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BOOKS THREAD

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I saw the HBO doc, can't believe I didn't know the full story of Theranos but holy cow. Might have to circle back for the book.
     
  2. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Definitely some worthwhile themes in the book that the documentary couldn’t fit in. Holmes’ patent fights and the accounts of sustained aggressive bullying in the workplace are really hard to present via video, and the book nails them.
     
  3. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    My girlfriend recently read the book, and she loved it. I'm interested in reading the book before watching the documentary.
     
  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

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    A friend on the Facebooks called this a "weird, weird, weird read," and said she wasn't sure if she liked it or not. So I was happy to find a copy as I was helping to set up the local library's used book sale on Thursday. I started reading it that night and finished it this afternoon.

    Yeah, it's odd, but not necessarily weird-x-3. The narrator is a high school kid who intentionally doesn't fit in with any of the cliques at school,but tries to identify with all of them just enough to get through his senior year. He's really awkward and reading the dialogue was painful at times, but I enjoyed this enough to finish it in two days.

    Joe Bob says check it out.
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Anyone into this type of book will enjoy it.

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  6. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    Fantasy YA with a strong female lead?
     
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    The Silent Patient; an interesting psychological thriller
     
  8. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Starting Lonesome Dove, book club at work; I’ve got to finish by July.

    Centipedes, who’d have thought they were so dangerous?
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
  9. clintrichardson

    clintrichardson Active Member

    Huge fan of Lonesome Dove. Enjoy
     
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Just finished Walter Isaacson's Da Vinci bio. I have no interest in art, engineering or medical science but this is a fascinating book. Talk about a guy ahead of his time.
     
  11. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    Major imposter syndrome.
     
  12. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Ronald C. White's American Ulysses was decent but Chernow's Grant bio was a lot better.
     
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