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  • #50643

    Patrick Pass
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    For sci-fi fans read a pretty good novel recently called Sleeping Giants. About US discovering pieces of a giant robot buried very deeply under ground by presumably aliens for centuries. Pretty fun, quick read. Already purchased by Sony for adaption to a movie.

    #52069

    Marty Nopointe
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    Any of the gun guys ever try concussive hunting? Been reading a lot of books about the French & Indian and King Phillips wars, this shoot the tree near game technique is good.

    #54880

    Marty Nopointe
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    Reading The Admirals it’s a good book, but cursory as it tries to cover the careers of 4 5 star Admirals. Called my Dad to see if he read it, “yeah it’s about that asshole that didn’t protect the convoys, we lost a lot of good men”

    #58537

    Danny Duberstein
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    This is going in my queue after I finish The Comedians, by Kliph Nesteroff (a fantastic read).

    http://www.avclub.com/review/seinfeldia-deep-dive-tvs-greatest-non-sitcom-sitco-239170

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    02062
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    Can confirm on The Comedians.  Approve.

    #62794

    Kevin
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    Some good stuff in Seinfeldia.

    “The Junior Mint” doesn’t show up on camera, so they had to use a Peppermint Patty.

    #62795

    Kevin
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    This sounds too perfect, but it’s good.

    #65386

    InThisTown
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    Boys on the Boat is great.

    #72038

    Major Intangibles
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    Have very much enjoyed the first seven crime/mystery novels by C.J. Box about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.

    Also picked up Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, which I’m sure was recommended by someone during the Legacy Board days.

     

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #72040

    Marty Nopointe
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    Havana Nocturne, about the mob in Cuba, the real people in Godfather 2

    #75852

    02062
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    Just finished this – really enjoyed it.

     

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    #91652

    02062
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    This is very good so far.

     

    #93534

    Kevin
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    Thinking about getting into Stephen King again.

    Top five books that aren’t The Shining or 11.22.63?

    #93535

    jforb
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    Well, there’s The Stand, The Shining, and


    Merle…


    Oh yes, sorry ma’am. The list begins and ends with The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

    #93536

    InThisTown
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    Thinking about getting into Stephen King again. Top five books that aren’t The Shining or 11.22.63?

    I have a bias for the novellas and short stories. Have you read all of them?

    If we’re going strictly novels my top 5 would be: Pet Sematary, It, The Green Mile, Bag of Bones, and Salems Lot. Love Needful Things too.

    #96749

    BrianInLA
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    A Man For All Market by Edward Thorp was outstanding. Fellow degenerate gamblers here might know him as one of the inventors of the blackjack card counting system still used today. I never knew after his casino days he went on and ran his own hedge fund and made a gazillion dollars there as well. Pretty interesting story on his entire life and some of the nutty things they tried like beating roulette using micro computers and stuff.

     

    #107584

    Kevin
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    The Force by Don Winslow is amazing.

    If you liked The Shield or The Wire, you’ll like this book.

    #114139

    InThisTown
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    The Last Republicans was a great read.

    #114338

    chicowalker
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    The Force by Don Winslow is amazing. If you liked The Shield or The Wire, you’ll like this book.

    thanks for the recommendation, just finished.  Almost bailed at the beginning, it felt a little Law and Order-esque but glad I stuck in.  You could really feel the noose tighten.  Have you read any of his other books?

    #114349

    Kevin
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    The Force by Don Winslow is amazing. If you liked The Shield or The Wire, you’ll like this book.

    thanks for the recommendation, just finished. Almost bailed at the beginning, it felt a little Law and Order-esque but glad I stuck in. You could really feel the noose tighten. Have you read any of his other books?

    After that one, I read Savages. Not as good, but a lot shorter, easy read. I didn’t know they made a movie out of it, Winslow wrote the screenplay. Found out Oliver Stone directed it, so it probably sucks. :lol:

    The Cartel is supposed to be good too. Probably read that next.

    #114353

    chicowalker
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    Savages was ok (movie)  The Power of the Dog is a prequel to the cartel, so supposedly you should read that first

    #114361

    Fred West Lynn
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    Have very much enjoyed the first seven crime/mystery novels by C.J. Box about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. Also picked up Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, which I’m sure was recommended by someone during the Legacy Board days.

    Probably someone else recommended White City, but I enthusiastically second the motion.

    #115450

    chicowalker
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    About 2/3 through Power of the Dog.  It is fucking fantastic, better than The Force (which I liked).  Definite recommend

    #116760

    chicowalker
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    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

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    Kevin
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    Actually just picked up The Power of the Dog last weekend, so that one is next.

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