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movieking
06-02-10, 05:52 AM
Really enjoyed both of the Gillian Flynn's books, but both had endings that seemed rushed and to me, unsatisfactory. Regardless, I'd recommend them both.

Next up:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/39960000/39967261.JPG

Unicorn07
06-02-10, 09:06 AM
I am halfway through the Spanish version of:


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Jo7zeo01L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

El juego del angel

Sean O'Hara
06-02-10, 10:18 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YhrLAYLQ8So/S0t6QlLW9tI/AAAAAAAAI18/JIr1Y_rCHn4/s400/Blood+Oath.jpg

Pointyskull
06-02-10, 10:41 AM
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l147/pointyskull/BookJune.jpg

Geofferson
06-02-10, 12:01 PM
Finishing up...

http://rgr-static1.tangentlabs.co.uk/images/ar/97805151/9780515142242/150/0/plain/die-trying.jpg

superdeluxe
06-02-10, 12:06 PM
Still working on:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0142002100.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

But also reading:

http://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/a-game-of-thones.jpg

Tommy Ceez
06-02-10, 12:38 PM
Still working on:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0142002100.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

But also reading:

http://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/a-game-of-thones.jpg

Christ, one is denser than the next!

Finishing up

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Up Next

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GoldenJCJ
06-02-10, 12:41 PM
Just about done with:
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PAG
06-02-10, 03:06 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/44050000/44059787.JPG

lattethunder
06-02-10, 03:38 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/ff73pz.jpg

And will start this as soon as my copy arrives:
http://i49.tinypic.com/2zi4nyc.jpg

PAG
06-04-10, 08:26 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/33350000/33358904.jpg

rkndkn
06-04-10, 01:15 PM
Started last night:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/14490000/14491062.JPG

DonTHX1378
06-04-10, 01:46 PM
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/imageviewer.asp?ean=9780061473081
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/imageviewer.asp?ean=9780688119157
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/imageviewer.asp?ean=9780061575211
Just to start off the month

lopper
06-04-10, 05:10 PM
Just finished:
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Will finish this weekend:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pwYnACBML.jpg

Will start next week:
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/2a/0e/54d651c88da0f2b5b8972210.L.jpg

The Bus
06-05-10, 01:27 PM
Just finished:
<img src="http://shelflove.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/whitetiger.jpg">

Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger



Now reading:
<img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1346/818354643_8080c8c471.jpg?v=0">

Michael Chabon's The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Dr Mabuse
06-05-10, 05:17 PM
I've been re-reading probably the greatest sci-fi compendium ever:

'Famous Science-Fiction Stories' edited by Raymond J. Healy. This is stories from the classic era and it has the best of the best in authors and stories. I had forgotten how good stuff like 'Black Destroyer', 'He Who Shrank', 'Who Goes There', and 'Requiem' were. What a blast.

List of stories below.

Introduction '46 Healy & McComas essay
Requiem '40 Robert A. Heinlein story
Forgetfulness '37 John W. Campbell [as Don A. Stuart] story
Nerves '42 Lester del Rey novella
The Sands of Time '37 P. Schuyler Miller novella
The Proud Robot '43 Henry Kuttner [as Lewis Padgett] story
Seeds of the Dusk '38 Raymond Z. Gallun story
Black Destroyer [Space Beagle] '39 A.E. van Vogt story
Symbiotica [Jay Score/Marathon] '43 Eric Frank Russell story
Heavy Planet '39 Milton A. Rothman [as Lee Gregor] story
Time Locker '43 Henry Kuttner [as Lewis Padgett] story
The Link '42 Cleve Cartmill story
Mechanical Mice '41 Eric F. Russell [as Maurice G. Hugi] story
V-2: Rocket Cargo Ship '45 Willy Ley essay
Adam & No Eve '41 Alfred Bester story
Nightfall '41 Isaac Asimov story
A Matter of Size '34 Harry Bates novella
As Never Was '44 P. Schuyler Miller story
Q.U.R. '43 Anthony Boucher story
Who Goes There? '38 John W. Campbell [as Don A. Stuart] novella
The Roads Must Roll '40 Robert A. Heinlein story
Asylum '42 A.E. van Vogt story
Quietus '40 Ross Rocklynne story
The Twonky '42 Henry Kuttner/C.L. Moore [as Lewis Padgett] story
Time-Travel Happens! '39 A.M. Phillips essay
Robot's Return '38 Robert Moore Williams story
The Blue Giraffe '39 L. Sprague de Camp story
Flight into Darkness '43 J.F. McComas [as Webb Marlowe] story
The Weapons Shop '42 A.E. van Vogt story
Farewell to the Master '40 Harry Bates story
Within the Pyramid '37 R. DeWitt Miller story
He Who Shrank '36 Henry Hasse novella
By His Bootstraps '41 Rbt Heinlein [as Anson MacDonald] novella
The Star Mouse '42 Fredric Brown story
Correspondence Course '45 Raymond F. Jones story
Brain '32 S. Fowler Wright story

