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anonymouz

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I read his The Emperor of All Maladies when my wife was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was very helpful with understanding what the hell the doctor's were talking about, and it gave me hope that they would eventually get her disease under control. [Spoiler: they did]
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Planning to read that one too. He certainly has a gift for explaining medical concepts for the layperson.
Good to hear your wife's situation is under control!
 

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Rick Bass "The Book of Yaak". I think I meant to get "Winter" instead but this is still very good and touches on the same themes.

(Both are essays from his time living in the Yaak Valley of Montana. This one was much more of cri de coeur to save the valley from environmental damage but they both deal with living in one of the most remote parts of the lower 48).
Those are both excellent books. I really loved Winter.
 

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Finished "Pappyland: A story of Family, Family Boiurbon and Things that Last, " by Wright Thompson.

Never knew Pappy Van winkle was sold to Diaego but nice to know that 3rd generation is sstill involved.
 

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First Ken Follett book I've ever read:

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The Messenger - Daniel Silva (Gabriel Allon book 6)
 

lawyerdad

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Knuckling or blowing out your mustaches...
Wtf?
51 pages from the end of the whole damn thing, as the Last Battle rages at Shayol Gul, what do you think old Thom Merrilin is doing?
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51 pages from the end of the whole damn thing, as the Last Battle rages at Shayol Gul, what do you think old Thom Merrilin is doing?
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Duuuuude...
I'm on book 10, which I think is the last one of the infamous "slog".
The smiles that don't touch the eyes is a snowball hauling ass downhill.
I honest to buddha have a facial muscle tick every time it pops up.
Which is every goddam page.

Edit:
Once good thing in this book. So far Perrin hasn't shown up. His character and story is ass, and every time his wife shows up, I want her dead.
 

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Duuuuude...
I'm on book 10, which I think is the last one of the infamous "slog".
The smiles that don't touch the eyes is a snowball hauling ass downhill.
I honest to buddha have a facial muscle tick every time it pops up.
Which is every goddam page.
I will say that the last book is proving to be a pretty good payoff for all of the slogging. After all the meandering and scenic tours everyone complains about in the middle and late middle books, this one is basically one giant battle on multiple fronts with engaging action, with every character you cared about and many you’d forgotten about getting their licks in and/or getting their just desserts in ways that mostly feel unforced and satisfying.
 

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I will say that the last book is proving to be a pretty good payoff for all of the slogging. After all the meandering and scenic tours everyone complains about in the middle and late middle books, this one is basically one giant battle on multiple fronts with engaging action, with every character you cared about and many you’d forgotten about getting their licks in and/or getting their just desserts in ways that mostly feel unforced and satisfying.
Cool...
I've heard good things about the end.
There's a YouTube book review girl I like, Merphy Napier, who said the ultimate character arcs are her favorite of any series.
I continue to have a love/hate relationship with his writing.
 

lawyerdad

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Cool...
I've heard good things about the end.
There's a YouTube book review girl I like, Merphy Napier, who said the ultimate character arcs are her favorite of any series.
I continue to have a love/hate relationship with his writing.
I’m still waiting, though, for one final instance of spymaster Balwer dry-washing his hands. And of course for Rand’s menage-a-quatre with Aviendha, Elayne, and Min.
 

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