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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2969675
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Another great Stephenson so far

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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: ifallalot] #2969707
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awesome, thanks for the head's up

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2969801
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Summer time allows me a lot of time to read instead of grade papers, last summer Blood Meridian and the Monkey Wrench Gang were two of my favorites.
A student gave me Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter on the last day of school, almost done, wouldn't really recommend it but it was interesting. Got some barnes and noble gift cards from students so I ordered "Native Moments" a story about some surfers in Costa Rica. and Hotel Honolulu. Gonna grab East of Eden from the local library too.

i've mentioned before but my all time favorite author is Peter Matthiesson. At Play in the Fields of the Lord is brilliant, and Far Tortuga is my favorite about the last years of the Turtle fisheries in the Caribbean, its is kind of hard at the start to figure out who is talking but if you go slow and pay attention you catch on to the characters "Speedy" is my favorite. some of my friends tried to read it but couldn't get into it.

Also all you florida boys should read his trilogy about Florida. Killing Mr. Watson I think was the first, great books.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2972424
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I just finished Native Moments by Nic Schuck. a story about a couple of Florida gulf coast guys that end up in Tamarindo Costa Rica in the early to middle days of that zone blowing up. I was down there prior to the period in the story but I really enjoyed the book much of it rang true. any costa rica surf travelers would probably enjoy it. Next up Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux. but I also just ordered Nic Schuck's latest book Panhandlers about grittly living growing up poor in the florida panhandle.. will review later...
my middle school kid has a pet sitting business and one of the houses she is taking care of has some rabbits and dogs that she has to play with for an hour or so, the house has a nice hammock in the shade so I go over with her and read while she takes care of the animals. relaxing but also nice to know she is earning her own spending money

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: b.r.] #2972445
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Hotel Honolulu is a fun read

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2972446
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Have you read the Alaric Bond "Fighting Sail" series? These are very good. The 12th volume just came out.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2972462
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Slowly reading Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: tacos] #2972465
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Originally Posted by tacos
Slowly reading Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72

all of his stuff is fun to read, makes you feel better about some of your decisions

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2972596
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yep. one of Theroux’s best.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2972600
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just finished Bill Boyum’s autobiography. really good, just not what I was prepared for. heavy shit about child abuse at the hands of a millitary father suffering from ptsd. I could relate a little but definitely didn’t endure what him and his family went through.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: beerbelly] #2972609
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Originally Posted by beerbelly
yep. one of Theroux’s best.


I just re-read Sir Vida's Shadow.

That was fun.

The fact that I could re read it and enjoy it made me think I could go back to the old travel books.

Dark Star Safari was a good fairly recent travel book.


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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Leaverite] #2972627
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Originally Posted by Leaverite
Have you read the Alaric Bond "Fighting Sail" series? These are very good. The 12th volume just came out.

yes sir, probably as a result of this very thread. Thanks for the head's up, i like his brand

I'm tearing through the Kydd novels, number 15 up next. Not nearly as gritty as some, but still scratches that age of sail itch

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: ifallalot] #2972985
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Originally Posted by ifallalot
Another great Stephenson so far

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It is set in the Shaftoe-Waterhouse world...

Enoch Root just showed up...


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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: ifallalot] #2973345
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So...many....books. I just got a murakami novel for my birthday “the wind up bird chronicle”

Be fun just to read actual paper pages again. Beach reading.

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Originally Posted by subway
Originally Posted by Leaverite
Have you read the Alaric Bond "Fighting Sail" series? These are very good. The 12th volume just came out.

yes sir, probably as a result of this very thread. Thanks for the head's up, i like his brand

I'm tearing through the Kydd novels, number 15 up next. Not nearly as gritty as some, but still scratches that age of sail itch



Take a gander at the Dewey Lambdin "Lewrie" series. They are pretty decent.

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