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Old 03-19-2017, 04:02 PM
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:15 AM
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Huh. Nobody reading anything interesting?

I am currently reading Darkmans by Nicola Barker. It has a lot of interrelated characters, but they are all connected to Kane and his father (Daniel) Beede and Beede's friend Dory who seems to be possessed at times by a 500 year old court jester (this is on the back, so no spoiler). There's also (spoiler) a Kurd who passes out when he is in the presence of salads, specifically lettuce.

I thought the mans was weird and almost Flemish, but maybe just olde English?
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:29 AM
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Also (fairly) recently I read The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming, which I liked very much. I had only read general histories and it always looked like the Incas were pushed over relatively easy, but there were several uprisings and more importantly a (tiny) independent Inca state held out for decades. There were also several armed conflicts between the Spanish invaders in the meantime.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:07 AM
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I am just finishing the first Flashman novel - a savage take-down of 19th century swashbuckling tropes. Not sure the joke can be made to stretch to as many books as the series ended up having, but I am willing to look at a few more so far.
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This. It's absolute rubbish, but a friend insisted I would love it so I feel obligated to finish.
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The cooking gene by Michael Twitty. It's a memoir slash food and regional history.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:06 PM
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I am just finishing the first Flashman novel - a savage take-down of 19th century swashbuckling tropes. Not sure the joke can be made to stretch to as many books as the series ended up having, but I am willing to look at a few more so far.
Turns out, the answer to that is 2.5

But the first one is pretty savage, if stomach-turning
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:43 AM
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Finished this and am awaiting the next few volumes form the library:


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