January 30, 2018 at 11:43 am #118448
Been traveling for work so needed some reading material when wired at 2am in hotels. Thanks for the Winslow books, read the Force and it had a lot of The Shield in it but I enjoyed it. Just cracked Power of the Dog and enjoying it thus far. I enjoyed the film adaptation of Savages fwiw. Mostly solid cast.January 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm #118477January 31, 2018 at 9:03 am #118512
about 1/3 of the way through the Jann Wenner biography and totally understand why he’s pissed. I’ve never read an authorized biography, with this kind of access, that shits on it’s subject so much (though seemingly deserved) 😆
Finishing up that book is what kept me from starting The Power of the Dog (which is already great 100 pages in).
Love how sycophantic Wenner is for Jagger and Lennon, and how much they shit all over him.January 31, 2018 at 9:30 am #118513January 31, 2018 at 10:40 am #118526
Speaking of Wenner I got bored with him like half an hour into that HBO documentary.
Total hagiography. The book isn’t that.January 31, 2018 at 12:56 pm #118557January 31, 2018 at 1:33 pm #118566
GreatWhiteDhaleParticipantJanuary 31, 2018 at 1:36 pm #118567January 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm #118576
On a general note, if anyone is interested in the Maura Murray disappearance, “True Crime Addict” is interesting. It’s written by a journalist who follows true crime stories and picks up the Murray case years later after being fired from his job in Ohio. A quick read, interspersed with some of his personal story. It is creepy in places. Don’t know quite what to think about it.
Come back, Regular Brian.
My agenda is truth.February 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm #119709
I saw Don Winslow retweet this review of his book, so I figured I’d check it out.
This woman seems…simple. 😆 I wonder if Winslow actually read the review.
— Mrs Bloggs The Average Reader (@MrsBloggsReader) February 13, 2018February 25, 2018 at 2:24 pm #120114
Tearing through Don Winslow/Dennis. Kevin, you can read the Cartel without reading The Power of the Dog (he weaves the backstory in when necessary) but I don’t recommend it. Read them both. Just finished The Winter of Frankie Machine. Much lighter than those two (no dead babies) but still good
Finally finished over vacation. Amazing. Way too much plot for a movie, but it should be a Netflix ten episode show. Jumping right into The Cartel.
I’d even cast it for Netflix. Nick Searcy is Art. Giancarlo Esposito is Parada. Esai Morales is Adan. Jeremy Renner is Callan.February 25, 2018 at 11:05 pm #120117February 26, 2018 at 8:45 am #120120
I’m almost done with Power of the Dog. Fantastic. Look forward to the Cartel which I’ll be ready to start for an overseas trip next week
Check out Wikipedia after you finish. According to that, a lot of it is based on real characters, including the more vicious stuff.February 26, 2018 at 10:32 am #120134February 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm #120223
CornerBlitzParticipantMarch 20, 2018 at 9:36 am #121156March 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm #121654
You’re going to laugh, but I just finished reading First Blood. If you don’t like the movie you probably won’t like it, but if you do check it out. Spends much more time in Rambo and Teasle’s heads. The author does a great job with setting scenes- I got a bit panicked/ disgusted when Rambo was trapped in the mine with the bats, for exampleApril 13, 2018 at 10:52 am #122405
About halfway through reading Thinking In Bets by poker player Annie Duke. Its mainly a book about decisions vs results in life but the underlying theme throughout the book that she keeps coming back to was the Butler interception in the Super Bowl and how Pete Carroll got a bad rap for that play because if you add up all of the factors going into it was actually a GREAT decision but a BAD result. Not sure I love it enough to recommend it but I am enjoying the fact that we are in the correct minority in not saying that was the worst decision in all of sports history.April 13, 2018 at 11:26 am #122411
Florida Sox FanParticipantApril 19, 2018 at 11:05 am #122707
02062ParticipantApril 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm #122730
Thanks for the tip Kevin, I’ve got that up next. Just finishing up Simon’s “Homicide – A year on the killing streets” book – real good as well.
The Wire book is as easy and as enjoyable of a read as you could have hoped for. Amazing how many people the author was able to talk to (I think the only major character that didn’t grant him access was Wee-Bey). I’ve watched the entire series four times and I still learned a ton about the show.
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