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    Default Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ?

    I have just started reading this at the moment.




    I have finally after the recommendation of @Nameless got around to it. I have great respect for Eco the great polymath and am often disappointed to see him topped in the worlds great intellectual lists, by the dreary and dull Emperor with no clothes, Noam Chomsky. He is certainly a better writer but whatever, it is probably high time for me to rise above such churlishness, obviously for many he is a top floater of boats, so, horses for courses and all that.


    The first few pages are a blast, like a bicycle with mud encrusted tires speeding down hill, picking up more and more debris as it quickens, the layers of vitriol and ire handed out to all races is magnificent and so beautifully sandwiched between character embellishment and prose, that one finds a great joy in such mean spiritedness.

    By page 17 he has already rattled through the Jews,Germans,Spanish,Croats,Maltese,Gypsys,English ,
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    OH and you will see, the aventures of "Capiston Simonini" are just about to begin. The most fascinating thing in this book is how his main character does all that... so smoothly, without over exagerating the story. This is has definitely been one of the best novels I've read this past year, glad you'Re already in this book up your elbows
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    I'm reading a book on American foreign policy misadventures in Latin America for a class. Not a very good read but I'm looking forward to starting "The Generals" by Thomas E Ricks.
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    I rarely read mysteries/police procedurals anymore but this one's off to a pretty good start. At this point I only have time for reading right before I go to bed so I didn't feel like anything too heavy.

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    I'd been reading a few pages of 100 Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting on the crapper since Christmas and finished it yesterday. If you aren't a Texas duck/goose hunter it isn't that interesting but it also chronicles a lot my family's historic role in hunting on the coast.
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    A kindel and when I manege, to switch it on I'm going to read that book.

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    I just got through Finkelstein's 'Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance With Israel is Coming to an End'. It's a cracking read and for me at least, is as good as anything he has written. It documents how in the past 40 years growing awareness of Israel's agenda has been becoming more and more apparent to ordinary Americans and in particular Jewish Americans. They are simply less and less inclined to listen to the likes of Israeli apologist propaganda 'historians'. Finkelstein highlights the disenchantment most Jewish Americans feel with what the Israeli state has come to represent.

    It's a rewarding, well written and well informed book, as all of Finkelstein's works are. Well worth a read.
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    I am reading Jack Kerouac's On the Road. All in all a pretty fun book.

    I have checked out Tristam Shandy. Has anyone ever read that one?

    I also have Jeckyl and Hyde, which interstingly, Miles said in a previous post he was reading.
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    Jeckyll and Hyde is a great book indeed. My only gripe with it is that it is too short. It really pulls you in, but it all ends pretty quickly. It's the kind of book you can read in an afternoon with 3 cups of tea. It stays with you a lot longer though.
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    Some book/biography about saddam hussein, really enjoyable, love going back to non-fiction books.

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    This is my quality reading at the moment.
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    Beautiful Brutality,by Adam smith,intresting read about the part familys play in
    boxing,good and bad.Well worth a look.

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    Just started Cryptonomicon, so far, so good. It's a fictional account of allied code breakers in WWII.

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    I read the Baroque Cycle already so it's interesting to see what the families are up to three centuries later.
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    Between silk and cyanide is a brilliant book by an actual allied codebreaker during WW2. Haven't had time to read a book for ages but I'd love to read that one again. Martin Cruz Smith books are brilliant too if you haven't read any. Start with Gorky Park. I'm sure they're all free on the internet somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkland Laing View Post
    Between silk and cyanide is a brilliant book by an actual allied codebreaker during WW2. Haven't had time to read a book for ages but I'd love to read that one again. Martin Cruz Smith books are brilliant too if you haven't read any. Start with Gorky Park. I'm sure they're all free on the internet somewhere.
    Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check those out.
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