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February Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon

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  1. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    I'm enjoying it. Has a bit of a In Cold Blood feel to it. Also, I learned that Oklahoma means "red people." A name chosen by a chief. Never knew that. Chief Wahoo would be proud.
     
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    The flowery descriptors aren't bugging me too much. It's not on the level of A Day in Old Athens in transporting the reader back to a certain period in time, but I don't mind getting a mental lay of the Osage land.
     
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    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Finished reading chronicle 1 last night. What I like about it that even though its a true story, it really does feel like I'm reading a mystery novel.
     
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  4. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Those sisters are pretty hard on the eyes. I think pictures in this book might have been a bad idea.
     
  5. Creasy Bear

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    The audible starts out with a woman reading, and she's a little annoying... playing it up all flowery and trying to pronounce the injun words all injuny... gets old fast.

    But then in the next part a guy narrator takes over, and he's like Pecos Pete, the grizzled 49er. It has to be heard to be believed.

    I swear I've heard his voice before... he's like an obscure, bit part actor. Like, you'd recognize him if you saw him, but you'd never be able to name him.
     
  6. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Long reserve list at liberry so I bought it from Ammyzon. Can't remember the last time I bought a new book - either as in published in the past 15 years or fresh from the printery.
     
  7. Creasy Bear

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    I gots a free copy of that nigga for my kindle, but I spent the Amazon credit to get the audible... because I like the audibles, and because the credit was grapey dog's and screw that little deviant.
     
  8. Jacuzzi Billy

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    One of the male narrators is Will Patton. He has a very distinct voice.
     
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    Bingo.

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    The guy who played the general in The Postman.
     
  10. HandPanzer

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    Enjoyable to listen to? I imagine Will Patton would be great, particularly with this book's setting.
     
  11. Jacuzzi Billy

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    He's solid. I've heard him narrate a few others but it's been a while.
     
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  12. DrewDown

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    I'm also doing audible. Was very pleased when the narrator switched. I hate when they use multiple narrators.

    I am enjoying the history. Specifically, I was intrigued by the story of Hoover's vision of the FBI and his use of Taylorism. I've studied Frederick Winslow Taylor's, influence on American industry and on Soviet ideology, but never thought of the implications for US gov't institutions. Great stuff.
     
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  13. HandPanzer

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    Too bad you missed Lincoln in the Bardo.
     
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  14. DrewDown

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    How many on that one?
     
  15. HandPanzer

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    I'm going to give a conservative estimate and say 10,000.
     
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    I got caught up in reading other stuff, but I think I will start this one this weekend.
     
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    Almost finished. Chronicle three is where the author arrives on the scene and sticks his big nose in. I understand the move to look at the repercussions of the events and their impact on subsequent generations. I also like the effort to fill in some of the gaps in the FBI investigation. That said, I wish the author maintained the distanced POV from the previous chronicles. I know he's part of the story now, but the researcher doesn't have to enter the narrative to share the story. Let the story speak for itself.
     
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  18. HandPanzer

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    Done. This was a much better choice than our first attempt. I agree that I wish there was a bit more distance--perhaps he could've taken a more traditional ethnographic approach--in chronicle three, but it didn't hurt things too much overall in my eyes.
     
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    Finished chronicle 2. It was great seeing how the investigation unfolded. Especially considering what Tom White and the other agents were up against. I also liked how it was a mini-biography about White. That dude lived an interesting life.
     
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    I'm back on this. Should be done this week. Still enjoying it quite a bit.
     
  21. Creasy Bear

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    Took a break to listen to some podcasts that were stacking up. I’ll dig back into the last part this week.
     
  22. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I know we talked about not doing sci-fi but the more I think about it, we really should do Three Body Problem one of these months. I'm positive even the toughest critics will enjoy it and that it will make for good discussion, which normally doesn't happen here if the book is good.
     
  23. Falldog

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    It's on my read-list so I'm down.
     
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  24. HandPanzer

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    Looks good, this third of the troika is in. I know @Pigdango said he wanted April (well, he actually waffled a little but settled on April) because he'll be on the beach reading for a week, so we could do this next month if everyone's up for it.
     
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    I would be up for reading it again. I bought the other 2 books but am having a hard time getting started since it's been so long since I read it.
     
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