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By slumpbuster
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If you read freakonomics the new superfreakonomics was pretty good. Not as good as the original but still entertaining.
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By foureyedgeek
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Bump.

Just finished up A Good Life Wasted enjoyed it well enough.

Now its on to some Ted Leeson. I got Inventing Montana for Christmas and The Habit of Rivers on request through inter (or is it intra?)-library loan. I've always enjoyed what he's written for the mag so I'm interested to see how it goes with longer format.
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By FlyFishNut
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Read that Michael Crighton book about Pirates... Pirate Lattitudes I think... A quick read and entertaining. Different from all of his other stuff.

Started Edgard Sawtelle last night.
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By McH
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FlyFishNut wrote:Read that Michael Crighton book about Pirates... Pirate Lattitudes I think... A quick read and entertaining. Different from all of his other stuff.
X2, one of my better xmas presents.
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By RFA
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I just read "Columbine" by David Cullen (2009). Very interesting read - it delves deeply into the history and events that unfolded that day. A very powerful read that dispells a lot of the misinformation surrounding that incident. Kind of shocking, really - the mistakes the police made and then tried to cover up, the mentality of both killers, the socio/psychopath and the follower....really powerful stuff.
By DayTripper
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Just finished Black River Dreams by Maximilian Werner. I knew I was reading something good after I wanted to loan it to friends when I was still only halfway through the preface. Some really good essays in there.
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By MEXICO RETURNS
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by ditchdoc » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:29 pm

iSniper by Stephen Hunter
Oh shit...What did Bobby Lee Swagger do now???...

Next thing you know, he's going to be working with Mitch Rapp...
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By Lurgee
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Belly Up wrote:Image

real solid
x2....one long metaphor

I know this was just made into a movie but if you are looking for something that will make you laugh out of your nose beginning with the first paragraph check out "Youth in Revolt" by C.D. Payne. I picked this up years and years ago and it is without question the funniest thing I have ever read.
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By PGflyfisher
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Jim Harrison - In Search of Small Gods. Just picked up a copy of his newest collection of novellas/short stories The Farmers Daughter.

If yer interested you can check out Harrison reading some of his poems from In Search of Small Gods here at the News Hour -http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_cov ... rison.html
By Willi
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Lurgee wrote: On mindless but fun American fiction---check out the Joe Pickett series from CJ Box. He's an author out of Wyoming who has written a rather entertaining series about a bumbling game warden who always happens to find himself in the midst of a natural resource controversy/murder. Usually involves some fly fishing and hunting. Very fun and fast to read.
On your rec, I downloaded a couple of his books to my MP3 player and your review is right on. Easy listening, so I can listen while doing chores. I like that the stories take place in areas I know.

Willi
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By BigCliff
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Willi wrote:
Lurgee wrote: On mindless but fun American fiction---check out the Joe Pickett series from CJ Box. He's an author out of Wyoming who has written a rather entertaining series about a bumbling game warden who always happens to find himself in the midst of a natural resource controversy/murder. Usually involves some fly fishing and hunting. Very fun and fast to read.
On your rec, I downloaded a couple of his books to my MP3 player and your review is right on. Easy listening, so I can listen while doing chores. I like that the stories take place in areas I know.

Willi
Those do sound appealing.

Currently reading "Great Powers" by Thomas PM Barnett, and planning on hitting von Clausewitz next. Matt LaBash's "Fly Fishing with Darth Vader" after that.
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