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    Waiting in a little cafe with the current book, and eating a crepe, while SO has her hair done across the street.



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    Haven't posted here in some time, but recent books include:

    This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin. Dystopian science fiction. Not bad.
    The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad
    The Language Wars, by Henry Hitchings. I commented on this in the "written in fountain pen" thread.
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    The Crooked Stick; A History of the Longbow by Hugh D. H. Soar
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    Tripwire. by Lee Childs. One of the characters reaches into his coat for a fat Montblanc pen.

    Tripwire is the third novel in the Jack Reacher series.

    The latest, Blue Moon, was recently mentioned in the New York Times, and now I'm reading book three while waiting for Alibris to deliver used editions of the first two, which my local library does not have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    Tripwire. by Lee Childs. One of the characters reaches into his coat for a fat Montblanc pen.

    Tripwire is the third novel in the Jack Reacher series.

    The latest, Blue Moon, was recently mentioned in the New York Times, and now I'm reading book three while waiting for Alibris to deliver used editions of the first two, which my local library does not have.
    I read that one before I was into fountain pens. Always love a good Reacher novel!

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    Starting I]The Seine[/I], by Elaine Sciolino.

    The book mentions a Montblanc fountain pen and turquoise ink.
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    The Night Fire by Michael Connelly. I read a lot of mysteries, detective fiction, police procedurals, and the like, and Connelly is a master. The Night Fire just came out last month.
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    I read the latest Attica Locke novel, Heaven, My Home and Jennifer Ashley's Death in Kew Gardens.
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    Not finished yet, but I'm a bit more than half way through To Build a Castle, by Vladimir Bukovsky. The book was published in 1978; Bukovsky died just last month. He had seen the Soviet system that he described fall, but found that this didn't solve all his country's problems.
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    A couple of days ago, I finished Among the Believers: an Islamic Journey, by V.S. Naipaul. It details his travels in Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia, returning to Pakistan and Iran at the end. Evidently it took place in 1979 and 1980; the Tehran American Embassy hostage crisis was going on at the end of the book.

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    *Hiroshima Diary: the Journal of a Japanese Physician/August 6 - September 30, 1945* by Michihiko Hachiya, M.D. (pub. 1955). Account by a local doctor who lived through the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Highly recommended.

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    I just finished CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR and loved it. It's by Mirabai Starr and tells the story of her upbringing in the hippie world of California and the way she made it to adulthood through all that confusion. She lost her 15 year old daughter in a car accident and shares what that part of her journey in a moving and genuine way. Am also almost finished listening to Michele O'bama's BECOMING. Thoroughly immersed in it and enjoying her delivery and the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    Tripwire. by Lee Childs. One of the characters reaches into his coat for a fat Montblanc pen.

    Tripwire is the third novel in the Jack Reacher series.

    The latest, Blue Moon, was recently mentioned in the New York Times, and now I'm reading book three while waiting for Alibris to deliver used editions of the first two, which my local library does not have.
    I finished Blue Moon and concluded that Reacher is a slightly different man than he was in the first books. I've never missed one, and re-read them. A couple of them regularly get left out in my re-reads due to their subject matter.
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    Okinawa: The Future of War, and Bering Strait by FX Holden. A couple of near- future war scenario novels based on developing technologies and drone warfare.
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    New Theories of Everything by John D. Barrow
    This is a tough read. I will have to go through it many times. Is String Theory a subset of Rope Theory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
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    Just finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow. Loved it.
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    Reading with my son: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes for our “Early American History” theme in 7th grade homeschool.

    On the Kindle: Prelude to World War III by Roson and Watson. Futuristic fiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    *Hiroshima Diary: the Journal of a Japanese Physician/August 6 - September 30, 1945* by Michihiko Hachiya, M.D. (pub. 1955). Account by a local doctor who lived through the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Highly recommended.
    Noted. Sample downloading to Kindle now, many thanks. I get exposed to so many worthy books on this thread!
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