What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

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Post by Swansea » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:54 am

The Big Short by Michael Lewis (second time through). A good story telling of what led up to the financial crisis of 2008. On the second reading, I have somewhat begun to understand how "credit default swaps" worked.

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S.C. Gwynne
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Post by mcblum » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:24 am

Patrick Leigh Fermor's Time of Gifts. This is the first volume of his trilogy, the 1933 walk across Europe at 18 years of age.
Fermor became a war hero when his team of SOE operatives captured a German general in Crete and, despite hot pursuit, spirited him to Alexandria, Egypt. Great read!
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Post by bertilak » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:04 am

I read PLF's Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation in Crete. This is an interesting and well-written first-hand account of a WWII SOE operaton. The post-war meeting of Fermor and the general (Heinrich Kreipe) is included in this story.

You may also like William Stanley Moss' Ill Met by Moonlight which is another first-hand account of the same SOE operation, WSM was the other main SOE participant, PLF contributed an afterword.
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Post by mcblum » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:34 pm

thanks. I've read Ill met by Moonlight. Not a bad movie, either. Dirk Bogarde if i'm not mistaken.
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Post by Dave55 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:37 pm

Just finished "Blue Heaven" by CJ Box and now reading "The Neon Rain" by James Lee Burke

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Post by reggiesimpson » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:48 pm

Just re read The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman. How 90% of the worlds population travel on incredibly dangerous modes of transportation on a daily basis ........and pay the price! Hoffman joined them on his own entertaining romp.

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Post by sixtyforty » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:00 pm

I just finished The Plant Paradox: The Hidden dangers of "Healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain. by M.D. Gundry. It is a real eye opener if accurate. I would be curious if anyone here is following a diet like this.
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Post by LadyGeek » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:17 pm

^^^ FYI - Discussions on the health benefits of diets are off-topic as medical advice. See: Medical Issues
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Post by azurekep » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:51 pm

End Game by David Baldacci
Will Robie/Jessica Reel series, book 5

The Agency's top handler, Blue Man, goes missing while vacationing in his home town in rural Colorado. Fearing he may have been captured, operatives Will Robie and Jessica Reel are dispatched to find their boss. Rural Colorado is sparsely populated, with limited law enforcement, and inhabited by white supremasits, neo-Nazis and other fringe groups — some with fortified compounds and heavy-grade miltiary weaponry. Will and Jessica have their work cut out for them. The book is eye-rolling at times, and somewhat tainted by the ripped-from-the-headlines feel. Defintiely not the best in the series, but a good airplane read.

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Post by heartwood » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:15 pm

I've had a lot of luck getting current popular novels as ebooks via my library. I started and did not finish Nelson DeMille's The Cuban Affair. A change from his long time NYC protagonist to a Maine born, Florida boat captain by way of the US Army in Afghanistan. As the title implies the story is set mainly in present day Cuba. Demille's a good writer; I just moved on to one of the other books available. I might go back eventually.

Next was John Sandford's Deep Freeze. It's a Virgil Flowers story. I liked it in general but found so many characters thrown into the mix that I wished I'd started taking notes. Most are not fleshed out in any way. He also drags in most of his cast of characters from previous novels. For example, about 20 pages from the end, Lucas Davenport calls Virgil for about 2 paragraphs of text. It's his only appearance in the book.

I recently finished Dan Brown's Origin. Dan knows how to write. There's a bit too much description for me, but its a decent story in the end. I haven't liked his recent novels but this was better. It's a long way into the book before you learn the "secret". Well done.

I just finished Lee Child's The Midnight Line. I liked it as I have most of his work. I read it in just over a day. It's a little different than many of his novels. Others have mentioned how its more humanizing or sympathetic? He does ask some interesting questions, e.g., what's it like to be beautiful. No, he's not asking about Reacher.

