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    No, I haven't. I've got a couple of his that I haven't read yet but when I checked just now, there were none of Odd. I'll take a look at amazon...
    the first book really caught me off guard.

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    the first book really caught me off guard.

    Excellent reviews...I've ordered the first one and it should be here by Wednesday when I'll have finished my current book.
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    I am currently reading life after death This is my favorite author Deepak Chopra. this book based on its all depend on how u will die . Ater death you die and life goes on with or without you simple just make the best if life while your still alive?

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    SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

    She's an engaging writer and I very much like the structure she's applied to allow back-reference circularity, building a story rather than just telling what happened. She must have studied a lot to be able to pick details from so many interlocking strands.

    I rather enjoyed Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland too.

    The book waiting in the wings at the moment is Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
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    Was given a copy of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. and just finished it.
    Her writing was at times, inspiring. It is a very good read. I can see immediately why her publisher suggested that she write something else, though. The historical context is important.
    She wrote this shortly after the Brown vs Board of Education decision (1954) and that plays a part in the story line. Had this book hit the streets in that time, the public outrage in the South would have caused her much pain, I think. The publisher would not have wanted to deal with the reaction. Their market in the South would have been ruined.

    And, I might add, even the "colored" market would likely have been unkind to Ms Lee in those days.

    It is a very strong commentary on life in The South in the mid-fifties. I suspect there is more than a little of her personal experience in these pages.
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    I'm reading Say You're One Of Them by Uwem Akpan. It was sent to me along with 4 other books by a friend. He told me that his book might prove to be the most difficult for me to read so, of course, this is the one I chose to read first.

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    I usually have several books going at once.
    Of late, I am reading
    Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk
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    The Post American World, by Fareed Zakaria
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    Saving Capitalism, for the Many, Not the Few, by Robert Reich.
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