sleepyhead55
06-05-10, 09:46 PM
Just finished:

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Reading

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Starting next week:

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scarface983
06-06-10, 12:26 AM
Just Finished:
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Next:
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Cory02
06-06-10, 01:41 AM
Just finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uwHsHbeqL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Now reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-RRm5S0qL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-24,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

PopcornBandit
06-06-10, 07:12 PM
http://img.infibeam.com/img/780d7c90/354/1/9780743291354.jpg

Ginwen
06-07-10, 01:00 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519mn0fLU5L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-22,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

maingon
06-07-10, 01:18 AM
Just finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uwHsHbeqL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg



how was this book?

Geofferson
06-07-10, 11:49 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4YXkhjqA0RQ/Shr829UnBFI/AAAAAAAAA1Q/O77PHHi80Pg/s400/from-dead-to-worse.jpg

lysander
06-07-10, 01:42 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5112HWNGYBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

mlemmond
06-07-10, 07:29 PM
Read


http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1172082458l/136638.jpg

movieking
06-08-10, 06:28 AM
I'll be reading Makers for Book Club, but also picked up Blockade Billy:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/38210000/38218109.JPG

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/65510000/65515302.JPG

Michael Corvin
06-08-10, 09:04 AM
http://www.anomalymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/makingofstarwarscover.jpg

The Making of Star Wars
Just started this last night and the book is fucking packed. I think it will take a year to read it cover to cover. :lol: Looks like the Making of Empire is scheduled for release in the fall. I best get busy.

The spin on this 'Making of' book is that 90% of it is comprised of archived interviews and notes pulled from before the film's release giving a fresh perspective on the film before it became a juggernaut. I'm only 15 pages in and it's already super fascinating.

I also picked up American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson. I think I'll start that this weekend.

Tommy Ceez
06-08-10, 09:31 AM
For My Goodreads Book Clubs
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31KvVd9qiaL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sDjTRNtCL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-18,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


And For the DVDTALK BOOK CLUB (!!!!!!!!!!!)
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/book-talk/574863-dvdtalk-book-club-june-07-july-1-makers-cory-doctorow.html

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61tjFype2nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

kd5
06-08-10, 10:37 AM
Still reading Roger Zelazny's The Great Book Of Amber (http://www.amazon.com/Great-Book-Amber-Complete-Chronicles/dp/0380809060/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276011327&sr=1-1).....long book, and I don't have as much time to read as I used to. -kd5-

mlemmond
06-08-10, 03:50 PM
Read

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rkndkn
06-08-10, 09:17 PM
Next up:

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Ginwen
06-09-10, 01:56 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GH%2BFXPPuL._SL500_AA266_PI.jpg

scarface983
06-09-10, 07:41 AM
Finished:
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Reading:
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/62540000/62540249.JPG

notkevinbacon
06-09-10, 07:57 AM
That cover art for Blockade Billy is pretty great.

I haven't read anything by King in a long time... how was it? Good?

Tommy Ceez
06-09-10, 08:49 AM
That cover art for Blockade Billy is pretty great.

