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First three books are phenomenal. Fourth is mediocre, fifth rebounds a bit. Reading them will probably enhance your viewing experience, as they will flesh out characters, background info, etc.

Pretty much this. The third book is incredible.
post #4982 of 5545
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Who of you uses an ebook reader? Anyone a Kindle paperwhite?

My wife has a paperwhite and loves it. I have one from the previous generation (no touchscreen) and also love it. Didn't think I would, but now that I have it, I love it.
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Yup,I heart my Kindle too. Older keyboard model. Given that i live in a place with very few English books and very high censorship on those which people try to import, that little thing is my best friend out here. If classic literature is your thing, Project Gutenberg is a pretty wonderful resource as well.
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If classic literature is your thing, Project Gutenberg is a pretty wonderful resource as well.
Exactly one of the reasons why I chose to purchase an ebook reader.
I was surprised by the dictionary feature for I haven't informed myself a lot prior to the purchase. It's fantastic, especially for non-native speakers and classic literature.
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I can't get in to the whole e reader deal.  I have an iPad, I know that isn't technically an e reader, but don't really care for reading on it.  I like to hold the book and turn the pages.  I guess that goes back to having a library in our house growing up and watching my mom read every night.  Also, I have never seen this mentioned in what anyone is reading, but I love reading the newspaper.  I feel like I am maybe the only 25 year old that has a subscription to the paper.  

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Just finished, very good.



Been meaning to read for years, finally got round to it. The daddy of investing books, thoroughly recommend it.
post #4987 of 5545
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I can't get in to the whole e reader deal.  I have an iPad, I know that isn't technically an e reader, but don't really care for reading on it.  I like to hold the book and turn the pages.  I guess that goes back to having a library in our house growing up and watching my mom read every night.  Also, I have never seen this mentioned in what anyone is reading, but I love reading the newspaper.  I feel like I am maybe the only 25 year old that has a subscription to the paper.  

It took me a while to cave in and move to the e-reader world, but once I did I quickly became addicted. I grew up, like you, in a house full of books, and I love the feel of them. My own house has lots of books that I've accumulated over the years.

However, in this day and age where (around here) the closest bookstore is 30 minutes away (and there are no independent bookstores to speak of any closer), having an e-reader is the most effective way for me to feed my steady addiction to reading (two to three books a week).

Hopefully you live somewhere where getting your hands on actual books isn't so difficult. smile.gif
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May give The Tourist a shot....been meaning to read it for a while. Thanks for reminding me it exists!

I recently read both The Tourist and The Nearest Exit. Both are worthwhile. Steinhauer avoids the cartoonish evil characters which are the downfall of most of the older writers of the genre.
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I too subscribe to the paper, I read multiple papers on weekends and only read books. I feel I actually absorb the material more (which I'm sure is irrational) and I stare at screens all day during the day so the paper is a way to relax.

"A Man And His Ship"

Praise is well deserved, its a sprawling book that captures the era. Good stuff.
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Who of you uses an ebook reader? Anyone a Kindle paperwhite?

Nook Simple Touch and, more recently for color e-book reading, an Asus Nexus 7 in 32G variety. (Why anyone would opt for either Amazon or BN's color reader over a N7 is beyond me.)
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May give The Tourist a shot....been meaning to read it for a while. Thanks for reminding me it exists!

I recently read both The Tourist and The Nearest Exit. Both are worthwhile. Steinhauer avoids the cartoonish evil characters which are the downfall of most of the older writers of the genre.

I felt let down by The Nearest Exit and An American Spy, in comparison to the first book.

I've generally held off on the ebook thing (although I downloaded and read several books from Project Gutenberg back in the dark ages of DOS and 14.4 kbps dial-up), but I recently downloaded several books to my iPad, and I'm finding that battery life is a problem. I'm flying to DC tomorrow and I'm bringing along a spare book just in case my iPad craps out partway through the flight.
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I felt let down by The Nearest Exit and An American Spy, in comparison to the first book.

I've generally held off on the ebook thing (although I downloaded and read several books from Project Gutenberg back in the dark ages of DOS and 14.4 kbps dial-up), but I recently downloaded several books to my iPad, and I'm finding that battery life is a problem. I'm flying to DC tomorrow and I'm bringing along a spare book just in case my iPad craps out partway through the flight.
That's why a dedicated ereader is great; the Kindle battery life lasts a month.
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Plus the E Ink display makes it better to read, imo.
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Just finished, very good.



Been meaning to read for years, finally got round to it. The daddy of investing books, thoroughly recommend it.

That's the book Warren Buffet learned from.
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I'm about to start a new novel but haven't decided which one from these four. Please feel free to push me in the direction of one.

Name of the Rose by Eco
East of Eden by Steinbeck
Hard Boiled Wonderland... by Murakami
Master and the Margarita by Bulgakov
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