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Re: What are you reading? (February 2012)

Burned through this in like 4 days reading a few hours each night.



Starting tonight

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Re: What are you reading? (February 2012)

Just finished Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey (sooooo awesome).

Just started The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet By David Mitchell.
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... Simon Morden's "Equations of Life".
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Trouble In Paradise by Robert B. Parker

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Scooped up Steal Like An Artist and devoured it in one sitting. It's required reading if you're in the creative field.
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Has anybody read "The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet" by David Mitchell? I'm about a hundred pages in and wondering when it gets interesting.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2012)

Originally Posted by mewmartigan
I just started Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver. I plan to do the whole monstrous Baroque Trilogy back to back (to back?)...should be a fun run.
Big fan of Stephenson. I haven't read any of the Quicksilver books though. I've heard they're a bit more of a chore, but I'm sure I'll wade in someday. How was the first one?
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^ Very funny/ Great book.

Now reading:
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2012)

Just Finished:

Wild Thing by Josh Bazell


Starting:

My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller
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Big fan of Stephenson. I haven't read any of the Quicksilver books though. I've heard they're a bit more of a chore, but I'm sure I'll wade in someday. How was the first one?
The only other book of his I have read is Cryptonomicon. So far, I would consider Quicksilver to be very similar. All the history is covered through a fictional character that befriends a bunch of famous faces, in this case Newton, Leibniz, etc.

Quicksilver is actually broken into 3 books. The first book has a lot of the historical stuff and was enjoyable but takes time to read. I recently started the second book, focusing on the Shaftoe character and it reads a lot quicker as there is much less "math fiction" in this section.

Overall, I am enjoying it.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2012)

Finished The Big Sleep.
Finished The High Window this morning. Chandler rocks.

I also noticed a bit of dialogue where someone said, "She ought to of told me that" back in 1939. I thought the error was much newer.
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Finished:



Good, yet somewhat disturbing. Definitely not on par with a typical Russell Banks novel.


Reading:

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Re: What are you reading? (February 2012)

Finished V, started reading the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy, Dragonflight:






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^ Just picked that up yesterday...along with:


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