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What have you been reading?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. LindaP

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    I made note of your recommendations when I saw the Lee Child reference. Just finished my first Nick Petrie book - so good! I'm off to the library now to pick up a few more. Then I'll take a look at Brian Haig.

    - Linda in TX
     
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  2. Breeze147

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    I'm in the middle of To Kill A Mockingbird. It is so well written. I guess it should be if it's the top rated fiction of the 20th century and won the Pulitzer Prize.

    I'm just wondering, to any teachers out there, considering the language used, how do you teach this to kids in 2020?
     
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  3. Joe Strummer

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    " Now Pitching For The Yankees "
    Marty Appel
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    #4.....Marty Appel's job - as Yankee PR man
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    I read that he even lived ( for a while ) in my hometown ?
     
  4. Valgal

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  5. MikeOPensacola

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    Raymond Chandler, my all time favorite American author.

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  6. ken2v

    ken2v 200,000 and counting

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    One of the best lit/American culture classes I took was "American Detective Fiction."
     
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    Thanks for the reminder. I haven't gotten into his books yet, but they may be next on my list.

    My favorite "detective" writer is John D. MacDonald. Good stuff!
     
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    Exercise of Power by Robert Gates.
    "From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir, Duty, a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations, and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world."
     
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  10. Breeze147

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    Finished To Kill A Mockingbird. Highly deserving of it’s ranking as the best American fiction of the 20th Century.

    It will wring you of all your emotions.

    I’m a better person for having read it.
     
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    Right now I'm in the middle of Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh. A serial killer inserts himself on the jury for an innocent man on trial for a murder he (the serial killer) committed. Usually I'm a fast reader but with life distractions lately it's been slow going. I'm really enjoying it, though, might have to check out more by this author.
     
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    Another Bosch- The Black Box. He can weave a story.
     
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  13. Breeze147

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    Enemy Contact. Another in the long line of Jack Ryan/Jack Ryan, Jr./Campus novels started by Tom Clancy and carried on by Mike Maden and others in Clancy's style.
     
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    I love mysteries set in the Southwest.

    I have the kindle app that lets me check out up to 10 books at a time. I thought I would give this one a try.
     
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    Harry Bosch series Micheal Connelly. Jana DeLeon Miss Fortune Mysteries.
     
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    Currently "Little Man," a bio of Meyer Lansky.
     
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    A little about the books I have read most recently...

    As i mentioned earlier, I graduated from the same high school as an author named Wayne Stinnett. Not really friends, but I did know of him because he joined the Marine Corps after graduation in 1977. I did the same a year later. Somewhere along the way, he decided to do some writing and is doing well. His books aren't masterpieces, but I usually read them fairly quickly and I do enjoy the stories. The main character is a retired Marine who lives in the Keys...

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    https://waynestinnett.com/books/

    One of our mutual friends who grew up in Wayne's neighborhood is a former pastor and does not care for Wayne's subject matter...there is some violence...okay, sometimes, more than some...

    I just read a book by Eric Stone. Eric is a singer and songwriter who was born in Texas but has spent time in a lot of places. He is a friend of Wayne's so I read this during the past week...

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    I enjoyed it. Again, not a masterpiece but a decent read...with some violence...

    There is a better known author with the same name...this is the correct Eric: https://www.islanderic.com/
     
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  18. Breeze147

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    The Rooster Bar - John Grisham