Read a Good Book Lately?

Read a good book about your craft? Or just a good book in general? Share it here.

Robert Kiesling
The Last Resistance: Uncover the AI Dystopia

Mark your calendars for the edge-of-your-seat release of "The Last Resistance," dropping on March 19, 2024. This dark dystopian thriller delves deep into a world where AI reigns and humanity's survival hangs by a thread.

Take a sneak peek at the cover that perfectly captures the essence of a future f...

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Adrienne Mazzone
Mark M Bello 'Love Hate Law'

I've been a fan of Mark's novels since he began his Zachary Blake series, and this new release (despite being stand-alone now) reminds me exactly why I follow him. 'Love Hate Law' is a tension-filled romance novel with a courtroom backdrop, and seeing the protagonists fall for one another despite th...

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The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

Recently I watched the 1974 film, CHINATOWN for the umpteenth time. Such a great film. Now I'm reading Sam Wasson's 2020 book, The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood. So far it's excellent.

I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillmann

This is a eyewitness account from a 14-17 yr old of the Schindler group.

Jed Power
Opium Kings of Old Hawaii

 About the first drug smuggling gang! Fascinating, well-researched book about  early drug venture, maybe first of its kind.. If you have any interest in 1900-1925 era drug Dealing/ smuggling,etc., which little has been eritten about, you will love this book.

John Clive Carter

Cool idea.

Jenean McBrearty

Who is the author? I'd like to read it.Sign me: History Buff.

Sydney Summers
Book reccomendations

Hi, Creative community :) I’m looking for some book recs as the holidays approached! What have you read recently that you liked?

John David Brookshire

I read the 7 husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It was pretty good. Currently reading The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker.

John William Blaney

If you want a true story that is an historical thriller, read the IPA’s gold medal winner (2017), “The Embassy” by Dante Paradiso (but it’s pretty gritty).

Amanda Toney

John David Brookshire - I read 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well, thought it was a fun ride.

Malcolm Johnstone
Adventures In The Screen Trade - William Goldman

This one is a classic for a reason. This book is the first (of at least 3?) books by the author and screenwriter William Goldman. He won both Best Original Screenplay (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Best Adapted Screenplay (All The President's Men) Oscars as well as both the original book a...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Excellent book, it is! I read it in the late 80's and then again in the 90's.

Roberta Wilson
C.E. Morgan.. All The Living

this book resonated so deeply with me, I found myself carrying it around my apartment like a talisman. the author attended and graduated from Harvard divinity school. Her prose is so strong, that you can smell the burnt rice, and cringe at the scampering spider escaping its web. this book is a haunting and potent read.

Amanda Toney
Sydney Summers

So interesting, I saw the press for it! How was the book?

Amanda Toney

it was fucking fascinating Sydney Summers. A very complex man who has a clear vision and will stop at nothing to attain it. Highly recommend.

Maria Barnett

The book is great. I really enjoyed reading it

Amanda Toney

Maria Barnett what was your favorite part? I found the Kwajalein part for the rocket launch very interesting. I also enjoyed so many different peoples perspectives on working with him - such a polariz...

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Nick Waters
Horror Novels

Anyone read any good horror novels lately? What would you recommend?

Jeffrey J. Mariotte

I just read Richard Chizmar's Becoming The Boogeyman. It's a sequel to an earlier one called Chasing the Boogeyman, which I didn't read, but it stands alone. Interesting premise--in it, the character...

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L. Tom Deaver

I'd recommend watching FANG - low budget horror but a good story on mental health. The streaming site for the film. For low...

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Sydney Summers

I’ve read a lot of great books lately but no horror ones :)

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks

I just finished this one, and Hanks is one hell of a writer. I've spent time on multiple TV sets, production offices, etc., (though not on location with feature films), and went to film school, and I learned things from this novel--insider details--that I'd never heard about. Interestingly, it's not...

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Lois Sullivan

I just began to read it a few days ago. Quite entertaining!

Suzanne Bronson

Thank you for the recommendation. I didn't know Tom Hanks wrote novels. I will definitely check it out.

Jeffrey J. Mariotte

He's surprisingly good at it!

Amanda Toney

Never heard of this...I'm excited to read this!

Jenean McBrearty
More Grist for the Murder Mill. Murder and the Movies by David Thomson

Thomson asks many important questions about American social mores and tastes as he explains how, over time, we've become inured to violence in media, especially film. Of course, he covers the GREAT ones: Hitchcock's Psycho, Lang;s "M", etc. But he goes beyond the steady change from murder is evil to...

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