I've started The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. I've critiqued his several recent novels in this thread. This one seems like a light weight effort at first. Giving nothing away (I hope since I'm only a few pages into it) it seems to be about for-profit law schools catering to less than top notch applicants so the schools can tap federal education funds via student loans. Didn't seem like a barn burner to me. Then I read today's WSJ and the front page story is about for profit law schools, student loans and how few pass the bar. It was like reading Grisham for real. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-a ... 1511544524

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Post by azurekep » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:15 pm

heartwood wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:15 pm
I've had a lot of luck getting current popular novels as ebooks via my library. I started and did not finish Nelson DeMille's The Cuban Affair. A change from his long time NYC protagonist to a Maine born, Florida boat captain by way of the US Army in Afghanistan. As the title implies the story is set mainly in present day Cuba. Demille's a good writer; I just moved on to one of the other books available. I might go back eventually.
I've been gradually moving to audiobooks, and the John Corey (NYC protagonist) books read by Scott Brick are a match made in heaven. It's probably my favorite pairing. DeMille has done various changes over the year, not all of them to my liking. Your comments give reinforcement to the decision to stick with the John Corey series. (Though I'm not sure any more are in the works.)
I just finished Lee Child's The Midnight Line. I liked it as I have most of his work. I read it in just over a day. It's a little different than many of his novels. Others have mentioned how its more humanizing or sympathetic? He does ask some interesting questions, e.g., what's it like to be beautiful. No, he's not asking about Reacher.
Both Lee Child and David Baldacci have new books out that have one area of overlap, which I won't reveal here. Having read the one after the other, I had to laugh out loud because it's obvious they're piggybacking on current news topics and the releases were timed for the holiday season.

That said, Child's book was great. I broke off reading the Reacher series for awhile so I can't comment on how much of a departure it was. But it retained the elements of Reacher books that we all like (riding buses, walking, black coffee, puzzling out Army-related problems, being idiosyncratic in general) and got pretty deep as the story unfolded. It probably did have more depth, and the episode you refer to asking about what it's like to be beautiful...and what followed later on.... was not the usual twist you see in a book with a macho, hero-like character. Then again, Reacher's brand of macho has always been humanizing. He can't help it that he has an mposing frame and that he's capable. That's both genetics and Army training. But at his core, he's a sympathetic guy who likes to help people, and his norms may not always be society's norms, but they're humanistic ones.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Post by bertilak » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:46 pm

Moby-Dick or The Whale (1851) by Herman Melville

After years of putting it off, I have finally decided to go to sea. That is, I will embark on the reading of Moby-Dick! This will be a long journey, some 730 pages. I am only on page 7, but have already decided I quite enjoy the narrator’s musings. Here is an example I like. It is representative of the little I have read so far. It also seems appropriate for a financial web page.
  • Again, I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of. On the contrary, passengers themselves must pay. And there is all the difference in the world between paying and being paid. The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us. But being paid, —what will compare with it? The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven. Ah! how cheerfully we consign ourselves to perdition!
Hmm, "orchard thieves" and "perdition." Does that hint at darker times to come in the remaining 700+ pages?
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Post by cfs » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:04 pm

Currently reading "Lights Out" [by Mark Steyn] this is a non-pc book, proceed with caution. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and thanks for reading.
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Post by Dave55 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:05 pm

Now reading "The Deep Blue Good-By" by John D. MacDonald

Loved the first Dave Robicheaux, "The Neon Rain" by James Lee Burke.


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Post by bberris » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:42 pm

The Art of Racing in the Rain. (for the second time)

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Post by ResearchMed » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:55 pm

heartwood wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:15 pm

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I've started The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. I've critiqued his several recent novels in this thread. This one seems like a light weight effort at first. Giving nothing away (I hope since I'm only a few pages into it) it seems to be about for-profit law schools catering to less than top notch applicants so the schools can tap federal education funds via student loans. Didn't seem like a barn burner to me. Then I read today's WSJ and the front page story is about for profit law schools, student loans and how few pass the bar. It was like reading Grisham for real. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-a ... 1511544524
Recently finished The Rooster Bar, and won't say too much here.
I did enjoy the story line, and the way it played out. Classic Grisham, to some extent, in terms of a few plot twists.
But the very ending, which I'm sure is always tricky to write, was a bit incomplete.

