What book did you read today?

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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Optimus Christ » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:09 am

Just read it all within a few hours, and it's a good read, with plenty of plot twists for a sciencey type person.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Naranjita » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:32 pm

John Ransom's "Andersonville diary". The ability of human being to go through horror and get over it always amazes me.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby PaintedbyRoses » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm

Naranjita wrote:John Ransom's "Andersonville diary". The ability of human being to go through horror and get over it always amazes me.

Is that the one about the US Civil War? I saw the PBS film version that was just called "Andersonville" from a long time ago but I never read the book. That was really good, too. Captain Kirk was in it.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Naranjita » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 pm

Yes, the original diary of a prisoner, which Mackinlay Kantor was highly inspired by when he wrote "Andersonville" novel. I read it like ten years ago, didn't know there was a film. I might watch it sometime!

If anyone knows of a good, similar themed book from the Confederate perspective, I'd love some recommendations. My interest is not as much in battles and tactics as in daily life of people during conflicts.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby PaintedbyRoses » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:59 pm

I just looked on YouTube and there is a bunch of stuff about Andersonville. There's a movie about it but it's not PBS (I don't think it is).
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby PaintedbyRoses » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:31 pm

Not a book but a short story I just read on Slate. It's a must read. If anyone understands the title, please enlighten me.

“It Came From Cruden Farm”
A short story about humanity’s first encounter with a very disturbing alien.
By Max Barry

https://slate.com/technology/2020/02/it ... story.html
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