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Old 05.01.2012, 09:30
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Finished it a week ago or so, I found it pretty good. Not quite up there with his Hyperion cantos, but close. All in all Simmons is a great storyteller. But I'm reserving my final verdict until I also finish the second book, Olympos
I liked Hyperion series but it was just toooo long for me. Between finished a book and waiting for the sequel to arrive from Amazon, I did forget bits of the story

I have just finished The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda) by Richard Phillips. It is easy read but bit too simplistic
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Old 05.01.2012, 09:41
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Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw. This is his second book. The backdrop is the confrontation between Indonesia and Malaysia. I love the title! The story is absorbing thus far.

The Malaysian author's first book, Harmony Silk Factory, won at least one significant first novel award.
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Old 05.01.2012, 10:50
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Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen

I have a stack of books on the subject and find the whole mystery and secrecy of this hidden airfield in Nevada to be magnetic. Jacobsen is clearly not an aviation tech writer as such, but she has made the effort to track down real people who served at Groom Lake "The Ranch" and wanted to tell their own stories before they passed.

Interesting new angle on the Roswell crashes of 1947. Not aliens, but genetically mutated Russian children sent out to spy on the USA. You couldn't make this stuff up!
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Old 05.01.2012, 10:54
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Good Luck, yukikaze by Chohei Kambayashi
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Old 05.01.2012, 10:55
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Assassin's Creed - Renaissance

It's quite good and follows the game quite well.
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Old 05.01.2012, 11:23
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I got Bill Bryson's A short history of nearly everything for Christmas, the special illustrated edition and can't wait to start. I have become a real fan.
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Old 05.01.2012, 11:58
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Just reading, at the recommendation of my pen-friends, whose nationality best perhaps remain unannounced, Pam Jenoff's The Things We Cherished. It's not very good......
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Old 05.01.2012, 12:35
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Just started on Heart of a Soldier by James B. Stewart, the biography of Rick Rescorla, the Cornish-born head of security for Morgan Stanley during the 9/11 attacks.
Also plugging my way through A Game of Thrones on the Kindle App.
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Half way through "The Slap" by Christos Tsiolkas
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Old 09.01.2012, 07:15
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Gonna read Kafka The trial.
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Old 09.01.2012, 09:23
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Just reading the clash of kings by george r r martin.. the second book following the game of thrones.. good so far
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished "The Valkyries" and "Aleph" by Paulo Coelho, can't recommend any of them - boring and the same story all over again. Why is he still so successful?
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Old 11.01.2012, 14:51
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh
It is a sequel to "Sea of Poppies" ... recommend both highly, well researched window into mid 19th century China and India.
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Old 11.01.2012, 14:57
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahnemann. A detailed study of the interaction between the intuitive, unconscious and rational, effortful systems in the brain during the decision-making process. Mega-interesting.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading Sherlock Holmes. Love the stories. Clueless, why I didn't read them earlier :/
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Old 13.01.2012, 10:42
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I am reading Sherlock Holmes. Love the stories. Clueless, why I didn't read them earlier :/
When we lived on the west coast of that huge island in the southern hemisphere, there was not a great deal of culture around, so we became members of the Sherlock Holmes Society, where most of the eccentric expats foregathered. We used to re-enact the stories, have "Christmas in July" dress up, have quizzes and treasure hunts, all to do with the SH stories. We each took a pseudomyn from one of the stories too and were known at the meetings by that name - huge, harmless fun. At one stage we had a Japanese student staying with us who was also a great fan of SH, who had his parents send us a beautiful book of all the SH stories in Japanese, complete with original illustrations. We still have this today, and treasure it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm currently reading Steve Jobs biography.
Just finished reading Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent from Fred Vargas.
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Old 13.01.2012, 14:36
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I'm currently reading Steve Jobs biography.
Just finished reading Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent from Fred Vargas.

The Steve Jobs biography is my next book that is sitting on my shelf. How is it?
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Old 13.01.2012, 14:47
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Re: What are you currently reading?

read around 60 pages of Quantum Healing - Exploring the frontiers of mind/body medicine by Deepak Chopra ... so far it is interesting
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The Steve Jobs biography is my next book that is sitting on my shelf. How is it?
Hi mcbuddah,

I'm an IT guy so I was quite curious to read this book. I find it very well written and easy to read.
The author, Walter Isaacson, has written also biographies of Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.

Steve Jobs allowed Walter to write his biography without any veto. It comes out something which I knew only partially about Steve Jobs personality.

The book is quite big, about 600 pages, but I find really interesting so far (already half of it).

Regards.
Alberto.
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