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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Thamob, Nov 25, 2015.
On the 5th book, fucking love them.
Fire and Fury. Interesting to say the least.
I finished that a couple days ago. Very interesting for sure.
Funny story, today I was browsing Bing's news section and clicked on a Fox News article about Bannon, wherein the book was mentioned, though referred to as a novel. Classic Fox News.
Just finished "Dead Man's Blues" by Ray Celestin. Really cool noir mystery/historical fiction that takes place during Capone's reign in Chicago during prohibition and is a follow-up novel to Celestin's previous book, "The Axeman's Jazz", that similarly follows a true crime story and writes a fictional accounting solving the murders that in reality, are still unsolved. Really entertaining read.
Now starting "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", since I'm a big fan of Ron Hansen's style and detail in writing the western genre even though I thought the film adaptation was a tad too languid.
I wish I was reading Winds of Winter but George RR Martin hates me.
Any good place to download audio books? Don't mind being a pirate either. Audible seems like alot of money for 1 download book a month?
Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
Now on the 7th.
Started reading again recently. I always read but I usually just read news stories and articles. I don't like books very much. But I used to read the Dexter books many years ago and I picked up Darkly Dreaming Dexter on the Kindle app on my iPad. It's a nice way to kill an hour in bed every night before I drift off to sleep.
Moaning at midnight, life and times of Howlin wolf.
I just finished this book:
It was great. It forms a consistent trajectory with two books I read prior to it. It was much more academic in terms of exegesis.
I read this first:
The critiques of technology, alienation, and the description of types of change agents were coherent, though not incredibly sophisticated or new. It did get a bit sniggly here and there.
After that, I read this:
Ol' Ted got some of his ideas from Hoffer, though Hoffer's explication was much more nuanced and especially timely given today's political/social climate.
I haven't been very long finished Rex Brown's side of the Pantera story. I really would like to hear what Phil has to say about his side of their story. Vinnie Paul came across very negatively in Rex's book.
I finished Fear, Bob Woodward's new book on the Trump White House. It's hard to put down once you start. It's very well written and flows well. It's a great read, but it's also a very alarming one.
Recently finished "Fools and Mortals" by Bernard Cornwell.
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King. Book 5 of the Dark Tower series. I’ve been reading this off and on for a long time. Need to buckle down and finish.
Awesome. I read Gunslinger like 10 years ago and had to reread it recently. Picked up the next two or three audiobooks to listen in the car soon. Currently going through the Harry Potter books, though. Hope I get to start the second Dark Tower book before the end of the year.
I’m actually on book six b/c he wrote a book after he finished the series that takes place between books four and five. Book four has been my favorite as it was a prequel and told the back story.
You like audio books? I’ve never listened to one. Maybe I should try one out.
Yeah, I'm a big fan. I've been a big podcast guy for like 12 years now, but I recently got a car with both a CD player and a cassette deck, and there's a ton of very fair priced audiobooks at Half Price Books, so I picked up a bunch. I spend about 2 hours in my car a day on average, so I've been able to run through a bunch of stuff lately. You can get almost any audiobook through Audible.com, but I've found that buying the actual, physical audiobooks in resale is far more cost-effective. On average, I'm spending $3-12 each book.
You seem like a guy that loves the act of reading, so you may not get everything out of audiobooks that most of us do, but they're great if you commute or want to multitask around the house. I'd recommend at least giving it a shot. You can start off on Audible for free, to test the waters.