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    If you want to know why the HK govt has a fetish for closing schools during COVID-19, read The Premonition by Michael Lewis.


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    Finished Ned Beauman's Venomous Lumpsucker. An environmental dystopian novel with lot of clever ideas and some interesting characterisation but the excessive backstory in places combined with excessive detail in others left me feeling the book was about 50 pages longer than it should have been.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ous-lumpsucker


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    https://www.vam.ac.uk/dw/image/v2/BD...?sw=520&sh=520

    Think I spent nearly 3 hours looking for it in Eslite last night.

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    Just finished the Satanic Verses. Wow that was tough going... I certainty can't believe the Ayatollah ever read it, and can see why the impressionable fool who stabbed Rushdie only made it to page 2. Beautifully written but at the same time appallingly tough to follow and probably only relatable to 0.01% of the world population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaky:
    Just finished the Satanic Verses. Wow that was tough going... I certainty can't believe the Ayatollah ever read it, and can see why the impressionable fool who stabbed Rushdie only made it to page 2. Beautifully written but at the same time appallingly tough to follow and probably only relatable to 0.01% of the world population.
    Midnight's Children is much better

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    Sid Meier’s Memoir!
    Dictated to a writer. Ok, but few details about how civ is implemented.


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    After finishing up season two of "Only Murders in the Building," and reading Steve Martin was likely retiring from film and TV work, I picked up and read his memoir. Good read. Good writer.Name:  PXL_20220831_044822841.MP.jpg
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    Read this one a long time ago - it's factual, but reads like a Steven King page turner.

    More and more that war reminds me of Ukraine - Stalin wanted to grab a piece of Finland - which was newly independent of Russia. They sent in a huge army - unmotivated and untrained soldiers. There is a story of a guy who randomly ran into a 'kommissar' when he went out to play his violin - 24 hours later he was at the front, in civilian clothes and still with his violin...

    https://books.google.com.mx/books/ab...d=UC81AAAACAAJ


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    Pinball 1973. Unpolished, early Murakami.


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    Am reading The Missing Cryptoqueen.

    This is an eye opener, the first 'blockchain' -(genesis block) was 'launched' in Hong Kong.


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