What's on your reading/listening list?

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June 13th, 2019 at 1:14:31 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Fleastiff
April 19th !!1
Bosch goes undercover in a fentanyl sting in Season 5 on Amazon.



Reading one of the latest Bosch books
Two kinds of truth. I think its book 19. He finally goes undercover but its an Oxy ring he is after
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
June 13th, 2019 at 1:36:04 PM permalink
terapined
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Reading a lot lately
All my books are now free (not exactly, my tax dollars support the library)
Got my kindle connected to the local library

They have about 18k books to borrow on Kindle, the latest books, multiple Kindle copies :-)
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
June 27th, 2019 at 10:10:51 AM permalink
JimRockford
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Just read The Power Of the Dog by Don Winslow. The best crime novel I've read in a long time. The story revolves around the formation and evolution on the Mexican drug cartels in the 1970s through the 90s. I really enjoyed Winslow's noire writing style. In addition to Mexican traffickers it has Irish mafia, Italian mafia, CIA, DEA, Federales, Colombian cartels, Contras, Sandinistas, FARC and a sort of Bosch type emotionally damaged DEA cop dedicated to justice (and a bit of revenge) in spite of being surrounded by corruption and betrayal.

It's the first of three novels in the series. I understand that FX has picked up the rights for a TV series. I hope they follow through.
The mind hungers for that on which it feeds.
June 27th, 2019 at 3:03:55 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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No California surfing hours this time.
June 27th, 2019 at 3:15:21 PM permalink
JimRockford
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Quote: Fleastiff
No California surfing hours this time.

Don't know what that means.
The mind hungers for that on which it feeds.
June 27th, 2019 at 6:00:03 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: JimRockford
Don't know what that means.
Prior works, Dawn Patrol and Gentlemen's Hour, are each California surfing terms.
June 27th, 2019 at 7:04:29 PM permalink
JimRockford
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Quote: Fleastiff
Prior works, Dawn Patrol and Gentlemen's Hour, are each California surfing terms.

I haven't read any of Winsow's other books, but I like his style.

Excerpt:
The sunlight is filthy. Filtered through a smudgy window and dirty, broken venetian blinds, it creeps into Callan's room like a noxious gas, sick and yellow. Sick and yellow also describes Callan - sick, yellow, sweaty, rank. He lies twisted in the unchanged-for-weeks sheets, his pores trying (unsuccessfully) to sweat out the alcohol, dried saliva caked at the edges of his half-open mouth, his brain trying feverishly to sort out the bits and pieces of nightmares from the emerging, waking reality.
The mind hungers for that on which it feeds.
June 27th, 2019 at 10:08:51 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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He has quite a following and some Hollywood money men readily open their wallets if he signs on as a scriptwriter.
Hiaasen in Florida and Winslow in California are quite popular.
Winslow is thought to be major financial backer for wolf preserve in San Diego County.
July 1st, 2019 at 9:05:04 AM permalink
terapined
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
This author has been on my radar for a while
Many of his kindle books at the library are on wait lists
After waiting for a month, Snow Crash became available so I borrowed it
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 1st, 2019 at 1:35:21 PM permalink
Dalex64
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There is so much out there.

Get a $10 Kindle unlimited subscription (with free trial) and figure out what you like - it is like a library, without having to to go to the library. Lots of stuff now on KU won't ever be published for a traditional library anyway.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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