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I enjoyed it intermittently. I found it was one of those books where I had to let go the notion that I have to be a "good" reader as though there will be a test at the end. There were passages that I just skimmed over because they didn't engage me, and others I read more closely because they did. Overall I'd say I enjoyed it, but there were definitely moments where it felt like a bit of a slog.

That's been my experience so far. Some parts actually make me laugh out loud, but most of it is not engaging me either. I've had the same experience--I tried at the outset to really understand what was going on, but after a couple hundred pages I realized that I just had to read and experience it as a flow, not necessarily a plot.

Hopefully by the end I'll consider it a net positive experience. happy.gif
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I tried reading Nesbo's "The Bat" and found it incredibly tedious and uninteresting.

I'm on "The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848" by Eric Hobsbawm right now.

Howbsbawm is an excellent analytic historian, read The Age of Extremes back in Uni, have a look at All thats solid melts into air by Marshall Berman another good Marxist historian.
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I tried reading Nesbo's "The Bat" and found it incredibly tedious and uninteresting..

it's the only book in the series i haven't enjoyed/haven't finished.....the order i read them according to availability.....3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1, 10, and cockroaches....book #2...when it is finally released in english in november...
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Reading this. About 1/3 of the way in. So far I'm really enjoying it.

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Year Zero A History of 1945 Ian Buruma
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Just finished: Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevski

 

Just started: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevski

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ADAPT Why success always starts with failure by Tim Harford
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Seems to be the definitive book about Afghanistan's history 1979-2001

Anyone read any other good books about Afghanistan's recent history? Maybe post 2001?
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Louis Nowra Kings Cross A Biography
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A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes by Peter Bevelin
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TWELVE PILLARS

By Jim Rohn and Chris Widener

 

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Although written in 2005 by my previous boss, Jim Rohn, it brings back fond memories when Tony Robbins and I were on his staff in the early 1980's.  Principles remain the same, but an interesting storyline to help with the digestion of life's lessons.

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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
by Jennifer Jordan
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So Blood Meridian was one of the greatest things I've ever read, what McCarthy book should I read next? I'm thinking the Road.

Outer Dark
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Just finished McCarthy's screenplay The Counselor. First book of his I've been unimpressed with.
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