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Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
I wonder if any body parts smoked my Caol Ila?
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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
That sounds fascinating! Will have to check it out.
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Patchez wrote:
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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
I wonder if any body parts smoked my Caol Ila?
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I just finished two books that were recommended by Hugh. "Apartment" by Teddy Wayne was a lot of fun. It reminded me of one of those literary brat pack books from the 80s. I also highly recommend it.

The other is called "Circus Parade" by Jim Tully. It's a collection of stories from the authors life in the 1920s and 30s. Jim Tully was a hobo, worked for a traveling circus laborer, was a professional boxer, and eventually worked as a professional writer in Hollywood. Interesting.

I'm now grinding my way through "J Edgar Hoover : The Man and the Secrets" by Curt Gentry. It's a brick of a book, but shit, I cant put it down.
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I'm currently reading The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders. Interesting read so far. Apparently murder and mayhem have always been a part of entertainment as seen in the numerous examples of stage productions and written works based on murders and criminals mentioned in this book.
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