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« Reply #1650 on: July 23, 2015, 12:30:53 PM »

In the middle of:

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone

On deck:

Underneath It All by Traci Lords

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I want to be Ripley when I grow up.

« Reply #1651 on: July 23, 2015, 02:25:11 PM »

Just starting The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (3rd ed.)  2007 by Christopher Vogler.  Fully aware that it is more or less the 'cliff notes' for Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces - which I have already read.  Picked it up as something lighter and looking forward to the promised pop culture references.

Finishing Boris Yeltsin: From Bolshevik to Democrat (1991) by John Morrison.  Morrison was a Mid-Career Fellow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University when he wrote this and his familiarity with the context really shows.  It has been interesting enough to keep me reading.  Interesting times.

Prior to that read Comes the Comrade (1950) by Alexandra Orme.  By turns comic, alarming and somewhat baffling account of the Soviet 'liberation' of Hungary toward the end of WWII.  She paints quite the picture of cultural differences.  What you can read between the lines is often astounding.  Have to assume it reflects the insanity of wartime life.

And prior to that read "Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga" (1985) by Stephen Davis.  Davis expended a lot of energy admiring the group and presents them as a bunch of immature boys-next-door who were rich and famous before they grew up as well as being largely misunderstood.  Um...yeah right.  Starts off well enough but runs out of energy/changes tone and seems to rush to a finish so the last 50+ pages just weren't any fun any more.

Read the first two books of The Darksword Trilogy (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) before/during that.

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« Reply #1652 on: July 28, 2015, 04:04:51 PM »


Charlie Finch's
The laws of murder
8th in the Charlie Lenox series

Peter May's
The Lewis man
2nd in the Fin McLeod series
both a sequel and a prequel to the 1st in the series

Asa Larsson's
The 2nd deadly sin
an award winner

Stuart Neville's
The final silence

Laura Joh Rowland's
The iris fan
18th in the Sano Ichiro series
After 18 books and 20 years, the authoress is hanging up her pen, as this is her final one in the series

Christopher Fowler's
Bryant and May and the bleeding heart
11th in the Peculiar Crimes Unit series

Next time: a half dozen of the other
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« Reply #1653 on: July 29, 2015, 07:42:12 AM »

Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire - and Both Lost! By Dan Raviv

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