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  1. #726
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    Red November.

    Fantastic book on the Cuban Missile Crisis and all the stuff you didn't know because it was classified until around 2006. Basically, you knew there were fingers on buttons but the nuke carrying Russian subs (four of them) that we couldn't track and that were parked around Cuba and Maryland with no way to comminicate to Moscow sure added an interesting twist. Turns out the heros of the Cuban Missile Crisis were actually four Soviet boomer captains.

    Red November is a great book for history buffs or anyone who wants to crap their pants .
    "All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."

  2. #727
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    The Quiet Boy - Ben H. Winters
    This is a slow-burn mash-up of courtroom/legal procedural, mystery/detective fiction, and supernatural/cult thriller, with a little bit of romance and family bonding tossed in for good measure.
    Slightly more mellow in style than Winter's two previous novels, Golden State and Underground Airlines, but no less engaging.

    RIYL
    As She Climbed Across The Table - Jonathan Letham
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  3. #728
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    Coupla graphic novels to recommend:

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    Bryan Talbot's detailed art makes this modern fable, which mixes up Beatrix Potter mythology and real life trauma, an engaging effort.


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    Paul Pope's style is like a cross between Goya and Bakshi.
    This particular tale mixes some Blade Runner-styled futurism with a storyline following the intersecting lives of three couples.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  4. #729
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    I just finished Whitehead’s Harlem Shuffle
    Def worth a read
    Gonna start McBride’s Deacon King Kong next
    +1. Just finished Harlem Shuffle. Sometimes uber-hyped writers disappoint, but Colson Whitehead is the real deal. I was impressed with his writing style and deft observations. Plus just the whole 1960s Harlem setting was interestingly crafted. Definitely going to read something else by him.

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