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A number of things. I've just finished reading what is available online by David Dodge, who wrote expat adventure and crime stories set in Mexico, South America, and Europe. He wrote, for example, To Catch a Thief, which Hitchcock adapted.

Also something I just picked up because of the title, Operation: Bangkok, by Edward S. Aarons and written in 1972. A very odd book. It is filled with passages trying to grasp the atmosphere of Thailand. Some things he gets. Others seem very, very wrong. No real Thai names--they seem Vietnamese or Burmese, mislocates the Meo (Hmong) in Isan. Does notice the everpresent scent of jasmine bushes. Part of a series of 42 Operation (fill in the blank) titles. Most of these novels are available online for downlaod, if anyone is interested.

Finally, James Carlos Blake and his Borderland novels, set in Texas and/or Mexico. Especially like his In the Rogue Blood.

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On 8/9/2021 at 10:24 PM, TheDirtyDurian said:

The Koran.

There's no need for any other books.

You're right if you want to know what a petulant 12-year old pedophiliac thinks and dreams. I have never understood why people follow this book after reading it.

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59 minutes ago, MrStretch said:

You're right if you want to know what a petulant 12-year old pedophiliac thinks and dreams. I have never understood why people follow this book after reading it.

Live and let live brother.

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I'm about halfway through After the Fall by Ben Rhodes, who was one of Obama's minions. It looks at the growing authoritarian movements around the globe and their underpinnings. At first blush I thought it would be dry and pedantic but because he weaves the stories behind all the countries together, is actually a compelling read.

(Next up Foundation. I need to remember the story so I can watch the series...)

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On 9/30/2021 at 8:02 PM, TheDirtyDurian said:

Live and let live brother.

I think there are several others that you should address that to. I've never killed anyone on the basis of my religious book.

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1 hour ago, MrStretch said:

I think there are several others that you should address that to. I've never killed anyone on the basis of my religious book.

I swatted a fly with a bible once.

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3 hours ago, MrStretch said:

I think there are several others that you should address that to. I've never killed anyone on the basis of my religious book.

Whatever. 

I've never made derogatory comments about another religion either.

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1 hour ago, Bluesofa said:

I swatted a fly with a bible once.

Hardly a revelation. 😂😂

Well it was mentioned in the bible: "An eye for a fly"

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In the Weeds

 

If you are a fan of Anthony Bourdain, this book is fascinating 

 

It is from his director of most of his shows

A behind the scenes sort of look

 

Really fascinating how things worked and a good portrait of Tony, obviously a tortured person

 

I loved this book

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Weeds-Around-Behind-Anthony-Bourdain-ebook/dp/B08PV5HYLG

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