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Old January 20 2014, 10:24 AM   #976
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Re: What are you reading?

The new Bernie Rhodenbarr came out at Christmas and is called The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons. Block self-published it, so I don't know how available it is, but you can definitely get it for the Kindle.
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Old January 20 2014, 01:38 PM   #977
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Cool, will have a look for that. Last one of his I read was "Getting Off" last year.
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Old January 20 2014, 11:40 PM   #978
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I've started reading "The Art of Falling" by Kathryn Craft. It's really good so far.
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Old January 22 2014, 10:05 PM   #979
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I finished listening to Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil by Donald Thomas on my iPad.

Of the five stories in this book I would only rate one, The King's Evil as good (3/5). Two of the stories I would only rate as 1.5/5 each and the other two at 2.5/5.

While reading the first story (The Case of the Tell-tale Hands) I begin to think "I have read this before" because the story was so familar. After a while I realised why - the author had taken an Oscar Wilde's short story (Arthur Savile's Crime) and rewrite it by plopping Holmes and Watson down into it, The orginal Wilde story was much better.

Listening to The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks next.
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Old January 24 2014, 09:27 PM   #980
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Russian Refugees in France and the United States between the World Wars, by James E. Hassell.

Fascinating, but reading 97 pages on JSTOR's klutzy beta online reader was a real… hassell.
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Old January 25 2014, 02:25 AM   #981
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So, I finished Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes last night. Wow! I enjoyed it all the way through and felt it was one of the most compelling sci-fi stories I've read, and I've read a lot. This one easily became one of my all-time favourites. I haven't felt this moved by a sci-fi story in some time.
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Old January 26 2014, 08:55 AM   #982
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Re: What are you reading?

I just started Ulysses by James Joyce
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Old January 26 2014, 11:11 AM   #983
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That always reminds me of "Camp Granada."
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Old January 28 2014, 04:21 AM   #984
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Re: What are you reading?

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Old January 28 2014, 10:27 AM   #985
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Now reading Horns by Joe Hill
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Old January 28 2014, 11:30 AM   #986
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I am halfway throug Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.
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Old January 28 2014, 01:35 PM   #987
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I'm reading "Look Who's Back" by Timur Vermes. The story is about Hitler, who wakes up in the year 2011 in Berlin - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party and the country is run by a woman. This is, of course, a major shock for Hitler. But this doesn't stop him and he gets his own tv show soon.

It's a funny and interesting satire. The story is told in the first person perspective, which makes it tiring to read sometimes, but on the other hand we get Hitler's unique point of view.
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Old January 28 2014, 04:28 PM   #988
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Reading all kinds, Batman:The Killing Joke, The Holy Wild-Marck Buchanan.
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Old January 29 2014, 02:14 PM   #989
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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: View Post
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
That's on my list to read! I can't wait!
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Old January 30 2014, 10:47 AM   #990
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I'm halfway through Anathem. This is a tome-and-a-half, man.
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