him primary source, but I did not know Foote was primarily a fiction author. BTW, he spent 20 years writing about the Civil War.

    Where should I start with is fiction books?

    Our politics cris-crossed. For example he thought LBJ was a great president. I can't imagine how a guy with the intelligence of Foote could be taken in by such a scoundrel as LBJ. Foote is a confessed Yellow Dog Democrat, but he was also extremely intelligent.

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    The only work of fiction I have read of Foote's is his novel "Shiloh." I don't read much fiction on the War of Northern Aggression, I find the actual history more interesting. I have read all four of Newt Gingrich's novels on that war, The Red Badge of Courage (of course), and about a half dozen other novels, but I prefer non-fiction. Still so much to read on that period of time.

    Okay...have to admit, I have not finished "Gone With the Wind" either. But, I will.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

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    Ever read Raymond Chandler?

    Try The Long Goodbye or The Big Sleep.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    PD, if you like fiction/history of the Civil war try THE MARCH. Also for a history try An Honorable Defeat by William C. Davis. I was kind of biased for the last one because my great grandfather was there in the 2nd Alabama Cavalry regiment as part of the cavalry escort. He was one of those (along with three of his brothers) who got the $26 in silver payment and then dismissed. THE MARCH mentions a Confederate Cavalry unit that caught some Yankee foragers and shot them as thieves. It could have been my great grandfathers unit because they harassed Sherman's rear all the way to Savannah.

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