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I recently started three "dense" books but I can't really focus on them so I changed path and went back to good old Brunetti


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john38103 wrote:
soam24 wrote:About to start picking up some books again for the train ride into work.. into autobiographies / bios, working out, food, money etc.
Any recs?


recent books I've read, hitchhikers guide, neil young, Anthony keidis, Clapton..
If you're a big non-fiction guy I highly recommend Michael Lewis (The Big Short, Blind Side, etc). His last one Flash Boys is about high frequency trading but it reads like a Grisham novel.

Just purchased Flash Boys.. thanks!
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:46 pm

soam24 wrote:
john38103 wrote:
soam24 wrote:About to start picking up some books again for the train ride into work.. into autobiographies / bios, working out, food, money etc.
Any recs?


recent books I've read, hitchhikers guide, neil young, Anthony keidis, Clapton..
If you're a big non-fiction guy I highly recommend Michael Lewis (The Big Short, Blind Side, etc). His last one Flash Boys is about high frequency trading but it reads like a Grisham novel.

Just purchased Flash Boys.. thanks!

To follow up... great story telling here. Love this read thus far.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:28 pm

Made a list on amazon on what to read next. I'd love some help picking :D

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
by William Finnegan (Hardcover)

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
by Marc Goodman (Hardcover)

The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World
by Anthony M. Amore (Hardcover)

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
by Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli (Hardcover)

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender
by Chrissie Hynde (Hardcover)

Vineland (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
by Thomas Pynchon (Paperback)

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
by Bill Kreutzmann, Benjy Eisen (Hardcover

The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health
by David B. Agus M.D. (Hardcover)
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Pynchon is a bastard! He is one of a handful of authors that I'm guessing I'm just not smart enough to enjoy. My attempts at reading his books have left me feeling like I just failed another attempt at a New York Times Saturday crossword puzzle.
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I don't know that I'm smart enough, probably lots of references I'm missing, but I love Gravity's Rainbow. Been thinking of diving back in for a third time.
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john38103 wrote:Pynchon is a bastard! He is one of a handful of authors that I'm guessing I'm just not smart enough to enjoy. My attempts at reading his books have left me feeling like I just failed another attempt at a New York Times Saturday crossword puzzle.

This is what I'm trying to avoid at the moment. Just started reading almost an hour a day (train ride to and from work). And Neil Young's: Waging Heavy Peace and currently Michael Lewis: Flash Boys both have me very in tune, I don't want to get disconnected from a read while just starting out.
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john38103 wrote:Pynchon is a bastard! He is one of a handful of authors that I'm guessing I'm just not smart enough to enjoy. My attempts at reading his books have left me feeling like I just failed another attempt at a New York Times Saturday crossword puzzle.
Pynchon is like Afghanistan. You feel like you can score a win, but...

Anyway don't sweat it. He's not that smart- just really, stupidly dense.

ps Somebody else read 10:04 by Ben Lerner and let me know what you think.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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If you like Iain Banks.....

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That Blindsight looks intriguing!
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