I haven't read anything by King in a long time... how was it? Good?

Dont know about Blackade Billy but alot of people feel UNDER THE DOME was a return to form

wertent
06-09-10, 09:27 AM
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History- David Aaronovitch

arminius
06-09-10, 03:08 PM
http://img.amazon.ca/images/I/51vL7oozARL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

notkevinbacon
06-09-10, 03:13 PM
Dont know about Blackade Billy but alot of people feel UNDER THE DOME was a return to form

I've heard similar rumblings about UNDER THE DOME. I haven't read King in a very long time, but I've always loved his voice. The last thing I read that he wrote was the Green Mile when it was coming out in the monthly novellas.

I think I'll take a trip to the bookstore (aka amazon) and pick these up.

Jose Dromedary
06-09-10, 05:57 PM
The Likeability Factor by Tim Sanders

Lateralus
06-09-10, 07:36 PM
FINALLY finsihed, and it was quite an ordeal:

http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/67/002/126/0670021261.jpg


Just started:

http://covers4.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/80/783/317/0807833177.jpg

Ginwen
06-09-10, 09:57 PM
Dont know about Blackade Billy but alot of people feel UNDER THE DOME was a return to form

Yeah, a lot of people loved it. Not me, I thought it really dragged, but here at least I was clearly in the minority.

movieking
06-10-10, 06:59 AM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/57290000/57294319.JPG

Michael Corvin
06-10-10, 07:26 AM
Yeah, a lot of people loved it. Not me, I thought it really dragged, but here at least I was clearly in the minority.

While the final reveal left a lot to be desired, the book as a whole was definitely King's best work in quite some time. Big Jim Rennie was was the most evil & sadistic bastard this side of Pennywise and Randal Flagg.

lattethunder
06-10-10, 11:37 AM
http://i47.tinypic.com/2cnipok.jpg

Sean O'Hara
06-10-10, 12:14 PM
http://gutenbergsson.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/destroyermen-book-1-into-the-storm-taylor-anderson-unabridged-tantor-audiobooks1.jpg

If you've ever wondered whether the US military could stand up to intelligent dinosaurs, this book is for you.

benedict
06-11-10, 02:20 AM
... Jim Butcher's "Turn Coat".

xmiyux
06-11-10, 11:25 PM
Just started these two:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TJ1RKV05L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mldxcZrbL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Sessa17
06-12-10, 02:52 PM
Just started . . .

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Geofferson
06-12-10, 04:30 PM
http://rgr-static1.tangentlabs.co.uk/images/bau/97805151/9780515143072/0/0/plain/tripwire.jpg

darkside
06-12-10, 10:22 PM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/57290000/57294319.JPG
I just finished Shit My Dads Says and really enjoyed it. Quick read but really enjoyable.

movieking
06-13-10, 05:24 AM
I just finished Shit My Dads Says and really enjoyed it. Quick read but really enjoyable.

Just finished it, and really enjoyed it as well. Some of the stuff was laugh out loud funny. I had the expectation that the Dad would be some neanderthal with no education, but he was actually quite the opposite. Definitely recommended.

darkside
06-14-10, 12:09 AM
Just finished it, and really enjoyed it as well. Some of the stuff was laugh out loud funny. I had the expectation that the Dad would be some neanderthal with no education, but he was actually quite the opposite. Definitely recommended.
At first I thought it would just be a list of his dad's quotes from the Twitter feed, but it turned out to be a really touching and laugh out loud story of his dad and how his dad had impacted his life. It has some great dad quotes as well, but was a great all around book.

For me I just finished another stack of Nero Wolfe novels I won't bother listing. Rex Stout's work was incredibly consistent throughout his writing career and no matter what decade you decide to grab a book from you are in for an enjoyable read.

Currently I'm also working on these:
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Street Gang sounded like a book I would love, but Michael Davis is an extremely long winded and dry writer. I'm 6 chapters in and really haven't read much of interest. He spends too much time on back story of little interest and even when he hits on something good his writing style still makes it boring. I'll try and finish it, but I'm just not clicking with this author.
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/62600000/62605427.JPG Not far enough in to comment too much, but seems very interesting. Nazi stuff always is.

