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The Deer Hunter

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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #80 on: November 18, 2015, 03:25:26 PM »
TDH, I would love to hear about it. How historically precise is it and what period does it cover ? Is it tediously academic ?

I'm not sure how to respond to how historically precise it is. It does get specific with dates if that's what you mean. It's not a general timeline. There's not a lot of guessing. It starts at the creation of Rome and obviously will end at the end. It focuses on major turning points. The chapters are Revolution, Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Rebellion, Hadrian, Constantine and Fall. I'm finding it very easy to read. Not academic at all. It's a breeze.

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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #81 on: November 18, 2015, 05:30:23 PM »
Yeah but what do they mean by fall ? The Western barbarian invasions ? The destruction of the Byzantine empire ? The stalemate between Byzantium and Persia ?
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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #82 on: November 18, 2015, 10:55:15 PM »
Thanks to the book club, I am on a Murikami reading binge.

I've read:
Kafka on the Shore
The Wild Sheep Chase
1Q84
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

And now I'm reading:
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

I really love reading this...especially since I am stalled on Kafka. Dove deep into Neal Stephenson's Seveneves.
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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #83 on: November 18, 2015, 11:59:32 PM »
Yeah but what do they mean by fall ? The Western barbarian invasions ? The destruction of the Byzantine empire ? The stalemate between Byzantium and Persia ?

Skimming through the last chapter i saw mentions of the barbarians as well as 456 AD. I don't know any more specifics as i haven't read that far yet.

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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #84 on: December 16, 2015, 07:11:21 AM »
Yeah but what do they mean by fall ? The Western barbarian invasions ? The destruction of the Byzantine empire ? The stalemate between Byzantium and Persia ?

Skimming through the last chapter i saw mentions of the barbarians as well as 456 AD. I don't know any more specifics as i haven't read that far yet.

Having finished it now i can say it's predominantly about the sack of Rome in 410 AD by Alaric and The Goths.

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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #85 on: December 16, 2015, 08:25:48 AM »
My Christmas gift/2016 reading goal:


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Re: Currently Reading (2015)
« Reply #86 on: December 16, 2015, 01:32:17 PM »


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