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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#161  Postby NamelessFaceless » Apr 28, 2022 1:43 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. Hope of Heaven - John O'Hara
2. Pal Joey - John O'Hara
3. Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov
4. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever - Bill O'Reilly
5. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie
6. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
8. The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
9. The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle
10 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
11. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

12. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
13. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
14. A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

15. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (a re-read, this time listened)
16. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Vernes (I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this!)
17. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (another re-read, this time listened)

18. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (another one I previously read and have now listened)
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#162  Postby Kaleid » Apr 28, 2022 5:09 pm

1. The Five - Hallie Rubenhold
2. The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain - Ian Mortimer
3. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
4. The Golden Strangers - Henry Treece
5. White - Marie Darrieussecq
6. Villette - Charlotte Brontë
7. The Dark Island - Henry Treece
8. Fat Chance - Simon Gray

9. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - Tobias Smollett

A bawdy, rollicking, picaresque adventure across Scotland and England in the Georgian era, told in epistolary form and with a great deal of the humour of the time. It's like a Gillray cartoon brought to life.
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#163  Postby scott1328 » May 01, 2022 5:29 pm

1. Caliban's War, James S A Corey Book 2 in the Expanse Series.
2. Time’s Eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
3. Sun Storm, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. Sequel to Time's Eye.
4. The Firtstborn, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
5. Abaddon’s Gate, James S A Corey, Book 3 in the Expanse Series.
6. Cibola Burn, James S A Corey, Book 4 in the Expanse Series.
7. Nemesis Games, James S A Corey, Book 5 in the Expanse Series.
8. Babylon’s Ashes, James S A Corey, Book 6 in the Expanse Series.
9. Persepolis Rising, James S A Corey, Book 7 in the Expanse Series.
10. Tiamat’s Wrath, James S A Corey, Book 8 in the Expanse Series.
11. Leviathan Falls, James S A Corey, Book 9 in the Expanse Series.
12. Fragment, Warren Fahy
13. Memory’s Legion,James S A Corey, Collection short stories and novellas set in the Expanse universe.
14. Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi.
15. Old Man’s War, John Scalzi.
16. The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi, Sequel to Old Man’s War.
17. The Last Colony, John Scalzi, Third in the Old Man's War series.
18. The Human Division, John Scalzi, Fifth book in the Old Man's War series.
19. The End of All Things, John Scalzi, Sixth book in Old Man’s War series.
20. Redshirts, John Scalzi.
21. Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi, A reimagining/retelling of H. Beam Piper’s sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy.
22. Neptune Crossing, Jeffrey A. Carver. I regret reading this. 10 hours of what should have been a 10 page short story.
23. Apes and Angels, Ben Bova.
24. Survival, Ben Bova. Sequel to Apes and Angels. Humans arrive at a planet that is home to a machine intelligence civilization to warn and help the inhabitants weather the death wave only two hundred years away. the machines don’t need help.
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#164  Postby don't get me started » May 03, 2022 2:21 am

1. Cognitive Discourse Analysis: An introduction - Thora Tenbrink
2. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender And Identity- And Why This Harms Everybody – Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
3. A History of the World in 12 Maps – Jerry Brotton
4. Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language – Patricia T. O’Connor & Stewart Kellerman
5. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning - Jenefer Philip, Rebecca Adams & Noriko Iwashita
6. Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
7. Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World - Nataly Kelly & Jost Zetzche
8. English Words: A Linguistic Introduction - Heidi Harley
9. Questions: Formal, Functional and Interactional Perspectives Jan P. de Ruiter (Ed.)
10. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey
11. English Prepositions: Their meanings and uses - R.M.W. Dixon
12. Draußen vor der Tür - Wolfgang Borchert
13. Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication - Jeannette Liitlemore
14. Tiamat's Wrath - James S.A. Corey
15. Leviathan Falls - James S.A. Corey

16. The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World - David W. Anthony

553 pp.

A detailed and intricate description of the archeological and linguistic evidence that supports the theory that the Proto Indo-European homeland was on the Pontic steppes (round about where some of the big battles are taking place at the moment). The book is very technical and not aimed at the general reader. It was heavier on the archeology than the linguistics and I had trouble keeping up with the minutiae of pot-shard finds, walled settlements on the Dnieper, corded ware vessels in the upper Danube valley and the intricacies of copper metallurgy.

