Discussion in 'Other Literature' started by Boreas, Dec 31, 2017.
Here's the thread where you mention what non-SF/F books you're currently reading.
I have begun reading Beyond Biocentrism by R. Lanza, MD. I'm loving being shaken like a pair of maracas with his challenging postulates.
Right now I've picked up Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity. Never read the book before but I did like the movie. Hopefully the book will be better!
Reading the novels of D'Annunzio and Paul Bourget set in 19th century Rome.
I have been reading for the last week a historical non-fiction book called (my translation) Empire-phobia: Rome, Russia, The United States and The Spanish Empire. Fascinating but it requires small daily doses to absorb all the information as it deserves.
I am reading this because it is FREE for Kindle!
Think I'll be picking up a Victorian era authoress this weekend whom I've been meaning to read for a long while. Elizabeth Gaskell, and I'll be starting her third novel, North and South, which is supposed to be one of the better industrial/social novels of the time (Dickens thought so...he printed it in his magazine).
This is a fascinating read about underground, pernicious fly-tiers:
Ñam, ñam, love bread. I'm lazy and I have a bread machine that I set to start baking in the early hours so the bread is ready for breakfast. Divine!
I read this yesterday:
I finished the original Bourne trilogy by Robert Ludlum. I can't believe how good these were! I used to like the movies, and I still do, but now I think the director should have called it something else, not The Bourne Identity. There's hardly anything from the book. This trilogy is seriously fricking awesome! Action-packed, lots of mystery, tons of spy stuff way better than the movies. I loved it!
And now I'm reading King Rat by James Clavell. It's WWII historical fiction that takes place in a Chinese prison camp with international prisoners. I'm about 70 pages in and so far it's turning out to be seriously good.
I finished reading King Rat. I loved it! Even though the book is about a prison camp full of all kinds of Allied soldiers struggling to survive, you get through it really fast and there is no moral preaching or anything like that. The characters really get under your skin. And this black market cat and mouse game of survival is so compelling. It's definitely worth reading and I'm going to check out his other books!
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