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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:25 pm

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More of Murakami's surreal writing. I love his style.

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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:26 pm

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This book is fantastic if you like cold war gone hot. The Soviet Union invades Iran from the North to get to the Straights of Hormuz and the U.S.A. invades from the South to stop them.

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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Frank » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:44 pm

I have read quite a few of Coyle`s books and I really enjoyed them. I think his "The Ten Thousand" is the best one of his I have read so far.
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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:40 am

I picked up Sword Point at random from a box in a hospital waiting room. I'll be looking for more.

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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:33 pm

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I read these books as a kid. It appears that I still quite enjoy them.

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Postby Frank » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:02 am

Same here.
"Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check.But that is not what I have found, it is the small everyday acts of normal folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:30 pm

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It had promise and the author has a wild imagination. But the book was a real struggle to follow. It overuses similes and vulgar language in dialogue. I skimmed the last portions.

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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Frank » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:10 pm

Duncan wrote:#12
I read these books as a kid. It appears that I still quite enjoy them.

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A trilogy of his that I really enjoyed was the Empire of the East books.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1648 ... f-the-east

Set in a post appocalyptic land where magic is fairly common a young man sets out to find a mythical creature which will defeat the forces of evil.
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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:28 pm

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En enjoyable short narrative. Most of the quotes are uncredited and unreferenced making me wonder how much of it is apocryphal.

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Re: Duncan's 2016 Reading Challenge Log

Postby Duncan » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:30 pm

A trilogy of his that I really enjoyed was the Empire of the East books.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1648 ... f-the-east

Set in a post appocalyptic land where magic is fairly common a young man sets out to find a mythical creature which will defeat the forces of evil.
I put it on my 'want list' thanks.


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