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Old 04-01-16, 04:38 PM   #1
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While not completely satisfying, definitely an improvement from the dull 2nd book.

So, for those familiar with these books, is there any kind of "canon" explanation for what was going on?
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Still reading Red Mars. The last half of this book is not holding my interest at all.
 
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Erle Stanley Gardner -- Some Women Won't Wait (Lam and Cool #14)



Back to fun stories. This book has a murder and two blackmailers. It takes place in Hawaiian resorts, and bikini swimsuits have just been invented, so there are lots of barely dressed women. Gardner is still finding ways to break the genre conventions: Lam starts his parlor scene, only to have the police suddenly bang on the hotel room door and take over the explanations.
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Here's part of the publisher's blurb:

"Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining."

It's one of the most entertaining books that I've read in YEARS. I'm doubly-excited about it because the author is coming to speak at our local public library in two weeks. I should be finished with it by this weekend.
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I put down the last couple books that I started and I started this when my hold for it came in at the library:

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh



I read the first two chapters last night and they were great. It has a To Kill A Mockingbird vibe, but it's in Louisiana in the 1980's.
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Finished



Starting soon:


In addition I started this Epic Tome of a "Book"



Started today with Arc 1



For those unfamiliar:
Spoiler:

Worm:

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local Ďcapeí sceneís politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor faces the dilemma of having to do the wrong things for the right reasons.

The story, titled Worm, takes the form of a web serial, posted in bite-sized reads in much the same way that authors such as Mark Twain would release their works one chapter at a time in the days before full-fledged novels. Worm started in June 2011, updating twice a week, and finished in late November, 2013. It totals roughly 1,680,000 words; roughly 26 typical novels in length (or 10-11 very thick novels). The story updated on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with bonus chapters appearing on the occasional Thursday, as explained below.

The actual work is divided into a number of story arcs, each containing five to sixteen individual chapters. Interludes (side stories) are inserted between each story arc to showcase events from different perspectives or provide some background information that the reader wouldnít get from Taylorís point of view. Further interludes were released as bonus content when the audience reached specific donation goals, but these were found to distract from the core story (with a good reception, but still) and were paced out more in favor of additional main-story chapters.

Readers should be cautioned that Worm is fairly dark as fiction goes, and it gets far darker as the story progresses. Morality isnít black and white, Taylor and her acquaintances arenít invincible, the heroes arenít winning the war between right and wrong, and superpowers havenít necessarily affected society for the better. Just the opposite on every count, really. Even on a more fundamental level, Taylorís day to day life is unhappy, with her clinging to the end of her rope from the storyís outset. The denizens of the Wormverse (as readers have termed it) donít pull punches, and I try to avoid doing so myself, as a writer. Thereís graphic language, descriptions of violence and sex does happen (albeit offscreen). It would be easier to note the trigger warnings that donít apply than all the ones that do.

All in all, this probably isnít a story for the sensitive or the young. Iíd peg it with a PG-18 rating, but I think we all know that thereís kids who can handle that sort of thing and thereís adults who canít. Use your best judgement and ask in the comments below if youíre still unsure.
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I just finished this one up. Really liked and looking forward to the movie. Only thing I didn't care for was that there was a little too much world building but minimal plot. It seems the author planned out a trilogy in advance as it ends on a cliffhanger.
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11/22/63 by Stephen King
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (finishing or a few chapters left)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Herbert West: Re-Animator and Other Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

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Really liked this a lot. Though I can't help but imagine the Last Man on Earth gang struggling along while events are happening here
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Finished The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft. It's a quick read.
 
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