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Re: Right now I'm reading

Post by JimZipCode » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:17 pm

Range by David Epstein.
Highly enjoyable.
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Re: Right now I'm reading

Post by JimZipCode » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:18 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:56 pm
In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick
My wife loved In The Heart Of The Sea.
“War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. Other simple remedies were within their choice. You know it and they know it, but they wanted war, and I say let us give them all they want.”
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Re: Right now I'm reading

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:22 pm

It's a good book. She might enjoy this one then, its superb adventure tale:

Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/03161 ... bl_vppi_i0

"The true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara."
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Re: Right now I'm reading

Post by Sua Sponte » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
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Bronze Age Mindset by Bronze Age Pervert

The most unique book I have read a very long time, I will have to read it again as the first time through it's pretty overwhelming. I give this book my highest recommendation.
This turned out to be quite good, unexpectedly, but it took months to get through. Without taking the time to chase after the countless arcane historical and philosophical references, many of which were the key to some subtle but very funny jokes, the whole purpose and context would have been lost to me. And it does demand another read.

More of late, I've been going back through Oscar Wilde, Call of the Wild and White Fang, a couple of boyhood favorites. If you like the outdoors and dogs and believe that ancestral spirit still exists deep in them, they're worth a serious adulthood read. Picture of Dorian Gray not as good by far as I remembered it.

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