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    Parts Guy tigeraid's Avatar
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    Getting a little into this ditty, recently:





    https://www.amazon.ca/Future-History.../dp/1586486365


    A little scary, but also optimistic, and along the lines of what I've been saying for a long time: thanks to climate change, the Northwest Passage is gonna be BIIIIIIIIIG shipping business some time in the next 20-30 years.

    Especially now that that orange tit is in charge and will set our environmental progress back 50 years.

    So I suppose we Canadians (and Alaska for that matter) should see a silver lining in our ruination of the world.

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    scholarly articles on the rise of nationalism...that is all i have read in the last two weeks, except for a couple on the culture of karoshi in japan, which is an odd topic to read about as you overwork yourself

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    Anyone know of a good site or way to find a book if you only really know what the thing was about and not an author or title?

    There's one I enjoyed years ago that I can not remember the information on except cover design and what the book was about. Cover was gray/silver with i think a red color for the title and author name. picture of the aircraft the book was about, it was an attack VTOL design with ducted fans on the wing tips and all black stealth looking. 95% sure it was called the Osprey in the book.

    Book was about a group of Air Force guys testing these and being tossed into a middle east war similar to either of the Iraq ones.


    Edit- this book is most definitely out of print. i boutght the copy i had at a used book store that has closed since. It was Dale Brown or Tom Clancy in style. Futuristic weaponry on a 'current' battle field type thing.
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    Gonna start reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Bought it a couple of days ago. Looks like a weird sci-fi thriller that could be turned into a movie.

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    I dont think thats thebone im looking for based on the description. Google and such arent much help but damn can they find movies and songs by a single line.


    Sony owns the rights and is making a dark matter movie

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    Oh that was a total guess on my part about it becoming a movie. Maybe I should hurry up and start reading. Sometimes it takes forever for me to start a book.

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    I continue to go through a lot of audio books from the library. Most are enjoyable but not so much that I feel like I need to bore you guys with every one.

    Occasionally, however, one comes along that really impresses me. The latest of these was "Catch Me If You Can" by Frank Abagnale. The book was different enough from the movie to keep me completely entertained and looking forward to what would happen next right up until the very end.

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    Linky

    Tony Quinn's book about his life, how he made his millions, and how/why he built a racetrack in the South Island of NZ, and bought one in the North Island. If you know anything about him/have seen him talking on TV etc, the book is written by him exactly how he talks.

    Quite an interesting read. I've seen him a few times at his Highlands Motorsport Park racetrack (my favourite place to go in the South Island) and complimented him on the track once; "Thanks" (wasn't expecting much more of a reply that day, considering it was a day he was racing his Aston GT car later on, along with a million other things he was doing).

    Thinking of getting the latest Phil Collins book at some stage too.

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    I'm home on a snowy day reading No Middle Name from the library. I just finished "James Penney's New Identity". That story blew my mind. I just had to log in and tell you guys about this book, in case any Reacher fans here are unaware of it. It came out in 2017 and it contains twelve stories, several of which are new to me.

    A+

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