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    A few months ago, I finished reading Aztec, by Gary Jennings. An exceptionally rich story, set in the Aztec region of modern-day Mexico as told by an old man whose life spanned the last decades prior to the invasion of the Conquistadors.
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    Started reading Catch 22 but got so bored, first book I have ever started and not finished.
    I read The Road and did not like it. Very very dark, not much useful information, really no redeaming value in my opinion. Just a depressing look at how depraved and desperate humanity can become. I am assuming it is supposed to be about the relationship of the father and son, but it just wasn't there for me.
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    I've been reading biographies of our Presidents and leading political figures. Latest was of Madison; prior, Grant.

    I need to read yet another one on Madison; I still don't have him figured out.

    Grant may have been one of the best of all times; someone we don't pay enough attention to these days.
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    I am 2/3 through the Hunger Games trilogy. Not great but entertaining.

    The greatest book I've read is still The Godfather.

    Not to start a fight but I am pretty sure God didn't write the Bible.

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    I just re-read Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Curious about the reading habits of the members. Let's see if this thread lasts. When you have completed a book, post it here if you care to share, along with any thoughts. I'll start with the last several books I've read:

    1) No Country for Old Men - by Cormac McCarthy (Kindle) After seeing the movie I was expecting something along the lines of "Blood Meridian."* All in all a satisfying read.
    2) Wool Omnibus & First Shift - Hugh Howrey - (Kindle) I'll count these two as one read. Howrey is a self-publishing phenom on the Kindle. Wool Omnibus reads like a Sci-Fi classic. Enjoyed it immensely.


    Next candidates on my list:
    Maybe one of William Kennedy's Albany novels**; maybe The Orchard Keeper by McCarthy; or maybe the latest Zombie/Vampire fiction (I like "beach books" too, and Cronin's "The Twelve" will be on my Kindle when it is released in October, as will the latest in Bourne's Day By Day Armageddon series). I'll post again when I've read something.

    * I'll admit that there were many passages in Blood Meridian that I did not understand, I'm not going to try to fake it.
    ** I only have these in paperback! ugh. How did I manage before Kindle?
    Not to alter the topic but, I watched the movie "No Country for Old Men" three times. Great movie BTW.

    So, what ever happened to the two million dollars?

    This movie begs for a sequel.
    I think, therefore I am...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis1209 View Post
    Not to alter the topic but, I watched the movie "No Country for Old Men" three times. Great movie BTW.

    So, what ever happened to the two million dollars?

    This movie begs for a sequel.
    I'm sure it's out there... the two million dollars, that is... Do you remember the real live oriental gal that was looking for the suitcase full of money from the movie Fargo? The gal died of exposure IIRC, trying to find it along the highway... sad, that
    It could be worse.
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    Soldier of the Great War. by Mark Helprin

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    Oops, forgot to add a book in my post:
    Just started: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown.

    My two favorite books (besides the Bible):
    Fail-Safe --Totally blows away the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Oops, forgot to add a book in my post:
    Just started: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown.
    My two favorite books (besides the Bible):
    Fail-Safe --Totally blows away the movie.
    Rise and Fall of the Third Reich-William L. Shirer
    Excellent book, as is Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Victor Deloria, Jr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Excellent book, as is Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Victor Deloria, Jr.
    Agree. Also "To Hell With Honor". Different perspective on the Custer story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis1209 View Post
    Not to alter the topic but, I watched the movie "No Country for Old Men" three times. Great movie BTW.

    So, what ever happened to the two million dollars?

    This movie begs for a sequel.
    Ah... if you read the book, you'll find out what happened to the two million dollars

    (Agree, by the way, the movie was quite well done)

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    One of my favories was "The Earth Abides" I think the authors last name is Young I read this many years ago. I loved Robert Parkers westerns I read them all. I'm an old man and have read many many books over the years. I can't remember them all. I have read most of Hemingway, Zane Grey,Louie Lamour, McMurtry,McCarthy is one of my favorites . I didn't like The Road. I have read the End Times series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins twice 13 books . Please excuse my writing I never had any ed. just kinda stumble along.


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    American Sniper was my last read, have all George Martin books on kindle, just haven't started yet.
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