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What are you reading? (April 2014)

The King in Yellow, by Robert Chambers. Creepy horror from 1895, when everyone else was writing Victorian ghost stories.
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Re: What are you reading? (March 2014)

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Finished James Patterson's "Honeymoon" and starting Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
Tell us what you think of it. I'm curious whether it stands up after all these years.
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The twists of the story kept me going even though almost all of the characters weren't very likable (entirely by design though). I'm seeing some readers aren't happy with the ending. But I thought it was just fine.
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Amy and Nick (plus baby) living unhappily ever after, in their twisted ways perfect for each other. That's going to be one messed up kid though. I guess people not happy with the ending were looking for everything to be wrapped up nicely. Which isn't how real life usually works out.
I agree on the ending as it seemed appropriate for the story.

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Re: What are you reading? (March 2014)

Originally Posted by Nick Danger
Tell us what you think of it. I'm curious whether it stands up after all these years.
I hope you don't mind me chiming in. I read HHGTG a few years ago, and that's even after watching and erasing from memory that horrible movie adaptation. I loved it tremendously. I found it so imaginative and laugh-out-lound funny. It felt fresh and not dated at all.
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Lost meets Lovecraft set in an LA apartment building pretty well sums it up. I'm a sucker for Lovecraftian stories so I enjoyed it. The writing seemed a bit padded for the first half but picked up towards the end. Very fast reading with a satisfying conclusion (which is more than can be said for Lost).
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2014)

Just starting George Mann's "Ghosts of War".

[Scroll down his wiki entry for the names of some free downloads of his fiction].
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Brand new autographed hardcover copies are on eBay for $35. Arrived today and already started reading.

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