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taz
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04-16-17 07:08 PM - Post#1697972    


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I like Burke, his Robicheaux novels are good.

Read Don Carpenters "A Couple of Comedians" last week. Very underrated writer, a shame he didn't get more credit during his lifetime.

Also read William Craddock's "Be Not Content". An autobiographical novel about the very early stages of the psychadelic revolution. Unreal the amount of damage those folks did to their brains. It gets into the weeds a few times during the more delusional segments, but overall a worthy read.

Currently enjoying Jonathan Coe's "The Rotters Club".
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04-18-17 04:23 PM - Post#1698069    


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Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto

Crime noir novel by the writer/creator of True Detective. It centers on same Louisiana/SE Texas setting as the first season of the show; follows a NOLA mob enforcer who's been double-crossed by his boss.

I've really enjoyed it; great for those of you who liked the first season of True Detective.


 
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04-20-17 05:06 PM - Post#1698268    


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Galveston was a terrific read!

Currently reading The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe
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04-21-17 09:33 AM - Post#1698298    


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Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth sage. I'm on book 2, "Judas Unchained". Excellent space opera that mixes in military scifi quite nicely.

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04-26-17 07:54 AM - Post#1698441    


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Step up and Lead, Ablaze, and Hitler's Armies. I'm starting to get into reading more about WWII.

I'm reading Ablaze, it's a book about the Chernobyl disaster, and the people it affected. I'm just up to the point of the explosion, and it's amazing how shit works, or in most cases, doesn't work in Russia. With all of the red tape, government control, corruption, lack of training and lack of standards, it's a wonder more disaster don't happen there. Same can be said for other countries as well. People bitch about regulations and controls but without them, disasters like Chernobyl happen.
 
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05-01-17 06:01 PM - Post#1698696    


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Perfidia by James Ellroy. Ridiculously good.
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05-10-17 12:47 PM - Post#1698994    


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Perfidia by James Ellroy. Ridiculously good.



I'll definitely check this one out; I love true crime/noir/hardboiled fiction.


 
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05-10-17 12:49 PM - Post#1698995    


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The Game by Ken Dryden

I played goal growing up; I had to read this, eventually.


 
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05-12-17 06:46 PM - Post#1699132    


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  • taz Said:
Perfidia by James Ellroy. Ridiculously good.



I'll definitely check this one out; I love true crime/noir/hardboiled fiction.



about as noir and hardboiled as it gets!
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12-04-17 04:14 PM - Post#1707479    


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"Killers of the Flower Moon" It is about the Osage Murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann. The Osage Indians were pushed off their land by the white man and relocated to a craggy part of Oklahoma. The founding Tribesmen were smart enough to own the mineral rights to the land and oil was eventually found underneath the feet of the Indians. Per capita these people were the richest in the world during the early 1900's. It reminds me of Erik Larson's works. It is non fiction which reads like fiction. Though one cannot make up the evils that men do to each other. I've gotten to the part where some have received justice, and the jacket cover mentions the last 70 pages unravels it all.
 
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12-18-17 05:11 PM - Post#1707980    


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I just got done with "The Midnight Line" by Lee Child. It is a Jack Reacher story. Our hero finds a class ring from West Point in a window of a pawn shop in the Mid West and he just wants to know why it is there. This takes him from Wisconsin to Wyoming with a stop in South Dakota. Along the way he meets a cast of interesting characters...OK anyone who knows about Reacher will like this book. It made a Ten Best list from one critic in the NY Times.
 
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