Ginwen
06-14-10, 01:01 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519hdr5m40L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-17,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
I usually don't like fantasy but I did like the other books in this series a lot, so hopefully this one's good too.

scarface983
06-14-10, 05:59 AM
Finished:
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/62540000/62540249.JPG

Reading:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51f13---vWL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

movieking
06-14-10, 06:12 AM
Currently I'm also working on these:
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/34520000/34520772.JPG
Street Gang sounded like a book I would love, but Michael Davis is an extremely long winded and dry writer. I'm 6 chapters in and really haven't read much of interest. He spends too much time on back story of little interest and even when he hits on something good his writing style still makes it boring. I'll try and finish it, but I'm just not clicking with this author.

Let me know if it gets better, if so, I'd be interested in reading it.

PAG
06-14-10, 09:46 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/11930000/11939418.jpg

tofu
06-14-10, 01:15 PM
Finished http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51heRoetzhL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Started http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513mrWlOzcL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

sleepyhead55
06-14-10, 02:32 PM
Reading

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/65310000/65317299.JPG

Only about 200 pages in but this one seems to flow better than The Girl who Played with Fire. I like how all 3 books seem to deal with different issues within Swedish society. You do have to read the second book as this one is a continuation of that book.

conscience
06-15-10, 09:04 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZSZsICYpL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman

Ginwen
06-15-10, 10:28 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eR%2BfTfXcL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

It irritates me to spend 11.99 for a Kindle book, but I'm lacking in patience and really wanted to read it right now.

PAG
06-16-10, 06:48 AM
Just finished:

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n11/n57060.jpg

Tommy Ceez
06-16-10, 10:01 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QYlbiDOZL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Drop
06-16-10, 11:15 AM
Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis.

lysander
06-16-10, 11:23 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7b/Foundation_and_earth_cover.jpg/200px-Foundation_and_earth_cover.jpg

movieking
06-17-10, 06:16 AM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/55290000/55290617.JPG

lattethunder
06-17-10, 03:24 PM
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mlemmond
06-17-10, 07:23 PM
Read


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TimeandTide
06-18-10, 07:54 PM
Just started . . .

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Ditto. (Good read so far through 200 pages.)

movieking
06-19-10, 06:28 AM
My wife has taken over my ereader to read a couple of my recommendations, so I have to put a hold on Greatest Trade Ever. I am about halfway through number 4 in the Elvis Cole series:

http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1223676090l/292210.jpg

Dusty Bottoms
06-19-10, 09:32 AM
Add me to the list of those reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.

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Pointyskull
06-19-10, 09:33 AM
Add me to the list of those reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5142-%2BPYsoL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Same here. About 175 pages in and can't put it down.
Which is problematic, given how heavy the thing is...

Lateralus
06-19-10, 11:37 AM
Just started:

For my book club:

http://images.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/1/93/413/712/193413712X.jpg


Also:

http://images.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/80/271/738/0802717381.jpg

HistoryProf
06-19-10, 11:16 PM
One of the best books I've read in a while...

http://chattermarks.ncascades.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Wilderness-Warrior.jpg

HistoryProf
06-20-10, 12:45 AM
Reading

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Only about 200 pages in but this one seems to flow better than The Girl who Played with Fire. I like how all 3 books seem to deal with different issues within Swedish society. You do have to read the second book as this one is a continuation of that book.

read that last week and loved it. I think it's easily the best book of the trilogy - you can really see how Larsson was maturing as a writer and storyteller. the way he weaves it all together is really enthralling. Made me all the sadder that he died so young and we won't get any more of them :(


Before that I finished this one...excellent retelling of the Battle of Moscow - the winter before Stalingrad.

http://www.andrewnagorski.com/Site/The_Greatest_Battle_files/GreatestBattle-5B.jpg

tofu
06-21-10, 12:01 AM
Finished http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513mrWlOzcL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Starting http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D48iV4a0L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

benedict
06-21-10, 05:42 AM
James Blaylock's collection, "13 Phantasms".

