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Old 09-06-06, 09:46 PM
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What are you reading? September 2006 [51]

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Old 09-06-06, 11:15 PM
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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks (Mel's son)
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Old 09-07-06, 09:50 AM
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@Lateralus -- Is that the paperback version of Winchester's book? I have the hardcover, which I recently read, and liked it a lot.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
@Lateralus -- Is that the paperback version of Winchester's book? I have the hardcover, which I recently read, and liked it a lot.

Yeah I think so, I could not find a picture of the hardcover. Did you unfold the dust cover to check out the poster on the back?
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Yeah I think so, I could not find a picture of the hardcover. Did you unfold the dust cover to check out the poster on the back?
Yep - it's pretty neat.
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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks (Mel's son)
If you're liking that book, you may want to check out Max Brooks's new book, World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War. It comes out next week and looks to be something along the lines of Robert Kirkman's fantastic comic, The Walking Dead.

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I am still at the beginning of a novel called Cocktails for Three from the same author as the Shopaholic series, but this one is in a different vein. I am not liking it as much as I did her other books.
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Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle
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Originally Posted by PalmerJoss
If you're liking that book, you may want to check out Max Brooks's new book, World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War. It comes out next week and looks to be something along the lines of Robert Kirkman's fantastic comic, The Walking Dead.

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Thanks for the heads-up. I actually came across that book when I was on Amazon looking for a picture of the ZSG to post here. Rarely will I buy a book when it first comes out (usually I'll opt for the cheaper paperback), but I may just have to get this one next week since I'm such a zombie nut. The ZSG is a fun read so far.

It looks like Brad Pitt's production company bought the rights to World War Z: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/

As for The Walking Dead, my former library (haven't checked the new one yet) only had one or two of the trade paperbacks. But I liked what I read.
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Have any of you read nick hornby's articles/book on reading? He has a list of books he buys and then a list of books he actually reads. Could add that to what are you reading threads. Anyway mine:




and jeffery archers short story novel. Too lazy to get pic.
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This is actually very good. I hadn't read Star Trek novels in years until I picked up Ex Machina last year. Now I can't get enough. Anyway, this is a compelling story with character development and depth.
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Originally Posted by PalmerJoss
If you're liking that book, you may want to check out Max Brooks's new book, World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War. It comes out next week and looks to be something along the lines of Robert Kirkman's fantastic comic, The Walking Dead.

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I could make out with you for bringing this book to my attention. It sounds great!
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Just finished these in the past few days:



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I just finished The Dogs Of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst.


I'm currently reading Live Bait by P. J. Tracy.
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About 300 pages in, and I am not liking it at all....

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Another brilliant epic by Wilbur Smith. How does he write such incredible adventures, filled with intrigue, action, and historical accuracy? He gives the reader so much rich detail, without ever being boring.
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Yet another re-read from way back when:
  • It dates from 1941, although the version I have appears to have been expanded/rewritten in 1958. The article to which I've linked above makes me want to dig out both "Revolt in 2100" and "The Man Who Sold the Moon" which I've not read since my teens.
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    Just started The Alienist by Caleb Carr

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    Old 09-12-06, 07:46 PM
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    Originally Posted by birdseye
    Just started The Alienist by Caleb Carr

    Excellent book. That and its kinda-sorta sequel, Angel in the Darkness (IIRC), where great.

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    Fluff, yes. Enjoyable, yes.
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