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that wasn't forced on you...
~400+ pages on a serious subject or by a serious author?
in the last few months I have read:
The Civil War at Sea Craig L. Symonds
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five-Star Admirals who won the war at sea Walter Boreman
The Insurgents David Petreus and the Plot to Change the American way of War Fred Kaplan
Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerilla Warfare from ancient times to the present Max Boot
Detroit: An American Autopsy Charlie LeDuffe
Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov Geoffrey Roberts
A Chain of Thunder Jeff Shaara (second book of his Civil War Western theater trilogy)
probably forgetting a few in there
My Share of the Task Stanley McCrystal
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Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
Does "A Dance with Dragons" count? It's a pretty serious subject.
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Does Nelson DeMille's The Panther count? It has to do with tracking down a terrorist.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
I watched fast and furious 6 the other day.
I have to read long and drawn out emails about my girlfriend's "feelings" all the f'in time.
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How was it? I've read a lot of the earlier DeMille stuff, but kinda lost track in the early 00's with his books. I really liked Charm School.
Re-read Gatsby before the movie came out. Currently reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Neither of those are 400+ pages, but still solid reads.
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
I read Blood Meridian about once a year. Reading Farewell To Arms right now. I read Elmore Leonard or Dennis Lehane for something lighter. I go in phases though. I'll plow through a few books in a month, and then I won't pick one up for another two or three months.
In progress - History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution (2 volumes) - Mercy Otis Warren
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Been awhile... a few years, probably.
anyone have any good reads on organized crime/the mob? Particularly in Chicago/the Midwest?
finished 1421 a while ago. Currently reading The Omnivores Dilemma.
Calmer than you are
Currently reading Winesburg, Ohio. Its not clicking with me.
I usually try to read a book a week. Lately, I have been slacking. Currently working on The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Started reading American Tabloid on the recommendation from this board, but I just can't get into it. Maybe because I'm too young?
Finished Shantaram a couple weeks ago. 900+ pages.
Read a book on an undercover in the hells angels a couple of weeks ago.
Reading Enders Game and Team of Rivals now. Both will take me months to finish. I spend way too much time here to read seriously.
every week for the last 10 years?
I don't understand people who don't read. i love it.
This. I finished "Black and Blue" by Ian Rankin last night (not 400 pages, so doesn't meet the OP's criteria) and "David Copperfield" by Dickens before that. Now working on "Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy.
And after that, probably the next in the Rebus series, whatever the hell it is.
Thank you, Denicos.
Cormac McCarthy - The Outer Dark
I give it a 4/10
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Currently finishing up the Life of Pi
A man's gotta eat!
i read message board posts, why would I need to read a book?
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Last book I finished that fits the OPs criteria was Underworld by Don DeLillo. Finally dove into it in December of '12 and finished it in a month. I'm a huge fan of his but 800+ pages is a lot to take on. It was worth it though. Classic work of American Fiction. If you're not willing to try it, due to its length, read Pafko At The Wall. It's, basically, the prologue to Underworld and refers to Andy Pafko. He was the Dodgers outfielder who saw "The Shot Heard Round The World" go over his head.
No plans on tackling a large book in the near future. Just finished The Friends of Eddie Coyle an hour ago. One of the best crime novels I've read (great Robert Mitchem movie too.) About to delve into a short story collection called American Salvage (Made in Michigan Writers Series) by Bonnie Jo Campbell. All the stories are set in Michigan and its gotten stellar reviews. It's supposed to be pretty bleak stuff.
Probably a dozen years ago when I read A Man On The Moon.
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