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Originally posted by Cedar
This forum has been great for discovering new authors.
Agreed - I probably wouldn't even be reading books if it wasn't for this forum.
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I finished John Grisham's The Runaway Jury today and thought it was only so-so. Hopefully the movie will be better.

Next up, I'm not quite sure. I was planning on starting Chrichton's Timeline, but haven't heard many positive things about it, so thinking of skipping it entirely.
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timeline=good.

i'm currently reading Diary, by Chuck Palahniuk
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Timeline it is - started it last night.
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Runaway Jury - John Grisham
Old 10-16-03, 11:25 AM
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Parable of the Talents - Octavia E. Butler
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Hornby's How to Be Good was hilarious! It made me laugh out loud a ton.

I'm now starting Stephenson's Snow Crash.
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I just started reading:

Adam Johnson - Parasites Like Us -- absolutely amazing. He's on my list of best living American authors.
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After spending too much time and effort trying to find them cheap enough on eBay or at the second hand bookstores around here, I finally got smart and searched for the texts of the Fu Manchu books by Sax Rohmer online. And voila!, they're out there.

Now reading; The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu
Old 10-20-03, 03:51 PM
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I just finished Robert Friedman's Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America.

It was actually a rather interesting book. There was a lot of information, but at times it seemed a little disorganized, but not too bad.

I have no idea what I'm going to read next. So many books, so little time. I think I'm leaning towards some non-fiction. Perhaps I'll read a biography of Vaclav Havel or Primo Levi. Those have been staring at me from their shelf for quite a while.
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The Shining

First time through it, seen the movie, but I don't remember too much about it.
Oooh, good novel! I can remember not being able to put it down and finishing around 4:00 a.m. many years ago!
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Just finished Bill O'Reily's book Living With Herpes. I found it interesting. Probably agreed with him on much of it. I had a few gripes with his logic, but its an interesting read.


Next up is a serious look at our country. Dave Barry's new book.
Old 10-23-03, 09:13 AM
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Just started "Devil in the White City". So far it's pretty good, love the historical accuracy of the writer, and it's about Chicago, so you know it's going to be good.

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Still reading Cobb by Al Stump
also reading Catfish, the catfish hunter bio
and have Timeline by crichton on deck
Old 10-24-03, 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by Neitzl
Just started "Dalvin in the White City".


Still reading The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, about halfway done.

Also started Hubert Selby Jr.'s The Room, a pretty neurotic read so far.

Finished Mr. Midshipman Hornblower before starting on Dr. Fu Machu. It was pretty good, but it weren't no Moby Dick.
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Garfield

It's a hard read
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Yikes! The relationship between Garfield and Jon is quite complex, let alone the power play between Garfield and Odie. Then throw in the balance shattering love triangle with the introduction of Pooky, and it all just get's far too complicated for me. It's books like this that drive me to more simple fare, like Crime and Punishment.
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Just in time for Samhain, the next couple of books I'm going to read are "Five of Cups" by Caitlin R. Kiernan (limited edition of her first, unpublished novel) and "Shadows Over Baker Street," an anthology of Lovecraft-tinged Sherlock Holmes short stories. How cool does "Shadows Over Baker Street" sound? It even has a Neil Gaiman story in there!
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Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

I'm going through my Motion Picture stage now.
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I'm also reading Mystic River (looks like it will be a sad story, first 40 pages and what happens to Dave makes my heart break). After that I will read Deception Point by Dan Brown.
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I finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. It was a fun book with lots of interesting ideas.

I'm starting Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa. Looks pretty interesting and I've heard lots of good things about it.
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So far this month I've finished:

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
The Policy by Bentley Little
Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon

I'm currently reading:

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

Up next:

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

for horror in October.

Also need to read Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country
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Life of Pi
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Currently reading Gene Wolfe's "In Green's Jungles", the second volume of his Book of the Short Sun.

Definitely have to pay attention here: Wolfe writes in a way that does not lend itself to skimming!

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