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Old 11-04-04, 09:38 PM
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What Are You Reading Part 29 [Nov]

...since it hasn't been started yet.

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    Old 11-04-04, 10:35 PM
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    I cannot recommend the series enough.

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    Old 11-05-04, 07:19 AM
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    JR; The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis, by Clark Ashton Smith
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    Old 11-05-04, 09:08 AM
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    Currently reading The Day Before Midnight by Stephen Hunter. I spent last month reading all the Swagger novels by Hunter so now I'm starting on the stand alones.

    After that I will probably read Shoedog by George Pellecanos and Twisted, a group of short stories by Jeff Deaver.
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    Old 11-05-04, 11:42 AM
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    Old 11-05-04, 12:22 PM
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    Originally posted by Tscott
    Just finished:
    The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon -I'll be honest and say I didn't get this at all. I mean I understood the basic plot and all but when I got done my main thought was 'what was the point of that?'
    I pretty much felt the same when I read it. My dad just lovvvves Pynchon, and had gone on and on about Lot 49 for a long time before I eventually gave it a shot. It went along okay for a while, and then it just petered out in my opinion. It had a very unsatisfying 'conclusion'.

    Maybe one has to be a suspicious, socio-political paranoiac to really appreciate it?
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    Phew! Almost 7 a.m. and I just finished Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.Absolutely one of the best books I have read in a long, long time. Starts slow, but once it gets it's hooks into you, you're unable to stop reading. It's been called Harry Potter for adults, but, I really think that the Harry Potter reference will put people off.

    It is a superb fantasy and is highly, highly recommended.
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    Finished The Preserve , by Patrick Lestewka. I was enjoying it up until the halfway mark. Then, it had a WTF? moment where what you thinks gonna happen doesn't and something else comes out of nowhere. I mean I was into it, then BAM! I was taken out of it by the change of direction. Extremely violent, by the way. This guy sure can give Edward Lee a run for his money.

    I have just begun The First Man In Rome by, Colleen McCullough. Another long historical series (anyone know how many books in the series?). I've read the first few pages and I am intrigued. I just wish her editor had told her "enough with the exclaimation marks already!"
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    Just checked out "The Cutout" (yet another CIA novel....I'm probably on some sort of list at this point) and "The Two Swords" (the new Drizzt book).

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    I'm currently reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. Next up, Nothing Sacred by Douglas Rushkoff and the brand new The Stone that the Builder Refused by Madison Smartt Bell.
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