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#41 Posted on 19.8.05 2238.33
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Just finished reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (by Michael Chabon) and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas while on vacation.

I just grabbed Chabon's first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, since I loved Kavalier & Clay so much.
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#42 Posted on 20.8.05 0346.35
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Let us know how that one is. I just bought it, but I bought a stack of books with it. Those extras, combined with other unread books on the shelf, might keep me from getting to "Pittsburgh" for months. But if it's really good, it'll go to the top of the stack.
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#43 Posted on 20.8.05 0824.30
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Currently reading "A Salty Piece of Land" by Jimmy Buffett.
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#44 Posted on 20.8.05 1953.11
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Semi-Tough and Dead Solid Perfect by Jenkins - very highly recommended.(edited by AWArulz on 18.8.05 1922)


I read everything that Jenkins writes - It really is too bad that they ever made Semi-Tough into a movie
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#45 Posted on 21.8.05 1109.47
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I had no idea there was a fourth Artemis Fowl book! I'll have to pester my library to get it for me, then. Is it good?

I've been on a major Discworld kick lately, as I've just finished "Monstrous Regiment" and am currently reading "Soul Music."

I'm also kind of reading through Gormenghast, but it's just so dense. Very bizarre imagery, though.
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#46 Posted on 21.8.05 1200.38
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    Originally posted by Mack Salmon
    I had no idea there was a fourth Artemis Fowl book! I'll have to pester my library to get it for me, then. Is it good?


It is pretty good so far, but I am only 40 pages in. The book came out in 2005, so it is still "pretty" new (I don't know exactly when it came out though). I have really enjoyed the series. I especially love when the author comes up with fairy explanations for Stonehenge and other historical landmarks and events.
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#47 Posted on 21.8.05 1917.22
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I'm currently on a Raymond Chandler kick. Just finished "The Lady in the Lake". Reading that stuff just makes me realize how much of the tough private dick stereotype comes almost entirely from Chandler. It's kind of neat to read the source material for so many other things I've enjoyed.

Really looking forward to "Broken Prey", although I haven't gotten a copy yet. I've been reading those books for most of my life, it seems...
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#48 Posted on 24.8.05 1159.09
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    Originally posted by Mack Salmon
    I had no idea there was a fourth Artemis Fowl book! I'll have to pester my library to get it for me, then. Is it good?

    I've been on a major Discworld kick lately, as I've just finished "Monstrous Regiment" and am currently reading "Soul Music."

    I'm also kind of reading through Gormenghast, but it's just so dense. Very bizarre imagery, though.


The Gormenghast trilogy is very much a case of diminishing returns: Titus Groan is must-read brilliant, Gormenghast is pretty good but nowhere near up to that standard, and Titus Alone (written after Peake contracted the brain disease that eventually killed him) is bizarre, disjointed, and -- for me at least -- impossible to get into.

Anyway, speaking of dark gothic British fantasy, I'm currently reading Perdido Street Station. Other good books I've read recently: Figures of Earth by James Branch Cabell, Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, and of course the latest HP.
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#49 Posted on 24.8.05 1427.16
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I just finished reading Flowers for Algernon and I saw the ending coming a mile away. I can understand why CRZ wondered why anyone who would read it. I said it was boring early and it never picked up. And this thread is giving me a lot of books to check out, thanks.
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#50 Posted on 25.8.05 2108.43
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Superfolks by Robert Mayer - Kurt Busiek has mentioned this as a big inspiration for his Astro City series and it's back in print!
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#51 Posted on 26.8.05 0440.34
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The Albino's Son by Michael Moorcock. Sorta the end (again) to his eternal champion sagas. For those that know his books and style, it freaked me out how he once again managed to tie in everything he ever wrote in this one.
It made me pick up and re-re-re-re-read Erekose and Hawkmoon right after.

In the past year I've been getting Raymond Feist books from a coworker and blazing through most of the Riftwar series.
Although they differ in quality they were all fun to read.
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#52 Posted on 26.8.05 1039.05
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Just reread The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell. Currently The Sheltering Sky by Bowles.
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#53 Posted on 26.8.05 1252.11
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Just read STAR TREK VANGAURD: HARBINGER by David Mack.

It takes place right after Capt. Kirk takes over the Enterprise. It also only features the Enterprise crew in less then 15% of the book, which made it a good read.

I'd never read anything by David Mack except his DAREDEVIL and decided to see what else he's capable of. I didn't know he's written so many other STAR TREK stuff.

I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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#54 Posted on 26.8.05 1625.26
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I just finished "Planet Simpson" on audio. A lot of fun, but I could have done without some of the author's personal observations about music, etc. and focussed it more on Springfield's best/worst.

I have just picked up "Eldest" by Christoher Paolini, the sequel to "Eragon".
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#55 Posted on 21.9.05 1655.03
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I have! Somebody loaned me their copy of Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block, and I burned through that in a couple of days. I read another one of her books, then I used a gift card to buy Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, which I read in a night. I also bought Nine Stories and Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger. This whole time I've also been reading On The Road.

A book I bought just for the fun of it was Giraffes? Giraffes! from the Haggis-On-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance series. It is hilarious.
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#56 Posted on 30.11.06 2051.30
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Currently I'm reading a new biography titled Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long by Richard D White Jr. Anyone who says politics was much more civilized and less corrupt in the past than it is currently would learn the follies of that thought very quickly in this book.

(edited by redsoxnation on 30.11.06 2217)
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#57 Posted on 30.11.06 2147.57
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I just finished up The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. It's a young adults story of a comic geek trudging through high school and his master plan to unveil his graphic novel to Brian Bendis at a convention. Not bad. A little gimmicky, but a quick read.
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#58 Posted on 30.11.06 2239.28
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I just finished Song of Susannah by Stephen King (Dark Tower #6).

I'm about to start Scott Adam's The Religion War, the sequel to God's Debris.

I'm also in the middle of slowly reading through several chemistry/engineering textbooks, as well as a reference book on herbal medicine.
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#59 Posted on 30.11.06 2241.53
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Angels & Demons. I'll finish... someday...
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#60 Posted on 30.11.06 2349.30
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Right now, I am reading "the Third Option" by Vince Flynn

Last book completed: I just read Homer's Odyssey
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