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Fri May 13, 2016 2:40 pm

Just finished these two;
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and now just about done with this
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Fri May 13, 2016 2:43 pm

I like Puzo's stuff quite a bit. I think I read most of his novels. I remember enjoying the Sicilian quite a bit. It's been a while. How was the Winegardner book?
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Fri May 13, 2016 3:31 pm

mfaith wrote:I like Puzo's stuff quite a bit. I think I read most of his novels. I remember enjoying the Sicilian quite a bit. It's been a while. How was the Winegardner book?
It was really good. I recommend it man, it really read like a Puzo IMO.

There was a portion at the end on how Winegardner got the job for writing the book, quite interesting. Here's something i found on google; everal years after Puzo's 1999 death, Random House held a contest to select a potential author: entrants were required to write a synopsis of their proposed book along with a completed sample chapter. Winegardner was selected from several thousand entrants as the author of the new novel.
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Fri May 13, 2016 3:33 pm

Just finished The Fixer by Bernard Malamud.

Wow amazing book really pissed me off. Highly recommended.
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Fri May 13, 2016 3:44 pm

dasher12 wrote:Just finished The Fixer by Bernard Malamud.

Wow amazing book really pissed me off. Highly recommended.
Sounds interesting. I don't typically read fiction (besides my previous post) but reading about this has me intrigued.
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Fri May 13, 2016 3:54 pm

Check it out you won't be dissappointed. Once your hooked on it you can't stop. Or I couldn't read it in just a few days.
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Fri May 13, 2016 7:52 pm

sidewaysscott wrote:Just finished these two;
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I LOVE it. I re read it every few years.
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Fri May 13, 2016 8:16 pm

The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama

Already finished Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution and The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order.

I think FF is a remarkable non-fiction writer on multiple levels. He is quite possibly the best living sociopolitical analyst. I hope to
read every book he writes.
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Sun May 15, 2016 5:13 pm

sidewaysscott wrote:
dasher12 wrote:Just finished The Fixer by Bernard Malamud.

Wow amazing book really pissed me off. Highly recommended.
Sounds interesting. I don't typically read fiction (besides my previous post) but reading about this has me intrigued.
Been wanting too also but put it off

just plowed through this Faust update

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and started this last night

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Mon May 23, 2016 7:04 pm

bailed on the bolanos halfway and started this

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Tue May 24, 2016 3:48 pm

After this one:
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Now this one

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Tue May 24, 2016 3:54 pm

The Fixer sounds legit.

Also, any recommendations on a series along the lines of Thrones? Not necessarily the same time period and all that, but just a great series of books with epic characters, multiple storylines, etc. I think I'm going to try and finally tackle the Dark Tower series. Been wanting to knock that out for a while.
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Tue May 24, 2016 4:41 pm

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mfaith wrote:
UrsusMorris wrote: Now i'm onto this one. Love the movie, and the book is addicting. Havin a hard time putting it down.
If you dig this, and haven't already read Crichton's Andromeda Strain, definitely give that a look. It was his first book (1969), and I think it has a lot stronger of a story. (I love Crichton's work though, so i may be a bit bias ;p)
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I'm pretty sure i have that one, haven't read it yet though. I'll get on it at some point :P (i dig his work too)
Correction, i don't have that one haha. However, i am starting this one, which i've been meaning to read for the past few years.

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Tue May 24, 2016 5:02 pm

Just finished this:-
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63schoeffling wrote:Also, any recommendations on a series along the lines of Thrones? Not necessarily the same time period and all that, but just a great series of books with epic characters, multiple storylines, etc. I think I'm going to try and finally tackle the Dark Tower series. Been wanting to knock that out for a while.
I'd recommend The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie if you're up for another fantasy series. Great pacing. Three Books:

The Blade Itself
Before They are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings
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