For the book readers on STR, what are you reading?

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  1. Doc Holiday

    Doc Holiday New Member

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    The End of Faith - Religion, Terror and The Future of Reason
    Author Sam Harris
     
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    For anyone who's ever dabbled in the post-apocalyptic zombie genre (don't laugh, there's some great stuff to be found - though, admittedly, a lot of bad amateur stuff too), I went through a phase where I read over a dozen after starting in on some with good content. I eventually found most of the genre to be repetitive and recycled, both in theme and form. When I was about to give up hope, I stumbled upon perhaps the best of the genre, Mountain Man by Keith Blackmore.

    It's now on book 3. It was awkward at first, since the writing style follows the mental stability and inner composure of the character, which I initially mistook for lack of writing skill. You see examples of much better writing later on. I also appreciated the change in setting, the alcoholic anti-hero, and appropriately-paced action (meaning it's used sparingly, not a nonstop Rambo flick converted to novel.)

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    It's super cheap if you buy it through the amazon/Kindle store. I highly recommend as a good time-killing book to keep on your phone that you can pick up on a moments notice when you need to kill time.
     
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    I'm currently reading "A feast for crows", 4th book in the "A song of Ice and Fire" serie (A Game of Thrones).
     
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    One of the best sci-fi books I have ever read is now a movie (coming in November).......If you haven't read "Ender's Game", I highly recommend if you are a sci-fi fan......

    (this trailer has already had over 3 million hits in just three days!)

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    Formu1fan Slow Down, Slower Up

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    Currently Reading "Call for the Dead" by John Le Carre
     
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    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    Wool - SciFi / Political Science - Hugh Howey - Hugh and this Book prettty Single Handedly Broke the major book publhing model... pretty interesting both the book and Hugh
    The Martian - Robin and Cursoe on Mars for the Engineers...Very Smartly written... funny and a thinking mans book.
     
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    Just finished "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway. Good read, makes you want to travel through Europe and get beligerantly drunk and watch a bull fight.

    Next book: "The Icarus Deception" by Seth Godin.
     
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    In college I wrote a 20 page analysis on The Sun Also Rises" as an optional paper which brought my grade from a C to an A... based from summaries. I guess I should honor the book and read it, LOL.

    I just finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (late to the party on that one I know). Going to look for some new ideas here!
     
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    bukowski or hunter s Thompson are always good reads!
     
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    'Eagle Dreams' - Stephen J. Bodio

    Nicely done travelogue on Western Mongolia and, in particular, the Kazakhs and their hunting eagles.

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    http://youtu.be/-Y3Dl0BGFfw
     
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    ocfred Turd Sandwich.

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    Im reading, The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans De Waal.

    Its about finding morality without the influence of a god. So far so good. Very interesting to find out that many animals that arent mammals show empathy and perform acts of altruism.
     
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    Amazing.

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    A soldiers story Letters from Vietnam. Broken up into different battles from the Army, Airforce, Marines and Navy. Humbling to say the least.
     
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    "This would be a man who has ruined his life for sport." - Tom McGuane


    Stephen Bodio throws that old McGuane line out every now and then. Catches me. Makes me head to the source:

    McGuane short story collections:

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    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    Tom Clancy, Dead or Alive
     
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    rschroeder714 HAB Crew sweep (slowest)

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    Just finished Doctor Sleep by Stephen King and if you a King nut like me read this book. Best book he's written since Black House.
     
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