Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by sapiens, Aug 12, 2011.
The publisher should hire you to write dust jacket blurb.
Kinda like the opposite of the book I was reading
The Rational Optimist
Which shows statistically how we’re improving
It’s basically like a stock market chart
Ups and downs
A slow and haphazard progress upwards
With lots of dives and recessions
We’re complicated and certainly not perfect
Let’s hope we don’t REALLY fuck ourselves
I did not write the blurb. It comes from the publisher...
Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
I should have included the link....my bad.
I read Busted!
Great reporting of the corruption and scandal in the Philly PD narcotics squad.
Busted - Wendy Ruderman - Paperback
Code Red it's a good read about WWII US Navy destroyers
Just finished RUSSIA HOAX by Gregg Jarrett. It's good, but probably obsolete based on what has been revealed since he wrote it.
Getting close to finishing CATCH-22. I've not read it since I was in college, so I don't remember a lot about it (college was 40 years ago).
Working my way through another Zombie book, along with some Gahan Wilson anthologies.
DEADLY FORCE by Massad Ayoob (understanding your right to self defense)
I just finished reading "A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II" by Simon Parkin. Fascinating non-fiction about the battle against German U-boats during WW II.
I'm currently reading "Thin Air" by Richard K. Morgan. While it is not a Takeshi Kovacs novel, it has very much the feel of the Altered Carbon universe.
Once I'm finished with that, I'm planning on re-reading "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross. It's lengthy and well-crafted pro-second amendment fiction that could well be set in the very near future.
I blitzed through Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time & Children of Ruin, then moved on to Alastair Reynolds Thousandth Night. Am now reading his House of Suns, and looking forward to his Galactic North .
These are all great hard SF reads.
I've recently taken advantage of Comixology's 60 day free trail. I'm perusing through Vampirella, Eerie and Creepy comics from my childhood. WOOT
Getting in to 1634: The Baltic War, an alt history book by Eric Flint. I first started Flint's 1632 Series about 20 years ago.
Love that series.
I am currently on the search for a book to read during my time off. The last audiobook I listened to was The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury, which is basically a YA novel but I really really enjoyed it. Audiobook format was excellent for it since it's very sound-descriptive.
I also listened to Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult recently. It was also pretty good.
I will have to dig through some of these posts to see if I can find a title that jumps out at me.
A book I won't be reading.
One of the worst blurbs....ever.
It looks like the worst kind of hair metal band album cover.
I **finally** got around to finishing Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn. It's a good read, although not as 'close & personal' as some fans might want.
Hilburn doesn't sanitize Cash, and he doesn't paint a particularly flattering portrait of June Carter Cash.
My phone is possessed.
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