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What are you currently reading?

I locked the several previous "what are you currently reading" threads because they were massive. Let's start fresh!

What are you reading right now?



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I have decided to start House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power by James Carroll. The basic premise of the book, according to its back flap, is that the Pentagon is essentially a rogue organization beyond the control of civilian leadership and serves, effectvely, to undermine national security.


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"The Help." I really like it so far!


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Post Re: What are you currently reading?
Jose Saramago's
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About a mismatched couple finding love...
I like Saramago's style, it sems he is dancing with words.



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"The haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson. Not as awesome as Poe's "The fall of house of Usher" but I gave it a shot :)


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Aqueda_Veronica.....I see you are a Poe fan. I just read a very good short story by Russell Banks re. Poe. It is called The Caul and is in Banks' collection of short stories called, The Angel on the Roof.



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Post Re: What are you currently reading?
Machine Man by Max Barry, an author recommended by a member here on Booktalk (Avid Reader). Here's the publisher's blurb:

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It’s not a tragedy. It’s an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts.

Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon.

A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man’s quest for ultimate self-improvement.


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http://maxbarry.com/machineman/

I'm about halfway through and loving it!


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Post Re: What are you currently reading?
lindad_amato wrote:
Aqueda_Veronica.....I see you are a Poe fan. I just read a very good short story by Russell Banks re. Poe. It is called The Caul and is in Banks' collection of short stories called, The Angel on the Roof.


Thanks so much for the awesome tip Lindad_Amato :)
Just found the story online and read it in one go, even though usually I hate reading e-books. Such a fascinating piece, loved it!


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lindad_amato wrote:
Aqueda_Veronica.....I see you are a Poe fan. I just read a very good short story by Russell Banks re. Poe. It is called The Caul and is in Banks' collection of short stories called, The Angel on the Roof.


Thanks so much for the awesome tip Lindad_Amato :)
Just found the story online and read it in one go, even though usually I hate reading e-books. Such a fascinating piece, loved it!



So glad you enjoyed it. I hope you'll join our next Fiction Discussion.



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Post Re: What are you currently reading?
Yesterday I started The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. I requested it from the local library quite some time ago. I must of wanted to read it. Gotta feeling it will be too depressing though. I'll give it the 50 page rule.



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Yesterday I started The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf.


What is this book about? I think I may have read it. I know I've read two books by her though.



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http://www.amazon.ca/Weight-Silence-Hea ... 077832740X

Hope that helps. I am new here and not sure if posting this link is allowed. Just learning.



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Yep I did ready that one and if I remember right it was a good one. I dont remember it be too depressing if you do read it let me know what you think!



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Moneyball. I'm no longer a big baseball fan, but to me much of this book is about seeing the world differently. Also, I found it interesting the way the ideas of two guys who had experienced failure came together.

Recently, I finished Open, by Agassi. A wonderful book about a lot more than tennis.

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I'm currently reading Charmed Circle[i], a book about Gertrude Stein and her group of friends. It paints a very interesting picture of many of the famous artists and writers of the time as well as a look at Paris through two world wars. I'm enjoying it immensely.[/i]



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