So, what book are you currently reading?

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Reread The Stand, since the missus is reading it for the first time. Now rereading The Dead Zone.

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How was it?
I read it years and years ago and just picked it up again.
I need to intersperse fiction with non fiction to change of the cadence.
 
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Read American Kingpin recently. Story about Ross Ulbricht, the owner of the Silk Road website and law enforcements struggles to figure out his identity.
One of the best books I've read in a long time.
Current read is Hatching Twitter. Sounds boring but it's actually a really easy read and we'll worth the time.
Kindof got a bit of an obsession with tech crime/startup stuff atm. Some good books out there on this genre.
 

DB Cooper

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Read American Kingpin recently. Story about Ross Ulbricht, the owner of the Silk Road website and law enforcements struggles to figure out his identity.
One of the best books I've read in a long time.
Current read is Hatching Twitter. Sounds boring but it's actually a really easy read and we'll worth the time.
Kindof got a bit of an obsession with tech crime/startup stuff atm. Some good books out there on this genre.
Read 'American Kingpin' a couple of years ago. Great book.

Glad you posted about it because you have reminded me that I lent it out and it hasn't come back.
 

DB Cooper

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Received only a few days ago a copy of 'The True Story Of Titanic Thompson' by Kevin Cook.

Haven't read but yet but I am already familiar with his story.

'Titanic' Thompson killed 5 men and married 5 women, each one a teenager on her wedding day.

But Thompson is most famous for having been a trickster and conman who traveled from town to town with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, a suitcase full of cash, and for having won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and other games of his own invention.



This guy is way beyond fascinating.

https://www.checkhookboxing.com/index.php?threads/titanic-thompson-the-man-who-bet-on-everything-and-nearly-always-won.121173/#post-3944470
 
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Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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Yo, did you finish Mistborn yet, you fuck?
The first one, yeah. Enjoyed it a lot. Put the series down when the second one didn't grab me. I read a couple of other books. But it's still on the first page of the kindle library, and the missus is still harassing me about it every few days, so it'll happen. :lol: :thumbsup

Kinda felt like the story was concluded in book 1 though. :conf

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The first one, yeah. Enjoyed it a lot. Put the series down when the second one didn't grab me. I read a couple of other books. But it's still on the first page of the kindle library, and the missus is still harassing me about it every few days, so it'll happen. :lol::thumbsup

Kinda felt like the story was concluded in book 1 though. :conf

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Not even close. I get why it would seem that way though. The second book does drag a little, to be fair.
 

Haggis

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Not even close. I get why it would seem that way though. The second book does drag a little, to be fair.
Oh, I'm not saying it IS done, obviously. Just that the end of the first book kinda felt like the end of the third book, with the Big Bad being defeated.

I actually enjoyed the end of the first one, it kind of surprised me that the Lord Ruler and Frasier both died. Subverting expectations, and all of that. I got a little pissy about the Lord Ruler dying, though. I liked him, and was looking forward to he and Elend meeting up at some point so that the Lord Ruler could give Elend a classic "we're not so different, you and I" type speech. :lol:

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Had anybody here read "The Three-Body Problem"?

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Started it. About 100 pages in.

So far it reads like a good airport thriller/page-turner with some big scientific ideas and some weird shit going on.

I don't really know what's happening yet, but I'm interested and it def makes me want to keep reading.

It's an easy read, but it's no great work of literature, seems more like a Sci fi Da Vinci code, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.


I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.
 

Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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Started it. About 100 pages in.

So far it reads like a good airport thriller/page-turner with some big scientific ideas and some weird shit going on.

I don't really know what's happening yet, but I'm interested and it def makes me want to keep reading.

It's an easy read, but it's no great work of literature, seems more like a Sci fi Da Vinci code, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.


I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.
Do let me know! Thanks! :thumbsup

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