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What book are you reading? Part 20

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Finished The Hate U Give 5 days ago...

 

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Loved all the old school references to 2Pac, Fresh Prince of BelAir etc.

Hated all the references to the new school garbage.

Overall interesting read and the characters were VERY realistic....good character development, also very easy read.

Also very true to whats been happening lately with police shootings of young African American boys and men.

 

Thought about watching the movie now but heard they left out one of the main characters so maybe not.

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I love reading about old school spies, especially post-world war 2 and cold war spycraft.

 

got this off amazon and worth every penny

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On 8/28/2018 at 9:49 PM, Schnitzel said:

Possibly he's taking the "stupid transportation" thing too far by now but I am definitely looking forward to this. when I comes out in November 

 

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currently listening to this while I wait for a hard copy to arrive.

 

really makes small town Americans sound like such a nice bunch regardless of political leanings.

 

 

also reading this for a counterbalance

 

 

 

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Just finished.  Fun fact/Florida people thing I learned from this: re: panthers in N America, there is no such thing as a black panther.  In spite of this, multiple black panther sightings are reported in FL every year.

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Finished Gardens of the Moon.

Lost as fuck for the first 65%-75% of the way and then it ended in a weird place. 

I'm convinced that it was intended to be much much longer but they made them end it and break it into pieces.

Going to give Deadhouse Gates a shot next. I'm still struggling alot with keeping things straight in my mind, who;s who and what's what. 

 

Just added The Witcher books by Andrej Sapkowski and The Void Trilogy by Peter F Hamilton to my list.

 

Been trying to learn guitar lately so not as much time for reading/listening.

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Reading Don Quixote. Never read it before, and just really surprised at how funny it is. I’m reading the Penguin Classics version.

 

after this I will probably read that utopia for realists book by the historian that made waves at Davos and talked a bunch of shit to tucker Carlson.

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listened to these two because I wanted some type of apocalyptic type reading but without undead monsters etc.

 

 probably wont go back for the third episode

 

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 currently listening to this but goddamn it's fucking long i'm 8 hours in with another 17 to go.

might be a good point to end  up this apocalypse reading

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Finished Gardens of the Moon.

Lost as fuck for the first 65%-75% of the way and then it ended in a weird place. 

I'm convinced that it was intended to be much much longer but they made them end it and break it into pieces.

 

more than halfway into gardens of the moon but taking a break.

 

Did this one next

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Just started The Witcher series.

 

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meant to say i was half way into Deadhouse Gates.

 

Finished Deadhouse Gates.

 

Did one of The Witcher - The Last Wish i think? its short stories. 

 

Not sure what I'm doing next. 

Wolverine has a new podcast out so I may dig into it. Really liked the last one and I recommend it. season 1 is free on itunes. you can get season 2 free for a month using instructions on their site

http://www.wolverinepodcast.com/

 

 

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On 4/30/2019 at 12:53 AM, Schnitzel said:

listened to these two because I wanted some type of apocalyptic type reading but without undead monsters etc.

 

 probably wont go back for the third episode

 

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 currently listening to this but goddamn it's fucking long i'm 8 hours in with another 17 to go.

might be a good point to end  up this apocalypse reading

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Thought the first one was awesome but never read the others since I couldn’t imagine how they’d keep the story line going. Also because my favorite part of PA fiction is problem solving and experiences of when the changes from normal life unfold. Admittedly I read a ton of zombie shit, but can recommend a ton of more realistic PA fiction if you’re into it. 

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On 6/1/2019 at 10:43 PM, misteraven said:

Thought the first one was awesome but never read the others since I couldn’t imagine how they’d keep the story line going. Also because my favorite part of PA fiction is problem solving and experiences of when the changes from normal life unfold. Admittedly I read a ton of zombie shit, but can recommend a ton of more realistic PA fiction if you’re into it. 

 I do audiobooks on the train, while working etc. so would love recommendations for sure!

 

The first one was good I thought -  painted a very chilling picture and made me realise that things would not be rosy around my way .

I agree with you on  the problem solving part - the thing that completely chilled me with the first book was the way he explained that everything would go fucking pie shaped quickly.

The old folks home scene was a big example. I hadn't quite considered how deep supply chains run on every single thing. 

 

the main take out was that no matter how gangster I think I am in my wildest fantasies - i'd be one of the dead in the first 6 months.

 

 The second one  was okay and did deal with likely scenarios - china taking the USA west of the rockies as an "occupying peacekeeping force", logistical problems with reintegrating communities etc. But it was like this former army commander with his former army sergeant buddies train this ultra intense fighting unit that takes out whole army units and learns to fly a blackhawk helicopter on the spot. Seemed like the writer was imagining himself as the hero.

 

 

On 6/1/2019 at 10:44 PM, misteraven said:

Oh yeah, also read Seveneves. Won’t comment until you’re done. 

okay after listening for 21 hours I hit the 

 

"5000 years later"

 

 and I've been going through it very slowly since then. Unsure if I can be bothered as it seems a never ending description of the arks etc.

it's good but a bit tiresome.

 

comment away

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Best audio book I’ve ever done was Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The woman who reads it is fucking sensational. Check it out on librivox. 

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On 6/1/2019 at 10:44 PM, misteraven said:

Oh yeah, also read Seveneves. Won’t comment until you’re done. 

 finally finished this after giving up on this for a few weeks

 

comment away - would love to hear your thoughts on this. @misteraven

 

 

 

 

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On 6/1/2019 at 10:43 PM, misteraven said:

Admittedly I read a ton of zombie shit, but can recommend a ton of more realistic PA fiction if you’re into it. 

I would love some recommendations @misteraven I've got an audieble credit that needs filling right away!

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On 6/27/2019 at 9:40 PM, Schnitzel said:

 finally finished this after giving up on this for a few weeks

 

comment away - would love to hear your thoughts on this. @misteraven

 

 

 

 

I'm not Raven but I did read Seveneves a few months ago, and I really liked it.  I just like that author in general though.

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The last book i read was Tuesdays with Morrie 

I finished it about a month ago. 

 

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