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Old 02-02-06, 08:05 AM
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Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


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Wicked by Gregory Maguire

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in the middle:

Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs

starting:

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
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Chris Elliott - The Shroud of the Thwacker


Periodically leafing through:
Harold McGee - On Food and Cooking


On deck from the library:
Jonathan Vankin & John Whalen - 80 Greatest Conspiracy Theories of All Time

(I'm not a nut, but these are fun to read about - especially knowing that some people take this stuff seriously)
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After having read John M. Barry's The Great Influenza, Crosby's America's Forgotton Pandemic, and Lynette Iezzoni's Influenza 1918, figured I'd go ahead and start Gina Kolata's Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918.
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The Pope's Children by David McWilliams, its about the Celtic Tiger and the Irish economy of the last 10 years.

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Wrapping up:


Next:


After that I'm done with the Palahniuk in my collection, and I start on...



..and at the rate I read paired with how much time a day I have, that should do it for February.

-JP
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^ Lullaby was a good read.

Just started (like a lot of people it seems):

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Yeah, it's been great so far...really captivating.
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Lullaby is the last Palahniuk book for me to read, and just havent gotten around to it yet, eventhough its been sitting on my shelf. I loved Diary though, after Fight Club its my fav by him. Still on the Cell, but next will either be Lullaby or Frankenstein by Koontz.
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The Rising by Brian Keene (almost done)


next:

The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
Lullaby is the last Palahniuk book for me to read, and just havent gotten around to it yet, eventhough its been sitting on my shelf. I loved Diary though, after Fight Club its my fav by him. Still on the Cell, but next will either be Lullaby or Frankenstein by Koontz.
I'll strongly recommend Lullaby for your next read. I'm not sure where it ranks among Palahniuk stories that I've read...I love all of them, but it's definitely a good read.

Has anybody here read Haunted? I've read the "Guts" short that's in there online. Just wondering if it'd be worth hunting down after I read Diary, and before I move from Palahniuk to Welsh. Also, what about his non-fiction books (Stranger Than Fiction, Fugitives & Refugees...and there's a listing on Amazon for "Nonfiction," though I'm not sure what that is)? Worth checking out?

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Haunted is ok, but not his best for sure...Actually ranks last of everything Ive read of his. Its entertaining at times, but the end was pretty bad and although some of the short stories were pretty good, as a whole, just didnt work all that well. I wouldnt discourage you from reading it, but if you have other stuff to check out, read those first.
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Good deal. The main reason I was interested in it was because of the effect the Guts short had on me when I read it...but I wasn't quite sure how well the combination of a collection of shorts into a novel worked. I'll pick it up eventually, but I'll work my way through the other half a dozen books or so that I have waiting.

Thanks for the input.

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Just finished:

Trapped, I couldn't put it down for some reason, pretty good. I want to see the movie now, anybody know if the movie stays pretty close to the book?
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Currently im reading "The eye of the World" book 1 of the Wheel of time by Robert Jordan. and just finished Digital Fortress.
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Currently reading Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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STILL trying to finish



it's taken me longer than i expected. i borrowed from the library back in november, have to keep renewing it. luckily no one's placed a hold on it.

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