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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Loved orenda steve. BOTY for me.


It was your post above that alerted me to it.


Finished it the other day. Really excellent book. I've added his previous book, Three Day Road, to my reading list.

Next up is

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Loved orenda steve. BOTY for me.


It was your post above that alerted me to it.


Finished it the other day. Really excellent book.


I just finished this also. It took me several chapters to figure out who was narrating that particular section - I like the way that was done. It was a very disturbing book in some of the detail that went on when describing the "caress" of prisoners and such. Excellent book though.
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev

Fascinating look at Russia in the 21st Century and the Putin regime. Reading about the Putin playbook, it's hard to ignore the parallels elsewhere. Can't really say more without this thread being killed.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. Just getting started, but enjoy his writing style so far.

Just finished it and enjoyed it very much. He says at the end that there is much he left out, mostly out of respect for the feelings of others, but it's still remarkable how transparent and vulnerable he is, especially about depression and mental health struggles.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
I've been slowly chugging through A Game of thrones. I'm on #4, A Feast for Crows.


Most of the fandom did not like AFFC on first read - but many love it after subsequent reads

As you know, I bet, in a series, some volumes are better than others. But yes, I enjoyed it and will start the next one in a week or so after a Ken Follet I have on deck.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Loved orenda steve. BOTY for me.


It was your post above that alerted me to it.


Finished it the other day. Really excellent book.


I just finished this also. It took me several chapters to figure out who was narrating that particular section - I like the way that was done. It was a very disturbing book in some of the detail that went on when describing the "caress" of prisoners and such. Excellent book though.


Just finished The Orenda earlier this week. Thanks for the tip, gents. I really liked this book. Not for the squeamish, as mentioned.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Loved orenda steve. BOTY for me.


It was your post above that alerted me to it.


Finished it the other day. Really excellent book.


I just finished this also. It took me several chapters to figure out who was narrating that particular section - I like the way that was done. It was a very disturbing book in some of the detail that went on when describing the "caress" of prisoners and such. Excellent book though.


Just finished The Orenda earlier this week. Thanks for the tip, gents. I really liked this book. Not for the squeamish, as mentioned.

PH


Incidentally, over the past few weeks I found out that I've worked with the archaeologist who discovered the first Wendat settlement (that they moved from) referenced in the book in modern day Newmarket. He said they found forged axe-heads there of Portugese manufacture that pre-dated Champlain. They have not found the second settlement as of yet, but suspect it was near Midland as the island they end up going to is Christian island in Georgian Bay.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. Just getting started, but enjoy his writing style so far.

Just finished it and enjoyed it very much. He says at the end that there is much he left out, mostly out of respect for the feelings of others, but it's still remarkable how transparent and vulnerable he is, especially about depression and mental health struggles.

Just picked this up, and very much looking forward to reading it.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Currently:

The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss - Part II of the Kingkiller Chronicle

previously

The Name of the Wind - same author - Part I
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great series.

but expect a Martin scenario about him finishing the last book
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Currently:

The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss - Part II of the Kingkiller Chronicle

previously

The Name of the Wind - same author - Part I
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great series.

but expect a Martin scenario about him finishing the last book


Why just cause it is 5-6 years since it was released? Big Grin Will need to read again to get some of the stuff I am missing. I really enjoy it.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Currently:

The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss - Part II of the Kingkiller Chronicle

previously

The Name of the Wind - same author - Part I
-


great series.

but expect a Martin scenario about him finishing the last book


Why just cause it is 5-6 years since it was released? Big Grin Will need to read again to get some of the stuff I am missing. I really enjoy it.


5-6? try 9-10 !!

he's been putting alot of these short stories here and there and even a mini novella based on one of the characters int he mean time.

one which i bought because i figure if i support him and he makes enough money he may be inclined to finish the final book!
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Currently:

The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss - Part II of the Kingkiller Chronicle

previously

The Name of the Wind - same author - Part I
-


great series.

but expect a Martin scenario about him finishing the last book


Why just cause it is 5-6 years since it was released? Big Grin Will need to read again to get some of the stuff I am missing. I really enjoy it.


5-6? try 9-10 !!

he's been putting alot of these short stories here and there and even a mini novella based on one of the characters int he mean time.

one which i bought because i figure if i support him and he makes enough money he may be inclined to finish the final book!


Really? Copyright on mine says 2011 - in any event - the story is riveting and his writing is excellent
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Originally posted by steve8:
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan


This is a terrific book by the way. My better half read it right after me and agrees. Really well written.

Now I'm on to

Jeeves and the Tie That Binds by P.G. Wodehouse (a Bman reco)
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
For Whom the Bell Tolls


This is a great book. I also like The Sun Also Rises. If you're up for it, find Hemingway's A Moveable Feast about the years he spent in Paris. He wrote The Sun Also Rises sitting outside at La Closerie de Lilas in Paris and describes drinking muscadet, eating oysters, and writing his book there. Good times. I tried telling this story to my nieces when we were there, but then they saw Johnny Depp's signature on the famous customers sheet and it was all over....
On recent trip:

Ashes of Fiery Weather by Kate Donohoe
Valiant Gentleman by Sabina Murray
Broken Harbour by Tana French
Accelerated by Bronwen Hruska

I enjoyed Ashes and Valiant Gentleman immensely.

My least favorite of the Tana French books I have read so far although still entertaining.
The Girl with Seven Names
by Hyeonseo Lee
True bio of a girl who grew up in N. Korea and sort of accidentally defected when she crossed a frozen river into China to see a little more of the world. Compared to her impoverished village, China was the land of milk and honey. Fascinating details on how the North's regime indoctrinates the children into the cult of their Dear Leader, and her many narrow escapes read like a spy thriller.
Highly recommended.

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