The book club.

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  1. rocklloyd

    rocklloyd All Conference

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    Completely agree. You can tell he did the last two for the money. Just going through the motions.
     
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  2. SkanSU

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    70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct.
    We survived, but no one knows how.
    Until now.
    The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time.
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    The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they have hidden the truth about human evolution. They have also searched for an ancient enemy--a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

    Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried deep in an iceberg. It has been there for thousands of years, and something is guarding it. As the Immari rush to execute their plan, a brilliant geneticist makes a discovery that could change everything.

    Dr. Kate Warner moved to Jakarta, Indonesia to escape her past. She has yet to recover from what happened to her, but she has made an incredible breakthrough: a cure for autism. Or so she thinks. What she has found is far more dangerous--for her and the entire human race. Her work could be the key to the next stage of human evolution. In the hands of the Immari, it would mean the end of humanity as we know it.

    Agent David Vale has spent ten years trying to stop the Immari. Now he has run out of time. His informant is dead. His organization has been infiltrated. His enemy is hunting him. But when David receives a coded message related to the Immari attack, he risks everything to save the one person that can help him solve it: Dr. Kate Warner.

    Together, Kate and David must race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about the Atlantis Gene... and human origins. Their journey takes them to the far corners of the globe and into the secrets of their pasts. The Immari are close on their heels and will stop at nothing to obtain the research Kate has done and force the next stage of human evolution--even if it means killing 99.9% of the world population. David and Kate can stop them... if they can trust each other. And stay alive.

    Then the other 2 take us through the plague and its cure and finally the last book takes in the origins of Atlantis
     
  3. Mr Peabody

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    Some of my favorites:
    I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
    Middles e x - Jeff Eugenides
    The Alienist - Caleb Carr
    The Education of Little Tree - Asa Earl Carter (great gift book)
    Watership Down - Richard Adams
     
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  4. FAL

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    Any book by Michael Connelly. Author of "The Lincoln Lawyer" and the Bosch detective novels. First rate.
     
  5. donniesyracuse

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    A bunch of music memoirs relating to some of my favorite artists have come out or are coming out this year.

    Peter Hook: Substance: Inside New Order

    Johnny Marr: Set the Boy Free: The Autobiography

    Laurence Tolhurst (The Cure): Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

    Brian Wilson: I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir
     
  6. upperdeck

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    they have done a nice job with getting this into a netflix series with "The man in Black" from lost.
     
  7. 4evaOrange

    4evaOrange Anna Kendricks boyfriend.

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    Just finished World War Z. Now I got a bit of a dilemma on hand...what book to start next?
    Blackhouse - Stephen King and Peter straub
    Or
    Harry Potter and the cursed child.?

    Asking for a friend...
     
  8. sutomcat

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    I am a big fan of McCullough. Any of his books are good reads if you are into history. I especially liked the ones about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, but I will read anything he comes up with.

    If you like golf, I recommend you check out Mark Frost. His book "The Greatest Game Ever Played" was made into a movie. It is about the early days of golf in America, and focuses on the absolute dominance of the Brits in the game. Talks a lot about the great early golfers. It is a lot better than the movie. "The Grand Slam" is a great study of Bobby Jones and his life on and off the golf course.
    "The Match: The Day Golf Changed Forever" is set around 1956 and focuses more on the issues of amateurism in golf, with in depth looks at some of the great golfers of the era, how some great courses came to be, etc. If you like this sort of thing, check it out.

    If you like science, I also recommend a few books by Sam Kean. Check out "The Disappearing Spoon", "The Violinist's Thumb", and "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons" if you want to leam more about the elements in the periodic table/how they were discovered and how they are used, the human genetic code and how it developed over time, and how the human brain works.
     
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  9. Marsh01

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    Huge David Baldacci fan. Literally when a book comes out I read it cover to cover in one sitting.
     
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  10. Jeremy L.

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    Currently reading Tim Tebow's book Shaken. If you appreciate a religious spin on books, I highly recommend Shaken.
     
  11. Cheriehoop

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    If you like medicine and the quandries that exist surrounding end of life decisions, health service decisions etc, read Atul Gawande MD. He has excellent and every readable books like Complications, Checklist Manifesto, Being Mortal: What Matters in the End etc.
     
  12. 4evaOrange

    4evaOrange Anna Kendricks boyfriend.

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    Went with cursed child...
     
  13. HOFCeluck

    HOFCeluck Last name ever. First name greatest.

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    All in on Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills. Mitch Rapp is the greatest fictional SU alum of all time.
     
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  14. 4evaOrange

    4evaOrange Anna Kendricks boyfriend.

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    Reading blackhouse now.
    But if a mind**** so far.
     
  15. Cuse House

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    Currently reading the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer. After that I will be reading Battlecry of Freedom by McPherson as it was recommended by someone else on this board.
     
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    Rise and Fall was a slog to get through, but fascinating nonetheless.
     
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  17. Guy Fawkes

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    I wanted to add to the list of nonfiction War / Spy books which I just read and recommend both by Ben Macintyre named 'A Spy Among Friends - Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal' and 'Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Change the Nature of War'
     
  18. Cuse House

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    It is tough to get through so far. I haven't gotten to the war yet, more of the beginnings of the party, which is much dryer than what I hope the rest of the book is. As you said, still fascinating. Hitler was truly a brilliant manipulator of people and situations.
     
  19. AZOrange

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    Wow do you right sluglines for a living?
     
  20. OttoinGrotto

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    Not exactly, but sorta, sometimes.
     
  21. 4evaOrange

    4evaOrange Anna Kendricks boyfriend.

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    Just finished Blackspace by Stephen King and Peter straub. Time to start fever code, prequel to maze runner series.