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Servo

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I happened upon a book of short stories by Yukio Mishima chilling in a bookcase of random readables in the laundry room last night. Got to reading a couple today. A character from one of them is clearly a BAP-type who functions as a foil to the feelsguy protagonist.
 

Chiron

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I happened upon a book of short stories by Yukio Mishima chilling in a bookcase of random readables in the laundry room last night. Got to reading a couple today. A character from one of them is clearly a BAP-type who functions as a foil to the feelsguy protagonist.
Read Patriotism. That story hit me in the feels.
 

Son of Odin

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About halfway through book two of the Gaunt’s Ghosts series, Ghostmaker, by Dan Abnett. Written very well. No spoilers beyond chapter 1 stuff, but it follows the tale of the Tanith First and Only the lone imperial guard regiment from a dead planet and their commanding officer, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt. It’s refreshing to read a warhammer 40k book series not centered around superhuman space marines or inhuman xenos. Just a bunch of skilled backwoods humans very adept at asymmetrical warfare. No Mary Sues as is typical in modern sci fi. I have a bunch of these books so it will be some time before I get through them all but will probably find another good 40k series to delve into next.
 

Iron

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Just finished Kon-Tiki. I didn't want it to end. Read the epilogue and everything. Great book.

Ok, what to read next?
 

Alberich

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Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins by J.E. Lendon

Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome by Eckstein

Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World by Roger Crowley

The Age of the Dromon by Pyror and Jeffries

America's War for the Greater Middle East by Col. Bacevich
 

SimplyXY

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Just finished off re-reading Natural Born Heroes - got more out of it this time as I expected less. Still, it's far from great and has no real prescription or enquiry into anything.
Also re-read Finnegan's Way, which is a humourous look at self help/productivity books.
 
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