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Old 05-19-2021, 02:44 AM   #21
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I am a big fan of the "Cormoran Strike"-Series by Robert Galbraith (wich is a pseudonym from Joanne K. Rowling)
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sears and jc whitney are my favorite reads but the sears book dosent seem to come out anymore and i memerized the jc whitney book
harbor freight and norther tool just dont do it for me anymore so i dont realy read anymore lol
the way i see.it.if.the book dosent have the price listed for the item and then they try to use feelings and words to sell stuff that is how you know its way to exspensive for what it is
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A series I just got through reading was “Scythe” a three book series by Neal Shusterman.
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The red trilogy by Linda Nagata

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I am a big fan of the "Cormoran Strike"-Series by Robert Galbraith (wich is a pseudonym from Joanne K. Rowling)
This looked interesting to me, so I took your recommendation. I'm half-way thru the first book "the cuckoo's calling." I like it. Cormoran is a very interesting character. He's the underdog. I'm rooting for him.

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Old 05-22-2021, 03:47 PM   #26
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Anything by Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and David Drake (just to toss in one relatively recent author.)
Those are mostly science fiction though Drake did an excellent fantasy series as well.

To re-iterate some that have been mentioned already:
Stephen King, John Sandford, Lee Child (the Jack Reacher books.)

Currently re-reading a Carl Hiassen- fun reads.
Jimmy Buffet has written a few books that were silly but pretty good.

Also various motorcycle and car manuals, at times. ;)
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Funny timing to revive this thread. I had just finished reading Ready Player One when I posted this 3 years ago and today I’m halfway through Ready Player Two.

x2 on Max-D’s suggestion of the subtle art of not giving a f*ck. That’s a good read.

Also recently picked up a book on Python programming.
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Funny timing to revive this thread. I had just finished reading Ready Player One when I posted this 3 years ago and today I’m halfway through Ready Player Two.
Wow! I didn`t know there is a Ready Player Two out
I have read Ready Player One several times and I am still watching the movie from time to time
That`s good news!
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This looked interesting to me, so I took your recommendation. I'm half-way thru the first book "the cuckoo's calling." I like it. Cormoran is a very interesting character. He's the underdog. I'm rooting for him.
Glad you like it. I am looking forward to your feedback after you have finished the book!
Hard to belive it is from the same autor as the Harry Potter novels, isn`it?
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Glad you like it. I am looking forward to your feedback after you have finished the book!

Hard to belive it is from the same autor as the Harry Potter novels, isn`it?
Loved the book! Kept me on the edge of my seat. I never would've guessed who killed Lula Landry. It is hard to believe that it's the same author as Harry Potter. She's got quite the imagination.

I'm on chapter nine of the second book Silkworm.

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I know this thread is a few years old, but this book helped me many years ago when I was trying to figure out this life thing. While it may not be for everybody, I'm sure there's one more person out here that would benefit from this book. It's not a blame chaser, it's just a really informative read.
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Right now I'm readin the Otherland series by Tad Williams. It's good so far.

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Loved the book! Kept me on the edge of my seat. I never would've guessed who killed Lula Landry. It is hard to believe that it's the same author as Harry Potter. She's got quite the imagination.

I'm on chapter nine of the second book Silkworm.

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In retrospect, all the clues were there. But I didn`t get it either. A friend told me to read a book a second time after finishing it, cause you will get more details.
Silkworm is more twisted, and characters envolve. I have read all 4 books of this series and loved them.
Happy reading!
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I'm currently reading the Hary Hole series by Jo Nesbo. Great books. If someone likes detective stories, they are worth reading.
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I'm currently reading the Hary Hole series by Jo Nesbo. Great books. If someone likes detective stories, they are worth reading.
Thanks. I'll give them a look.

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I'm currently reading the Hary Hole series by Jo Nesbo. Great books. If someone likes detective stories, they are worth reading.
I second that recommendation, great stuff!

I gotta throw out Michael Connelly, of course (anyone seen his Amazon series "Bosch"? Incredible adaption from his books)

...and Andrew Mayne (especially his latest "Underwater Investigation Unit" series of books)

Oh - can't remember if I mentioned him before, but absolutely ANYTHING by Joseph Wambaugh - he's been writing police procedural fiction (as well as the occasional true crime book) for decades - he was involved in creating and developing the '70s TV series "Police Story", and his books pull NO punches, telling both sides of the story - corruption, depression among officers, observations of various elements of (mostly Californian) society and feature a LOT of dark humor.

He was the son of a policeman, a Marine, and served 14 years on the LAPD himself. Many movies have been made of his books. Pretty sure I've read every single one of his books multiple times, and am about to order a few used paperbacks that I haven't read in ages.
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I second that recommendation, great stuff!



I gotta throw out Michael Connelly, of course (anyone seen his Amazon series "Bosch"? Incredible adaption from his books)



...and Andrew Mayne (especially his latest "Underwater Investigation Unit" series of books)



Oh - can't remember if I mentioned him before, but absolutely ANYTHING by Joseph Wambaugh - he's been writing police procedural fiction (as well as the occasional true crime book) for decades - he was involved in creating and developing the '70s TV series "Police Story", and his books pull NO punches, telling both sides of the story - corruption, depression among officers, observations of various elements of (mostly Californian) society and feature a LOT of dark humor.



He was the son of a policeman, a Marine, and served 14 years on the LAPD himself. Many movies have been made of his books. Pretty sure I've read every single one of his books multiple times, and am about to order a few used paperbacks that I haven't read in ages.
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In retrospect, all the clues were there. But I didn`t get it either. A friend told me to read a book a second time after finishing it, cause you will get more details.
Silkworm is more twisted, and characters envolve. I have read all 4 books of this series and loved them.
Happy reading!
I finished The Silkworm a few days ago and I'm just about done with Career of Evil. Great stories! I'll be starting the next one on Monday.

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This is more of a "What am I reading" than a recommended books post - but it's EXTREMELY interesting, and FREE!

(because it's posted over at Jalopnik)

Title: A Brief History Of Gasoline: A Century And A Half Of Lies

Part 1:

https://jalopnik.com/a-brief-history...gas-1846790331

Part 2:

https://jalopnik.com/a-brief-history...ves-1846958607

The series will end up containing 10 parts, and the author (Jamie Kitman) is a VERY knowledgable and multi-talented individual.

About the author:

(taken from "Nation")

Jamie Lincoln Kitman, New York bureau chief for Automobile Magazine, won an investigative reporting award from Investigative Reporters and Editors for his Nation article on leaded gasoline. A member of the Society of Automotive Historians, Jamie Lincoln Kitman drives a 1966 Lancia Fulvia and a 1969 Ford Lotus-Cortina, both of which run fine on unleaded.

He's also studied law and has managed a slew of rock bands, among them The Ordinaires, They Might Be Giants, The La's, The Beautiful South, Meat Puppets, Yo La Tengo, Band of Weeds, Pere Ubu, Violent Femmes, Chainsaw Kittens, etc.
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