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Hey everyone...just sitting down reading..and I was curious as to what everyone else is reading.....so much like "Random Song" start posting:


The Lion's Game - Nelson DeMille (creepy just how similar it is to 9/11 - even though it was published a year prior....amazing author).
 

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Nothing right now, the last one was Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes" book was great but as always the movie sucked.
 

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My recent books

Memoirs of a Geisha
The Lovely Bones
The Fourth Dimension: Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality
VolI Feynman Lectures On Physics
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Carlos Hathcock "Whitefeather"
A Time to Die : The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy


The last two I got from one of those book clubs, order 5 books for a $1.
 

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Portrait of a Killer, Jack the Ripper Case Closed, by Patricia Cornwell.

I've never read any of her books, but I saw this in the bargain rack at Barnes & Noble.
After a tour of Scotland Yard piqued her interest in the Ripper case she & a Scotland yard detective investigated the case using modern forensic (including DNA) techniques.
I'm only a short way into it, but it's very interesting & informative.

Kate, Lion's Game is a great book. I enjoy Demille too.
 

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I just finished two books: "Dune: The Machine Crusade" and "Dune: The Battle of Corrin"; the last two novels in "The Butlerian Jihad" trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. They are part of a six novel "pre-quil" to Frank Herbert's epic "Dune" series. If you're a Dune enthusiast, then you have to read these books...and, yes, the writing/plot compares favorably with Frank's! The six books lay the groundwork for the Dune series, explaining the origin of the Bene Gesserit, Guild, Mentats and House rivalries.

SOT, I'm also re-reading "The Collapsing Universe" by Isaac Asimov...a great primer for celestial mechanics!

"Chandrasiker's Limit", anyone? :D
 

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Nothing right now, the last one was Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes" book was great but as always the movie sucked.
The book was better, but no way did the movie suck.
No your right I might have went too far on saying that it sucked but it almost seems like a waste of time to watch the movie after reading the book. CUJO was the same way a good book but the movie seemed to be just about a lady and her kid trapped in a Ford Pinto with a rabid dog scaring the shit out of them.
 

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Down side to The Collapsing Universe, is that Black holes don't "funnel" out on the other side. Plus I have real issues with how he handles singularity.

A good book to pick up:
The Elegant Universe, by Greene...

I like Greene a lot...no BS.

I just finished two books: "Dune: The Machine Crusade" and "Dune: The Battle of Corrin"; the last two novels in "The Butlerian Jihad" trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. They are part of a six novel "pre-quil" to Frank Herbert's epic "Dune" series. If you're a Dune enthusiast, then you have to read these books...and, yes, the writing/plot compares favorably with Frank's! The six books lay the groundwork for the Dune series, explaining the origin of the Bene Gesserit, Guild, Mentats and House rivalries.

SOT, I'm also re-reading "The Collapsing Universe" by Isaac Asimov...a great primer for celestial mechanics!

"Chandrasiker's Limit", anyone? :D
 

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I am kind of a political junkie and like reading alot of the conservative authors. Sean Hannity's books were good. Michael Savage always has something decent to say. Anything that bashes liberals is right up my alley. "losing Bin Laden" by Col. Buzz Patterson was a great read and really put a spotlight on the "private" failures and inactions of the Clinton Administration.

I am also a huge WWII buff and love reading Stephen Ambrose. I really got into the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers" and that led me to Ambrose as it was based on his novel. I read that book 4 times and have gone on to read 5 more of his books and own the "Band of Brothers" series on DVD. Good reads, all of them.
 

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Sox, if you like Ambrose, read "The Stars in their Courses": it details the battle at Gettysburg. I ran across it watching Brian Lamb's book show on Cspan. The book itself is an excerpt from his opus about the civil war.

SOT, the problem with the "Collapsing Universe" is that now it appears that it will continue to expand! :D I think Asimov is a good starting point for regular folks as he has the knack of explaining complicated subjects to people not schooled in a particular speciality. Having established a baseline understanding of the subject, they can then tackle other authors' works...like I had to!
 

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Dennis Smiths classic----Report from Engine company 82. It is mandatory reading if you want to be a firefighter.
 

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Kate, Lion's Game is a great book. I enjoy Demille too.
Yeah, not sure why but I'm on a DeMille kick. I have a ton of magazine's sitting around the house my husband wants me to read but I need to finish this book first! (I'm only 300 pages in...out of 1000!).

What's everyone's favorite genre of book? My husband will almost only read non-fiction whereas I only read fiction....and honestly there isn't one type of fiction I like the best I think they're all interesting and fun in their own ways.
 

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I just started "The Cold Six Thousand" by James Ellroy. If you haven't read any of his stuff, pick up a copy of "Black Dahlia", first of the series that includes "L.A. Confidential".
 
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Just finished-Techniques of Crime scene Investigation by Barry A. J. Fisher and Advances in Fingerprint Technology- 2nd Edition Edited by Henry C Lee and R.E. Gaensslen. :)
 
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