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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just finished:

Empire of Illusion - The End of Literacy and The Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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What did you think of it? Does it come off as too terribly Victorian?
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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What did you think of it? Does it come off as too terribly Victorian?
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What did you think of it? Does it come off as too terribly Victorian?
Not really. It's an easy read. I've read it a couple times before - has some pretty good atmosphere, but some of the medical ideas may come off as 'quaint' unless you already read that era.

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Non-Fiction Horror:



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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just finished Born To Run and really enjoyed it. So far, I'd read three great books this year, and hope to keep the trend going with:

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Currently in mid-Kindle of . . .



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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Finished Wambaugh's Hollywood Station.

Next up:

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Book #4

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Originally Posted by Palpadious
Great horror novel, one of my favorites.

I feel like Stephen King's Pennywise from IT came from the influence of this book (A.M.). Which is ok, because Straub's Floating Dragon is like a retelling of IT.
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I just started:



Hopefully this maintains the momentum from Echo Park, which I felt was one of the strongest entries in the series.
That's crazy, I just finished Echo Park and was thinking the same thing. One of my favorites in the Bosch series (My favorite from Connelly is still The Poet). I was surprised at how good Echo Park was; it seemed like the Bosch books were starting to get bogged down. The part where
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Kiz got shot had me turning the pages like crazy. I thought she was going to be a goner. I also liked the little twist on how the DA up for election turned out to not be in on it.
I'm about to start The Overlook, too.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just finished:


The book uses the only fatal reactor explosion in America as the starting point of a history of the development of atomic reactors. The author is a Naval Nuclear Engineer, so he knows his stuff. The uneasy intersection of politics, military planning, and big science. It is easy reading and it's fascinating.

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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Book #4

Great book. Thrilling from start to finish. Let us know what you think when you are done.

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