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Old 02-07-2018, 03:03 AM   #41
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The biography of U.S. Grant by Ron Chernow. The parts about the Civil War, are pretty familiar, but the really interesting part is the politics and conflicts when he was elected president.
Love his books, Grant is waiting in the queue!

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I'm currently reading Night Without Stars by Peter F. Hamilton. It's part 2 of a series that I'm finally getting around to reading. Some of his book drag a bit...he's written some large tomes, but this one has been pretty exciting from beginning to end.

I go through phases with reading. I spent a couple of years reading nothing but biographies, mostly music. I'll go on science fiction kicks. Discovered some good books in the Star Wars universe. Went through all of Brad Thor's and Vince Flynn's books...those got old after a while.

An interesting book I read recently was Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan. It's the true story of a young man who spied on the Nazis in Italy during WW II. Apparently it's going to be made into a movie. What makes this book interesting is it is one of the few books that tells the story of the Nazi occupation of Italy.
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I've read quite a bit of Hamilton. I thought the Pandora's Star books were great!
Love Peter F Hamilton, but his endings really suck. He also tends to be really repetitive; with both the Void and the Nights Dawn Trilogy I kept thinking I already read something, but it was just too similar to something that had happened earlier. Otherwise his works can be mesmerizing.

The Pandora's Star series is probably my all-time favorite sci-fi read.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:47 PM   #42
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I just finished “19 Minutes to Live” by Lew Jennings. It is an excellent book about his memoirs in Vietnam while flying helicopters.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #43
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Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol". I'm less than halfway through and about to give up. A load of slow-moving silly, pretentious rubbish. I read "The Da Vinci Code" and quite enjoyed it, and my daughter gave me his latest one "Origin" for Christmas, and I liked it a more than I thought I would, but I've lost both interest in, and patience with, conspiracy theories.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:32 PM   #44
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My next read is Hamilton, wish me luck.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:51 PM   #45
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I read that a long time ago. All I remember is, it was a long ass book, and I liked it. Other details I don't recall, except the very end.
I ripped out all the back pages and rewrote it with Satan winning.

Ok... that hasn't happened yet.

I think all of this may have counted as an unintended spoiler. Do spoilers count if you don't mean it?
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