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Offline BojackHorsefella

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Re: The Book Review Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2018, 01:51:18 PM »
Yeah, I didn't read Wayward Pines but I read "Run," "Snowbound" and...."Abandon."

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Re: The Book Review Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2019, 11:45:11 AM »
Took a long time and wasn't able to meet my goal of finishing before seeing the musical (hell, the first AND second time), but finally finished Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Fascinating and loved it.

Just started reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig, and so far it's pretty damn good. Bit difficult to put down. Almost finished with Michelle Obama's autobiography and enjoying it.
“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr

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Re: The Book Review Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2020, 04:01:35 PM »
Just finished Lost Stars, part of the Journey to Star Wars series.

It spans the lives of two kids growing up on a desolate outer rim planet and are fascinated by space travel.
They grow up wanting to join the Empire and are caught up in the wars spanning the OT.
It's a really enjoyable and fun read and gives you insight from characters not wholly involved in the war.
Expanding the universe while focusing on the era of the OT is really entertaining to me and watching characters like this develop gives you another look at how people's ideologies form



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