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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:59 pm

"The Missing File" by D.A. Mishani. A missing persons/detective novel set in Tel Aviv.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby ninatoo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:43 am

'Treblinka' by Jean-Francois Steiner. I'm reading it because many years ago my father loaned me this book but I was too young to fully understand what it was all about. I have often thought that I should read it again, and so I found it on the net.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:34 am

"The End Game" by Raymond Khoury.

Fifth novel in the "Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin" series of Knights Templar conspiracy thrillers.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby Guacho » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:56 pm

The Earth is Weeping by Peter Cozzens, a history of the North American Indian wars. Balanced account of a genocide :cry:
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby Strelets_410 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:09 am

Right now, everything I read are articles like this because I've been asked to study the real estate market in the UK... But as you can see, I'm reaching peak levels of productivity by posting here.
I swear I'm doing it for work ::):

Apart from that, I've recently read a French magazine about tanks that was laying around in my house. So much for work today.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby northmaven » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:14 pm

Albert Goldman's biography of Elvis. I've dipped into his more scurrilous ones on Marilyn and Lennon, leafing through for the goss, but this is in a different league. He kicks off with Fat Elvis in Graceland preparing to heave his bulk off the bed to do a Vegas gig, and riffs at length on the analogy of the king and his court. Then it's back to Tupelo for his birth. He takes pains to discern how the history diverges from The Myth, and manages to communicate the strangeness of Elvis, what a weirdo he looked like to his teen peers, dressed as he was like a pimp or Italian lover. It's got that gonzo journalist vibe too, where he includes himself in the story, in his attempts to dig past the official story of Col Tom Parker etc. Much better written than I was expecting.
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