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

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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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        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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          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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            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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              Recently read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill - quick read but really kind of a perfect English ghost story.
              “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
              "The mood will pass, sir.”

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



                “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
                "The mood will pass, sir.”

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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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                    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.
                    “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
                    "The mood will pass, sir.”

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                      Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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                        Originally posted by Shife View Post
                        Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
                        I really need to give this book a try. I tried to read it about 20+ years ago, but I think I wasn't in a good headspace to give the book the attention it needs. Now thought might be different.

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                          Rust Belt Boy by Paul Hertneky. It's one of those books that's so good, but so generally unknown, I want to tell others about it.
                          Last edited by TomCorps; July 10, 2017, 09:08 PM.

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                            [MENTION=16331]TomCorps[/MENTION] can you expound a bit on what makes the book so go? Is it fiction? Why do you like the book? etc. Thanks. I'm always in the market for a good book to read. Maybe this one will fit the bill.

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                              Sure, Doc! It's non-fiction, not exactly a memoir but a collection of essays that outline Hertneky's years of growing up in the town of Ambridge, Pennsylvania in the 1960's, the last years of American industrialism. Shortly thereafter, Ambridge, along with countless other towns in the Rust Belt (so named for the steel industry that supported it), fell on hard times as the mills closed, jobs evaporated and the largely immigrant families that defined the town's character moved away.

                              If this makes the book sound either politically charged or depressing in tone or message, it's not. There's a good dose of fascinating history about the town, but the book is really about growing up in the boom years, the author's encounters with his large Czech family and the panoply of characters that comprised Ambridge in those days. What makes the book so terrific is the tone: smart, funny, only occasionally wistful but never saccharine. It reminds me of the best stuff Pete Hamill has written about New York.

                              Hope this helps a bit, TC

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                                Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to give it a mini review. I'll see if I can find it at the library.

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