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Old 04-17-02, 06:53 AM
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Just finished rereading more H.P.Lovecraft -- good for a short, quick, interesting diversion -- like Poe you can read them over and over again.

Now, just started "Witchcraft" by Charles Williams and "The Shadow Line" by Conrad.

Tuan Jim

Part 1: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=117437

Part 2: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=178558

(Edited to add links to original threads -Blade)
Old 04-20-02, 06:37 AM
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[OT addendum]

Anyone wishing to look a little more deeply into Lovecraft as a result of the above post may be interested in this this thread: Cthulhu
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Just finished City of Bones by Micheal Connelly. There is a thread about this book on the front page (as of today).

Now I'm reading Dust to Dust. Pretty good so far.

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Also just finished Connelly's City of Bones. Everyone must go buy this book!

Currently I have 3 books going:

(book at home) The Immortal Game by Mark Coggins

(book in briefcase) Bones by Jan Burke

(book on tape in car) Romance by Ed McBain
Old 04-25-02, 10:54 PM
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Having a Jim Thompson fest:
After Dark My Sweet
The Grifters
Croppers Cabin

Next month I will be reading all the old horror classics: Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The world is my paper cut!
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The Tiger in the Well by Phillip Pullman
Old 04-26-02, 11:51 PM
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I'm reading "Lolita" by Nabakov .....very good so far, though occasionally it seems like he is writing with a thesarus in hand....a lot of uncommon words.

Also, the book is making me very horny (not that I'm into 12 year old girls or anything)
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I'm in the middle of Thunder Head by Dougles Preston & Lincoln Child. (Same guys who wrote The Relic)
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Just started Brown by Richard Rodriquez.
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Finished a reread of The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley. Now about half way through The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: The Minority Report.
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Shame the Devil

Shame the Devil by George P. Pelecanos. So far so good.
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The Man in the High Castle by Phillip Dick
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"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

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Dreamcatcher..then have We Were Soldiers Once and Young and Rise To Rebellion waiting for me on the shelf..
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A Cold Case

A Cold Case by Phillip Gourevitch.
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.

Next up is The Weatherman . The name of the author escapes me, but a King had some good words for the story on the back cover, so I bit.
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Currently reading:




Neil Peart (drummer of Rush) takes a cycling trip through Cameroon with four other people and describes his experiences during his journey.
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I'm reading Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson. Really good so far.
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More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
The Nick Adam Stories
by Ernest Hemingway

Last week I read the first two Xanth books. Piers Anthony must have been going through an ugly divorce when he was writing them. Amost all the women in the cast are shrewish, conniving, or stupid.
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Finished Lolita last week, was pretty good, but admittedly over my head at points - lots of french, which i don't speak, and allusions to things that I didn't get - but it was pretty good despite that.

Read Trying to Save Piggy Sneed by John Irving. I enjoyed it, though it was mostly a memoir.

Started Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie last night, looks like it will be good - I really like the way he writes. I read The Satanic Verses a few months ago and was amazed - one of the most rewarding books I've read in a while. But the one I'm reading now was his first succesful book - there was one before it that even he says wasn't very good, though I'll probably read it anyway.
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Jaqueline Ess: Her will and testament (short story)

Re-reading it, really. In my opinion one of the best examples of short 'Horror' written.

Read 'Once' by James Herbert. Hated it.
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Re-reading Don DeLillo's White Noise and Catch 22.

As if I couldn't get enough sardonic pessimism from these boards.
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The Infinite Plan, by Isabel Allende
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The World According to Garp. This is the third John Irving book I've read; his characters are incredibly shallow, but somehow he makes it work.

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