But despite that, it was an engaging read. Reading to a high level in a field that you are not familiar with is an interesting intellectual exercise and helps one (or me at least) to avoid seeing the world through the narrow-straw viewpoint of my own academic field...something that can be a bit of a pitfall for some academics.

One of the takeaways for me was the challenging of the notion that horse-mounted nomadic steppe peoples were always a problem for the more settled folks around them. This is kind of baked-in as a memory of early and medieval kingdoms subject to the depredations of Atilla, Ghengiz, Timur and the likes. But back in the ancient world the opening of the steppes by horse mounted, (and wagon-riding) folk enabled peoples to exploit a previously marginal ecosystem and this facilitated trade, technology and culture which was of great benefit to the emergent civilizations from Greece to China.

Side note. The rich archeological record of the Pontic steppes has only partially been uncovered. It is another downside to the ongoing war that some archeological sites may be destroyed. A minor point perhaps, when set aside the real death and suffering of people there, but another loss nonetheless.


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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#165  Postby NamelessFaceless » May 03, 2022 1:29 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. Hope of Heaven - John O'Hara
2. Pal Joey - John O'Hara
3. Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov
4. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever - Bill O'Reilly
5. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie
6. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
8. The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
9. The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle
10 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
11. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

12. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
13. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
14. A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

15. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (a re-read, this time listened)
16. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Vernes (I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this!)
17. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (another re-read, this time listened)

18. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (another one I previously read and have now listened)
19. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
20. The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#166  Postby Kaleid » May 06, 2022 2:12 pm

1. The Five - Hallie Rubenhold
2. The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain - Ian Mortimer
3. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
4. The Golden Strangers - Henry Treece
5. White - Marie Darrieussecq
6. Villette - Charlotte Brontë
7. The Dark Island - Henry Treece
8. Fat Chance - Simon Gray
9. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - Tobias Smollett

10. Red Queen, White Queen - Henry Treece

Certainly my least favourite of his Celtic tetralogy. The tale of Boudica's uprising, it feels a little more inauthentic compared to the others, and Treece's great talent was always writing convincingly about past times as if he were there himself. This one feels just a little off, but it's still a good story.
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#167  Postby Blip » May 07, 2022 8:11 am

1. A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
2. The Expectation Effect by David Robson
3. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
4. Road Ends by Mary Lawson
5. A Brief History of Earth by Andrew H Knoll
6. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Lois Roth
7. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
8. The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
9. The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Alan Blair
10. Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
11. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Alan Blair
12. Monsieur Ka by Vesna Goldsworthy
13. The Fire Engine That Disappeared by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
14. Gorski by Vesna Goldsworthy
15. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
16. Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
17. The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
18. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
19. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl part translated by Ilse Lasch
20. The Locked Room by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Paul Britten Austin
21. Cop Killer by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Thomas Teal
22. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

The novel needs no review from me. I was planning to read it a decade ago: my late friend Gil was an English teacher and OU tutor whose specialist areas included north American literature. She'd advised me to read some others of James' works before I tackled this one but she sadly died suddenly while The Wings of the Dove was sitting on my reading list. It's taken me this long to face it but she would have known that I'd love it too. The unresolved question at the end is a masterstroke.
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#168  Postby Macdoc » May 07, 2022 10:44 pm

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#169  Postby scott1328 » May 09, 2022 6:13 pm

