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Posted by: nacho
« on: January 14, 2022, 11:53:18 AM »

Rawhide Down - A fascinating and fast read about the attempted assassination of Reagan. Amazing how close he came to dying (and how close we came to an accidental coup).
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 11, 2022, 02:32:20 PM »

Yours Cruelly -- Elvira's memoir. This is absolutely wonderful if you're a fan of Elvira and grew up with her. I'm not sure it would be enjoyable if you don't know who she is (and certainly if you don't like her). So for me this was a terrific and powerful memoir!
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 05, 2022, 10:19:09 AM »

I Alone Can Fix It is an exhaustive (liberal-biased, somewhat) review of Trump's last year in office...and it should be required reading for anyone who wants to know WTF happened in 2020 and 2021. Despite being hugely anti-Trump, the book does present the research, the quotes, and the facts and lets the reader make their own conclusions....which are horrifying.
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 02, 2022, 12:06:50 PM »

The last book in The Expanse series! Leviathan Falls.

This series was outstanding from start to finish. Simply amazing stuff and a very satisfying finale. A great way to start the new year!
Posted by: nacho
« on: December 10, 2021, 09:30:47 AM »

Started a new PA series! This one is an EMP apocalypse. Book one was an awesome, fast read. Edge of Collapse

The second book keeps up the pace! Good stuff! Edge of Madness

Book three and still good! Edge of Darkness

On to Book four! What a fun series. Edge of Anarchy

Screamed through Book five and book six!

And done with Book 7. This was a great series!
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: December 08, 2021, 10:10:02 PM »

Read Circe by Madeline Miller during my holiday travels because I'm apparently the last human on Earth who hasn't read it. Greek myth with a post-feminist spin that's a ridiculous page turner.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 11, 2021, 09:47:38 AM »

Started a new PA series! This one is an EMP apocalypse. Book one was an awesome, fast read. Edge of Collapse

The second book keeps up the pace! Good stuff! Edge of Madness

Book three and still good! Edge of Darkness

On to Book four! What a fun series. Edge of Anarchy

Screamed through Book five and book six!
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:32:57 AM »

Started a new PA series! This one is an EMP apocalypse. Book one was an awesome, fast read. Edge of Collapse

The second book keeps up the pace! Good stuff! Edge of Madness

Book three and still good! Edge of Darkness

On to Book four! What a fun series. Edge of Anarchy
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 06, 2021, 03:02:59 PM »

Started a new PA series! This one is an EMP apocalypse. Book one was an awesome, fast read. Edge of Collapse

The second book keeps up the pace! Good stuff! Edge of Madness

Book three and still good! Edge of Darkness
Posted by: nacho
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:41:56 AM »

Started a new PA series! This one is an EMP apocalypse. Book one was an awesome, fast read. Edge of Collapse

The second book keeps up the pace! Good stuff! Edge of Madness
Posted by: nacho
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:36:49 PM »

Started a new PA series! This one is an EMP apocalypse. Book one was an awesome, fast read. Edge of Collapse
Posted by: nacho
« on: September 08, 2021, 11:00:32 AM »

The Atlantis Gene! This author is so good at conspiracy thrillers. This was a perfect beach read. Diving into the sequel...


Book two of this series was just as good! The Atlantis Plague.

Read the finale and sorry to report that this guy doesn't know how to end a trilogy. The Atlantis World
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 31, 2021, 08:57:07 AM »

So one of my authors raved about Extraterrestrial, which is written by an astrophysicist whose obsession is Oumuamua -- the strange asteroid that passed us a few years ago, changed course, and generally behaved like an artificial object. His thesis is that it's a light sail and, essentially, space junk from another civilization.

My author argued that this book was groundbreaking and life changing...and all the blurbers agree. What the book actually is is 1% the light sail thesis and 99% angry rant against the scientific community that ostracized this guy for putting forward the light sail theory. He spends so much time complaining about them and demanding that he's right it's exhausting. Instead of proving the theory, he spends the entire book trying to prove himself -- from childhood through today. A clumsy retort to his peers that does nothing to actually advance his theory. A theory, by the way, that the media and anyone who followed the Oumuamua story agrees with (including me -- it did behave as if it operated under its own power).

So...a waste of time. Fuck him.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 28, 2021, 10:31:05 AM »

The Atlantis Gene! This author is so good at conspiracy thrillers. This was a perfect beach read. Diving into the sequel...


Book two of this series was just as good! The Atlantis Plague.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 11, 2021, 02:34:22 PM »

Tokyo Ueno Station-- a short read, but also a slow read. A sort of deep navel-gazing study of a homeless man in the wake of the Fukishima disaster. Interesting.