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@Bookworm , Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute is just like that. Anachronistic, a mild-mannered engineer takes on far-fetched quest out of principle, and the rest of the story is quite a ride.
 
Glad you liked it! Funny, I also saw that book mentioned earlier today here:
https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Best-Books-2018

Bill Gates regularly publishes lists like that and in my experience they've always got at least one suggestion that I end up really really enjoying.
@Jenny @RachelV I just devoured Educated in two evenings after work. I couldn't put it down. It had my heart racing. I so badly wanted to keep her from going back to visit her family. It's so hard for me to imagine suffering that kind of abuse and understanding the ways it would keep you from breaking family ties. I literally just finished half an hour ago and I feel so keyed up I think I'll be up for a while.
 
@Jenny @RachelV I just devoured Educated in two evenings after work. I couldn't put it down. It had my heart racing. I so badly wanted to keep her from going back to visit her family. It's so hard for me to imagine suffering that kind of abuse and understanding the ways it would keep you from breaking family ties. I literally just finished half an hour ago and I feel so keyed up I think I'll be up for a while.
I know - it was powerful, wasn't it?
 
I can't help it, I stick with my sci-fi escapism. I am currently working my way through the Company Wars and Alliance/Union Universe books by C J Cherryh. She has a new one that is set at the beginning of the timeline, Alliance Rising. Her books are heavy on politics and exposition which I love. Currently reading Finity's End.
 

Abbi

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I’m currently listening to ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ in the car. And reading ‘Less’. And whatever is on my Kindle this weekend when I go to Block Island!
 

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I read "Educated," too, and was amazed by the obstacles the author overcame. A truly incredible story.

I just finished "The Mars Room" by Rachel Kushner, a novel about an ex-stripper who's in prison for murdering a stalker. Very sad. I also recently read "The Snakehead" by Patrick Radden Keefe. This is non-fiction, and it's about human smuggling from China to the US during the 1980's. Riveting.
 

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