1. Caliban's War, James S A Corey Book 2 in the Expanse Series.
2. Time’s Eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
3. Sun Storm, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. Sequel to Time's Eye.
4. The Firtstborn, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
5. Abaddon’s Gate, James S A Corey, Book 3 in the Expanse Series.
6. Cibola Burn, James S A Corey, Book 4 in the Expanse Series.
7. Nemesis Games, James S A Corey, Book 5 in the Expanse Series.
8. Babylon’s Ashes, James S A Corey, Book 6 in the Expanse Series.
9. Persepolis Rising, James S A Corey, Book 7 in the Expanse Series.
10. Tiamat’s Wrath, James S A Corey, Book 8 in the Expanse Series.
11. Leviathan Falls, James S A Corey, Book 9 in the Expanse Series.
12. Fragment, Warren Fahy
13. Memory’s Legion,James S A Corey, Collection short stories and novellas set in the Expanse universe.
14. Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi.
15. Old Man’s War, John Scalzi.
16. The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi, Sequel to Old Man’s War.
17. The Last Colony, John Scalzi, Third in the Old Man's War series.
18. The Human Division, John Scalzi, Fifth book in the Old Man's War series.
19. The End of All Things, John Scalzi, Sixth book in Old Man’s War series.
20. Redshirts, John Scalzi.
21. Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi, A reimagining/retelling of H. Beam Piper’s sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy.
22. Neptune Crossing, Jeffrey A. Carver. I regret reading this. 10 hours of what should have been a 10 page short story.
23. Apes and Angels, Ben Bova.
24. Survival, Ben Bova. Sequel to Apes and Angels.

25. We Are Legion(We are Bob), Dennis Taylor, Book 1 Bobiverse, A corpsicle is thawed and scanned into be the guiding intelligence of a Von Neumann probe.
26. For We Are Many, Dennis Taylor, Book 2 Bobiverse, The Bob's continue to replicate and are key to mankind's expansion into the galaxy, until they meet The Others.
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#170  Postby Macdoc » May 10, 2022 12:24 am

The Bob series is wonderful and highly recommended ...terrific humour and world(s) building.
Have not finished the EInstein book but hankering for real life adventure so Franklin Book and Shackleton book lurking.
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Re: The Book Thread 2022

#171  Postby NamelessFaceless » May 10, 2022 2:40 pm

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22. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

The novel needs no review from me. I was planning to read it a decade ago: my late friend Gil was an English teacher and OU tutor whose specialist areas included north American literature. She'd advised me to read some others of James' works before I tackled this one but she sadly died suddenly while The Wings of the Dove was sitting on my reading list. It's taken me this long to face it but she would have known that I'd love it too. The unresolved question at the end is a masterstroke.


Wish I'd been told that advice. That was the first James I read and I hated every minute of it. I've read a number of his works since then and appreciate him much more now, fortunately. I just started reading 'The Europeans' and I'm enjoying it so far. It's my pool lounging book, so it might take me a while to get through it, though.
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#172  Postby NamelessFaceless » May 10, 2022 2:41 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. Hope of Heaven - John O'Hara
2. Pal Joey - John O'Hara
3. Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov
4. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever - Bill O'Reilly
5. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie
6. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
8. The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
9. The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle
10 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
11. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

12. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
13. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
14. A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

15. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (a re-read, this time listened)
16. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Vernes (I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this!)
17. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (another re-read, this time listened)

18. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (another one I previously read and have now listened)
19. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
20. The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
21. The Forward Collection: The Last Conversation (Paul Tremblay); Emergency Skin (N.K. Jemisin); Summer Frost (Blake Crouch); Ark (Veronica Roth); Randomize (Andy Weir); You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Amor Towles)
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#173  Postby Macdoc » May 12, 2022 7:45 am

I didn't like James in Uni either ....I might have dipped my toe in since. Novel of manners if I recall.

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#174  Postby scott1328 » May 12, 2022 11:34 am

1. Caliban's War, James S A Corey Book 2 in the Expanse Series.
2. Time’s Eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
3. Sun Storm, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. Sequel to Time's Eye.
4. The Firtstborn, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
5. Abaddon’s Gate, James S A Corey, Book 3 in the Expanse Series.
6. Cibola Burn, James S A Corey, Book 4 in the Expanse Series.
7. Nemesis Games, James S A Corey, Book 5 in the Expanse Series.
8. Babylon’s Ashes, James S A Corey, Book 6 in the Expanse Series.
9. Persepolis Rising, James S A Corey, Book 7 in the Expanse Series.
10. Tiamat’s Wrath, James S A Corey, Book 8 in the Expanse Series.
11. Leviathan Falls, James S A Corey, Book 9 in the Expanse Series.
12. Fragment, Warren Fahy
13. Memory’s Legion,James S A Corey, Collection short stories and novellas set in the Expanse universe.
14. Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi.
15. Old Man’s War, John Scalzi.
16. The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi, Sequel to Old Man’s War.
17. The Last Colony, John Scalzi, Third in the Old Man's War series.
18. The Human Division, John Scalzi, Fifth book in the Old Man's War series.
19. The End of All Things, John Scalzi, Sixth book in Old Man’s War series.
20. Redshirts, John Scalzi.
21. Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi, A reimagining/retelling of H. Beam Piper’s sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy.
22. Neptune Crossing, Jeffrey A. Carver. I regret reading this. 10 hours of what should have been a 10 page short story.
23. Apes and Angels, Ben Bova.
24. Survival, Ben Bova. Sequel to Apes and Angels.
25. We Are Legion(We are Bob), Dennis Taylor, Book 1 Bobiverse
26. For We Are Many, Dennis Taylor, Book 2 Bobiverse

