Skip to comments.What books are you currently reading?
Posted on 01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST by WilliamEaton
What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads?
I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
The Swedish film is sooooo good. My hubby tried to read it too & felt the same way as you-but we love the original movie.
“Cracking the Code”
Here is the free version.
Monster Hunters International
The Voice of Reason
Free to Choose
I am actually listening to them. One of the great things about my job is I can listen to books all day long on my ipod.
Here is a list of books that define my study subjects for the past year or two.
The now banned Freeper non sequitur recommended Shattered Sword. Like those that follow, it is new scholarship and breaks lots of new ground. These books capture the war in the Pacific.
Shattered Sword The untold story of Midway J. Parschall and Anthony Tully
The Solomons Campaign William L. McGee
Clash of the Carriers Barrett Tillman
The Battle of Leyte Gulf H.P Willmott
Stephen Lekson writes prolifically about the people of our southwest. He is a hands on archeologist and manhandles many of his colleagues who dwell in various ruts. (or on their individual study creeks) His pronouncement
. Everybody knew everything, distance was not a problem. He led me to Cahokia and archeoastronomy in America. Cahokia was more populous than London in 1050
A History of The Ancient Southwest Stephen H Lekson
The Chaco Meridian Stephen H Lekson
Cahokia ..Ancient Americas great city Timothy R Pauket
Living the Sky The Cosmos of the American Indian Ray L Williamson
The Power of Gold Peter L Bernstein
Wonderful Life,,,, The Burgess Shale Stephen J Gould
Eighteen Minutes The Battle of San Jacinto Stephen L Moore
finishing “Jimmy Stewart - Bomber Pilot”
will start next
“A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS EDSALL” By Donald M. Kehn, Jr.
Just finished Stieg Larsson’s “Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” (Last of the Millenium Trilogy), and, via audiobook, Ben Sherwood’s “The Survivors Club” which I heartedly recommend. Currently reading Bernard Cornwell’s “Death of Kings” (latest in his Saxon Tales). Next on my list, Michael Crichton’s last book (finished by Richard Preston), “Micro,” and, via audio, Alex Kava’s “Hotwire.”
“The Rights of Man” by Thomas Paine
Grisham is a good writer, but he’s a one-note-Nelly. He writes about lawyers and legal cases, the “Litigators” being another case in point.
Using the ability to write across a spectrum of topics, I’d put before you these:
Louis L’Amore who did westerns, medieval, boxing, short stories, and the sea.
Mark Twain (of course) who did culture, river, short stories, and scifi/fantasy.
John Steinbeck who did American culture, Hispanic culture, the sea, the depression, the underdog,
Notice, however, that the worst villain in the book, the only real villain, is a blue-eyed half-German. Everyone else is 100 percent Middle Eastern.
I just think that’s important since this is a “diversity” book, supposedly anti-racist.
The law is what Grisham knows best and that’s part of the reason why we read him. He takes a different tack each time—enough of a difference for me. The white-shoe lawyer versus the ambulance chaser was a good, up-to-date take.
“The Specialist” by Charles “Chic” Sale.
Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson
Black Hawk Down Mark Bowden. Seals are Super Human!!!
“Kite Runner” got too ugly for me. The more I read, the less I could stand it. Perhaps it was an important book to write but I am sorry I read it.
John Burnside - The Devil’s Footprints
Touche - I figured that would be a popular one.
Augie Garrido Texas Longhorns Autographed Life Is Yours to Win
Since your reading them together and they are both fresh in your mind you should buy a copy of Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought. It is an excellent comparative analysis of the two books.
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