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    What are you reading?

    Might as well get one of my favorite threads going over here in the new place:

    Continental Drift by Russell Banks. This fellow was the keynote speaker at the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference several years ago. He was not a very likable guy--seemed aloof and sort of stuck on himself--but he writes with a confidence that few can manage. This is a remarkable novel of twentieth-century America.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    World War Z, by Max Brooks. Very entertaining so far.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    "Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football" by Nicholas Dawidoff.

    A break from the time travel stuff I have been reading of late.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Re-reading all of Dawkins' books and Sagan's currently. Also Vonnegut's.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Just finished 'The Orenda', by Joseph Boyden. The story of the extermination of the Hurons by the Iroquois from the viewpoint of a Wendat headman, a captive Iroquois girl, and a Jesuit missionary. Harrowing, ends in tears. Not for the faint-hearted. Multiple prize winner in Canada.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by dendrast View Post
    Just finished 'The Orenda', by Joseph Boyden. The story of the extermination of the Hurons by the Iroquois from the viewpoint of a Wendat headman, a captive Iroquois girl, and a Jesuit missionary. Harrowing, ends in tears. Not for the faint-hearted. Multiple prize winner in Canada.
    Well, now I'm dying to read this, but Amazon says it won't be released until May.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Nothing heavy. Going through the C.S.Forester, Horatio Hornblower adventures again. Otherwise Astronomy magazine when it arrives.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by sensiblesue View Post
    Well, now I'm dying to read this, but Amazon says it won't be released until May.
    It's been out for a while in Canada, at least since before xmas. Can you get it from Indigo in Canada?

    Next on my list: 'MaddAddam' by Margaret Atwood. It's the third in her environmental dystopian (Sci-fi) trilogy that started with 'Oryx and Crake', followed by 'The Year of the Flood'. My Mum (who gave it me) says it's just as good as the first two. Not that I've ever been disappointed by Margaret Atwood.

    I'm just about finished 'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young. A rambling autobiography, sort of like sitting around listening to him tell stories. Interesting to find out the backgrounds to some of his great songs. I didn't know he was a model train nut. He owns a significant amount of stock in Lionel Lines.

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    Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. It's the Big Read book in my town this year. Pretty funny so far.

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    The System of Nature by Baron D'Holbach

    It's in the public domain, so you can find free and legal copies all over the place, including your favorite eBook retailers. Pretty dry stuff, so this is slow going for me. Originally published under the name of someone who died ten years prior, this is arguably the first book in the western tradition to openly espouse atheism and naturalism.

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