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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:04 pm

Just starting Fezziwig: A Life by Danny Kuhn

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:13 pm

So, is “Fezziwig” very Dickens in style and character...or is it something else entirely?

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:08 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
So, is “Fezziwig” very Dickens in style and character...or is it something else entirely?

Yes, it is a novel based on the Fezziwig from Dicken's A Christmas Carol. I love Dicken's novels, so I'm really looking forward to this. I have heard some really good reviews of it. I will update as I progress.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:55 pm

Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries - Kindle Edition

Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells's
Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning,
New York Times and USA Today bestselling series,
The Murderbot Diaries.



Martha Wells is one of the most loved SciFi authors...
rivaling Lois McMaster Bujold for the queen’s crown.

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:10 pm

SimpleMan...I think my favorite Dickens is (are) The Pickwick Papers. With all his ponderous grim stories it’s good to know the great Dickens had both a subtle and slapstick sense of humor.

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:35 pm

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SimpleMan...I think my favorite Dickens is (are) The Pickwick Papers. With all his ponderous grim stories it’s good to know the great Dickens had both a subtle and slapstick sense of humor.

Yes, very good. I read The Pickwick Papers for the first time Summer before last. Thoroughly enjoyed it. My favorites still remain A Christmas Carol (the book is so much better than any of the movies) and David Copperfield. I also enjoy The Old Curiosity Shop. I guess I am just an old soul. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:53 pm

I discovered that I had downloaded the 4th in the series...”Exit Trategies: The Murderbot Diaries. Finished that one too. Really well written and fun series.




I finally pulled up a novella I have been saving for some time...”The Flowers of Vashnoi: Vorkosigan Saga”. (Kindle) The Vorkosigan Saga was the recipient of the first Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Series. That was 2017.


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:56 pm

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And I'd love a new rec if you have one in you.


Cheers,

RR

Hey Rande,

Oooooo, I've got loads up my sleeve!

For a change in pace, how about a modern mountaineering epic...

Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson.

… I doubt you'll be disappointed.  Smile

Read "Touching the Void" recently guv'nor. Held my interest right enough, but have to admit that much of the technical jargon was lost on me as I'm not a climber as you are. Still, I got the general idea and it was amazing that the author managed it at all!

I've tried to get in the movie but sadly it isn't available through my local library. Pity, that. Great rec though mate and keep them coming!



Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 am

Brewdude wrote:
Stick wrote:
Brewdude wrote:



And I'd love a new rec if you have one in you.


Cheers,

RR

Hey Rande,

Oooooo, I've got loads up my sleeve!

For a change in pace, how about a modern mountaineering epic...

Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson.

… I doubt you'll be disappointed.  Smile

Read "Touching the Void" recently guv'nor. Held my interest right enough, but have to admit that much of the technical jargon was lost on me as I'm not a climber as you are. Still, I got the general idea and it was amazing that the author managed it at all!

I've tried to get in the movie but sadly it isn't available through my local library. Pity, that. Great rec though mate and keep them coming!



Cheers,

RR

Well done mate. I've met both Joe Simpson and Simon Yates; both interesting and very different characters. The film would be great as it would fill in the technical gaps that you allude to.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:25 am

Introduction to Tantra by Sir John Woodroffe.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Yesterday at 12:37 am

A novel that George Orwell once referred to as “a dirty book worth reading.” Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer.”
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