What are you reading now?

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  1. Zeno

    Zeno Ancient

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    I normally go through a book a week. My morning commute on the train is about 40 minutes and they have "quiet cars", no talking, no phone calls etc, perfect time to read.

    The most recent books I read:

    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    One Year Later by William Forstchen

    Germanica by Robert Conroy

    Of those Ready Player One was the best read, it has so many references for people who grew up at the same time I did--it made it a lot of fun. I read Clines other book Armada which was a fun read as well.
     
  2. English on tour

    English on tour Eng-gur-land Eng-gur-land

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    Did you ever give Bolitar a crack?
     
  3. Avondale Red Rage

    Avondale Red Rage Just wondering...

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    Love Larson. I read Dead Wake: The last crossing of the Lusitania when it came out last fall and highly recommend.


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    Yuma Back in NV!

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  5. Brian in Mesa

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    Been buying them up to read pretty soon.
     
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    Make Me (Reacher book #20) by Lee Child.

    Still refuse to see a movie until they cast a Reacher taller than me - and I'd be dwarfed by Reacher. LOL
     
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    OK. I'll ask. Who would you cast for the lead?
     
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    Ray Stevenson, Liev Schreiber, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Idris Elba, etc. All actors that I believe could pull off smart, menacing, and huge - characteristics listed by Lee Child himself regarding the character and casting the role.

    In order to get butts in the seats and make a legit series out of it...most likely The Rock.

    Child heard the name Tom Cruise and sold out. Period. SMH.
     
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    I was thinking the Rock also. If you had never read the books maybe TC would work. But after reading any part of any of the books, it is an awful miscast. :thumbdown
     
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    I was picturing someone like Dominic Purcell.
     
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  12. Brian in Mesa

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    It's kinda humorous when you really think about it. Purcell is still about 3 inches shorter than the fictional character of Jack Reacher...but he is 7 inches taller than puny Tom Cruise.

    :biglaugh:
     
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    :biglaugh: That's hilarious!!!!
     
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    Sapiens. I have seen a lot of the stuff in the book on the History Channel, but it is a good refresher for me. I am amazed by comments online about how much people learned about the Human race from this book, and I am thinking "Really? You didn't know this?" Some of the stuff goes back to when I was in grade school. I guess the education system is not all that great anymore. I mean I knew some of this stuff and I went to school in Yuma! Probably the low end of the educational spectrum. LOL!
     
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    I would take anyone on this list except Mark Wahlberg. Caviezel would have been my favorite.
     

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