27. All These Worlds, Dennis Taylor, Book 3 Bobiverse, The Others have now threatened to sterilize the Earth and now the Bobs must evacuate the Earth before they arrive.
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#175  Postby don't get me started » May 13, 2022 1:38 am

1. Cognitive Discourse Analysis: An introduction - Thora Tenbrink
2. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender And Identity- And Why This Harms Everybody – Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
3. A History of the World in 12 Maps – Jerry Brotton
4. Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language – Patricia T. O’Connor & Stewart Kellerman
5. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning - Jenefer Philip, Rebecca Adams & Noriko Iwashita
6. Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
7. Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World - Nataly Kelly & Jost Zetzche
8. English Words: A Linguistic Introduction - Heidi Harley
9. Questions: Formal, Functional and Interactional Perspectives Jan P. de Ruiter (Ed.)
10. Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey
11. English Prepositions: Their meanings and uses - R.M.W. Dixon
12. Draußen vor der Tür - Wolfgang Borchert
13. Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication - Jeannette Liitlemore
14. Tiamat's Wrath - James S.A. Corey
15. Leviathan Falls - James S.A. Corey

16. The Borders A History of the Borders from Earliest Times -Alastair Moffat

454 pp.

An extremely detailed and thorough history of the Anglo-Scottish borderland, focusing mainly on the eastern marches and the Tweed valley more than the Western side around Cumbria and Dumfriesshire. The author's scholarship is exhaustive and he delves into architecture, agriculture, archeology, genealogy, literature, geology, myth, religion, sporting traditions and much more besides. From the post-ice age prehistoric settlements, the ancient Celtic kingdoms, the Romans and their epoch defining wall, through the early Saxon and Norse encroachments, the spread of Christianity, the emergence of Scottish and English national identity, the countless wars between the two states, the emergence of the Reiver culture of robbery, cattle raiding, theft, murder and blackmail to the acts of union and up to the modern age, Moffat covers the lot.

The author is clearly partisan and enthusiastic localism can sometimes drift towards a view that these borderlands were the very cradle of modern civilization...(ha!). But overall, a very good read about a part of the world I am very familiar with.

I've been dipping in and out of this book for a long while. I enjoyed the author's style and may read some of his other stuff in the future.

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#176  Postby UncertainSloth » May 13, 2022 1:39 am

1. the long take - robin robertson - 8/10
2. the gatekeeper - russ kane - 5/10
3. dr potter's medicine show - eric scott fischl - 8/10
4. just one damn thing after another - jodi taylor - 8/10 -
5. trinity - louisa hall - 8/10
6. the night ocean - paul la farge - 9/10
7. washington black - esi edugyan - 8/10
8. the monsters of templeton - lauren groff - 8/10
9. hystopia - david means - 6/10 - not my usual sort of subject matter and probably shows in the score...a sort of alternative history thing rooted in vietnam and kennedy...however, it's another one done off the backlog shelves

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#177  Postby Blip » May 15, 2022 6:38 am

1. A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
2. The Expectation Effect by David Robson
3. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
4. Road Ends by Mary Lawson
5. A Brief History of Earth by Andrew H Knoll
6. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Lois Roth
7. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
8. The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
9. The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Alan Blair
10. Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
11. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Alan Blair
12. Monsieur Ka by Vesna Goldsworthy
13. The Fire Engine That Disappeared by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
14. Gorski by Vesna Goldsworthy
15. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
16. Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
17. The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate
18. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
19. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl part translated by Ilse Lasch
20. The Locked Room by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Paul Britten Austin
21. Cop Killer by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Thomas Teal
22. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
23. The Terrorists by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö translated by Joan Tate

