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I found it quite unbearable. Still interesting how it differs from the image of Frankenstein we have from pop culture.
A lot better, if you ask me.

Interestingly I'm the exact opposite. Dracula was a fuck ton of really bad and boring melodrama and couldn't even finish it. Loved Frankenstein.
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The Aeneid. Just finished book six: now I know why Dante made Virgil his guide. I'm reading the Fagles translation.

Feh, I'm a Robert Fitzgerald purist when it comes to these translations. Just seems to flow a lot better with him, especially the Iliad. Fitzgerald or bust when it comes to Virgil or Homer IMO.
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Continuing to plow through the Preston and Child's Pendergast series.

Finished up Brimstone a couple of weeks ago and have finished:
400

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300

Now, I'm about a 100 pages into
400

Just 3 more books to go and I'm completely caught up with this series.
post #4369 of 5715
I finally put down John Dies at the End. Read it one sitting, truly great. I can't wait for the sequel.
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^^Virgil in translation?! JLibourel would not approve...
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I just preordered this on my Nook. It should be available tomorrow. I've heard good things about it and thought it would be fitting for the Halloween season.
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Just started Dandy In The Underworld, Sebastian Horsley

and Love Begins In Winter, Simon Van Booy short stories on the back of his first novel Everything Beautiful Began After

Also have just hold of Hitch's Arguably which I will continue to enjoy dipping into over the forthcoming dark months
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Anathem by Neal Stephenson. First Stephenson I have read. I'm digging it. It's really dense and has that weird tension in it where it's set in a world really similar to ours, but different enough that you can never feel comfortable in it, both of which make it difficult but rewarding.

I also picked up an old copy of the first Elric book by Michael Moorcock. Never read any Moorcock and I'm pretty newbish when it comes to fantasy so we will see how this works for me.
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Anathem by Neal Stephenson. First Stephenson I have read. I'm digging it. It's really dense and has that weird tension in it where it's set in a world really similar to ours, but different enough that you can never feel comfortable in it, both of which make it difficult but rewarding.

I liked it--snow crash may be more of a must-read but both were very good (and I'd like to read more).
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Snow Crash is LOL funny. The future is now.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice.
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I finally put down John Dies at the End. Read it one sitting, truly great. I can't wait for the sequel.

I started reading this last night after I read your post. Good stuff! I read until I literally dropped my Nook on my face (lying in bed).
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I also picked up an old copy of the first Elric book by Michael Moorcock. Never read any Moorcock and I'm pretty newbish when it comes to fantasy so we will see how this works for me.

I loved those books in high school. I think it's so weird that they are basically unobtainable nowadays in bookstores. I'm not that old!
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I also picked up an old copy of the first Elric book by Michael Moorcock. Never read any Moorcock and I'm pretty newbish when it comes to fantasy so we will see how this works for me.

I loved those books in high school. I think it's so weird that they are basically unobtainable nowadays in bookstores. I'm not that old!

They go in and out of print about once a decade. I read all of the eternal champion books (as of 1985) when I was in high school as well. I think there may be a few that are more recent, but I've lost track. Overall I think I liked the Corum stories best, at least that's the character I still kind of remember.

Just started:

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I liked it--snow crash may be more of a must-read but both were very good (and I'd like to read more).

I never got around to reading Snow Crash because Neuromancer really scared me off of cyberpunk. I definitely think that Stephenson has a broader imagination than Gibson based on the little I've read of each.
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