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    Is this really the most recent Currently Reading thread?

    Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin - seriously hard science fiction, set in China.
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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      “Stories of the Law and How It's Broken”

      By The Secret Barrister....
      Not quite a legal text book, but it’s made of text (and paper), and about the law....
      See You Next Tuesday

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        The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. For the second time. Possibly the finest non-fiction book of recent times.
        Hard Brexit now!
        #prayfornodeal

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          Originally posted by oracleslave View Post
          For books that I really like though I always want my own copy, either for re-reading, referring back to etc. A wood-pannelled library with wall to wall books, leather loungers, a snooker table and some good quality port are what is required...one day.
          You're missing the Swedish au pair, otherwise perfecto.
          But I discovered nothing else but depraved, excessive superstition. Pliny the younger

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            Originally posted by Lance View Post
            “Stories of the Law and How It's Broken”

            By The Secret Barrister....
            Not quite a legal text book, but it’s made of text (and paper), and about the law....
            That was a really good book.

            I have the flu so have been reading post apocalyptic trash:

            The Last by Hanna Jameson - set in a Swiss Hotel immediately after nuclear war

            Last ones left alive by Sarah Davis-Goff - set in Ireland a generation or so after a zombie apocalypse.

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              Originally posted by sasguru View Post
              The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. For the second time. Possibly the finest non-fiction book of recent times.
              To be followed by "Dark Sun" by Richard Rhodes, being a tale of how the super got made when Teller's ideas didn't work.

              "The Mitrokhin Archive", being a tale of KGB naughtiness.

              "Hitler's Spy Chief" (i.e. Admiral Canaris).

              "A Bright Shining Lie" being a history of the Vietnam War and how the Septics fecked it up.

              "The Mighty Micro" being a future history of the present as predicted by a chap in 1978 (also a tv series of the same name which might be found on youtube).

              "Silicon Civilisation" being a 1980 book about the early years of semiconductors and the microprocessor, it seems like a very very very long time ago now, being pre IBM PC & XT.

              Not forgetting "Lady Death: the memoirs of Stalin's Sniper". Like it says. She was at the siege of Stalingrad.


              Oh, how this thread brings back memories of a different, happier time, when the forum was infested with Daleks and assorted other aliens and no one had heard of the B word.

              Long long ago, and far far away, they did things differently then.
              Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 10 October 2019, 07:50.
              When the fun stops, STOP.

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                CJ Sansom - Shardlake series

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                  I'm currently plowing my way through REAMDE <again> to refresh my memory before i tackle FALL.
                  I do like Neal Stephenson's books.

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                    BYTE : Programmer's Cookbook - DOS

                    Rescued from a lab clearout. Mode X.... Mmmmmmmm
                    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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                      Currently redoing the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan on book 5 of 13
                      Growing old is mandatory
                      Growing up is optional

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