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Phil
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Post Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:58 pm   
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World Made By Hand,

Nice one, weird one.  I enjoyed the follow-up more:
Witch of Hebron
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My two best reads for the last year:

'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese.....wonderful writing about a family saga - in context of early 20th century medicine Ethiopa - and then the US.  Some of the best narrative I have ever read....

'Empire' by Niall Ferguson.  Good history of British Colonial rule and how it translates to todays politics....
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Post Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:16 pm   
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Currently reading:

Only One Year, by Svetlana Alliluyeva (Stalina).

This is Joseph Stalin's daughter (1926-2011).  She writes of her decision to defect to the United States during a visit to India in 1967.  She tells why she decided not to return to the Soviet Union, and her memories of her father and the brutal regime he ran in the USSR.

And she describes how she left the Soviet Embassy in Delhi two days  before she was due to fly back to Moscow, taking a cab to the American Embassy, which flew her to Italy the same night and then to Switzerland that next day, before being granted entry to the United States.

http://www.amazon.com/Only-One-Year-Svetlana-Alliluyeva/dp/0060101024/ref=pd_sim_b_2/192-5919523-5497331

It's probably in your library or available through ILL.  Check it out.
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:01 am   
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Phil wrote:
The Angry Hiker wrote:
World Made By Hand,

Nice one, weird one.  I enjoyed the follow-up more:
Witch of Hebron

Just finished that one, too. They're both great books. I hope he writes more.

I also just completed One Second After by William Forstchen.

And with that, I think I'm done with post-apocalypse fiction for a while.
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Chainsaw_Willie Wrote:

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That's a cool name, and not very common.  How old is he now?

He's 16.  I gave him a more generic middle name, thinking that if Corwin was too weird, he could use that.  I am happy to report that he quite likes his name!

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Post Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:46 pm   
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Summer of the Apocalypse, by James Van Pelt
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Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:36 am   
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The Angry Hiker wrote:
I also just completed One Second After by William Forstchen.

Funny ... I just started that.  Pretty cheesy but I'm getting into it anyway.
These apocalypse books make me think about turning my crawlspace into a bunker.
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Post Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:07 pm   
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I've started collecting bottlecaps and bobbleheads.

This will probably be the last doomsday novel for a while.  I had a bunch on reserve at the library and they all arrived at around the same time.
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Alias Shakespeare

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The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare
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The White Plague by Frank Herbert
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No Easy Hope. Surviving the Dead book one.

-James N Cook

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Surprised I haven't seen more reference to Instant Karma: The Heart and Soul of a Ski Bum.

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Karma-Heart-Soul-Ski/dp/0979625505/ref=pd_sim_b_2/175-5083850-2172337

If you haven't read this classic, get it.  It's probably at your library.  About a guy who grew up a misfit after literally being dropped on his head as a kid, only to find his place in the Colorado Rockies as a ski instructor and bum. Five stars.
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:52 pm   
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on hold...looking forward to reading this one.
edit: I really enjoyed her book signing/reading at Third Place Books last Friday eve. 3/23.
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Hers was a desire only a tenured MIT professor could satisfy...

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The second death of George Mallory, by Reinhold Meissner.

Mostly a historical account with the majority of the book being Mallory's journal entries. Kind of dry, yet interesting.

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