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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2640 on: June 07, 2016, 04:41:41 PM »
Joe Hill's The Fireman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2641 on: June 09, 2016, 02:28:24 PM »
I've finally gotten around to Tina Connolly's Ironskin. Very good so far, well worth the money.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2642 on: June 10, 2016, 10:26:25 PM »
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. Unbelievably good.

That's his first novel right? I have read 4 novels (Mr. Rosewater, Cat's Cradle, Slaugherhous and Breakfast) and 2 books of short stories, but never Player Piano. I'll have to check it out.

I just finished 11/22/63. It was okay. King can be long-winded. My personal opinion is that it would have been much better if it were 400 pages thinner. Also, I'm getting tired of time travelers killing people. If you can time travel there are better ways... But no book is without flaws and as King books go, I'd put it in the better half.

I don't think its his first. I think he already had a name when Player Piano came out. That one was released in 63. So maybe he wrote it first but it was published later. At any rate it's was fantastic. I liked it almost as much as Mother Night and more than Slaughterhouse 5. Rosewater is such a strangely non science fiction book that I have a hard time recalling the main plot though I read it 15 or so years ago. I guess I should pick it up again sometime.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2643 on: June 11, 2016, 10:15:35 AM »
Just started book two in the Passage Trilogy.  Just finished The Fireman.  Highly recommend the Fireman if you like a smidge of Science in your horror/Apocalyptic fiction. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2644 on: June 26, 2016, 11:24:35 PM »
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2645 on: July 01, 2016, 06:49:48 PM »
Just finished reading the second book in Mira Grant's Newsflesh trilogy.  Currently reading the first Pern book.

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« Reply #2646 on: July 01, 2016, 07:34:17 PM »
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer. I'm not far in yet, but it's pretty good so far.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2647 on: July 09, 2016, 01:32:53 AM »
On Writing by Stephen King. I don't know about the writing advice, but prosewise, it's probably one of King's best books.

Also, he keeps it short  ;D.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2648 on: July 22, 2016, 04:29:20 PM »
Just finished the third book in Megg, Jensens's Dragonlands series

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2649 on: August 05, 2016, 08:00:05 PM »
Robert Jordan - The Eye of the World
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2650 on: August 28, 2016, 05:48:59 AM »
Sorry Pleas Thank You - Charles Yu

I caught a sorry of his in a magazine and it was great. Now I'm halfway through the first short story in the book and it's great so far. If he keeps it up, I'll have to get his novel.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2651 on: August 28, 2016, 07:22:13 AM »
Robert Jordan - The Eye of the World


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« Reply #2652 on: August 28, 2016, 07:22:19 PM »
Robert Jordan - The Eye of the World


see you in a few years!

I didn't make it past the first chapter.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2653 on: August 28, 2016, 11:58:00 PM »
just finished Robert Jordan's the Dragon Reborn, and started Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2654 on: August 29, 2016, 04:08:30 AM »
So I read the first 3 chapters of Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' this morning, which takes me most of the way through Part I.

It's OK, and the first couple of chapters were reminiscent of HG Wells in his more self consciously whimsical works, but if it doesn't pull up its socks and get its arse moving soon, it'll be the first and last Rushdie I read.  :-\
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2655 on: September 24, 2016, 06:25:32 AM »
The Tin Drum Günther Grass

One of the pillars of European magical realism. 

We'll see how it is.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2656 on: October 10, 2016, 05:51:25 AM »
I just read two really great furry books -- "Rat's Reputation" by Michael H. Payne is kind of like a more serious version of Brian Jacques' Redwall books, and "Flower's Fang" by Madison Keller is an amazing, fun fantasy story set in a world with canine and plant-like people.  I'd highly recommend both of them.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2657 on: October 10, 2016, 06:37:52 AM »

Sorry Pleas Thank You - Charles Yu

I caught a sorry of his in a magazine and it was great. Now I'm halfway through the first short story in the book and it's great so far. If he keeps it up, I'll have to get his novel.


My favorite of the bunch was “Hero Absorbs Major Damage”. It was one of the few to provide a little depth to round out the introspection and provide a better hook. I would love to hear this one in audio, as
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2658 on: October 27, 2016, 07:49:46 AM »
Catching up on some classics:
Robert E. Howard - Conan
Ursula K. LeGuin - Earthsea

also some non-English stuff:
Andrzej Sapkowski - the Witcher (in German translation - not even sure if all of it had been translated into English)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2659 on: October 27, 2016, 05:16:12 PM »
I recently finished A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. Quite probably the most fun novel I've read all year.

I recommend it for any YA reader who has graduated from Bunnicula. Howard and Chester have grown up and inhabit the spirit of Snuff and Greymalk. For something that could be merely silly, it hooks us to the characters and has put them in a world with real stakes.

Also recommended for any fan of The Graveyard Book by Gaiman.
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