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Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.
"Before Midnight" by Rex Stout. I've gone through this one numerous times.
Just read Nella Last's Peace, which is a selection of diary entries from post-war austerity Britain. Great stuff if you're interested in social history.
I'm going to keep visiting wartime Britain through the short story collection Good Evening, Mrs. Craven, by Mollie Panter-Downes. And I've got a few graphic novels out of the library to keep me from burning out on the war (escape reading from my reading, as it were).
Dan Marlowe's 1962 "The Name of the Game is Death." Not a Johnny Killain story but one for which he received some praise.
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Back in the late seventies, I purchased a book about the late Howard Hughes, since then I have read loads more about the guy. I don't know how many I currently own, but my latest aquisition 'Citizen Hughes' by Michael Drosnin, published in 1985 is quite an eye opener.
The various shenanigans that this guy got up to is mind boggling. Forget the recent film, far more becomes apparent if one reads enough books. The links between the Russian politico's and America, the Watergate scandals, the airline scams etc etc. fascinating stuff. All backed up with testimonies from interested parties...... I just love the man, despite him being ultra-odd.. !!!
Dan Marlowe's One Endless Hour from 1969.
I am reading Don Quiote and will be for a while.
Just finished "Leave it to Psmith" (1923) by P.G. Wodehouse. The game is afoot at Blandings Castle.
"Romes Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Ceasar" by Rod Goodman and;
"The Devil's Dictionary, Tales & Memoirs" by Ambrose Bierce
Getting ready to start J.L. Bourne's Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass.
The War That Came Early: Coup d'état by Harry Turtledove
An alternate history series about WWII.
The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War by Martin Gilbert
I'm reading LA Noir about Chief Parker's rise.
That one is sitting on the shelf waiting for me to get to it!
Right now, my non-fiction book in progress is Painting the Map Red (Canada and the South African war 1899-1902) by Carman Miller.
Gilmour, John. Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish Experience in the Second World War. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
Most likely, John Stowers' Planet of the Dead 3: Showdown. Another zombie story and a lame attempt at a title.
Dixie Bohemia; A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s by John Shelton Reed
so so fascinating!!!
Just started Karen Maitland's Company of Liars.
Just didn't quite finish Michael Crichton's Micro. Couldn't be bothered finishing...that fellow is one inconsistent writer.