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Old 08-11-14, 09:22 AM   #26
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Old 08-11-14, 10:18 PM   #27
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I'm reading the novelization of Sons of Anarchy:



Occasionally dipping into a short story from this:



And also trying to finish this:



I juggle books almost as badly as I juggle TV shows.
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Old 08-11-14, 11:39 PM   #28
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I'm reading Naked Lunch, I'm over 100 pages into it, and have no idea what the hell is going on.
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Old 08-12-14, 09:57 PM   #29
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...and rightfully so. The series gets better and better as it goes along. Wish I could read them all again for the first time. Enjoy!
Thank Darwyn Cooke. I've been jumping around a bit, not entirely reading them all chronologically. Like I said, I'm not sure why they're appealing, but they're kind of fun.
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Old 08-13-14, 07:19 PM   #30
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Re: What Are You Reading ?(August 2014)

After nearly 2000 pages of GRRM, I needed something easy:



Really had no idea what this was about going in, except that is was a YA story set in the future. Which is probably the best way to experience it.

Are the other books in the series worth reading? From what little I've read, they pick up with new characters right? So Jakob's story (that we know of) ends with the first book?

Just starting:



I enjoyed Horns and Heart Shaped Box, so hopefully this will be good too.
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Old 08-13-14, 09:44 PM   #31
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The descent into strangeness which began with the second book gets really weird with the third one. Basically, del Toro, a self-professed agnostic, ends the story with "God did it." It's bizarre.
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The descent into strangeness which began with the second book gets really weird with the third one. Basically, del Toro, a self-professed agnostic, ends the story with "God did it." It's bizarre.
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A lot of readers didn't like the turns the story had taken by the third book. It was particularly strange since the first seemed to be trying so hard to put vampirism into the context of a biological phenomenon. While I'd like to hope that the television writers could possibly change this for the series, I bet they leave it in (knowing how much the general public loves their Jesus).
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Old 08-14-14, 06:55 AM   #33
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Finally Finished:

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith



I really liked it. I can't wait for the next sequel.

Started: (In honor of football season starting soon)

Fantasy Life by Matthew Berry

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Finished:



Reading:
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Loren D. Estleman's "Angel Eyes".
Now starting the third in the series: The Midnight Man.

Not sure whether Estleman's character has ever been filmed or televised, although I did read that Amos Walker's spiritual uncle, Travis Mcgee, may soon be filmed again in a new project: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/ch...e-1201139639/#
 
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Started going through "A First Course In String Theory (second edition)" by Barton Zwiebach.

Somewhat heavy going, and my math background is somewhat rusty. (I was an engineering major back in college).
 
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a quick fun re-read.
 
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Dipping into another book without finishing the others. Awful habit.

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Roughing It by Mark Twain.
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Finished:



I thought this was decent. Was a bit of a slow read for me, but that may have been my mood though. The multiple story lines kind of kill the flow - keeps jumping between then quickly... but the structure of daughters story line at the end of most chapters was annoying.


Reading:


 
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The descent into strangeness which began with the second book gets really weird with the third one. Basically, del Toro, a self-professed agnostic, ends the story with "God did it." It's bizarre.
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A lot of readers didn't like the turns the story had taken by the third book. It was particularly strange since the first seemed to be trying so hard to put vampirism into the context of a biological phenomenon. While I'd like to hope that the television writers could possibly change this for the series, I bet they leave it in (knowing how much the general public loves their Jesus).
With regards to The Night Eternal and the whole Strain trilogy:

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The books basically got worse and worse as the series went on, and the only reason I ended up finishing this one was to see how it wrapped up before I started watching the show. It was disappointing. Wasn't Mr Quinlan, a big part of how things played out, only introduced in Book 2? I'm not convinced this whole story was plotted out in advance, which left the authors having to grasp at straws for the resolution (including the aforementioned "God did it" logic)
 
Old 08-20-14, 03:51 AM   #49
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Before I Go to Sleep is the first novel by S. J. Watson published in Spring 2011. It became both a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been translated into over 30 languages,and has become a bestseller in France, Canada, Bulgaria and the Netherlands. It reached number 7 on the US bestseller list, the highest position for a debut novel by a British author since J. K. Rowling. The New York Times described the author as an "out-of-nowhere literary sensation". He wrote the novel between shifts whilst working as a National Health Service (NHS) audiologist.
 
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