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My wife has spent the past three weeks with Keith Richards Life. I finished Surface Detail by Iain M Banks and The Quantum Theif by Hannu Rajaniemi. Have Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt to begin makes a break from SiFi.

Also picked up cheap John Keegan The American Civil War.
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Women in the Background, Barry Humphries

real funny
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It was good, but not morrison/gaiman good, you know? Classic paint-by-numbers vertigo. I got a little sick of that stuff a couple years ago but it was nice to go back to it. They have some really great guest artists stoo.
Thanks for remembering to post the review. I appreciate it. Also, +1 to all the Chew recommendations. Weirdly original and excellent. Just finished this Stone of Tears and am moving on to Blood of the Fold:
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Thanks for remembering to post the review. I appreciate it.

Also, +1 to all the Chew recommendations. Weirdly original and excellent.

Just finished this Stone of Tears and am moving on to Blood of the Fold:


Ugh. I read that series as a kid. I remember enjoying it, but finding it overly right wing preachy. Lots of teh secks. I re-read the first book recently, and couldn't stand it. The plot, pacing, preaching, over-bearing prophecies (Holy crap, Richard is the Chosen One of THIS society too!!???) ,... it weighed it down in to a joke.

That said, I did most of the series the first time around, so there is some enjoyability in it. But compared to WoT and other fantasy series, it doesn't hold its own.
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Ugh. I read that series as a kid. I remember enjoying it, but finding it overly right wing preachy. Lots of teh secks. I re-read the first book recently, and couldn't stand it. The plot, pacing, preaching, over-bearing prophecies (Holy crap, Richard is the Chosen One of THIS society too!!???) ,... it weighed it down in to a joke. That said, I did most of the series the first time around, so there is some enjoyability in it. But compared to WoT and other fantasy series, it doesn't hold its own.
No, its not nearly as good. The first book wasn't bad at all. The second book was overly loaded with useless plot and description details that brought it up to almost 1000 pages. I figured I'd finish up the trilogy with the third. Its enjoyable but I wouldn't count it amongst the greatest book series' ever. Forgot to add that I'm also getting started on this series:
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Just finished The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Next up--I saw a copy of True Grit at Borders and thought I'd give it a read. It's not that long, so I expect I'll polish it off in a couple of sittings. EDIT: I read about half of it last night. I'm enjoying it so far.
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Silk Parachute: Essays by John McPhee

Started out kind of slow but I'm loving this now.
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The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst
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People need to get over Wheel of Time. Most overrated fantasy series of all time.
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No, its not nearly as good. The first book wasn't bad at all. The second book was overly loaded with useless plot and description details that brought it up to almost 1000 pages. I figured I'd finish up the trilogy with the third. Its enjoyable but I wouldn't count it amongst the greatest book series' ever. Forgot to add that I'm also getting started on this series:
let me know how this is. It's supposed to be carey's best. I usually wait until books like that are finished before delving into them (learned my lesson with 100 Bullets which was AMAZING) Just polished off The Omnivore's Dilemma (ok) and In Cold Blood (great)`. Right now i'm reading: (I like to rotate between nonfiction, sci fi, crime and graphic novels).
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The Assault on Tony's by John O'Brien, who many of you know from Leaving Las Vegas. He committed suicide before finishing the final chapter so his sister finished it based on his notes. O'Brien is really unbelievable at making you feel you are in the mind of an alcoholic.
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been on a nonfiction kick lately. picked up: david simon, the corner alistair horne, to lose a battle: the fall of france, 1940
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Just finished 'Let the great world spin'. Have just started 'Solar'.
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