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What books are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by sapiens, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    While I'm waiting for my re-new Magician books to come in from Amazon (the old ones were a bit worn and ragged...yes, I've read them that much, especially book 3, Darkness At Sethanon.. Damn that thing was done)...

    I'm doing some international political non-fiction
    The Empire And The Five Kings - America's abdication and the fate of the world

    (* a bit of an exaggeration in the title, but I get the point of his premise...the US has dropped the ball and backed away into a more isolationist tone...It's like we're getting back to a pre-WWI mindset...and I'm not happy about the push, we need to be out there and engaged to improve which improves us in return - not in an arrogant way though)

    Geez, this guy write smooth but the amount of knowledge and experience he has is profound and impressive.
    I'm having to re-read passages to absorb and look up lots of info to get a background.

    He presumes everyone is a world-traveler and experienced in global locale...in a good way. (the background for the names, doesn't break the momentum of the story and add tedium)
    You just gotta be quick and willing to search. (and I'm not spring chicken without world awareness)
    It's a short book but it's going to take me awhile in stops & starts when I can to get through.

    I'm looking forward to gaining his perspective and learning a lot more.
    I may look up other books of his and the type.
    Expand my world-view more before I start traveling more extensively.
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  2. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    New England
    HMS UNSEEN by Patrick Robinson. So far it’s kinda slow reading but promise’s to get better.
  3. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    I picked up the final compendium of the Invincible series of graphic novels.
    Robert Kirkman (the guy who writes The Living Dead) does a really good take on the super hero genre and he wrote a series with a full character arc.
    It's been interesting to follow the story of a kid who has to deal with his dad who is basically Superman, if Superman was the forward scout for an enemy takeover of our planet who killed all the major superheroes, dealing with his own powers and fighting off his father in the process.
    His growing up, getting married and becoming a father himself has been really interesting to watch.
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  4. Finished The Stranger Beside Me, now working on two books. Grimm's Fairy Tales, so I can cleanse my palate of any sugary, sweet, Disney bullshit, and, Nights Of The Living Dead, An Anthology, by Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero. Yep, back to the living dead for me. :eek:
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