So, what book are you currently reading?

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Oh, I am aware of this guy and have been meaning to read this. Any good? I read a long-form interview with McNair awhile ago, he seemed like a very smart guy with his head screwed on right - not at all the sort of predatory violent psychopath who you feel should be rotting away in a cement coffin in a Supermax. :sad

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Aye its good mate doesn't even drink take drugs f--k all kept hiself to hiseflf in jail .Got told he could be out in 14 yrs with good behaviour in the 80s then they went back on there word that's when he escaped the 3rd time . Only downside was he liked to escape that's why he ended up at ADX .
 
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Anyone still got more love for a real book than an ebook?
Stopped reading kindle years ago. Love real books. Last book I read was The English and their History by Robert Tombs. This book is mammoth, took me two and a half weeks, everyone should read it at some stage. Learn so much.
 
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You complain about us stalking you and you do this.

Fuckwit.
 
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I am currently reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. It is a harrowing story that intertwines the experiences of several people involved in the construction of the Japanese railway in WW2. The protagonist is a fatally flawed Australian Doctor who is hailed a war hero while filled with self loathing and regret over his life. It is beautifully written and is a candid exploration into the human mind. Would recommend.
 
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To answer the thread question, I am currently reading "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow".

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Have read sapiens and was going to start on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Would you recommend this one also?

I find it very surprising that Joe Rogan hasn't had Yuval Noah Harari on his podcast, seems like the perfect fit.
 

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Stopped reading kindle years ago. Love real books. Last book I read was The English and their History by Robert Tombs. This book is mammoth, took me two and a half weeks, everyone should read it at some stage. Learn so much.

Things I like about paper books:

  • Smell/physical signs of use
  • Visual indicator of progress
  • Look good on a shelf
Things I like about a Kindle:

  • Whatever book I want to read is in my pocket
  • libgen.io
  • Built-in reading light, much easier to read in bed next to sleeping partner
  • Easier to read full stop
  • Read way more since I've had a Kindle
  • Can change font and type size
  • Can search for text in a book
  • Can click on hyperlinks for indexes, sources etc
And plenty more pro points.

Kindle is just better. I'm sorry. :conf

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Have read sapiens and was going to start on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Would you recommend this one also?

I find it very surprising that Joe Rogan hasn't had Yuval Noah Harari on his podcast, seems like the perfect fit.
It's not the best popular-academic book I've read, but there's some pretty good thinking in there. Pretty dry though. He's not as good a storyteller as some guys like Pinker, Diamond etc. :thumbsup

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Apart from being actual books.

I prefer books.
I like books too, but I like my kindle better
And when I move house, my kindle is significantly less of a pain in the ass.

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A biography of Paddy Mayne. If you don't know who he is, you ain't worth talking to.