PAG
06-21-10, 08:31 AM
Just finished:

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n57/n285113.jpg

Tommy Ceez
06-21-10, 08:37 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GaGFD-AGL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-22,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

starseed1981
06-21-10, 10:24 AM
Just finished: The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro And Chuck Hogan

Working on: The Lost Symbol By Dan Brown

sleepyhead55
06-21-10, 12:46 PM
Reading:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/25660000/25669318.JPG

It's moving kinda slow though. I'm close to giving up on it.

rkndkn
06-21-10, 12:56 PM
Really enjoyed "Patient Zero".

Now reading:

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movieking
06-22-10, 06:35 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BxlRw3gwL._SL500_.jpg

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mlemmond
06-22-10, 05:34 PM
Read


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darkside
06-22-10, 08:59 PM
Just finished Operation Mincemeat which was a very good history of WWII espionage.

Just started the Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven Kent and it is a surprisingly well researched and very well written book. The crappy Prima cover makes it look cheap, but Steven Kent did an excellent job.
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/67180000/67187887.JPG

Cory02
06-23-10, 12:37 PM
how was this book?

Sorry...didn't see this until now. It was good..not great but not awful either. A good, thorough history of the company and the author didn't seem to shy away from some of the bad things, either.

Tommy Ceez
06-23-10, 09:13 PM
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Jose Dromedary
06-23-10, 11:09 PM
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I'm liking this one a lot!

PAG
06-25-10, 08:15 AM
Just finished:

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movieking
06-25-10, 04:26 PM
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excellantly
06-25-10, 11:51 PM
I love the Notebook!

This book is a true romantic and I'm sure you will enjoy it. Noah & Allie have a great love that no one can break nor can see. :) I love the movie also.

lattethunder
06-26-10, 09:55 AM
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Travis McClain
06-26-10, 01:18 PM
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I started The Supergirls by Mike Madrid on 16 June. I've got about a quarter of it to go. Fairly interesting for a comics reader like myself, but I've got some nitpicks. Firstly, I wish Madrid would have done a better job of naming the editors and creators responsible for the specific story elements he cites throughout. Secondly, I think he relied a bit too much on a working familiarity of comics continuity--or misjudged how much needed to be clear up front. He's referenced events affected by Crisis on Infinite Earths a few times, and I think it would have helped the average reader if he'd explained how that worked the first time he mentioned it instead of postponing it.

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I checked this out from the library a week ago and just now took the time to read it. I prefer Jeff Smith's artwork for the Bone world, but Charles Vess's looks alright. It's chock full of spoilers, so I wouldn't advise new readers to start here--even though chronologically it precedes the series proper. And there's the rub; having already seen what happens and why, I wasn't as wowed by seeing the beginning of Smith's epic as I might otherwise have been.

It's akin to why fans who grew up with the Prequel Trilogy can never appreciate the significance of The Empire Strikes Back, and fans who grew up with the Original Trilogy find so little of interest in the prequels. I'm just glad this was 1) finally put back into print and 2) available from my local library because the original printing was outrageously expensive on the secondary market by the time I finally got myself to read Bone a couple years ago.

Pixie Song
06-27-10, 02:30 PM
I'm reading something called Numb3rs by Rachel Ward. I'm not too invested in it, though. I'm just getting through so I can figure out what next to read.

Ginwen
06-27-10, 03:37 PM
I read these over the last couple of days:
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sleepyhead55
06-27-10, 08:16 PM
Just finished:

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Pleasant enough but lacks substance and written more like a film adapation.

Next up:

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I'm praying that this one is better than his last book which I couldn't finish at all.

dtcarson
06-27-10, 08:19 PM
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It's funny, I think this falls under the "sexy urban fantasy" genre but it's taken 2.5 books to get to an actual sex scene. I'm enjoying the series so far but I'll probably take a break around book 5 or so.

xmiyux
06-27-10, 08:31 PM
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It's funny, I think this falls under the "sexy urban fantasy" genre but it's taken 2.5 books to get to an actual sex scene. I'm enjoying the series so far but I'll probably take a break around book 5 or so.