Still, I enjoy that genre very much.

I think The Firm was the best, but perhaps that's because the style/plot was all new then.

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Post by HikerNC » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:32 pm

Upon hearing Michael Lewis (author of Moneyballll, The Big Short, etc.) list it as one of his favorite three books of all time, I read A Confederacy of Dunces," by John Kennedy Toole. And yes, it's hilarious. ROFL funny at times. The forward by Walker Percy explains so much.

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Post by quantAndHold » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:35 pm

bertilak wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Moby-Dick or The Whale (1851) by Herman Melville

After years of putting it off, I have finally decided to go to sea. That is, I will embark on the reading of Moby-Dick! This will be a long journey, some 730 pages. I am only on page 7, but have already decided I quite enjoy the narrator’s musings. Here is an example I like. It is representative of the little I have read so far. It also seems appropriate for a financial web page.
  • Again, I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of. On the contrary, passengers themselves must pay. And there is all the difference in the world between paying and being paid. The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us. But being paid, —what will compare with it? The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven. Ah! how cheerfully we consign ourselves to perdition!
Hmm, "orchard thieves" and "perdition." Does that hint at darker times to come in the remaining 700+ pages?
Good question. I got to the part where he was describing each and every on of his shipmates in excruciating detail, and I just didn’t have it in me to go any farther.

Maybe I’ll try again someday...

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Post by FreeAtLast » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:54 pm

bertilak wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Moby-Dick or The Whale (1851) by Herman Melville

After years of putting it off, I have finally decided to go to sea. That is, I will embark on the reading of Moby-Dick! This will be a long journey, some 730 pages. I am only on page 7, but have already decided I quite enjoy the narrator’s musings. Here is an example I like. It is representative of the little I have read so far. It also seems appropriate for a financial web page.
  • Again, I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of. On the contrary, passengers themselves must pay. And there is all the difference in the world between paying and being paid. The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us. But being paid, —what will compare with it? The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven. Ah! how cheerfully we consign ourselves to perdition!
Hmm, "orchard thieves" and "perdition." Does that hint at darker times to come in the remaining 700+ pages?
I read Moby Dick when I was in graduate school back in the early 1980's. I found that for me, the best way to enjoy this classic was to savor it one chapter at a time. My humble opinion is that the only other American novel demonstrating its brilliant intensity is Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (unexpurgated version).
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Post by MJW » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:04 am

ResearchMed wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:55 pm
I think The Firm was the best, but perhaps that's because the style/plot was all new then.
The Firm is my favorite of Grisham's, as well...followed closely by The Rainmaker and The Client.

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Post by Blues » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:32 am

Recently finished "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann.

An eye opening read about a shameful period in American history. Compelling story worth your time.
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Post by investingdad » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:31 pm

heartwood wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:15 pm
I've had a lot of luck getting current popular novels as ebooks via my library. I started and did not finish Nelson DeMille's The Cuban Affair. A change from his long time NYC protagonist to a Maine born, Florida boat captain by way of the US Army in Afghanistan. As the title implies the story is set mainly in present day Cuba. Demille's a good writer; I just moved on to one of the other books available. I might go back eventually.

Next was John Sandford's Deep Freeze. It's a Virgil Flowers story. I liked it in general but found so many characters thrown into the mix that I wished I'd started taking notes. Most are not fleshed out in any way. He also drags in most of his cast of characters from previous novels. For example, about 20 pages from the end, Lucas Davenport calls Virgil for about 2 paragraphs of text. It's his only appearance in the book.

I recently finished Dan Brown's Origin. Dan knows how to write. There's a bit too much description for me, but its a decent story in the end. I haven't liked his recent novels but this was better. It's a long way into the book before you learn the "secret". Well done.

