Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Jul 26, 2016.
Audiobooks are a great way to get started.
We listen to those at work. Currently listening to the history of the English language. Really interesting
The last three books I've read:
Ben Franklin's autobiography
Hunter S Thompson - Kingdom of Fear
The Truth About Aaron: My Journey to Understand My Brother by Jonathon Hernandez
Leadership by Doris Kearns
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
Just about to wrap up The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris - 10/10 read. The detailed analysis is beyond what i expected.
·Batman Noel...graphic novel that puts a Batspin on the Dickens classic...one of my favorite Batman Graphic Novels.
·Batman-Under The Red Hood...excellent graphic novel about the return of Jason Todd...killed by the joker with a crow bar.....and somehow has returned.
well written and beautiful art work.
I would love to read your thesis.on this.
Little Big Man / Thomas Berger - Most of have seen the western with Dustin Hoffman, but you should take time to read this one. It's one of the best westerns I've ever read.
The Final Frontiersman / James Campbell - The Heimo Korth story of settling Alaska. For me personally it's the American dream or the J. Buffett dream at least.
Buck, Buck, Moose + Duck, Duck, Goose + Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail / Hank Shaw - More or less a cookbook set but goes in to more detail about how to prepare wild game start to finish.
Been listening to audio books at work. Have had a lot of stuff where I have been doing pretty much data entry type stuff so it makes the day go by faster.
I had to go with what I could find free on youtube and I have found many Dean Koontz books.
And although I have either read all of them and listened to them before they are there and available so.
By the Light of the moon
Servants of Twilight
Just finished Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box (which I have read as well). Joe Hill is Stephen King's son and a good deal of his writings are short stories but his few regular books have been pretty good so far.
I enjoyed heart shaped box.
If anyone is into canoeing, fishing, and local Texas history (and the writing style of James Joyce) one of my fav books of all time is Goodbye to a River by John Graves. You'll be taken back to Comanches, pioneers, and every historical spot on the Brazos River on the author's last canoe trip of that stretch of river before it was damned off and those areas flooded. He makes an awesome case against "progress" and the greed that causes it. You can also order it on-line at your local library, they'll get it for you, and you can go pick it up and read it free.
I'm over half way thru cryptonomicon by Neal
Stephenson. It's taken me almost three years .
The Stench of Honolulu.
I am looking for recommendations on a really good book on Tom Landry.
I'm about to wrap-up the Audible version of Napoleon: A Life.
I've picked up Churchill: Walking with Destiny for my next book.
I am currently reading The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich. I read the English translation a few year's ago and am now having a go with the original version in Russian. The book is an oral history of Russian women who fought in WW2, many of whom were on the front lines in combat roles. The hardships they endured is quite frankly incomprehensible. Reading the book, you get the overwhelming sense that protection and preservation of the mother land is genetically coded in their DNA.
Thanks for this info, I've never heard of that book, it's now my list.
It's a shame so many stories from that era are lost & will never be told due to the oppressive nature of the time. I heard there was a military unit of women who would seduce German officers and assassinate them....that would make a fascinating movie. Hardcore History has a bunch of great info about that era in the series called "Ghosts of the Ostfront" I highly recommended it
Good book, I recommended it to someone a few weeks ago.
Love Koontz. Have you read Strangers? Really good.
Currently reading his Jane Hawk series. It's a 5-book series about a female FBI agent who is trying to find out why her husband committed suicide.
1. The Silent Corner
2. The Whispering Room
3. The Crooked Staircase
4. The Forbidden Door
5. The Night Window
I've read Book 1, and am reading Book 2 now. Book 5 won't be out until later this year.
Just finished "Presidents of War" by Michael Beschloss.
~his auto-biography is excellent.
~Bob St.John's excellent The Man Inside...Landry is one of my favorites.
~Tom and The Boys by Dave Klein is excellent.
anything by Bob St John is required reading but Coach's auto-biography is the best.
Man Inside Landry a very close 2nd.
you won't regret reading them.