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Summer means a return to book season for me. I'm currently reading, among other things, "Inventing the Future" by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.


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Finished up The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger, now I'm reading Gwendys Button Box
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Finished the Robin Hobb. Hesitant to start the final book. So this instead:
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Finished the Robin Hobb. Hesitant to start the final book.
Speaking of which, I finished:

A massive book that really feels like the capstone to a 16 book series (if not Robin Hobb's writing career). Normally a 200 page epilogue would be indulgent, but in this case I think it's earned. There are so many call-backs to events in all the other books that it's hard to imagine the response from readers who started with this trilogy (and I wouldn't recommend it). And you know, for readers who have been following the whole series, that Hobb is going to seriously gut you in the feels by the end of it.

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I've gone on about it before in this thread and others, but I agree with everything you said.
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Speaking of which, I finished:

A massive book that really feels like the capstone to a 16 book series (if not Robin Hobb's writing career). Normally a 200 page epilogue would be indulgent, but in this case I think it's earned. There are so many call-backs to events in all the other books that it's hard to imagine the response from readers who started with this trilogy (and I wouldn't recommend it). And you know, for readers who have been following the whole series, that Hobb is going to seriously gut you in the feels by the end of it.
Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
I've gone on about it before in this thread and others, but I agree with everything you said.
Welp, I finished the palate-cleanser that was Terry Crews -great read, btw, well worth it- so I'm going to dive into this. Part of me feels like if I never read it, then it will never end, which is true in a way ...
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Finished this bitchy exposť of Old Hollywood a few days ago. Escapist trash.


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Finished this bitchy exposť of Old Hollywood a few days ago. Escapist trash.

That's the best kind of trash! (I see this volume at used book stores frequently, but have never ponied up for it.)
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Finished Gwendy's Button Box then moved to Gwendy's Magic Feather, loved them both, but I'm now reading Gwendy's Final Task and its quality isn't up to the previous 2 i don't think but its still a good story so far.
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That's the best kind of trash! (I see this volume at used book stores frequently, but have never ponied up for it.)
It's worth a few bucks, but when it comes to behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories, David McClintick's "Indecent Exposure" is infinitely more in-depth and interesting. I have a number of other "underbelly of Hollywood" books that I plan to read this summer. I'll report back on those.
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It's worth a few bucks, but when it comes to behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories, David McClintick's "Indecent Exposure" is infinitely more in-depth and interesting. I have a number of other "underbelly of Hollywood" books that I plan to read this summer. I'll report back on those.
I need to be fiscally responsible, so I will check them out from my local library!
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Finished this bitchy exposť of Old Hollywood a few days ago. Escapist trash.

The good cover! For a while, her dress was edited to cover her nipples. Those nipples are the reason that photo was used! Why else would the cover designer have colored them red?



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I was quite taken by this profane little book that's laugh-out-loud funny one moment and touching and sad the next.

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It was...fine. As a historical horror, I guess it technically qualifies as both, but the 'horror' is pretty meh, and it doesnt dive as deep into the actual history as I would have liked.

It seems pretty obvious that it is using the Japenese internment and the horror as a commentary on COVID and the current politcal/social environment. I like the idea behind tying the horrible internment of the Japanese to what is happening in today's environment, but the execution just fell flat for me.

Good concept, but in the end it didnt do very much for me.

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Talking about a book as a "palate cleanser" after 2500 pages of epic fantasy I went with:

As expected, it was a fast "popcorn" read. I appreciate the author's journey in writing this book: working as a flight attendant for 10 years, working in her spare time on a first novel, and making it through dozens of rejections before hitting it big. While a fast read, I didn't think this was particularly good though. A lot came across as corny and hackneyed. Since the author was a flight attendant, you would think that the main hero of the story would've been one too. But no ... it's the tall, handsome, smart, sensitive, "Mr. Perfect" pilot. None of the book's attempts at emotion worked for me. Maybe this was a case of not being helped at all for me by following up an author whose books are a masterclass in emotional involvement.
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Shibumi by Trevanian. The last of the superspy books. I didn't realize it when it came out that the protagonist is basically a Bond supervillain. He's smart, deadly, lives in a medieval castle on a mountain, and the CIA agent faces him in his lair. But the CIA (and MI-5/6) are much more evil than the protagonist. More than half the book is origin story, so it's kind of slow moving. It's deeply anti-American and anti-capitalism. I'm surprised it was a bestseller.

I'm done with this omnibus volume.



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