What Book Have You Read Recently?

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  1. KeninDC

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    I re-read Camus' The Stranger on my way back from Hawaii. Had the protagonist not been such an over-thinking existentialist (bordering on nihilism), he might have enjoyed his life a bit more and perhaps avoided killing the Arab stranger. An unintentional argument against existentialism.
     
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    Currently reading J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy. A harsh look at white poverty, family, and bad choices in the U.S. I've done some work in the Virginia juvenile court system and some of these kids have the deck stacked against them.
     
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    Just started this one. As with the few Gore books I've read, it shouldn't take long to finish!

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    It is a good book.

    J.D. Vance is very inspiring to have overcome all the hardship, drama and having the deck stacked against him in his childhood.

    Becoming a US Marine and earning a college degree afterwards so you can go on and live the American Dream. If you survive four years in the Marine Corps. Ain't that America!!
     
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    "Burr" by Gore Vidal is one of my favorite novels.

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    Adventures of Tom Sawyer
     
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    On audio book cd.
     
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    An excellent historian:thumbsup:
     
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    Just finished "Black House" by Stephen King (and Peter Straub).
    It was a chore to plod my way through it and I certainly will not be reading it again, which pains me to say given that I'm generally a strong fan of his work. This one was a disorganized, meandering dud to say the least.

    Currently reading "The Jungle" by Clive Cussler.
     
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    The works of the great Edward S. Herman
     
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    That one bored me to death too; and I am also a big fan.
     

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