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    Re: What are you reading now?

    A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers.

    I thought it was excellent.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    American Notes by Charles Dickens. It's an account of his visits to the States.

    Bonus points: He seemed to hate people from St. Louis.

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    Just purchased the following three books:

    Tenth of December - Saunders
    The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards - Jansma
    Cooked - Pollan

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    Neuromancer - Gibson

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    This is one that I read a couple years ago and I wondered if anyone else here has read it: "Kings of Infinite Space" by James Hynes. I really enjoyed Hynes's scary and funny twist on the soul-sucking experience of a guy working in an anonymous cubicle office setting. Here's the summary from GoodReads:
    I don't know it and may check it out. Have you read Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris? Sounds like a similar setup from the office standpoint, thought it focuses on several people. I thought it was pretty sharp and surprisingly moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I don't know it and may check it out. Have you read Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris? Sounds like a similar setup from the office standpoint, thought it focuses on several people. I thought it was pretty sharp and surprisingly moving.
    I have not read the book by Ferris but it is now on my "to-read" list. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Final Dark Tower book ....... finally.
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    Caesar's Gallic Wars (In Latin mostly)...again

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    I finished Tom Robbins' Skinny Legs and All last night. Some of the best descriptive passages, analogies, metaphors, scene-setting I've ever read. Extremely good read IMO!

    Will start Kings of Infinite Space this afternoon/evening on Redszone recommendation.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by TSJ55 View Post
    I finished Tom Robbins' Skinny Legs and All last night. Some of the best descriptive passages, analogies, metaphors, scene-setting I've ever read. Extremely good read IMO!

    Will start Kings of Infinite Space this afternoon/evening on Redszone recommendation.
    I inhaled all those Robbins books back in the day and loved the education in the midst if the plots anarchy

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    I've had Gordon S. Wood's "Empire of Liberty" on the shelf for a while and finally started reading it yesterday. The beginning is a bit deep, but comprehensible. I do hope he gets into more narrative as the book goes along.

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    Final Dark Tower book ....... finally.
    I threw that book at the wall when I finished it. Literally. I was so pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I inhaled all those Robbins books back in the day and loved the education in the midst if the plots anarchy
    Yup, me too. I was a big fan of his for a couple years.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

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    American Notes by Charles Dickens. It's an account of his visits to the States.

    Bonus points: He seemed to hate people from St. Louis.
    Thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to read that one soon. I have Dickens complete works on my Kindle and that was part of it.

    Speaking of St.Louis, I just started reading Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh. He wrote this book in 1953 about his famous flight across the Atlantic. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his efforts on this book. I Just got started and it seems like it will be very interesting. It was given 5 stars by Amazon reviewers,FWIW.
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