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Mshookquilts
Dead Heat | Joel C. Rosenberg
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An end times thriller as the US goes to war. Fast paced action.

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andrew61
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1st bk of the yr is for our rdg grp next week so on wed when i read in the opening chapter of a trump like president demanding to start a nuclear strike on N Korea + china due to a tweet i laughed however given today's news i put this political thriller down wondering whether truth is in fact stranger than fiction. Certainly a great premise to craft a novel, a fun romp but in the end i felt it ran out of steam. However interesting start to 2020.

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All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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Panpan

Done. New least favorite book. To-read of 15+ years completed.

I need (and should) be respectful of others reading choices even if I don't like the books. Other people have different experiences and are in different stages of their lives - they see things differently and are not wrong.

But with this one, it is hard. How can someone read this and not be repelled? The wealth of 5 star reviews, the critical acclaim - this is a beloved book. Why?

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All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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On chapter 10/10. 402/438.

Almost done.

Definitely my least favorite book but blurred for spoilers anyway even if I don't think it could be any more rotten. -_-

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All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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355/338

Chapter 9/10.

I can see the end...

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All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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Chapter 7 was especially painful but forcing my way through it. 312/438

Think reading a deeply awful book every once in a while is good for you. Makes decent books seem better.

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All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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Doing that thing where I cut a particularly tedious book with something more pleasant.

I've been cutting bible chapters with fiction books (like the stories but the rituals/laws are boring).

Yet Numbers, even with its repetitive ritual descriptions and an entire chapter that just lists offerings each person gave an altar dedication, is many times less tedious than All the King's Men.

I have a new least favorite book.

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All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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I hate this book. Hate.

But I've been trying to get through it since highschool and it's on a bunch of "must read" lists I feel I need to finish.

Included a bit of the ever so charming (/s) first page. (Profanity warning.) Spreading the suffering around, I guess.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
All the King's Men | Robert Penn Warren
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Mehso-so

Warren fills the holes where the women should be by making a Very Big Deal of biological paternity, and how one‘s father affects one‘s sense of identity and morality. It‘s central to every plot-line and character arc; the book would perhaps be more accurately called All The King‘s Daddy Issues. But there's a surprisingly happy ending, all things considered. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/all-the-kings-men-robert-penn-warren/

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SanjanaGhosh
Absolute Power | David Baldacci
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Would you believe a testimony coming from a witness against the President of USA regarding the murder of a billionaire's wife ? Especially if the witness is a professional burglar who happened to be in the middle of his job in the said billionaire's house at the moment.