What was the last book you read?

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  1. kenneth

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    Recently finished 2010 the second odyssey and Robinson Crusoe.

    Prior to that I read some true crime from Joe McGinniss with Fatal Vision and Blind Faith. Both killers guilty as sin. In the same vein I recently read the Deliberate Stranger about Ted Bundy.
     
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    Romola by George Eliot

    A while ago I saw a docudrama on George Eliot's life and was inspired to slowly read my way through her novels.

    This one differs from most of her work, being set in renaissance Florence rather than rural England. But it does share several of the same themes, including ill-advised liaisons, the foibles of the clergy, and secrets that come back to bite.

    By coincidence, I started reading this overlapping with the book on Leonardo and Michelangelo, which contained a lot of Florentine history that was useful in understanding this as well.
     
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    Total Cat Mojo by Jackson Galaxy, famed cat expert and host of My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet (easily the best of all cat books I've ever read, because Jackson really gets down to the nitty-gritty of what cats are and how we are to manage our relationships with them)

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    I've just finished "Black Beauty" which is about a horse that seems to understand spoken English and who is as intelligent as Einstein. I found it all a bit far fetched.
     
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    The Saint Overboard by Leslie Charteris (The Saint #16)
     
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    Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof, about the 1919 World Series, and the Chicago White Sox' throwing of it

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    Should be a tv mini-series!

     
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    It certainly should be! There was a film made just over 30 years ago about it.
     
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    Maybe a good idea for American Crime Story?
     
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    Sounds pretty plausible!
     
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    The Iron Duke - the autobiography of Bobby Windsor. A great read - one of the truly great characters of world rugby.

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    The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob - two novellas by George Eliot

    These two short stories are quite different from her novels, and from each other. The Lifted Veil is a supernatural tale that Wikipedia describes as an early example of what would later be called science fiction, while Brother Jacob is the unexpectedly comic story of a crooked confectioner.
     
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