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Quake1028
01-01-06, 03:23 PM
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/imageDB.cgi?isbn=0843953497

AND

http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/imageDB.cgi?isbn=0064471047

JasonF
01-01-06, 03:48 PM
Still working my way through rereading A Song of Fire and Ice (I'm mostly done with Clash of Kings) in preparation for actually reading A Feast For Crows.

I just picked up the third Malazan by Erikson and the second and third Taltos collections by Brust (and come to think of it, I still have the most recent Wheel of Time to read), but I may need a break from fantasy by the time I finish with Martin.

Geofferson
01-01-06, 05:13 PM
http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books/bk15/cover_big.jpg

Scarecrow
01-01-06, 08:57 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0553813145.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

FantasticVSDoom
01-02-06, 12:07 AM
Currently:
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&
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8040000/8048294.gif

Fincher Fan
01-02-06, 03:42 AM
Now:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0843954159.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Next:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0375703195.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Geofferson
01-02-06, 10:33 PM
Just started:

http://static.flickr.com/24/45806881_9533e4c813_o.jpg

RavenTwo
01-03-06, 05:19 AM
Just getting into this:

http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/03112514011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/7120000/7126990.jpg

travlr
01-03-06, 08:42 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0843956488.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Tracer Bullet
01-03-06, 09:31 AM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/7920000/7928373.gif

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0399152970.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

SGwinn
01-03-06, 09:59 AM
The Departed-By: Kathryn Mackel

Charlie Goose
01-04-06, 10:03 AM
Criss Cross by F. Paul Wilson. Repairman Jack!

RevLiver
01-04-06, 02:24 PM
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar

OwlAtHome
01-04-06, 03:18 PM
Rain Fall by Barry Eisler

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0399149104.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

benedict
01-04-06, 05:04 PM
As of this morning, I've been reading Iain M Bank's "The Algebraist". It is science fiction but apparently not one of The Culture books.

BDB
01-04-06, 06:17 PM
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson.

enjoying it thoroughly.

mdc3000
01-04-06, 08:41 PM
Currently reading:

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/6271/044661709101bo2204203200pisitb.th.jpg (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=044661709101bo2204203200pisitb.jpg)
Preston & Child - Dance of Death. Read it when it first came out in the summer, rereading it now that it's in paperback...AWESOME book.

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8750/052594906201aa240sclzzzzzzz6lq.th.jpg (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=052594906201aa240sclzzzzzzz6lq.jpg)
Al Franken - The Truth...with Jokes. So far, very funny.

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/7985/140135245601aa240sclzzzzzzz7bh.th.jpg (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=140135245601aa240sclzzzzzzz7bh.jpg)
Chris Elliott - Shroud of the Thwacker. Any fans of Chris Elliott should definitely seek this book out...so far it's hilarious...not brilliant, but very silly and fun.

MATT

marty888
01-05-06, 09:00 AM
Just finished Philip Roth's <b><i>The Plot Against America</i></b> (Lindbergh defeats Roosevelt in 1940 election and Nazi influence gets a foothold in the U.S.).

Playing catch-up, and finally reading <b><i>The Devil In The White City</i></b>.

travlr
01-05-06, 09:41 AM
It's always cool to see Brian Keene pop up on these reading lists. :thumbsup:
His next one from Leisure will be out in May and if you liked what he did with zombies wait till you see what he does with giant worms. I wish they had stayed with the limited edition title Earthworm Gods though.
http://www.briankeene.com/images/conqueror.jpg

krazydawg005
01-06-06, 12:37 AM
Just finished:
http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/05110205011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10340000/10340694.jpg

Currently Reading:
http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/05110205011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10340000/10340701.jpg

Next up:
http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/04110808011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8500000/8505937.jpg
and
http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/04040613011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/7590000/7596294.jpg

DJLinus
01-06-06, 07:58 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0743499670.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Heard an interview with Vince Flynn a while back and his books were compared to "24" - I'm in. Got this from the library, but haven't read it yet.

Chris Elliott - Shroud of the Thwacker. Any fans of Chris Elliott should definitely seek this book out...so far it's hilarious...not brilliant, but very silly and fun.

