What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby dannyboy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:14 am

I stole my sister’s copy of The Sellout by Paul Beatty over Christmas. Pummelled it in a few days which is much faster than I normally go!

It’s set in LA and is about racial politics within a mostly black and Hispanic town.

It was really funny and superbly written. It won the Bookerman Prize I the UK last year so don’t just take my word for it!

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/ ... prize-2016
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Larry B. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:45 am

I've recently read Johan Cruyff's autobiography. Really good read, I'd recommend it if you're interested in all things football.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby wally » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:14 am

I was a big Steven King fan when I was young but had never read the dark tower series. When the movie was coming out i decided I should read the books. Had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time. I just finished the last of the original 7 books. Something like 4000 pages. Now that the movie was largely panned, I'm not super interested in seeing it. I did enjoy the books even though cowboy sci fi has never been my thing.

I just started reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
synopsis below

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:09 pm

I've had this for months....and could not bring myself to read......now I am....2 weeks before fury

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... ident.html
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:16 pm

But this was good....

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/f ... nt-w461390

A real take down of both sides with a real view of the insanity of the trump supporters
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