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Old 07-21-2015, 08:53 AM   #2986
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I read In the Garden of Beasts at my grandmother's suggestion just last year, Ridonks. Great story, that one.

I spend just about every Sunday at the beach now that I live on the Cape...which is giving me ample time to get quality reading time in, so I'm back to my habit of keeping two books going at once.


I've very recently restarted Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series but I'm going through them in chronological order this time, so I'm on Red Rabbit right now: CIA attempts to bring in a KGB comms officer who is sending data to Washington while Jack is simultaneously using that data to help foil the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II. Not his best story but not his worst either. I'm a Jack fanboy, though.

This isn't the cover of mine, btw.
Concurrently, I'm reading Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea by Jang Jin-Sung. This guy was what we would consider Kim Jong-Il's poet laureate. I've found that the majority of the tales you read of escapes from the DPRK come from the common people. Its rare to see one of the privileged upper crust of North Korean society take the risk to get out of dodge. Its a different lens to see this crazy place through and so far its pretty good.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:56 AM   #2987
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I read In the Garden of Beasts at my grandmother's suggestion just last year, Ridonks. Great story, that one.
nice! yeah i agree
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:24 PM   #2988
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I finally started this book. Just two chapters in and it's very interesting. Of course we all know the NBA is shady.

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Old 07-27-2015, 04:30 PM   #2989
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One of the best books I've ever read.

Another good one by Pat Conroy:

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Old 08-16-2015, 02:44 PM   #2990
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Finally some Robert E. Howard. When it comes to describing action scenes am not sure anyone was as good as Howard.This time I'm reading The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane. I've read the first 3 stories so far. Kane is a early 17th century Puritan on a mission to cleanse the world of evil. From the dank streets of Europe to the dark jungles of Africa Kane places judgement on evildoers. He's such a cool mysterious character.

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Old 08-29-2015, 01:16 PM   #2991
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This series is mindblowingly good
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:20 PM   #2992
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