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#526 2019-11-02 17:47:32

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Re: What are you reading right now?

The first book of the Witcher series in preparation for the Netflix series.


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#527 2019-11-02 22:20:39

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Re: What are you reading right now?

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South Africa, early 80s, military... that makes me very queasy.

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#528 2019-11-03 12:09:52

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:
clusterF wrote:

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South Africa, early 80s, military... that makes me very queasy.

Yeah it is a horrible history, much like most wars are. That book shed some light on an unknown war to me, clandestine if you will. When i read books on war i always go in with a mindset of what are they fighting about and why. We can all learn from history good and bad. Also the Rhodesian/Zimbabwe war era started much earlier than the 1980's and ended in the late 80's, 1990. Lot of various factions involved including china and russia(soviet union), east germany influence.

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#529 2019-11-05 07:42:28

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Re: What are you reading right now?

clusterF wrote:

Yeah it is a horrible history, much like most wars are. That book shed some light on an unknown war to me, clandestine if you will. When i read books on war i always go in with a mindset of what are they fighting about and why. We can all learn from history good and bad. Also the Rhodesian/Zimbabwe war era started much earlier than the 1980's and ended in the late 80's, 1990. Lot of various factions involved including china and russia(soviet union), east germany influence.

Yeah, very interesting.
But I was refering to Apartheid.

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#530 2019-11-05 08:15:46

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:
clusterF wrote:

Yeah it is a horrible history, much like most wars are. That book shed some light on an unknown war to me, clandestine if you will. When i read books on war i always go in with a mindset of what are they fighting about and why. We can all learn from history good and bad. Also the Rhodesian/Zimbabwe war era started much earlier than the 1980's and ended in the late 80's, 1990. Lot of various factions involved including china and russia(soviet union), east germany influence.

Yeah, very interesting.
But I was refering to Apartheid.

That was part of it yes.

If you feel up to it, this link goes into more details on the origins of the bush war...(not  Dubya)...

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/en … n_Bush_War


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#531 2019-11-05 14:49:22

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Strange Weather by Joe Hill, a collection of four novellas. I'm currently reading the third one. So far, two of the three have been excellent. I guess the other one is pretty good, but I don't like the direction it took.

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#532 2019-11-06 06:14:28

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Re: What are you reading right now?

clusterF wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

But I was refering to Apartheid.

That was part of it yes.

If you feel up to it, this link goes into more details on the origins of the bush war...(not  Dubya)...

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/en … n_Bush_War

I do not "feel up to it", but I did take a look at that link.
It mentions Apartheid exactly once - apparently SA supported the (white) Rhodesian soldiers after Britain would not anymore.

That's not exactly the context I was after.

Glorifying war in any way disgusts me.
Glorifying racists fighting against black independence disgusts me more.

BTW, your sources are not exactly neutral.

Anyhow, I'm outta here. Can't say I'm glad to learn more about your political inclinations.

PS:
Monty Python mention Rhodesia quite often. I think I'm beginning to understand the context.

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#533 2019-11-06 09:19:01

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:
clusterF wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

But I was refering to Apartheid.

That was part of it yes.

If you feel up to it, this link goes into more details on the origins of the bush war...(not  Dubya)...

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/en … n_Bush_War

I do not "feel up to it", but I did take a look at that link.
It mentions Apartheid exactly once - apparently SA supported the (white) Rhodesian soldiers after Britain would not anymore.

That's not exactly the context I was after.

Glorifying war in any way disgusts me.
Glorifying racists fighting against black independence disgusts me more.

BTW, your sources are not exactly neutral.

Anyhow, I'm outta here. Can't say I'm glad to learn more about your political inclinations.

PS:
Monty Python mention Rhodesia quite often. I think I'm beginning to understand the context.

^ Did not mean to upset or offend you and i believe you are reading into my posts more than you ought to.

I have family in the military who serve, so various aspects of war, be it defense and or offense interest me. Especially the special forces of various nations.

Anyhow, end of conversation lets just leave it there eh.


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#534 2019-11-26 14:18:33

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Last night, I re-read Stephen King's excellent novella N. I read that his inspiration was The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen and that King considers it superior to his story. So, I downloaded that (free) to my Kindle Reader and have started it.

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#535 2019-11-27 13:26:02

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Re: What are you reading right now?

White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves

https://www.amazon.com/White-Gold-Extra … 0374289352

Just started reading this, interesting historical account.


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#536 2019-11-28 09:49:20

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Re: What are you reading right now?

"A time of torment", by John Connolly (the #14 book in his Charlie Parker series).

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#537 2019-11-30 15:42:43

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#538 2019-12-01 13:37:14

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Re: What are you reading right now?

I'm taking a stab at Moby Dick; or, The Whale. I'm not sure whether I'll make it all the way, but I love the prose.

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#539 2019-12-02 04:57:05

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Re: What are you reading right now?

I'm reading World War Z again.  Its a fun read.


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