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Old 01-09-06, 10:05 AM
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Just finishing 'Judas Unchained' by Peter Hamilton. Next up is 'The Black Dahlia' by James Ellroy.

Boy do I have a lot of catching-up to do.
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Old 01-09-06, 03:07 PM
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Getting towards the end of "The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume One" ... a cheap Barnes and Noble edition I picked up and am enjoying.
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Old 01-09-06, 05:08 PM
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I'd be keen to hear your thoughts when you're done as I seem to be the only the only person that loathes Reilly's writing.
You're not alone. I posted this response to Reilly's "Temple" a few months ago: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=420781&page=3. Now I see multiple recommendations of him in the "Recommend me a good adventure book" thread. Clearly some people like him though. For me, in the right mood I can enjoy mindless action in movies. But the same level of intelligence in books just doesn't work for me. Something stupid happens in a movie, and it just zips by and you're on to the next thing. But it a book, it's staring at you in black and white on the page. I like Crichton, Preston/Child, Rollins, but those guys seem to have a way of surrounding the action with more plausible science/conditions (at least for me).
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Just finished Lincoln Child's "Utopia":



I enjoyed it, especially being a big amusement park fan.

Finished a few things over the holidays, including:







Next up is probably:



Though I've got a lot of work to due at the moment, and won't have a lot of reading time in the near future.
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Old 01-10-06, 10:11 AM
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Still trying to finish the Historian...I just realized though what is taking me so long. The damn print is so small, guess I need to get glasses . Also reading No Excuses by Kyle Maynard
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Just started Stephen Hawking's 'God Created The Integers.'

Wish me luck - it's real thick.
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Old 01-12-06, 04:46 AM
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But the same level of intelligence in books just doesn't work for me. Something stupid happens in a movie, and it just zips by and you're on to the next thing. But it a book, it's staring at you in black and white on the page.
Agreed! They read like shitty screenplays nobody would buy but because it's been a book, it will probably become a shitty movie no-one will watch.
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Old 01-12-06, 04:55 AM
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Been reading on this for a while now and need to get it over with. Really enjoying it but its long as hell.

Might but up for some Tom Robbins for a lighter change of pace after this one.
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Old 01-13-06, 12:20 PM
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^^^ This book is actually made of metal.

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Old 01-14-06, 05:21 PM
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Hard Rain by Barry Eisler

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Old 01-14-06, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bateman


Been reading on this for a while now and need to get it over with. Really enjoying it but its long as hell.
This is a great book, you may want to read Fountainhead someday too.
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Old 01-15-06, 03:24 PM
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Old 01-15-06, 06:19 PM
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Just finished:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins -- My seventh Robbins novel. I continue to marvel at his style.



Currently reading:

Foop! by Chris Genoa -- So far so good.

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Old 01-16-06, 05:04 PM
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"The Shadow Of The Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Link to the Complete Review website



I tried to read this early last month, but because of too many reasons I didn't get to read this until this past week. Once I started it was very difficult to put down. What an incredibly wonderful book.

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets-an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
Now that I'm done this I'm moving on to Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot.
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Old 01-16-06, 10:37 PM
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I just finished

I'm reading
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Old 01-17-06, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by OwlAtHome
This is a great book, you may want to read Fountainhead someday too.
Defintly planning on reading that one sometime soon. I have heard it is pretty different from Atlas Shrugged.
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Originally Posted by M Riesenbeck
Just finished:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins -- My seventh Robbins novel. I continue to marvel at his style.
So far I have only read Gitterbug Perfume and Villa Incognito. Robbins is quickly making it to the top of my favorite authors. Any suggestions of which of his I should read next?
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"Killing Yourself to Live," Chuck Klosterman.

Pretty funny.
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You can't go wrong with Still Life With Woodpecker or Another Roadside Attraction. That said, I'm partial to Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, but I hesitate to recommend it until you've read a bit more Robbins... Fierce Invalids features a male main character so you may want to snuggle up with a few more of Tom's ladies first.
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Old 01-17-06, 03:13 PM
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Old 01-17-06, 03:14 PM
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The Chronicles of Narnia.

Loved the movie, bought the complete series 1 volume book at the borders next to the theater after the show.
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Old 01-17-06, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by M Riesenbeck
Bateman,
You can't go wrong with Still Life With Woodpecker or Another Roadside Attraction. That said, I'm partial to Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, but I hesitate to recommend it until you've read a bit more Robbins... Fierce Invalids features a male main character so you may want to snuggle up with a few more of Tom's ladies first.
Thanks. I will look for those.
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Old 01-17-06, 07:48 PM
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Finished Michael Connelly's The Narrows.

Started Daniel Silva's The Mark of the Assassin.

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Old 01-18-06, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Fincher Fan
I'd be keen to hear your thoughts when you're done as I seem to be the only the only person that loathes Reilly's writing.
I think I know what you mean. Several times throughout the book I thought to myself how I would have written it differently at times.

That said, I did enjoy it.
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