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    Currently reading Philip Jose Farmer's 'Time's Last Gift'. A group of four scientific or academic specialists time travel from 2070 to about 12,000 BC, in order to document and observe a tribe of humans and their environment. The leader of the group is an archaeologist named John Gribardsun. Six-foot-three and grey-eyed, he is a man with a mysterious past, a British accent (with hints of another, unidentifiable language underlying it), a profound understanding of Africa and the possessor of many other physical skills. Also, the possibility exists that he is at least two hundred years old.
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    Augusto Del Noce's 1964 The Problem of Atheism. It's a highly insightful book but intensely difficult to read for it's assuming the reader is familiar with the intricate details of too many secondary philosophers. I managed to read maybe 100 pages before giving up.
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    Pete Dexter, Deadwood. A readable character study of Wild Bill Kickock, Charley Utter, Calamity Jane, and others in Deadwood from the time Hickock and Utter arrive to Deadwood burning down.
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    I recently started reading Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time. A friend has been recommending it to me for decades, but I've balked because the series is simply too long (I still think that). I'm a fairly slow, but thorough, reader, so it will likely take me forever to get through all the books, if I ever do. So far it's pretty good though.

    I plan on reading the first book, then reading something unrelated, then go to the second book, etc. etc. If I live long enough, maybe I'll finish it.
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    Great story about the author of my favorite apocalypse book.

    https://www.jacksonville.com/story/l...r/15982686007/

    from you area, OldGuy in Ocala

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    Cowboys North and South by Will James, a prolific writer of Westerns all written in Cowboy slang. This one was more documentary, and I learned things like different regional types of saddles and riding, but it wasn't a story and the slang a bit much, so I read only 30 pages or so before setting it aside.


    The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke. You've probably seen the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio: This is the book the movie is based on and every bit as good as the movie. A true story interwoven with fiction. An adventure. And a fast read.


    So onto the next tome....
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    The Revenant sounds good. I think I chckd the library and they didnt have it. Gonna chck again....
    and I will pick it up in a few days.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenpe View Post
    Great story about the author of my favorite apocalypse book.

    https://www.jacksonville.com/story/l...r/15982686007/

    from you area, OldGuy in Ocala
    Read Alas Babylon when I was attending St Johns River Junior College in Palatka Fl in 1963. He actually only makes one reference to Jacksonville in the entire book, when he says he can't get in touch with the switchboard in Jax.
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