What are you reading?

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  1. Sammy3

    Sammy3 Active Member

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    I like mysteries as well. Just read Remains of the Deadby Wendy Roberts. Really cool supernatural subplot as well. The author writes under several other pen names and I find it amazing that people can write with such different voices!
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    if you liked robert anton wilson, try jonathan carroll. not nearly as 60s twisted conspiratorial, and much more human. but just as weird.
    i'm a mystery junkie. just finished charles huston's new "sleepless" and am halfway through the new elizabeth george.


    Anything in particular by Carroll?
    FWIW I just started the Anson trilogy. Only about 50 pages in so far but very interesting so far.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This is a sucktastic translation.
     
  4. foodguy

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    Anything in particular by Carroll?
    start with "the wooden sea" maybe. some of his stories have interlocking characters, this one (IIRC) doesn't.
    wilson, like so many great things of the 60s, starts out amazing and ends up a sludge through mud.
     
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    A few days ago I finished reading The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon'. I must say it was great, I could not put it down. It's the type of book that you must read every single word and sentence.
     
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    haven't read that one, but i like zafon. i dont' know whether it's been discussed here (got lots of attention), but I also just finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. almost unique in that it's a highly readable booker prize winner (and also, i suppose, in that it's a really intelligent historical fiction). really profound on the nature of power, position and responsibility.
     
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    Since I'm on an Alex Collier kick, I want to get into Zecharia Sitchin now.
     
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    You liked it? My dad has been telling me to read it ever since I found it in their library and asked about it.

    I was rather mneh about it, it took a lot longer than I liked, and I think I finished the book out of sheer spite.
     
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    They've done a reprint of one of my favorite books. I saw it at the store and picked it up and have been reading through passages. It's made up of fictitious improvisations of historical anecdotes about distinguished figures in jazz and focuses quite a bit on their lives off the stage and on the road. Dyer is a really good writer. [​IMG]
     
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    The Collected Stories of John Cheever
    Loving by Henry Green

    Cheever has an unrepentantly savage eye for humanity.
     
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    Solar, Ian McEwan. Not enjoying it.
    Will give up as soon as I can get my hands on a copy of Andrew O'Hagan's new book,
    The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and his friend Marylin Monroe.
    Getting great reviews.
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Solar, Ian McEwan. Not enjoying it.
    Will give up as soon as I can get my hands on a copy of Andrew O'Hagan's new book,
    The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and his friend Marylin Monroe.
    Getting great reviews.


    heh, I read Saturday by McEwan a few years back and was unimpressed. Started on Atonement but dropped it about 50 pages in. ah well.

    Still working on Kitchen Confidential, and also reading The Lightning Thief (Riordan) and Ali Baba for the little one.
     
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    Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and it is such slow going.
     
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    For an assignment.... [​IMG] Definitely wriitten for a female audience.
     
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