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    Who’s Reading?

    I just picked up “The Good Sheperd” by CS Forrester (the guy that wrote the Hornblower books). Its the novel that the new movie ‘Greyhound’ is based on. I don’t know how I’d missed it as I thought I had read all of his books.

    Its pretty good too!

    Anybody reading anything good?

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    I’ve been trying to reread “A Sand County Almanac”. But, my focus just really isn’t there.


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    I have had the same problem lately. And its entirely not fair. Back when I considered myself a ‘reader’, from about age 12 when I discovered Zane Grey until my late 50’s, I never had time to read as much as I wanted to. i’d get into and finish a book at 3:00 AM and suffer through work the next day. Nowadays, when I have time to read if I want I have trouble staying focused. I may read for an hour at a time at most.
    It sucks.

    Booksomnia.

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    I bought two books to read last year and was going to pass them on to a buddy of mine for Christmas (2019). They're still sitting here on my desk and I haven't cracked the cover of either one of them. Maybe Christmas 2021?

    It's not really a "focus" thing with me, more of a time thing. You'd think I'd have plenty of spare time after retirement, but TBH, now I often wonder how I got ANY personal business done when I was actually working full-time. I've often heard that from other retirees through the years, but never believed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryBobPosthole View Post
    I just picked up “The Good Sheperd” by CS Forrester (the guy that wrote the Hornblower books). Its the novel that the new movie ‘Greyhound’ is based on. I don’t know how I’d missed it as I thought I had read all of his books.

    Its pretty good too!

    Anybody reading anything good?

    (porn doesn’t count Trav)
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    Hey good Eastern European porn has English subtitles, that counts.
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    Big John Grisham fan here!.....a painted house is a good read...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Painted_House

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    Been a voracious reader since forever but just can't seem to find a book that can hold my interest for any length of time anymore. I find I'm skipping forward in books to jump the boring stuff. Never used to do that no matter how dry the text. Too much going on right now for my poor brain to handle.

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    I'll have to check out The Shepherd... Don't keep up on books as I should.

    Example: I'm reading the Longmire series a decade and a half late to the party.

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    That’s a good one. I wasn’t ready for it to be done when I read the last one. Always a good sign of some good stories!

    ps....I finished The Good Sheperd the same day I started it. Can’t remember when I last did that. I’d forgotten how Forrester’s prose pulls you in.

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    Great, now I gotta read Longmire and The Good Shepherd?.....Grrrrr!

    Thanks Fellers....I already know they're good....mental time though.....are they both movies because they both sound familiar?...and we know the old saying..."The book was better than the movie"....

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    Longmire was a tv series based on a series of novels. Can’t remember how many. A bunch. You’ll like ‘em both.

    The Good Sheperd is the book that the new Hanks movie ‘Greyhound’ is based on.

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    Haven’t been doing much reading myself lately. When I had my knee surgery a couple of years ago I got into the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. I think that was on Johnboy’s suggestion. Went through all 20 of the books.

    I think one of the last books that I read was The Accidental President. It covers the first four months of Harry Truman’s time as President. It was really interesting to see the context of all the monumental events that were thrown at him in that short period, the end of the war in Europe, then dealing with the incredible amount of homeless and starving in Europe, the continuing was in the Pacific and the decision to use the atomic bombs, and the already deteriorating relationship with the Soviets.


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    I think I'll start the O'Brian series again. Love the way he writes.

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    I was tearing through books for the last year and a half or so but my interest or ability to get through a book has come to something of a halt lately. I don’t know what it is.

    I did read some good ones though. The Pale Face Lie by David Crowe, This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger was really good. I read the Book Thief, both of hosseini’s best sellers, the Kite Runner and 1000 Splendid Suns. The Nightingale was an excellent book. Beneath a scarlet sky was really good as well. All the light we cannot see was a really really good book by a guy named Anthony doeer.

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    You get a D- for those books reports.

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    Weird. You get a stool for your review of my review.

    If you want something totally different, I read it years ago but Dean Koontz has a series based on a character named Odd Thomas. I really enjoyed those. Gotta read ‘em in order.

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    Who remembers Eric Von Lustbader books? I may have to reread a couple of those.

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    Stay away from the Dean Koontz Frankenstein series

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    I need to start reading and slow down....I think I was in my thirties when I got into John Grisham but man it could take me away from all the problems/like a great movie can....

    Love this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quercus alba View Post
    Stay away from the Dean Koontz Frankenstein series
    I tried to read that and couldn’t get through the first hundred pages. I give most books 50 pages and will make an exception sometimes to 100 pages but if I’m not really into it, it goes.

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    as much as I love Stephen King movies.....I can't read a second of his books without getting confused?....He is out there/ Way out there!

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    S.M. Stirling writes some pretty good sci fi'ish books. My favorites would be the "Series" series of novels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    Weird. You get a stool for your review of my review.

    If you want something totally different, I read it years ago but Dean Koontz has a series based on a character named Odd Thomas. I really enjoyed those. Gotta read ‘em in order.
    That’s a great series.


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    What tickles me is how many of youse dufes are pretending to know how to read.
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    They all prolly bought Playboy for the articles too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryBobPosthole View Post
    They all prolly bought Playboy for the articles too!

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    hehe...daddy like Hustler

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    The last book I read was “Killers of the Flower Moon” and it was really good.
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    Interesting that Louis Lamour picked the real life villain"s name from Killers of the Flower Moon as the villain in one of his Kilkenny books.....King Bill Hale

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    Gee thanks for the spoiler.
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    you'll forget it before you get around to reading it. You and I had this same discussion before

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