I just finished Lee Child's The Midnight Line. I liked it as I have most of his work. I read it in just over a day. It's a little different than many of his novels. Others have mentioned how its more humanizing or sympathetic? He does ask some interesting questions, e.g., what's it like to be beautiful. No, he's not asking about Reacher.

I've started The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. I've critiqued his several recent novels in this thread. This one seems like a light weight effort at first. Giving nothing away (I hope since I'm only a few pages into it) it seems to be about for-profit law schools catering to less than top notch applicants so the schools can tap federal education funds via student loans. Didn't seem like a barn burner to me. Then I read today's WSJ and the front page story is about for profit law schools, student loans and how few pass the bar. It was like reading Grisham for real. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-a ... 1511544524
Just got done with Origin, good read.

Working on Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King. I like the story but not sure how I feel about the collaboration. I can't tell if it's SK, or his kid trying to write in the style his father perfected.

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Post by nisiprius » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:02 pm

The Frozen Hours, Jeff Shaara's novel about the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. Not one of his best in my opinion. My wife thought it was excellent, though.

Alexander McCall Smith, Precious and Grace, number 278* in the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series but I must say he keeps the quality fairly high for unbelievable number of books he writes...

*Just kidding, but it must be like the eleventh or twelfth or so...
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Post by bertilak » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:38 am

nisiprius wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Alexander McCall Smith, Precious and Grace, number 278* in the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series but I must say he keeps the quality fairly high for unbelievable number of books he writes...

*Just kidding, but it must be like the eleventh or twelfth or so...
I found "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" at an airport book store and ended up buying a half dozen more but that was it for me -- I simply got burned out on them. They do make interesting reads in the way they very successfully immerse you in a different culture, different from my culture anyway. They are character studies as well as who-done-its. I sympathized with the characters because they always did their best and did so as gracefully as they could manage.
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Post by bertilak » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:05 pm

bertilak wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Moby-Dick or The Whale (1851) by Herman Melville

After years of putting it off, I have finally decided to go to sea. That is, I will embark on the reading of Moby-Dick! This will be a long journey, some 730 pages. I am only on page 7, but have already decided I quite enjoy the narrator’s musings.
I am a bit further along and was surprised by a reference to Mungo Park in one of Ishmael's musings. Mungo Park has come up here before in reference to his book, Travels in the Interior of Africa (1799). Ishmael was comparing travel by sea to travel on land by foot. Park's travel did not turn out very well, having never been seen again after starting his second journey into Africa.

It's an odd feeling knowing that Herman Melville and I read the same book. I wonder what's become of his copy?
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Post by MP173 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:31 pm

Just finished Paul Shirley's "Can I Keep My Jersey".

Shirley writes about his professional basketball career...this book covers 4 seasons, 11 teams in 5 countries. He is a very good writer and good enough to make $$$ in a very difficult profession.

BTW, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Engineering and was a starter on very good ISU teams. He was recruited due to his high academics allowed him to be on full scholarship (academically). I understand he has a new book out....will definately read it.

One of my favorite books read this year.

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Post by jdb » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:57 pm

Just finished Birdmania, A Remarkable Passion for Birds, by Bernd Brunner with translation from the original German edition by Jane Billinghurst. A fascinating book chock full of interesting facts about birds and the humans who since recorded history have interacted with them. Who knew that birdwatching is the second most common outdoor hobby in North America, second only to gardening. Or that 280 species of birds have been observed in Central Park. Or that there is a male stork which has spent every summer last 14 years on the same rooftop in Croatia, raising a brood of chicks with his mate, but every Fall he migrates 5000 miles by himself to Africa, his mate was shot by a hunter and cannot fly, the owner of house takes care of her in his house each winter, and in spring releases her onto the roof when her mate returns, when they again raise a brood of chicks. The book has hundreds of beautiful drawings and illustrations, a pleasure to read. I am not a bird watcher but after reading this book may become an amateur Patchworker, observing birds within my own backyard. Needless to say highly recommend.