And that completes the series. The seasoning of social comment makes for interesting reading; it's easy to see why these novels were so influential.
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#178  Postby Evolving » May 15, 2022 2:51 pm

While you're waiting for me to get back to you on White (and I know you're all dying to hear all about it), here is something else that I have been reading:

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The rules of the road in the country where I live.

Why would I read such a thing?

Some people here know that I've been having some problems with my eyes for several years. Several operations later (the last one was in October 2020), it's not only legal once again, but I actually feel confident enough to drive again. Many years ago I obtained my first driver's licence in the UK, because that was where I was living when I was seventeen, and it's that UK driver's licence that I was using for years in the rest of the EU. But I haven't done so for quite a few years now, and rather than go through all the bureaucracy of renewing my UK licence and then converting it into a Luxembourg one (if the latter is even possible, after Brexit), I've decided to go through the whole process anew, as if I were 17 again.

Hence the book, as well as six two-hour Zoom sessions with an instructor and numerous young people hungry for knowledge. I passed the theoretical exam last week and hope to start the practical driving lessons very soon. I expect to be up to speed (bad simile) in a jiffy.

1. Professor Unrat, Heinrich Mann
2. God is not Great, Christopher Hitchens
3. The Ill-Made Knight, T.H. White
4. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
5. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
6. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
7. The Character of Physical Law, Richard Feynmann
8. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
9. Knight Crusader, Ronald Welch.
10. Die Physiker, Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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#179  Postby scott1328 » May 15, 2022 5:29 pm

1. Caliban's War, James S A Corey Book 2 in the Expanse Series.
2. Time’s Eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
3. Sun Storm, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. Sequel to Time's Eye.
4. The Firtstborn, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
5. Abaddon’s Gate, James S A Corey, Book 3 in the Expanse Series.
6. Cibola Burn, James S A Corey, Book 4 in the Expanse Series.
7. Nemesis Games, James S A Corey, Book 5 in the Expanse Series.
8. Babylon’s Ashes, James S A Corey, Book 6 in the Expanse Series.
9. Persepolis Rising, James S A Corey, Book 7 in the Expanse Series.
10. Tiamat’s Wrath, James S A Corey, Book 8 in the Expanse Series.
11. Leviathan Falls, James S A Corey, Book 9 in the Expanse Series.
12. Fragment, Warren Fahy
13. Memory’s Legion,James S A Corey, Collection short stories and novellas set in the Expanse universe.
14. Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi.
15. Old Man’s War, John Scalzi.
16. The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi, Sequel to Old Man’s War.
17. The Last Colony, John Scalzi, Third in the Old Man's War series.
18. The Human Division, John Scalzi, Fifth book in the Old Man's War series.
19. The End of All Things, John Scalzi, Sixth book in Old Man’s War series.
20. Redshirts, John Scalzi.
21. Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi, A reimagining/retelling of H. Beam Piper’s sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy.
22. Neptune Crossing, Jeffrey A. Carver. I regret reading this. 10 hours of what should have been a 10 page short story.
23. Apes and Angels, Ben Bova.
24. Survival, Ben Bova. Sequel to Apes and Angels.
25. We Are Legion(We are Bob), Dennis Taylor, Book 1 Bobiverse
26. For We Are Many, Dennis Taylor, Book 2 Bobiverse
27. All These Worlds, Dennis Taylor, Book 3 Bobiverse

28. Heaven’s River, Dennis Taylor, Book 4 Bobiverse. The Bobiverse is fracturing into many special interest groups as the Bob clones diverge from the original Bob replicant. meanwhile Bob 1 is on a quest to find a long lost member of his first group of clones. He tracks him down to an alien megastructurure and starts the search in a topopolis billions of miles long.
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#180  Postby Macdoc » May 15, 2022 6:29 pm

Heaven's River ....incredible leap of imagination and good fun. :thumbup:

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