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Originally posted by irwin:
Garden of the Beasts.
Story of US Ambassador Dodd, ambassador to Germany in 1933-34.


I enjoyed this book. Big Larsen fan.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by irwin:
Garden of the Beasts.
Story of US Ambassador Dodd, ambassador to Germany in 1933-34.


I enjoyed this book. Big Larsen fan.

PH


Just finished this as well - great read, although in reading reviews and the cover I was under the (incorrect) impression that the family stayed in Germany for the period leading directly up to the wat
Tattoos of the Heart by Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.

Terrific, and very humbling, read.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
The new Steven King, Joyland. Loved it.

PH


Thanks for the tip. I'll add it to the queue. I'm getting worn out on the $1.99 Kindle specials and am in need of a serious piece of fiction.
I'm reading an advance copy of a book called "Pinot Envy", a detective mystery fiction book by a wine writer, Edward Finstein.

http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1610880897

I've only read the 1st 5 chapters and I figure I'll be done by the weekend. It has to do with the mysterious disappearance of a bottle of Chambertin.

There are lots of non-fiction books about wine. I don't recall encountering another fiction book where wine plays a central theme.
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
The new Steven King, Joyland. Loved it.

PH


Thanks for the tip. I'll add it to the queue. I'm getting worn out on the $1.99 Kindle specials and am in need of a serious piece of fiction.


Sadly this is not available on Kindle atm.
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Originally posted by irwin:
I'm reading an advance copy of a book called "Pinot Envy", a detective mystery fiction book by a wine writer, Edward Finstein.

http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1610880897

I've only read the 1st 5 chapters and I figure I'll be done by the weekend. It has to do with the mysterious disappearance of a bottle of Chambertin.

There are lots of non-fiction books about wine. I don't recall encountering another fiction book where wine plays a central theme.


Finished the book. If you like the Lawrence Sanders series, this book is for you. It is not going to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It is really not so much about wine, actually. Yes, a bottle of Chambertin is stolen, but the book would have been the same, basically, if it had been a piece of jewelry.
Not a horrible book, but no better than an 80.
Protect and Defend - Vince Flynn
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
One False Move - Harlen Coben

You've got to be crazy to try to summit Mt. Everest.
The Art of Intelligence - Lessons from a life in the CIA's clandestine service - Henry Crumpton

Very interesting book, more of a biography than an analysis of intelligence. He ran the CIA's Afghanistan campaign after 911.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
The Wolf of Wall Street

so fun.


Amazon had quite a bit of negative reviews. I assume you liked the book?
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
The Wolf of Wall Street

so fun.


Amazon had quite a bit of negative reviews. I assume you liked the book?


I'm reading it now, about a quarter of the way through. It's a fun book, but it looks like some of the reviews say it gets boring later on.

I'll keep you posted.
The Filter Bubble, by Eli Pariser.

Fascinating. I am rethinking every internet search I do now, esp. if it's for news-related items.
Just finished David Lebovitz's The Sweet Life in Paris, an OK read with some practical info if you're going to be in Paris, written in an often tongue-in-cheek tone, but not of much interest otherwise; contains a bunch of recipes that I mainly ignored.

Just started Barry Eisler's Rain Fall, a detective/killer yarn that drew me in right from the first couple of pages.
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Originally posted by g-man:
book 12 of robert jordan's wheel of time series


Do you read a lot of fantasy books, and is this series worth investing time into? What other books would you compare these to?
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:


starting What are you Looking At? About modern art...


A biased, myopic and painfully obvious bent in my opinion.

I will be curious as to your take.

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