Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Jun 15, 2020.
Jimmy Stewart is Dead: Ending the World's Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking. I don't know, I love these folksy, easy-to-read financial doom books. I couldn't say no with a title like that.
And some fiction - The Devil in the Marshalsea. London, drinking, murder - I'm in!
I've decided to start on the Jack Reacher & Harry Bosch novels.
As (I'm sure) many of you have read these, are there any in either series that are:
1. So poor as to justify skipping?
2. So good that they should/could be read 'out-of-sequence'?
I bought all the Harry Potter books and I am starting the Half Blood Prince. I wish I had read them before seeing the movies.
Jack Reacher books are pretty consistent throughout. You might tire of them but there is no great variation I have noted. They do not depend that much on each other. There is a story line involving Reacher's brother and a few other characters who generally play small roles in the books, with the main characters being Reacher and the people in whatever town the book is set in.
Bosch books are rather inconsistent, but I cannot recall which ones are not so good. Middle of the series, I think, and then they get better again. Continuity is somewhat important with Bosch, and it is also good to read the Lincoln Lawyer series about his half brother, blending the two series according to the years of release. Long time fans did that automatically, of course.
Peace Talks and then Battleground from the Dresden Files. Also Galactic Corps by Ian Douglas. I love me some sci fi.
Squeeze Me, by Carl Hiassen. Hoo, boy, Skink is at it again!
Just read The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III. Revelatory of the history of the last 40 years. For better or worse, I would suggest that Baker has been one of the greatest influences on 2020 America.
Still slowly chugging through Blood Aces, about Benny Binion.
great chapter intro quotes.
. Love me some Skink! A terrific character! Will have to grab this book soon. Thanks
Currently checking out "Far Appalachia" by Noah Adams
Picked this up at the Vegas airport a couple of days ago. Didn’t feel like going to a bookstore, or waiting an entire three days for an Amazon delivery, heaven forbid , when I got home so, I picked it up there. Just started it and I’m liking it.
Looks like it’s a good prequel, now if the rest of the series would just get published.....
@topcard, at some point read Connelly’s “The Poet”. Not only, IMHO, is it his best book, but it comes into play later in the Bosch series. Definitely, definitely, definitely read the Bosch series in order.
Let me know what you think of “The Concrete Blonde”. I think it’s the third or fourth in the Bosch series.
"Life's a Gamble" by Mike Sexton. I'm sad it took him passing away for me to finally buy this book. The WPT poker commentator talks about his life in gambling on poker, golf, sports and everything else as well as some of the colorful characters he met and befriended over the years. It was a very entertaining book.
In my top 5 books of all time. I have a signed early edition copy as well. Enjoy it!
Just finished Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko.
Just starting The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway.
I recently finished …
Where the Crawdads Sing; Delia Owens
The Lager Queen of Minnesota; J. Ryan Stradal
The Shepherd's Life; James Rebanks
I've also been going back and reading the Terry Pratchett books not in the Discworld series. I believe I've read all of those.
Brass-Pounders: Young Telegraphers Of The Civil War
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