Jazzfanz Bookclub

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JazzGal, May 27, 2010.

  1. zyzz

    zyzz Well-Known Member

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    I think Suttree is right up there with it, but it's a very difficult read. Not so much for the subject matter, you just need a damn dictionary next to you.

    And here is Nikola Jokic dancing in Serbia with Blood Meridian narration by Richard Poe (highly recommend the audiobook)
     
  2. The Thriller

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    Killers of the Flower Moon.

    A really cool nonfiction book involving mystery, the birth of the FBI, and of course murder. It reads like a fiction but is nonfiction. Incredible that something like this actually happened.

    Anyone else read it?

     
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  3. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It's on my list. Everyone I know who has read it has loved it.
     
  4. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    I just recently read Circe. It was OK but it made me feel like I was back in junior high doing the mythology unit.
     
  5. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Solid read. Mentioned it about 10-12 months ago here.

    It’s being made into a film by Scorsese with, surprise, DiCaprio as the lead.
     
  6. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    I read Killers of the Flower Moon last year. Liked it - - fascinating story. Somewhat complex though, I sort of wish I had a Cliff's Note version (or some sort of flow chart) to keep it all straight.

    One of the more interesting ideas I gleaned from the book was how law enforcement in general was far less organized and police departments and communities relied far more on private investigators to solve cases. They could be somewhat lawless in the methods they used to track down information.
     
  7. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

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    Trying to decide between re-reading Handmaid's Tale and then reading the sequel, the Testaments, or going full-on Silk Punk. I read the Dandelion Dynasty novels and loved them, so I'm thinking of reading the Tensorate series by JF Yang next.
     
  8. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Have you watched the tv series? I freaking love it


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  9. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    Starting to go thru the MASSIVE catalogue of GK Chesterton "the prince of paradox". Anyone have a recommendation?. IDK where even to begin (with the 100's of short stories i suppose)
     
  10. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    Came across this quote I love. This is a good thread to share it.

    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

    ― Albert Einstein
     
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  11. Lord Bullingdon

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    Starting with "The Man Who Was Thursday", a Neil Gaiman reccomendation. Next up "In Defense of Sanity"and "Whats Wrong With The World"
     
  12. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I finished "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood (sequel to The Handmaid's Tale). It's very good and a worthy successor.

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  13. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Just finished The Great Alone.
    Most heartbreaking book of all time. Bawled like a baby throughout the final third of the book

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  14. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Very good book. Kristin Hannah can tear your emotions to shreds.
     
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  15. Lord Bullingdon

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    Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny. Hugo Award winner from 1968. This is really quite interesting its got a heavy Hindu-Buhdisst type of thing going but its sci-fi and i guess modernized (despite being 50 years old) with western style characters/conflict.

    Getting back to the Chesterton stuff after the yankee game.
     
  16. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Thinking of reading Nightingale next. Have to take a break first though. The Great Alone wrecked me.

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  17. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Nightingale is good. But yeah, a light fun read may be in order first.

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  18. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I started on Stephen Kings latest, The Institute.
    It's like slipping on an old comfortable pair of slippers.
    I got into a 12 book (so far) series called The Bowl of Souls that took me a while. Then a book by the same author called Tallow Jones, Wizard Detective. Then I read a book called The Survivors and it's sister book The Final Winter. Then I read a 2 book series called What Happened to Lori (book 1 was fantastic. Book 2 was good but a bit too far fetched imo)
    Then read The Great Alone. Killer book. Unforgettable might be the best way to describe it.

    So it's been a while since I read some King. So nice to be back. After The Institute I'm gonna have to read The Outsider by King.

    I have read almost every book he has written which is a whole lot of books. Seems like everything he writes ends up a movie or TV show (or both in some cases) anymore. Especially lately. The Institute just came out and they already have a movie or TV show (I forget which one) coming soon.

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  19. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    The Institute was fantastic. It ranks as one of King's best imo.

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  20. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    Been going thru the poetry of; John Keats, Jean Cocteau and Lord Byron. Truly excellent stuff.
     

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