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  • Shife
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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • Sideswipe
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    Originally posted by thedrake View Post
    Since I finished that I have been reading Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series (it's a four-parter in two books). I read it before years ago, but it's nice to dive into something that rewards re-reading. These books have layers and I love them, definitely check them out.
    https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Claw-F...8EGS3PNJRQPVJY
    https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Citadel...P78KTWWHYKTQ8N
    Nice, I've been thinking of re-reading these too. Read them for the first time a few years ago and enjoyed them, but I definitely came away thinking I'd just scratched the surface.

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  • thedrake
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    Originally posted by thedrake View Post
    I just started I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong https://www.amazon.com/Contain-Multi.../dp/0062368591

    It hasn't grabbed me yet. Based on what I've read so far it appears to be VERY THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED. Seriously, the end notes and bibliography are extensive. I'm hoping that doesn't bog the read down.
    I finished I Contain Multitudes and it was fantastic. Some of the best pop science writing I've ever read, very interesting topic, and Yong does a great job of keeping the reader engaged. I highly recommend this book.

    Since I finished that I have been reading Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series (it's a four-parter in two books). I read it before years ago, but it's nice to dive into something that rewards re-reading. These books have layers and I love them, definitely check them out.
    https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Claw-F...8EGS3PNJRQPVJY
    https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Citadel...P78KTWWHYKTQ8N

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  • Sideswipe
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    A couple of recent reads (both great/recommended):



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  • Sideswipe
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    Recently read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill - quick read but really kind of a perfect English ghost story.

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  • DocDave
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    Weapons of Math Destruction. A truly horrifying book detailing how the hidden math algorithms run our lives. I highly recommend this book.

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  • DocDave
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    Started reading Little Heaven. If you're up for a good horror book, with a bit of supernatural thrown in, give this book a go. Good characters, decent plot. Face moving story. So far, so good.

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  • DocDave
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    Really enjoying this historical fiction book about the Pinkerton detective agency. I'm just about halfway through and hoping I can finish the book in time before it has to go back to the library.

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  • redbeardedmike
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    The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies. I've never read him before. I know this is a beloved author and well-thought of series. I'm reading because a family member said it was his favorite book. I finished the first section/book and am midway through the second. It's much odder than I had expected (knowing the family member, and the author's esteemed reputation in general), but I think I like it.

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  • DocDave
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    I'm Thinking of Ending Things...creepy as hell! Can't recommend it enough.

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  • Terminado
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    Neal Asher's Brass Man. In his typical style, it's something of a suspenseful thriller/sci-fi novel, and while it is the third book in the sequence, it reads well as a standalone.

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  • DocDave
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    Just finished this book. If you're looking for a nice book to read, one with a few twists in the plot but nothing crazy, then give this one a read. Short. Easy to follow. Well written. No complaints.

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  • TomCorps
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    Reading Bellevue by David Oshinsky. So good... Up there with my other favorite non-fiction/history writers, like Robert Caro and David Halberstam.

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  • theskillets
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    I just finished Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win. Great leadership book! I lead a team of software engineers and this book is packed with valuable leadership advice that is relevant to the business world.


    Next up I am reading Toughness by ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas.

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  • redbeardedmike
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    I recently finished A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. I was very impressed by the number of characters and plotlines the author juggled while still depicting real characters. Overall, it was enjoyable and prompted a very good discussion at my book club.

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