I've long been a fan of his and thought his Daddy's Boy was a really funny read. Recently, I listened to a podcast that had a great interview with him and he read the first paragraph of Thwacker - I have to get this book! I'll likely order it from Amazon within the next few days.

whitetigeress
01-08-06, 03:03 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0140250387.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Geofferson
01-08-06, 04:56 PM
Just started:

http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/feb01/temple.gif

birdseye
01-08-06, 10:12 PM
Just finished Stranger Than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk

http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/graphics/palahniuk_chuck_stranger-than-fiction.jpg

Starting The Narrows by Michael Connelly

http://media.bestprices.com/content/isbn/46/0446611646.jpg

Fincher Fan
01-09-06, 05:09 AM
Just started:

http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/feb01/temple.gif

I'd be keen to hear your thoughts when you're done as I seem to be the only the only person that loathes Reilly's writing.

Bean-si
01-09-06, 11:05 AM
Just finishing 'Judas Unchained' by Peter Hamilton. Next up is 'The Black Dahlia' by James Ellroy.

Boy do I have a lot of catching-up to do.

silentbob007
01-09-06, 04:07 PM
Getting towards the end of "The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume One" ... a cheap Barnes and Noble edition I picked up and am enjoying.

brainee
01-09-06, 06:08 PM
I'd be keen to hear your thoughts when you're done as I seem to be the only the only person that loathes Reilly's writing.

:lol: You're not alone. I posted this response to Reilly's "Temple" a few months ago: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=420781&page=3. Now I see multiple recommendations of him in the "Recommend me a good adventure book" thread. Clearly some people like him though. For me, in the right mood I can enjoy mindless action in movies. But the same level of intelligence in books just doesn't work for me. Something stupid happens in a movie, and it just zips by and you're on to the next thing. But it a book, it's staring at you in black and white on the page. I like Crichton, Preston/Child, Rollins, but those guys seem to have a way of surrounding the action with more plausible science/conditions (at least for me).

brainee
01-09-06, 06:16 PM
Just finished Lincoln Child's "Utopia":

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0345455207.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

I enjoyed it, especially being a big amusement park fan.

Finished a few things over the holidays, including:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0843950404.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0316011770.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1563898683.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Next up is probably:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0843948760.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Though I've got a lot of work to due at the moment, and won't have a lot of reading time in the near future.

FantasticVSDoom
01-10-06, 11:11 AM
Still trying to finish the Historian...I just realized though what is taking me so long. The damn print is so small, guess I need to get glasses :(. Also reading No Excuses by Kyle Maynard

wergo
01-10-06, 11:36 AM
Just started Stephen Hawking's 'God Created The Integers.'

Wish me luck - it's real thick.

Fincher Fan
01-12-06, 05:46 AM
But the same level of intelligence in books just doesn't work for me. Something stupid happens in a movie, and it just zips by and you're on to the next thing. But it a book, it's staring at you in black and white on the page.

Agreed! They read like shitty screenplays nobody would buy but because it's been a book, it will probably become a shitty movie no-one will watch.

Bateman
01-12-06, 05:55 AM
http://www.ayn-rand.com/graphics/RandAtlasShrugged.jpg

Been reading on this for a while now and need to get it over with. Really enjoying it but its long as hell.

Might but up for some Tom Robbins for a lighter change of pace after this one.

Scarecrow
01-13-06, 01:20 PM
Currently reading...

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0375400117.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

CRM114
01-13-06, 08:50 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1590710479.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

^^^ This book is actually made of metal.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0375705244.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

OwlAtHome
01-14-06, 06:21 PM
Hard Rain by Barry Eisler

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0399150528.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

OwlAtHome
01-14-06, 06:22 PM
http://www.ayn-rand.com/graphics/RandAtlasShrugged.jpg

Been reading on this for a while now and need to get it over with. Really enjoying it but its long as hell.
This is a great book, you may want to read Fountainhead someday too. :)

Scarecrow
01-15-06, 04:24 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/159780004X.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

M Riesenbeck
01-15-06, 07:19 PM
Just finished:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins -- My seventh Robbins novel. I continue to marvel at his style.

http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/04110808011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8510000/8510165.jpg

Currently reading:

Foop! by Chris Genoa -- So far so good.

http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/05050516011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/9600000/9608309.jpg

Amel
01-16-06, 06:04 PM
Link to the Complete Review website (http://www.complete-review.com/reviews/espana/zafoncr.htm)

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/covers/all/1/0/0143034901H.jpg

I tried to read this early last month, but because of too many reasons I didn't get to read this until this past week. Once I started it was very difficult to put down. What an incredibly wonderful book.

