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Old 04-27-2017   #2371 (permalink)
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Just finished The Last One by Alexandra Oliva.

Really good, fast read. Survivor/reality TV meets dystopian fiction. I loved the ending and the kind of meta-commentary on why/what we watch, and what is reality.
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lol...check this out:


http://www.playa.info/playa-del-carm...ml#post1576446

I think I have read it 4 or 5 times now. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Would have to say it's my #1.

John Irving is my favourite author.

Have your read other books by him? I also loved The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, The Hotel New Hampshire, Son of the Circus.
Hah, wow, yeah I am REALLY late to that party....

I loved The Cider House Rules, and Garp, too.
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Reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and really enjoying it!

Last book was Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express as I had never read it. Was pretty good.
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Recently joined a book club. First book is "The Power of Habits" so far it's informative and entertaining.
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Just finished "Bastard out of Carolina" by Dorothy Allison, another oldie but freebie from Book Bub. Very Hillbilly Elegy-ish in a novelized form. Semi- autobiographical from what I could tell....takes place in Greenville, SC, a place that bearcat and I both love. Very good read.
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Just finished Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. I couldn't put it down, one of the best books I have read in a long time. I LOVE great narrative non-fiction and David Grann is one of the best.
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

I'm a huge King fan but tried to read these books decades ago and didn't get into them.

I've just started the second book and really liking it so far. Little vague, but poetic.
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Just finished Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. I couldn't put it down, one of the best books I have read in a long time. I LOVE great narrative non-fiction and David Grann is one of the best.
Thanks for the referral, BC. Read the free review pages on Amazon - will buy and give it a read.
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Thanks for the referral, BC. Read the free review pages on Amazon - will buy and give it a read.
It is a great whodunit, thriller made even better by the fact that it is all true. After reading it, I said to my wife "this would make a great movie". The next day I read that Martin Scorcese and Leo Decaprio are making it into a movie. Bastards stole my idea!

It is set in a part of Oklahoma that I must visit on my next trip to Kansas to see my daughter.
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

I'm a huge King fan but tried to read these books decades ago and didn't get into them.

I've just started the second book and really liking it so far. Little vague, but poetic.
I like King too, but couldn't get into these years ago. Maybe I'll give it another try.


Reading: American War by Omar El Akkad (good so far). Loved: Beartown by Fredrik Backman.
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On the long drive yesterday, we listened to The Reason You're Alive, by Matthew Quick. Only 6 hours for the audio, so the book is probably a very quick read.

It was excellent. So topical, and a really good representation of the post-VietNam war generation...like me.
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Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis. I have read other Lewis novels but never this one before. A white man find outs that he is part black and resigns from the white race. Although published in 1947, it could be on today's bestseller list. Some things don't change.
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Orphan Train (for my monthly book club) and Victoria and Abdul.
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