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Stormrider666

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Recently read Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines- Europe, World War II.

Great book that details how the operational groups were formed, the missions they went on, and the influence they had on present day special forces.
 

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Since I'm looking at the top of my Kindle it's



Another bad movie anthology, free on Kindle Unlimited or whatever it's called.

I was a young man in the early eighties and they had a bad movie thing at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Probably the first. They had Glen or Glenda, Plan 9, Bride of the Monster (Ed Wood night), Robot Monster, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and a couple others. It was hosted by Michael Medved, who went on to a different career. He had written the seminal badfilm books The Fifty Worst Films of all Time and The Golden Turkeys. His only previous credit was a book called "What Ever Happened to the Class of '67?" which did pretty well.
 

Lord Zero

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I got a few Amazon cards for my birthday and I used them to buy a few books.

- The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Individuals and Networks by Kevin A. Carson (2016)
- Marx Against the Peasant: A Study in Social Dogmatism by David Mitrany (1961)
- Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages by Jean Gimpel (1977)
 

Lord Zero

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I got a few Amazon cards for my birthday and I used them to buy a few books.

- The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Individuals and Networks by Kevin A. Carson (2016)
- Marx Against the Peasant: A Study in Social Dogmatism by David Mitrany (1961)
- Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages by Jean Gimpel (1977)
I forgot one:

- Nationalism and Culture by Rudolf Rocker (1937)
 

Stormrider666

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I just finished The Long Shadow, The Legacies of The Great War In The Twentieth Century, by David Reynolds.

Its a fascinating book that covers both the positive and negative impacts the war had on the 1920s' and 1930s'. But then also looks at how the events of the First World War are viewed differently in the light of WW 2. One of the interesting parts about the book was reading how attitudes about WWI changed with each anniversary of it.

On a side note, some of the WW I artwork that I read about I'm using as my screen saver and background image.
 

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Aftermath: Empire’s End. Star Wars novel that takes place after RotJ but before TFA...

Just came across a character that they tried giving the nickname Waroo- but we all know his real nickname.





 

Stormrider666

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I'm currently reading and listening to The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and The Making of The Modern Middle East, 1908-1923.

If there ever was a person who was born to narrate an audio book its Richard Poe.
 

Stormrider666

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I'm currently reading and listening to The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and The Making of The Modern Middle East, 1908-1923. by Sean McMeekin.

If there ever was a person who was born to narrate an audio book its Richard Poe.
Fixed for the addition of the author's name.
 

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Finished reading a short biography on Frank Lloyd Wright and now I'm onto book two of the Bell Forging Cycle. As someone who doesn't read a lot of this genre I need someone here to tell me whether it's shit or not.
 

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Got Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life for Father’s Day. It has been completely out at my county library system for months. Peterson came to the Tabernacle last month but the cheapest tix were about $175.
 

Stormrider666

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I recently finished reading Christopher Moore's Noir.

This was the first time that I have read one of his books. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I thought Moore did a good job at capturing the vibe of film noir. Whether it was some of the language or having the story take place in 1947 San Fransisco. For the most part, it was a very entertaining story with some interesting characters.

But as the story went on, it went off the rails a bit and Moore pretty much gave up on the noir angle. The story includes:

The Roswell alien, a talking snake, and a Darth Vader reference

It got to the point I pretty much figured out where he was going with it and skimmed through the last 20 pages to get to the end.
 

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The Oh-See, Fuck-Asses
I recently finished reading Christopher Moore's Noir.

This was the first time that I have read one of his books. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I thought Moore did a good job at capturing the vibe of film noir. Whether it was some of the language or having the story take place in 1947 San Fransisco. For the most part, it was a very entertaining story with some interesting characters.

But as the story went on, it went off the rails a bit and Moore pretty much gave up on the noir angle. The story includes:

The Roswell alien, a talking snake, and a Darth Vader reference

It got to the point I pretty much figured out where he was going with it and skimmed through the last 20 pages to get to the end.
It's not a Christopher Moore book unless it's batshit crazy. General rule of thumb.
 

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I just finished The Wheel of time series. I've been listening to the audio book since February or March. Mostly to and from work, anytime I'm in my car alone, and sometimes at work if I didnt need to communicate with any one. I'm actually pretty sad its over. Really good series.

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Finished The Outsider, pretty good. Back to the latest Culture book, was thinking about The Natural after that.
 

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I've decided to finally reread the incel bible.
The translation is super shitty.
I'm disappoint.
I cannot find the Polish version anywhere and my Russian is too crappy to read the original.

Sadness.
So much sadness.
 

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I'm past half way of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. As a lot of reviews said, it starts off slow, but picks up nicely later. I'm at the point where I'm looking forward to reading more which is always a good thing.

I've also started A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It's not at all what I expected (guess the only exposure to this I had is A Kid in King Arthur's Court). Some parts drone on and on, which I think is much to Twain's intent. But when he goes off on a commentary tangent it's pretty delightful.
 

Stormrider666

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1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink, by Taylor Downing.

With the Americans no longer being on the air, this was a great way to get my 1980s' Cold War fix. It was also another reminder of how scary the Cold War could be.