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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#441 » by alwaysaknick » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:49 am

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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#442 » by thebuzzardman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:01 am

I wanted to understand the dynamics of the region and it's history better, so this is my current read.

I figure the game is still going on between Russia, the USA and China and all that natural gas in Kazakhstan etc, so I'd check out the history

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#443 » by Dave DaButcher » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:26 am

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I'll be looking for CIA "soft coup" clues in it....

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2005/6/2/118821/-

Interesting take on whether Bob Woodward has always been a CIA agent. Now, this isn't the first time I've read that speculation, and generally I feel Daily KOS is FOS, but it's a decent collection of some articles etc, the fastest thing I could find for my snarky remark - dig a little deeper on your own if you like, it's definitely very interesting.

Whoa, I hadn't heard that theory before. But it actually explains a great deal about his uncanny access and sourcing.

I will definitely read the article and dig into it some more. Thanks for passing it along.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#444 » by Dave DaButcher » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:30 am

thebuzzardman wrote:I wanted to understand the dynamics of the region and it's history better, so this is my current read.

I figure the game is still going on between Russia, the USA and China and all that natural gas in Kazakhstan etc, so I'd check out the history

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
by Peter Hopkirk

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That one sounds very interesting (and timely). Please let us know how it is when you've finished it.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#445 » by Synciere » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:51 pm

Just finished Red Rising...

Wow... just wow...

I tired to read it three times before I finally broke through but I went straight into the second book Golden Son without pause. Glad I listened to the suggestions here and gave it a fourth try.
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Post#446 » by NYKAL » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:46 pm

Synciere wrote:Just finished Red Rising...

Wow... just wow...

I tired to read it three times before I finally broke through but I went straight into the second book Golden Son without pause. Glad I listened to the suggestions here and gave it a fourth try.


continue with the books. You won't be disappointed.
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Post#447 » by NYKAL » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:48 pm

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NYKAL wrote:to hell with reading! My new girl put me up on Graphic Audio books. They really are just like a movie in your mind. Listening to Steve Eriksons' Gardens of the Moon.


I recently tried a Graphic Audio book for book one of Demon Cycle series. It was...different. Not to say I hated it, but it's definitely not something I'll be trying often.


you need to find the ones that are acted out instead of the ones that are "just" read by someone. HUGE DIFFERENCE.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#448 » by ChilledAlex » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Just started The Passage by Justin Cronin
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Post#449 » by ChilledAlex » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Synciere wrote:Just finished Red Rising...

Wow... just wow...

I tired to read it three times before I finally broke through but I went straight into the second book Golden Son without pause. Glad I listened to the suggestions here and gave it a fourth try.


4th try? man I'm glad you finished it. One of the must reads imho
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Post#450 » by Dave DaButcher » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:48 pm

If anyone's looking for a fun beach read:

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Post#451 » by Illightinati » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:56 pm

Just finished these two:

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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#452 » by King of Canada » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:02 pm

ChilledAlex wrote:Just started The Passage by Justin Cronin


I read the first two books, but when I went back for the third I couldn't remember anything so stopped reading. Might start over at some point. I did enjoy it.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#453 » by Manhattan Project » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:34 pm

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ChilledAlex wrote:Just started The Passage by Justin Cronin


I read the first two books, but when I went back for the third I couldn't remember anything so stopped reading. Might start over at some point. I did enjoy it.


I've never read the books, but I heard the Fox trailer for the show is downright cringe worthy.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#454 » by King of Canada » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:23 am

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ChilledAlex wrote:Just started The Passage by Justin Cronin


I read the first two books, but when I went back for the third I couldn't remember anything so stopped reading. Might start over at some point. I did enjoy it.


I've never read the books, but I heard the Fox trailer for the show is downright cringe worthy.


They’re making a show? I knew it was supposed to be a movie, but a show would probably fit better due to the timelines in the first book.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#455 » by knicksh20b » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:54 pm

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Synciere wrote:Just finished Red Rising...

Wow... just wow...

I tired to read it three times before I finally broke through but I went straight into the second book Golden Son without pause. Glad I listened to the suggestions here and gave it a fourth try.


4th try? man I'm glad you finished it. One of the must reads imho


I was gonna buy the series after I read the first book, but then I realized the 5th book was gonna take forever to release
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#456 » by Manhattan Project » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:46 pm

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I read the first two books, but when I went back for the third I couldn't remember anything so stopped reading. Might start over at some point. I did enjoy it.


I've never read the books, but I heard the Fox trailer for the show is downright cringe worthy.


They’re making a show? I knew it was supposed to be a movie, but a show would probably fit better due to the timelines in the first book.


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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#457 » by King of Canada » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:28 pm

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King of Canada wrote:
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I've never read the books, but I heard the Fox trailer for the show is downright cringe worthy.


They’re making a show? I knew it was supposed to be a movie, but a show would probably fit better due to the timelines in the first book.




I wish it would have been a cable network, but it looks good. Zack Morris lol. The story actually jumps 100 years after that initial story line, so hopefully they stick to that. They can certainly have a season or two of present day though.
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Re: OT: What book are you currently reading? 

Post#458 » by cgmw » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Read all three of these this summer. Carried them around like little bibles. Written for lay people but gets a little sciency-complicated at times. If you're patient it will absolutely blow your mind, especially the last one (which Benedict Cumberbatch just signed on to record the audiobook).




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Post#459 » by blueNorange » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:30 pm

currently reading the devil in the white city, it's v good.

there's a page that was disturbing i got chills.
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Post#460 » by Cubbies2120 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Reading Circe atm. Liking it a lot more than I thought I would going into it. It's definitely a must read for any fans of Greek Mythology.

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