I have read at least 3 or 4 of these books and have enjoyed them all. I didn't find them to have much sex at all. Nothing like the Anita Blake series.

movieking
06-28-10, 07:40 AM
Still waiting on getting my e-reader back from my wife to get back into Greatest Trade Ever, but until then, I've been picking at some paperbacks that I've had kicking around forever. Next up:

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scarface983
06-28-10, 07:54 AM
Started:
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Next:
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PAG
06-28-10, 09:00 AM
Just finished:

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Draven
06-28-10, 10:07 AM
I read these over the last couple of days:
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I just read all three of those as well (plus the first Scott Sigler book, Infected) Highly enjoyable. I want another Mayberry book from that series.

I'm currently reading The Passage, which I'm not totally in love with but it's ok. I recently started the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. I know they are like 15 books in the series but they are decent reads. Except people shrug too much. I read a review that mentioned this, and now I can't stop seeing it. Many times, it's completely unnecessary too...the characters shrug and say something when they could just say something. It's weird.

Geofferson
06-28-10, 10:55 AM
I recently started the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. I know they are like 15 books in the series but they are decent reads. Except people shrug too much. I read a review that mentioned this, and now I can't stop seeing it. Many times, it's completely unnecessary too...the characters shrug and say something when they could just say something. It's weird.
That's a good observation. I am currently finishing book 3 (Tripwire) and have noticed that. Child's prose is often purely functional. Despite the length of his books, the style sometimes reminds me of Richard Stark's Parker series.

Ginwen
06-28-10, 11:00 PM
I just read all three of those as well (plus the first Scott Sigler book, Infected) Highly enjoyable. I want another Mayberry book from that series.


I will definitely read more if Maberry writes more of those--I really enjoyed both of them. As far as Contagious, it was ok, but Infected was better due to the incredibly high cringe factor in Infected.

Edit: Looks like the next one in the Joe Ledger series is King of Plagues in 2011. I'll probably read the Zombie book he has coming out in September (Rot and Ruin) too, I read the short story it's based on and it was quite good.

Tommy Ceez
06-29-10, 06:01 PM
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Quake1028
06-29-10, 08:22 PM
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Great book. Already have the second one coming. Going to try and get my hands on the first film from Sweden.

TimeandTide
06-30-10, 12:14 PM
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Draven
06-30-10, 01:20 PM
I will definitely read more if Maberry writes more of those--I really enjoyed both of them. As far as Contagious, it was ok, but Infected was better due to the incredibly high cringe factor in Infected.


Never been a big "horror" book fan, besides reading most of Stephen King's stuff...and "Infected" was easily the most uncomfortable book I've ever read. It was so descriptive I could feel it.

movieking
06-30-10, 01:46 PM
Great book. Already have the second one coming. Going to try and get my hands on the first film from Sweden.

The movies are not anywhere close to the books in terms of quality, especially the third movie (which was a complete mess).

Sessa17
06-30-10, 01:57 PM
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Great book. Already have the second one coming.

I highly suggest reading another book & taking a break before starting the next book. Only because they are so good & such quick reads, once you read all three, you know there will be nothing more by the author.

Nefarious
06-30-10, 03:20 PM
I highly suggest reading another book & taking a break before starting the next book. Only because they are so good & such quick reads, once you read all three, you know there will be nothing more by the author.

There was an article on the series in Entertainment Weekly and that indicated there might be a 4th, unfinished, novel on the laptop in the possession of his longtime girlfriend. There's a big war over Larsson's estate between her and his father & brother.

mhg83
06-30-10, 06:01 PM
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total slut -wink-

mlemmond
06-30-10, 07:02 PM
Read

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Quake1028
06-30-10, 07:04 PM
I highly suggest reading another book & taking a break before starting the next book. Only because they are so good & such quick reads, once you read all three, you know there will be nothing more by the author.

I did just that. Partly for the reasons you stated and partly because it wasn't here from Amazon yet :p (arrived today).