What Book Have You Read Recently?

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  1. Judas Priest

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    I am on the 3rd book of the Shepard Series from Ethan Cross.

    I am not easily disturbed by books, but I almost stopped reading the 1st one because of some graphic details. I´m glad I didn´t, the books are very good!

    Lots of plot twists that really make you go "WHOAHH, I wasn´t expecting that!".
     
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    Excellent read.
     
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    Fell in love with Charterhouse when 19,re-read and each time a different perspective......
     
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    Paul Auster's Leviathan.
     
  6. HarmanKardon

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    Just one more thing about Kircher (referring to #339 and #340). Every time he is using the word "Kunst", which means in English "art", he is actually meaning "Technik", which means in English "technique". It is a sort of keyword. It took quite a long time to learn that. I would not spend so much time with his "Hall- und Thonkunst" if the topic was not about music. Reading it is an enigmatic but magic challenge.
     
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  7. K_50

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    The last book I've read was Seven Eves by Neal Stephenson. Just started reading Moby Dick.
     
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    I'm currently reading Aleksandr Solzhenitzen, The Gulag Archipelago. Long books but will learn you some stuff.
    Also reading a few electronics books.
     
  9. beat_truck

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    I'm not exactly an avid reader, but the last book I read was Johnny Cash's Autobiography.
     
  10. john111/LZ

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    Moby Dick is superb and musnt be rushed,last read it by gas-light during family camping holiday in France.
    His shorter works are also worth seeking out....
     
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    "Ecology And The Politics Of Scarcity" by Wm. Ophuls

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    T.C. Boyle
    my favorite contemporary author
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  13. GuyK

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    Just started into F.Nietzsche - Thus Spake Zarathustra (trans.Kaufmann).
     
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  14. About to sit down and delve into this on this wintry (-4 Fahrenheit) morning:

    Sun Tzu: The Art of War - The New Illustrated Edition, Translated by Samuel B. Griffith.
    Initial U.S. publication, 2016 - Shelter Harbor Press

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    My wife purchased the pictured book stand for me for Christmas and, this past Saturday, gifted me a hardcover edition of the book noted above.
     
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  15. Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin

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  16. Tom Brennan

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    Chernow’s “Grant”. Nothing new so far and some glaring errors of fact and some VERY dubious interpretations of people and events. I’m running out of gas on this one though I must say it’s well written.
     
  17. 2011etec

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    The Fleet That Had To Die by Richard Hough.I use to belong to the military book club but now get all my reading from amazon ebooks .
     
  18. IPADave

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    That looks like an interesting book. How is it?

    -Dave
     
  19. 2011etec

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    Its actually fairly good,not as dry as I expected for an historical account.That motley collection of Russian ships travelled an unheard of 16,500 miles and had many misadventures along the way.Nobody believed it was possible.
     
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    "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William L. Shirer.
     
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