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Read any good books lately? Rate them here
RE: Read any good books lately? Rate them here
I finally finished Jurassic Park today.
Somewhere in the second half it starts diverging from the film's plot, and that's where I started enjoying it more.
Makes me think the book was very good, but I couldn't shake the first half from the amazing film, and thus was initially too harsh on it.

8/10
Fighting Fossils
I shan't please imposing apostles
herding people with their chime,
who waste lives fighting fossils
worn out by the sands of time.
Unaware they are, that an empty shell
bereft of flesh, blood and even bone
can not speak but certainly does tell
more than commandments in stone.
Behind the frames of who came before
there lie ideas unable to pass away;
Even when heroes fade, are no more,
their truths and legacies forever stay.
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Currently reading the "Alex Benedict" series by Nebula Award winning author Jack McDevitt. Alex Benedict is an antiquities dealer in the far (15,000 years or so) future. The stories are part sci-fi, part mystery and part action. It's also kind of fun/weird to read a tale of something that, within the story timeline, happened 9,000 years ago, in the 27th century. Smile
"Crooked Warden, Nameless Thirteenth, Thiefwatcher, Benefactor, Father of Necessary Pretexts, I will fear no darkness for the night is yours, Your night is my cloak, my shield, my escape from those who hunt to feed the noose. I will fear no evil, for you have made the night my friend.

Bless the Benefactor, Peace and profit to his children."

From the book "Red Seas Under Red Skies" by Scott Lynch
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RE: Read any good books lately? Rate them here
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate.


halfway (m/l) through. A very good read, and almost incredibly informative. IANMTU, Al Franken could have beat Trump (a claim he does not make BTW, I am inferring it) for president by his Minnesota proven ability to run a taut and efficient campaign.

And like Al, I don't believe Mitch McConnell laughs so hard in the capitol cafeteria at Al's jokes that milk comes out his nose.
That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more, by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens . . . The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. . . . it is wrong and ultimately self defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years and we must do more to stop it.   


                                                               William Jefferson Clinton
























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RE: Read any good books lately? Rate them here
Started "Perdido Street Station" by China Miéville and had to stop a little less than half way. Way too much detail and way too many things happening to keep track of while working. I'm going to have to postpone it (the premise is incredibly intriguing) until I can get to it on my Kobo.

So, I did a re-read of "Airman" by Eoin Colfer. It's one of his stand alone novels about a young man who is born in an air balloon, unjustly accused of murder and treachery, becomes an Airman and eventually wins the day. Yes, all the tropes are there, but it's so well written that it absolutely works. Really fun read.
"Crooked Warden, Nameless Thirteenth, Thiefwatcher, Benefactor, Father of Necessary Pretexts, I will fear no darkness for the night is yours, Your night is my cloak, my shield, my escape from those who hunt to feed the noose. I will fear no evil, for you have made the night my friend.

Bless the Benefactor, Peace and profit to his children."

From the book "Red Seas Under Red Skies" by Scott Lynch
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