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets-an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

Now that I'm done this I'm moving on to Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot.
http://www.booksamillion.com/bam/covers/0/45/152/838/0451528387.jpg

lucasorion
01-16-06, 11:37 PM
I just finished http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0385337116.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

I'm readinghttp://images.amazon.com/images/P/055357339X.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Bateman
01-17-06, 04:41 AM
This is a great book, you may want to read Fountainhead someday too. :)

Defintly planning on reading that one sometime soon. I have heard it is pretty different from Atlas Shrugged.

Bateman
01-17-06, 04:45 AM
Just finished:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins -- My seventh Robbins novel. I continue to marvel at his style.


So far I have only read Gitterbug Perfume and Villa Incognito. Robbins is quickly making it to the top of my favorite authors. Any suggestions of which of his I should read next?

StuddThunders
01-17-06, 01:09 PM
"Killing Yourself to Live," Chuck Klosterman.

Pretty funny.

M Riesenbeck
01-17-06, 02:02 PM
Bateman,
You can't go wrong with Still Life With Woodpecker or Another Roadside Attraction. That said, I'm partial to Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, but I hesitate to recommend it until you've read a bit more Robbins... Fierce Invalids features a male main character so you may want to snuggle up with a few more of Tom's ladies first.

Scarecrow
01-17-06, 04:13 PM
Just starting...
http://www.brianeberling.com/esslemont_night.jpg

Josh H
01-17-06, 04:14 PM
The Chronicles of Narnia.

Loved the movie, bought the complete series 1 volume book at the borders next to the theater after the show.

Bateman
01-17-06, 08:17 PM
Bateman,
You can't go wrong with Still Life With Woodpecker or Another Roadside Attraction. That said, I'm partial to Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, but I hesitate to recommend it until you've read a bit more Robbins... Fierce Invalids features a male main character so you may want to snuggle up with a few more of Tom's ladies first.

Thanks. I will look for those.

birdseye
01-17-06, 08:48 PM
Finished Michael Connelly's The Narrows.

Started Daniel Silva's The Mark of the Assassin.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0449225313.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIlitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,32,-59_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Geofferson
01-18-06, 09:17 AM
I'd be keen to hear your thoughts when you're done as I seem to be the only the only person that loathes Reilly's writing.
I think I know what you mean. Several times throughout the book I thought to myself how I would have written it differently at times.

That said, I did enjoy it. :)

Geofferson
01-18-06, 09:18 AM
Just started:

http://theages.superman.ws/Novels/its.jpg

wendersfan
01-18-06, 09:38 AM
<i>A Man In Full</i> by Tom Wolfe.

travlr
01-18-06, 09:58 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0743266161.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Just finished this and I wish I had skipped the last chapter. This guy really needs to work on his endings. :thmbsdwn:

filt
01-18-06, 08:27 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0684853949.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.gif

B.A.
01-20-06, 11:32 PM
http://www.historybookclub.com/doc/hbc/GlobalData/GlobalImages/BookJacketsLarge/506734B_lg.jpg

Joe Molotov
01-21-06, 12:19 AM
Just started reading this...

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0575077026.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Also, I've been listening to Dan Brown's Angels and Demons in the car.

Scarecrow
01-23-06, 11:29 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0553382373.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

smokedragon
01-26-06, 05:02 AM
Reading The Fury, by, John Farris. Much better than the movie.

Maxflier
01-27-06, 11:52 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1581500394.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIlitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,32,-59_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Howiefan
01-28-06, 12:25 AM
Just got done reading: http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0307276902.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Now reading: http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0976165910.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Quake1028
01-30-06, 10:25 PM
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/imageDB.cgi?isbn=0843953497

The only problem is when I am reading it, I am hearing Marv from Sin City's voice in my head :lol:.

OwlAtHome
01-31-06, 01:16 AM
Just finished Rain Storm by Barry Eisler and I'm starting Killing Rain.

Geofferson
01-31-06, 09:04 AM
Just started:

http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books/bk16/cover_big.jpg