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Post by quantAndHold » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:05 pm

bengal22 wrote:
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A Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre

The return of George Smiley. Very good so far.
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Post by azurekep » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:23 pm

Recent reads:

1. Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason
An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 9

The frozen fjords of eastern Iceland are where people go missing. Decades ago, a woman started her way across a fjord and was never seen again. People who might have known something are either dead or old, but Erlendur manages to uncover the dark tragedy behind the young woman's disappearance. Having grown up in the eastern fjords himself, Erlendur also pursues his life-long obsession of finding clues to his little brother's disappearance in a blizzard when they were children. We finally learn why Erlendur is so haunted by this tragedy and cannot move beyond it. An absorbing story with lots of Icelandic village culture. Sad and moody at times, with quiet horrors revealed. Excellent.


2. Into Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason
Inspector Erlendur series - book 11 (a young Erlendur novel)

Young detective Erlendur investigates a case set against a latish Cold War backdrop. An unidentified body is found in a thermal lagoon near a US air base, with the body's condition indicating it fell from a great height. The Icelandic police suspect a connection to the base, but the base won't cooperate. Finally, a black, female MP reluctantly agrees to help and together they investigate shadowy goings-on at the base. In his spare time, Erlendur also investigates a cold case involving a schoolgirl who vanished 25 years prior near some WWII barracks -- a site now buried under modern developments. Excellent.

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Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:11 am

Started The Delirium Brief, the latest in Charles Stross's Laundry series. An American televangelist whose organization had been devoted to bringing "The Sleeper in the Pyramid" into our world was seemingly defeated by banishing into the Sleeper's dimension. Now he's back, but different. And more motivated. His organization is moving to take over the UK from the inside, with key Parliament members onboard. The first move is to abolish the Laundry. Now Bob Howard, his wife Mo, and a handful of others in a contingency organization must counter.
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Post by Serie1926 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:14 pm

"Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?"

by Dr. Richard Bergstrom and Leona Bergstrom (Author).

4 chapters in, so far quite interesting.

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Post by ruralavalon » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:27 pm

Five Red Herrings, by Dorothy L. Sayers.

This is a very hard to follow murder mystery with six suspects, set in Scotland and involving artists and fishermen
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Post by reggiesimpson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a [(removed) --admin LadyGeek] by Mark Manson (sold a million+ so far).
A buddy of mine recently had a near death experience and came across this book during his convalescence. Being highly recommended I bought it and started reading it before I went to sleep. As I typically wake at 4am and start "thinking" for a few hours I decided to chant "[(removed) --admini LadyGeek]" and immediately fell back to sleep. I highly recommend this book for all insomniacs and anyone suffering a near death experience.

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Post by LadyGeek » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:47 pm

^^^ I removed the last word in the book title, which is not family friendly. Google will find the title without it.

(The last word is missing a letter, but it's the intent that counts.)
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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Post by mancich » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:19 pm

Just finished "A River in Darkness", about a man who escaped North Korea after 36 brutal years. Really a fantastic (though heart-breaking) book

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Post by jdb » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:44 pm

I am very excited, received from Amazon today the just published The Landmark Julius Caesar, The Complete Works including Gallic War, Alexandrian War, African War and Spanish War, with maps, annotations, appendices and encyclopedic index, with translation by Kurt Raaflaub. I very much enjoyed the Landmark Herodotus and Landmark Thucydides, find that these complete works of translation with their extensive footnotes, maps and illustrations are fascinating for a general history reader like me. This will be my leisure time reading during month of December, am in no rush to get through the 700 or so pages, will report back next year. Cheers.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Post by MP173 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:56 am

Michael Connelly's latest Harry Bosch - "Two Kinds of Truth".

Great book about an old friend Harry Bosch. I enjoyed this one as much as any of the others.

Also recently finished John Sandford's "Deep Freeze". Not nearly as good as Connelly's latest.

While Harry Bosch's charactor continues to evolve and grow, even with his "retirement" from LAPD, I cannot say the same about Sandford's Virgil Flowers. The book was entertaining, but is Sandford running out of ideas? Barbie Dolls with naughty mouths?

Ed

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